— Eater Austin and Texas 38 restaurant Contigo is closing temporarily for maintenance later this summer, from Monday, July 30 through Monday, August 6 Friday, August 10. It will involve redoing the floors and updating the kitchen of the Anchor Lane restaurant. Within that time, the restaurant will still serve a majorly limited menu during its break anyway through a walk-up bar. The all-you-can-eat menu will include carnitas tacos, macaroni salad, and fruit salad, all for $15, as well as $9 frozen painkillers and margaritas. It’ll be open from Tuesday, July 31 through Saturday, August 4 from 5 to 9 p.m.
— Boozy ice cream shop Prohibition Creamery is donating one dollar from every Texas Peach sundae sold in the month of July towards the Austin Food & Wine Alliance. It comes with cheesecake ice cream, topped with toasted graham cracker swirl, bourbon brown sugar peach preserves from Confituras, toasted buttered pecans, and bourbon whipped cream.
— Edible Austin profiled chef Ren Garcia, who works at barbecue trailer Micklethwait Craft Meats. He worked at various Austin restaurants as well, including Jake’s Coffee (where he was known to brew coffee with a monkey on his shoulder), Bouldin Creek Cafe (where he still consults), Enoteca Vespaio, and Dai Due. It was at Vespaio where the former vegetarian began to eat meat and butcher animals.