— An upcoming hotel on the Drag, Moxy, will include a 24/7 bar and restaurant. It’s set to open in 2019.
— 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.