— Austin loses another crawfish spot with the shutter of Crawfish Corner & Oyster Bar. La Crawfish closed up last fall.
— Austin Daily Press is adding breakfast to its lineup in the form of tacos and sandwiches with fillings like pork belly carnitas, migas, and roasted mushrooms and cabbage. This also includes side items like biscuit bites and churritos. Everything's available from 7 to 10 a.m. on the weekdays.
— Now that Favor is focusing on Texas cities, UT students can order up a free Chick-fil-A sandwich all day today from 11 a.m. through 9 p.m. through the app.
— Cherrywood restaurants are helping In.gredients stay afloat by offering special deals to customers who present receipts from the zero waste grocery store through Manor Road Merchants Association. Unit D is giving away a free salad or appetizer, and Patrizi’s is offering 15 percent off meals. The IndieGoGo campaign is still to come.
— If the bathroom bill passes in Texas, a report revealed that the state would lose a lot of money, especially with the approach of giant events such as SXSW and the Final Four in San Antonio.
— Amidst all of the Italian restaurants that have opened in Austin, the Chronicle took a seat with a few of those spots: family-run Reale's Italian Cafe, old school Vespaio, pasta trailer Patrizi's, and newcomer Juniper.
— The Texas Beef Council is looking for the state’s best butcher through a competition. Applications will be accepted through Sunday, February 12. Semifinal rounds will happen in Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio, with the final one at the Austin Food and Wine Festival in April. The winner will get $5,000.
— Wine Spectator highlighted Texas' best wine offerings from restaurants, which includes Jeffrey's and Olive and June.
— In more wine news: Texas wineries are getting a bunch of recognition from various competitions, including San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Wine Competition. Among the honored are Brennan Vineyards, Duchman Family Winery, Spicewood Vineyards, and Pedernales Cellars.
— Austin Thai mini-chain Madam Mam's campus location is moving just down the block to Nueces and 26 Street. The new address will include a patio, wifi, and the ability to serve booze. It should reopen in February.