— Downtown beer pub chain Ginger Man is closing. Its last day at 301 Lavaca Street will be on Sunday, May 27. After that, the beer bar is moving over into the Plaza Saltillo development, which is set to open sometime in 2019. Ginger recently opened a location up in Bee Caves.
— Amy’s Ice Creams’ bakery branch, Baked by Amy’s, is moving its 13265 North Highway 183 location to 2109 Northland Drive, which happens to be the ice cream shop’s production facility. The last day on 183 will be on Sunday, May 27, and it will open in its new home on Monday, June 4 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is also a second location in the works for 35th Street.
— Looks like downtown restaurant Athenian Bar & Grill is now closed, according to Reddit.
— Time Out Austin held its second-ever bar awards this week, with winners like Whisler’s (bar of the year), Roosevelt Room (bar crew), Kemuri Tatsu-ya’s Puff Puff Pass (Instagrammable cocktail), and others.
— Wu Chow and Swift’s Attic partner CK Chin won the Austin Under 40 award for the culinary arts, events, and hospitality category this week.
— McGuire Moorman Hospitality designed the glass bottle label for Vermont cidery Shacksbury Cider’s new offerings. The $8 MMH Bad Boy ciders are $8, available at the group’s restaurants. The design was inspired by the group’s late friend Steven Allen Ridge, who was fond of patterned socks. He died earlier this year after a heart attack. The labels feature a link to the family’s GoFundMe page for support.
— Lone Star Brewing Co. (the company behind Lone Star Beer) gave $30,000 to Texas Dance Hall Preservation, Inc. Lone Star donated one dollar for every beer tab or can people dropped off into designated cowboy boots at participating bars.