— South Austin's Saint Elmo Public Market will begin construction sometime in February or March. Plans will include that public market, along with a food truck court (which should open sometime in March) and hotel. Saxon Pub is not making the move down south.
— L’Oca d’Oro raised over $10,000 for Safe Austin during it March on the Kitchen dinner last week, where Austin’s female chefs cooked up a special meal benefitting the nonprofit.
— The Austin City Council is experimenting with extending Red River's noise curfew by an extra hour for the next six months, to see how it impacts the neighborhood.
— Dripping Springs pizzeria Pieous is still planning its relocation, and owner Josh Kaner revealed that the original Pieous spot will be turned into something new.
— Franklin Barbecue pitmaster Aaron Franklin spoke to Covington Middle School students about his barbecue beginnings and business advice.
— Lucky Peach filmed a video segment over at Micklethwait Craft Meats last Saturday.
— While HEB works on opening a store in Del Valle, the supermarket chain will open up a temporary market place somewhere in the area to service the community’s fresh food needs.
— Peached Tortilla is heading to to the United Arab Emirates to cook up in three food festivals: the first, the Love Food Festival in Al Ain from February 9 through 11, then with the same festival in Abu Dhabi from February 16 through 18, and then again in Dubai with the Eat the World DXB from February 23 through 25. The menu will include tacos like chicken pad Thai, Korean-marinated steak, and crunchy fish.
— Do512 found out how several Austin bars settled upon names, like the history lesson of Eberly, the made-up backstory of Kitty Cohen's female lead, the compromise of Barracuda, and others.