Northwest Austin Mexican Restaurant Shutter
Longtime Austin chef Charles Mays closed up his most recent restaurant Cielo Bistro Mexico in the northwest area of the city at 7032 Woodhollow Drive, just a year after it opened. The shutter happened on Tuesday, October 29, according to a Facebook post by Mayes. Mayes had founded Clarksville restaurant Cafe Josie.
Longtime Campus Restaurant Is Closing
Changos Taqueria, the campus restaurant from Mexican restaurant Manuel’s, is closing, too. Its last day on 3023 Guadalupe Street will be on Thursday, November 14. Changos co-owner Jennifer McNevin wants to focus on creating packaged foods, as explained in a press statement. The restaurant opened in 1998, focusing on a menu of tacos, burritos, salads, and aguas frescas. The Guadalupe space will sold and current employees have been offered positions at Manuel’s two locations, one in downtown and one up in the Arboretum.
Northeast Austin Brewery Up for Sale
The co-owners and co-founders of northeast brewery Flying Man Brewing, Matt Barker and Adam Caudill, are open to selling the northeast brewery, which they opened two years ago. The brewery is doing well, according to the Facebook post, but the reason behind the inquiry is because one Caudill as “other business interests that require my full attention,” as he told Austin 360.
Pizza Charity Month
Home Slice’s annual Doughvember is taking place in November again. The pizzeria will donate ten percent of its sales from the three restaurants to Carrying Hope, Safe Alliance, Austin Bat Cave, and Austin Parks Foundation from Friday, November 1 through Tuesday, December 3. Joining in will be Via 313 and Pinthouse Pizza, the former will donate ten percent of its Monday sales, and the latter with 50 cents per pint sold during that time period. It’ll culminate with a dinner at the South Congress Home Slice in collaboration with Via 313, where all proceeds raised will be donated as well.
Park Volunteer Perks
It’s My Park Day, where the Austin Park Foundation works with volunteers to clean up and help parks across the city, on Saturday, November 2. To show their appreciation, local restaurants, coffee shops, and breweries are offering perks to those volunteers. Several breweries, including Friends & Allies Brewing Company and Jester King Brewery are hosting volunteer appreciation parties. Then there are places offering free and/or discounted drinks and food to volunteers who wear their shirts that day as well, like a free hot coffee or cold brew from Houndstooth, free pretzels from Easy Tiger, and more.