— Pastry chef Kerstin Bellah left Northern Italian restaurant Juniper last month. She can now be found over at boozy ice cream shop Prohibition Creamery as part of the pastry team. Bellah previously ran the bakeshop at no-longer St. Philip, as well as Uchiko.
— The original Alamo Drafthouse theater location, the second floor of 409 Colorado Street, is up for rent.
— For those who crave frozen drinks when the temperature is freezing cold, Fresa’s Chicken al Carbon’s South First location will offer dollar frozen margaritas whenever the thermometer dips to 32 degrees Fahrenheit or below. There is a catch: participants need to buy one food item, they can only order the lemon version, and there’s a limit of three per person.
— Forbes' 30 Under 30 list included a few Austinites involved in the food industry, like Siete Family Foods co-founder Miguel Garza (the company makes almond flour tortillas) and Verts co-founder Dominik Stein.
— Austin-based bar and restaurant J. Black’s is shuttering its Houston location to turn its attention to new restaurant TLC, opening in Lamar Union. Its last day in Houston will be on Saturday, February 11.
— Time Out Austin tackles Austin’s best tacos now, featuring the usuals (Veracruz All Natural, Tamale House East, El Primo) and a newcomers (Grizzelda's).