— Ahead of the opening of Adam Brick’s forthcoming restaurant Marinas (which still doesn’t have an announced location), the chef is hosting a Chino-Cubano pop-up dinner at East Side restaurant Old Thousand today, Monday, September 10. The meal’s focus will be Cuban dishes with Chinese ingredients, like Cuban sandwiches on bao; ropa vieja with turnip cakes; fried rice with dried black beans and Sichuan-cumin-spiced pork with egg and black bean puree; and pastelitos with guava, pandan, and matcha sugar. Old Thousand chefs Rhys Davis and Jeff Brown will round out the dishes with specials from the restaurant as well. It runs from 5 to 10 p.m. and dishes are available a la carte. Scope out the full menu below.
— Supernatural actor Jared Padalecki stopped by ‘90s retro bar Stereotype’s opening party in the West Sixth area last week.
— On-demand robotic coffee kiosk Briggo is opening a new location within the Austin Convention today, Monday, September 10, which means all-hours caffeine for the city’s numerous conference and convention attendees. The machine, which works without any human interaction, creates drinks placed through the mobile app or the on-screen ordering system, with plenty of options for milks and syrup flavors. It’ll be found within the north entrance of the center. This is Briggo’s now-second Austin public location, after the Austin-Bergstrom Airport one. The first public-facing one was found within Drag ice cream sandwich shop Moojo, but that one isn’t there anymore.
— Two people were charged with burglary in a series of food truck break-ins last week. It appears that Marlo Javier Melendez and Luis Gerardo Vizcarra took cash registers, iPads, scales, and more from Poke Me Long Time, Austin Halal, Dolce Bacio Gelato, Something Italian, and Chopped and Skewed. There is security footage of the burglary of the poke truck.
Adam Brick's Chino-Cubano Menu by Nadia Chaudhury on Scribd
This article has been updated to reflect Briggo’s current locations.