— Franklin Barbecue is closing for its annual vacation next week, from Tuesday, August 1 (it’s closed on Mondays anyway) through Thursday, August 10. It will reopen on Friday, August 11. For those looking to satisfy those smoked meats cravings on East 11th Street could walk over to these five nearby barbecue joints and trailers.
— Downtown restaurant Sullivan's Steakhouse might be replaced by a new high-rise apartment building, if the demolition permit is approved
— Contigo is donating $2 from every sold charcuterie plate to the Central Texas Food Bank through Saturday, July 29. It’s part of San Antonio chef Michael Sohocki’s “Charc Week,” where participating restaurants show off meat boards while donating to charities.
— San Antonio is getting a charity-based bar, Cherrity Bar, inspired by Houston's Okra Charity Saloon. When it opens in October, it will donate a majority of its profits to various local nonprofits and charities.
— Clarksville restaurant Josephine House has a new happy hour, where all food is half-off and drinks are $2 off from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
— CNBC talked to Peached Tortilla's Eric Silverstein about how he opened the food truck-turned-restaurant, and turned it into a profitable business.
— South Austin hotel Hyatt Regency renovated its restaurant, Marker 10. The changes include a new menu, larger sushi bar, and revamped happy hour with beer flights paired with playlists.