Patton Oswalt in Austin
Comedian Patton Oswalt was in Austin recently, and he dined at both local diner Counter Cafe and Japanese-Texas izakaya Kemuri Tatsu-ya. Of the latter, he wrote that he experienced a “tastebud ragnarok” and “flavor whiplash,” saying that the restaurant is “at David Chang levels.” It looked like he had the ramen, Tokyo street corn, some smoked meats, and the matcha pain killer cocktail.
Olive Oil Shop Opening
Olive oil tasting bar and shop Con’ Olio is opening a new store out in Hudson Bend at 3500 farm-to-market 620 south on Friday, April 5. Along with olive oil and extra virgin olive oil, the new Con’ Olio will serve biodynamic wines and offer a demonstration kitchen, hosting classes and tasting events. It’s celebrating with a party on Saturday, April 13 from 3 to 5 p.m. with food like paella and tapas, as well as wine. Because of this new opening, Con’ closed its downtown Austin location.