— Amy’s Ice Creams is asking for help in identifying a person who allegedly took tip money from its Guadalupe shop last week. There is security footage of the person with his hand in the tip bowl after attempting to purchase ice cream with a card from Favor. It seems like it’s the same person that also took tip jar money from Amy’s South Congress store after asking for free ice cream samples.
— West campus Tex-Mex restaurant Kesos Taco House shortened its name to the simpler Kesos Tacos, ushered in with a new logo.
— Austin’s alcohol sales were up by 13 percent in June, compared to last year’s numbers. Leading the $67.4 million Austin total was JW Marriott, followed by the Fairmont and Rose Room. And, yes, Rainey Street bar Unbarlievable is fourth on the list, despite the whole vulgar comments incidents by its owner in 2017.
— When the future of iconic comfort food restaurant and music venue Threadgill’s was unclear in 2017 because of increasingly high property taxes, owner Eddie Wilson had been open to the idea of relocating the space to far South Austin, as he told the Statesman. However, However, Wilson managed to sign a three-year lease for the West Riverside address, which will keep Threadgill’s there through 2020.
— Central East Austin restaurant Rosewood is opening up its patio for meals, as well as adding lunch to the line up, both starting today, Tuesday, September 4. The midday menu will include Oaxacan cheese with tomato jam, fried shrimp tacos, and blackened catfish po’ boys. It’s available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
— During September, Austin burger mini-chain Mighty Fine Burgers is donating 50 cents from each butterscotch toffee shake sold towards No Kid Hungry.