— Downtown music venue the Parish has new owners, after previous holder Doug Guller put up the space for sale via an eBay auction. Heard Presents and Steve Sternschein, which happens to own Empire Control Room & Garage, bought the Parish for $376,445. “I was worried we would have someone come in that didn’t know what they were doing,” he told Chronicle, “and mess it up for the rest of us. If someone takes it over, they should be someone demonstratively committed to local music.”
— Bloomberg named Dai Due and Salt & Time as two of the country’s best butcher shop slash restaurants, highlighting the former’s beef tallow coffee and the latter’s sausages.
— Austin’s healthy food chain Snap Kitchen raised $16.3 million in investment funding last week. The chain recently closed all of its Chicago locations, as well as several in Philadelphia.
— Juliet Italian Kitchen Dan Wilkins revealed that the restaurant’s summer renovation cost approximately $100,000. The reason driving the changes? “Ultimately we decided that fine dining was something of a trap,” he told Statesman.