— For the already-hella-hot weather, Ramen Tatsu-ya brought back its spicy chilled ramen. The ramen, served without broth, features spicy ground pork, ajitama, cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce as well as karashi mustard and chili oil. It’s a take on the classic Japanese cold noodle dish hiyashi chuka. It will be available at both the Research Boulevard and South Lamar restaurants through the end of the summer.
— When diner chain IHOP announced that its new name, IHOB, would mean it would shift its focus to burgers for some weird reason, along with a new logo, Texas and Austin restaurants and breweries decided to make fun of the change. Whataburger tweeted that it would “never change our name to Whatapancake.” Austin Beerworks fake-teased a new logo with the lowercase “b” in the similar font. And Pluckers tweeted out an image of its fake-new logo for “bluckers.”
— Kerbey Lane Cafe’s northwest restaurant on 13435 Highway 183 is temporarily closed for renovations. It will reopen on Thursday, June 21.
— Former president Bill Clinton stopped by South Congress restaurant Guero’s while he was in town promoting his new book.
— Downtown deli Walton’s Fancy and Staple is adding a new happy hour to its lineup, this time with a French theme. The $5 snacks include smoked salmon tartare on challah toast, fries with parmesan cheese, watermelon salad, and small Croque Monsieurs. Then, the $6 drinks will include refreshing cocktails like the Peachy Green mixed with Deep Eddy Vodka’s peach and green iced tea. It’s available from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.