— Chef Deepa Shridhar’s Indian-Texas mash-up farmers market stand, Chaiwalla, has a brand new name: Puli Ra. It is Tamil for tiger, tamarind, or sour. Puli still serves up the same delicious naan croissants, samosa pies, dirty chai, and more through pop-ups and stands. Anjore, her dinner pop-up branch, kept its original name.
— Upcoming French restaurant Le Politique is hosting a job fair on Tuesday, July 18. It’s looking to fill front and back of house positions, as well as management. Interested applicants should head to Malverde, the event space above La Condesa in downtown Austin, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
— East side French brasserie Justine's now has a free parking lot available to customers, found across the way on 5th Street.
— Rainey Street Mexican restaurant El Naranjo stopped serving plastic straws with all drinks.
— Jewish and Mexican mash-up truck JewBoy Burgers has been experimenting with tacos. Recent specials have included El Paso-inspired ones and rolled tacos.