— Chronicle went ramen-crazy with its latest cover story, delving into the state of the noodle soup in Austin, starting with Ramen Tatsu-ya, and others like Daruma Ramen and Peached Tortilla's weekly special. It also includes a nifty guide to terms and toppings.
— Michigan-based Bell's Brewery will be available in Austin starting this month, including Hopfields and Easy Tiger.
— Austin band Spoon revealed their favorite spots for food and drink in the city to Austin Way. The band frequents Ruby's BBQ, Maudie's Tex-Mex, and Madam Mam's. Lead singer Britt Daniel likes grabbing drinks at Takoba, White Horse, Shangri-La, Beerland, and others. Drummer Jim Eno prefers Figure 8, Houndstooth, El Chilito, and Tacodeli.
— During yesterday's immigration strike, someone left a note at Chuy's Round Rock station, stating that one randomly selected person of those employees who didn't come into work would be fired, in Spanish. Chuy's replied on Twitter that the note was removed and that it would support those who participated in the walk-out. A representative for Chuy's reiterated those statements to Austin 360.
— La Barbecue is expanding into Los Angeles, though further details aren’t known yet. Similarly, Eater Houston breaks down the surprisingly high number of Austin-based restaurants making its way to its city, including Ramen Tatsu-ya next week.
— Over 140 musicians and artists signed a letter urging Texas government officials to oppose the bill that would require transgender persons to use public bathrooms based on their birth sex.
— Vox Table’s Mexican restaurant El Burro is now serving brunch and lunch every day, with chilaquiles, breakfast gorditas, huevos rancheros, drunken nachos, puffy tacos, salads, and more. It begins at 11 a.m. There’s also a new happy hour with discounted bites and drinks from 4 to 6 p.m. daily.