— July 1 is now known as Taco Revolucion Day, in honor of the new taco-friendly beer brewed Independence Brewing Co. and Tacos of Texas authors Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece. It was declared by city council member Delia Garza. The proclamation read, "One thing Texans agree is that tacos go great with beer," which is very true.
— Statesman got a sneak peek of Elizabeth Street Cafe's brightly colorful cookbook cover, which will be published in October. McGuire Moorman Hospitality Group's Larry McGuire and Tom Moorman will co-write the book with noted cookbook author Julia Turshen.
— TABC sought to pull all of booze chain Spec’s current and in-progress liquor permits after discovering what it alleged were many violations. However, the state's administrative law judges said the agency didn't back up its accusations, and only found evidence of a single late wine payment.
— Residential parking might be coming to entertainment and bar district Rainey Street, if enough people sign the proposed petition.
— Dripping Springs distillery and brewery Treaty Oaks opened a new restaurant, Ghost Hill, which serves drinks, beer, and snacks.
— Bufalina's Steven Dilley recounted all of the drinks he drank during a week spent in Austin and Aspen, Colorado. This means at-home coffee from Flat Track, a cocktail at Austin Film Society's new theater, beers at Crown & Anchor, and a whole lot of wine
— Boiler Nine Bar + Grill's Emily Maddy walked through her take on churros with Nation's Restaurant News. It is served with sweet tea caramel sauce "for a little Texas flavor."