— MasterChef season three winner Christine Ha is cooking at a fancy party for forthcoming film Crazy Rich Asians in Austin. The VIP dinner at the Long Center will include a panel, a clothing showcase by Project Runway winner Chloe Dao, an auction, a ticket to the Austin premiere of the movie, cast members Chris Pang and Ronny Chieng, and more. There’s a general admission party as well, minus Ha, which is meant to mimic a night market with food from Asahi Imports, Lotus & Cleaver, Sa-Ten, Houston food truck Spicy Bear, and others. It takes place on Saturday, August 4. VIP tickets are $150. Ha is in the middle of opening a Houston restaurant within the Bravery Chef Hall, The Blind Goat.
— Austin bagel shop Rockstar Bagels opened up a food truck out in Leander, Texas. The menu is similar to the Rosewood Avenue one, with bagels, spreads, and sandwiches.
— Downtown club Ethics Music Club is closed, but it will relocate into a new address to be announced later.
— There’s a bunch of Austin restaurants included in Wine Spectator’s annual restaurant awards, including Jeffrey’s, June’s, Olive & June, 68 Degrees Kitchen, It’s Italian Cucina, among others.