— Hawaiian restaurant Ola Poke opened its second location found up in Anderson Arbor at 13343 U.S. Highway 183 North, near Anderson Mill. Along with the same beloved customizable poke bowls, this location will offer up avocado sandwiches, pork belly buns, and musubi from spam to chicken to tofu. It’s open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
— Austin photographer Wyatt McSpadden is publishing a photo book covering the state’s barbecue scene, Texas BBQ, Small Town to Downtown, and Franklin Barbecue pitmaster Aaron Franklin wrote the foreword.
— The Austin Food & Wine Alliance released the first menu for its Wine & Dine series, where Austin chefs are teaming up with nationally acclaimed ones for special dinners. The first one is being held on Thursday, June 28 with Boston chef Matt Jennings and Olamaie’s Michael Fojtasek. Dishes will include scallion hoe cakes, a take on New England chowder, and duck sabayon with Texas blueberries. Each dinner is $225 per person, and it comes with a signed copy of Jennings’ cookbook, Homegrown: Cooking from My New England Roots.
— Downtown Mexican restaurant La Condesa brought back its annual summer ceviche special. Every two weeks, there will be a new ceviche specials offered at the restaurant, like the Son Jarocho, made with yellow-eye snapper, tomato water, oregano flowers, and onions; or the Tostada Ensenada with mahi mahi, carrot greens and flowers, sweet peppers, jalapenos, and avocado puree.