— 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.
— Rainey Street Mexican restaurant El Naranjo stopped serving plastic straws with all drinks.