— New York is attempting to honor Texas food with a new food hall called the Hill Country Food Park. The food hall is meant to take its inspiration from “the original Austin food truck movement of the 1990s.” The six stalls will serve up breakfast tacos, Hill Country barbecue, Hill Country fried chicken, tacos, and other foods. It’s courtesy of New York’s essential barbecue spot Hill Country Barbecue Market. Can this be done well? Chef Steve Ferdinand, who is overseeing the food hall, doesn’t seem to have any Texas cooking experience.
— Spanish restaurant El Chipiron is offering a pinchos-only meal, which means more small plates like a take on the Spanish tortilla, hot strawberry gazpacho, cold smoked tuna, cured Iberian pork belly, and more. It’s available from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
— North Loop restaurant Foreign & Domestic added a new kids’ menu for brunch and dinner, with simple dishes like scrambled eggs with fries and ketchup, buttered noodles, and French toast.
— North Shoal Creek Middle Eastern restaurant Marakesh Cafe and Grill closed in April. The owners of the restaurant, which opened 18 years ago, retired.
— Austin-based chain Freebirds World Burrito is adding brisket as a potential option for its burritos starting on Monday, May 28.