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Austin Is the Top Beer City in Texas

Plus an Indian-Nepalese restaurant is opening in Westlake, and more news

Beer at Jester King Brewery
Beer at Jester King Brewery
Jester King Brewery/Facebook
Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

— The Austin-area has the most of breweries in the state of Texas, as determined by news channel KVUE through the Brewers Association’s database. There’s a total of 37 breweries within the Austin area, out of 275 in the state, plus there’s always more to come.

— Northwest Hills Indian-Nepalese restaurant Saffron, known for its momos, tandoori meats, and barbecue lamb, is expanding with a second location out in Westlake at 3201 Bee Cave Road. There is no opening date as of yet.

— For the holidays, pizzeria and bakery Pieous is taking a winter break from Christmas Eve on Monday, December 24 through Monday, January 7, 2019.

— Round Rock restaurants and bars will be able to serve alcohol until 2 a.m., after the city council approved of the ordinance this week.

— Top Japanese restaurant Uchi will let guests book 10 p.m. reservations on the weekdays and 11 p.m. reservations on the weekends starting on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.


3616 Far West Boulevard, , TX 78731 (512) 241-1732 Visit Website

Uchi [Austin]

801 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78704 Visit Website

Pieous Mecca

West Highway 290 and Nutty Brown Road, Austin, Texas 78737