— An upcoming hotel on the Drag, Moxy, will include a 24/7 bar and restaurant. It’s set to open in 2019.
— Easy Tiger's head baker David Norman shared his love of all things bread, including German ones. He divulged that there will be more rye breads with the second location of Easy Tiger in the Linc.
— Statesman writer Michael Barnes dug into the storied history of Green Pastures on the heels of its reopening, who spoke to Martha Koock Ward, whose grandmother opened the original restaurant.
— Tasting Table named Ego's as Austin's best dive bar, because of cheap drinks, its hard-to-find location, and karaoke.
— Washington Post trekked down to Austin, where the writer indulged in Gourdough's, Odd Duck, Fixe, La Barbecue (where she ordered a to-go brisket), and Uchi.
— San Antonio chef Jason Dady opined on his favorite restaurants in his city, including Rebelle, Feast for brunch, Cafe Bahar for Indian food, and Bakery Lorraine.
— Trade magazine QSR went through Austin's fast casual boom, covering everything from Chi'lantro to Noble Sandwich Co. to Ramen Tatsu-ya to newcomers General Tso'Boy. La Barbecue is included for some reason, too.
— Garden & Gun's pick for the best fried chicken in Austin, according to DC chef Erik Bruner-Yang is Kuneho's karage.
— Southern Living’s next list covered the best breweries in the region, including Jester King Brewery.