— Production company C3 (the business behind ACL Music festival and Austin Food & Wine Festival) bought longtime bar Scoot Inn. Chronicle reports that the locks were changed. C3 purchased the bar from Doug Guller, who had unveiled a new lounge within the bar last year. It should be noted that Guller temporarily shuttered his Austin location of the Chicago deep dish pizza chain Gino’s East for a remodeling. Scoot Inn's building first opened in 1871, and it became a bar in 1940.
— DJ collective Chulita Vinyl Club took issue with being told to change the music it played during its gig at an opening party for Aloft/Element Austin Downtown hotel's Upstairs at Caroline. The group said they were told by a manager that "this hotel does not play Latin music," and that "you are bringing the vibe down." The rest of the bar's management apologized shortly afterward, and wrote on Facebook that it was "a miscommunication at the end of their set." A member of Chilita said that "they just did not welcome us." Austin 360 shared another statement from the general manager David Meisner, who said that they "wanted to switch the tempo of the music" to get ready for the end of service at the restaurant.
— John Antonelli of Antonelli's Cheese Shop was named president of the American Cheese Society.
— The Quesoff, where the city battles to see who makes the best cheesy dip, announced its judges: Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue, Austin Food and Wine Alliance executive director Mariam Parker, Statesman’s Matthew Odam, Austin Food and Wine Festival director Shelley Phillips, and SXSW’s Wendy Cummings. Participating restaurants include LeRoy and Lewis, Burro Cheese Kitchen, Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ, Kesos Taco House, returning champions Frank, and many others (like BuzzFeed Austin). It takes place on Saturday, August 26 at the Mohawk.
— 2nd Street District’s block party White Linen Night announced its full restaurant menu, which includes previews of impending downtown food hall Fareground’s two new spots. Henbit, from Emmer & Rye, will serve sausage/cheddar/jalapeno and peaches/cream kolaches, and Contigo’s downtown outpost will make ratatouille salad with tomatoes, pickled squash, charred onions, and eggplant tahini vinaigrette. It takes place on Saturday, August 5 from 6 to 9 p.m.
— Tiny Pies is teaming up with Shake Shack for the burger chain’s new Pie Oh My concretes for Austin’s two locations, one on South Lamar and the other in the Domain. Five percent of the sales will be donated to the Austin Humane Society. It’s available through August.
— Uchiko is hosting a dinner with Jester King Brewery, which will benefit Austin Pets Alive. The $175 ten-course dinner pairs the brewery’s beers with dishes like tofu/oats/peach, foie, oysters, lamb, and more. It takes place on Monday, August 14 at 7 p.m. Reservations are required, call (512) 916-4808.
— Upcoming wood-fired and oak-fermented-obsessed The Brewer’s Table raised $3,824 for Urban Roots during its pop-up at Lazarus Brewing Co. last month.
— East 5th Street venue Fair Market is hosting a pop-up food truck park through the month of August, including trailers from Happy Lobster, Torchy’s Tacos, Gourdough’s, Mighty Cone, Slab BBQ, and others. It will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.