— Looks like Pacific Rim Cajun Kitchen and Sports Bar (née Pacific Rim Sushi and Yakitori) is now closed, as noted by a Reddit thread. According to the note left on the door at 9070 Research Boulevard, the restaurant/bar was locked out because of unpaid rent. The restaurant switched to a Cajun and sports bar theme from its original sushi and yakitori menu in January.
— Austin Asian restaurant chain Mama’s Fu’s Asian House is buying another local restaurant chain, Austin’s Pizza, as reported by Statesman. This means future restaurants will open in tandem and the two companies will combine their delivery services. Mama Fu’s has locations throughout Texas, as well as ones in Arkansas and Florida, and Austin’s Pizza has 14 throughout the Austin-area.
— Food truck PitaLicious is opening a physical restaurant this year, according to Community Impact. It will be found in far north Austin at 4101 West Parmer Lane. Like its other two South Austin trucks (on South First and South Congress), it will serve Middle Eastern fare like wraps filled with shawarma, hummus, gyro, and falafel. It’s due to open sometime in the summer. (A scene outside of Pitalicious’ former on at the SoCo Trailer Yard was featured in director Terrence Malick’s Austin-set film Song to Song).