— Actor Natalie Portman shared her favorite Austin restaurant for vegan tacos while in the city promoting her upcoming film Vox Lux at the Austin Film Festival last week. The answer? South Congress restaurant Guero’s, which does include a dedicated vegan menu with soy meats and lots of vegetables. The last time Portman filmed a movie in Austin was director Terrence Malick’s Song to Song, which made use of local restaurants like Italian restaurant Asti and downtown spot Second Bar and Kitchen.
— Likewise, actor Timothée Chamalet visited Austin during a Q&A his latest film Beautiful Boy, where he shared his favorite dishes from Torchy’s Tacos: the fried avocado taco and queso.
— South Austin brewpub the ABGB is hosting holiday bicycle builds for local children through the Ghisallo Cycling Initiative as part of its Hell Yes Project. People are invited to book holiday bike build lunches between Tuesday, November 27 through Sunday, December 23. People can also sponsor bike builds for $300, where woomBikesUSA will match donations as well as an additional bike to the program.