— Texas-Japanese izakaya Kemuri Tatsu-ya expanded its hours into Monday and Tuesday dinner time starting on Monday, October 1. To help with food production, the restaurant added a new wood-fired smoker from Austin Smoke Works’ John Lewis Sr. (yes, the father of former Austin pitmaster/now Charleston pitmaster John Lewis). Notably, this is Lewis Sr.’s last smoker because he is retiring. The restaurant is also adding a Suntory highball machine that will dispense Japanese whiskey highball cocktails.
— For P. Terry’s annual Day of Caring, the burger drive-thru will donate all proceeds from its 15 locations on Saturday, September 29 to the ARC Capital Area. The next one will take place on Saturday, December 15 benefitting Season for Caring.
— Austin art museum the Contemporary’s fall fundraiser Camp Contemporary announced its chef and restaurant lineup, where the participating parties will whip up camp-themed food. There’s ELM’s Andrew Curren and Mary Catherine Curren, Epicerie’s Sarah Mcintosh, Le Politique’s Melissa Carroll and Gerard Kenny, McGuire Moorman Hospitality’s Larry McGuire, and San Antonio chef John Brand. Cold-brew coffee company Chameleon Cold-Brew will create desserts too. It takes place at Laguna Gloria on Saturday, October 20 from 5 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $175 for museum members and $200 for general admission.