— Highland Korean fried chicken and beer restaurant Jang’s Chimac Cafe is closing after Saturday, December 22 because of “unforeseen medical circumstances,” according to a Facebook message from owner Hoseob Jang. The restaurant, whose name is a portmanteau of “chicken” and the Korean word for beer, maekju, served just that, along with other Korean and American dishes (kimchi pancakes, french fries, etc.).
— Austin’s constantly growing juice empire JuiceLand opens its next store up in the Domain Northside starting today, Wednesday, December 19. The 3120 Palm Way, Suite 114 shop will serve up the same menu of juices, smoothies, acai bowls, superfood lattes, and snacks daily. This is JuiceLand’s 30th location all together, and its 22nd Austin one.
— Texas Monthly’s columnist David Courtney delved into the history of the Texas Chili Parlor, as immortalized in that Guy Clark song, “Dublin Blues,” and the Mad Dogs group who frequented the restaurant like George Plimpton, David and Ann Richard, Willie Nelson, and others.
— Uncle Billy’s Brewery & Smokehouse and Celis Brewery are hosting beer launch party for its Resilience Butte County Proud IPA on Thursday, December 20. The beers were made with Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. as part of its camp fire relief fund benefitting organizations helping out with the fires in Paradise, California last month. Each takes place at the respective breweries.