— East Cesar Chavez restaurant Pitchfork Pretty is starting Sunday brunch service this weekend. The menu will include steak and eggs with marrow jus, bagels, waffles, Bloody Marys, and more. Its hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
— Austin-born wing chain Pluckers is making its way into San Antonio. The expansion will be found in the Forum Pointe Shopping Center on Olympia Parkway and I 35. It’s set to open in 2018.
— Kemuri chef Takuya Matsumoto's go-to ingredient is soy sauce. He's a fan of jazzing up rice with soy sauce and butter.
— Austin Monthly collected the city’s defining objects, which includes Cedar Door’s Mexican Martini, Broken Spoke's front door, and Franklin Barbecue's smoked meats.
— A couple who owned two Bastrop restaurants and one in Del Valle are charged with federal tax crimes. The indictment accuses the couple of "depositing only a portion of their receipts into business bank accounts," according to Statesman. They also used business funds for personal use. Michael and Cynthia Herman owned Cindy’s Downtown, Hasler Brothers Steakhouse, and Cindy’s Gone Hog Wild, all of which are now closed.
— Mueller Italian restaurant L'Oca d'Oro is taking a closer look at Italy’s Abruzzo region for its monthly regional menu and wine examination. The menu spans saffron cavatelli to persimmon gelato, paired with wines.
— Texas Craft Brewers Festival released its full beer lineup for the event on Saturday, September 30, which includes Austin favorites and more. Before the festival, there’s a special event highlighting a bunch of restaurant beer collaborations, like Dolce Neve's gelato made with (512) Brewing's pecan porter and Banger's special Hi Sign beer.
— Preservation Austin gave Green Pastures one of its Preservation Merit Awards.