Pizza Truck Move
Mega-popular pizzeria Via 313 moved its Rainey Street truck yesterday, which had been parked in the back of beer bar Craft Pride on 61 Rainey Street. It didn’t go too far away, though: it moved to nearby bar the Alibi at 96 Rainey Street. Its last day of service at Craft was on Sunday, March 14, and it will presumably resume services at Alibi very soon, maybe possibly today.
Charitable Birria Pizza
New York-style pizza restaurant Toss Pizzeria & Pub is launching a monthly charitable pie series where the restaurant will donate partial sales to a selected nonprofit each month. The first is a collaboration with Buda, Texas food truck Tejas Birria. The result is, naturally, a birria pizza with a side of consomme meant for dipping slices. 10 percent of the pie sales will go towards Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas this month. The pie is available for takeout (pickup and delivery) and dine-in services from both of its locations on South First in the Dawson neighborhood and on Bee Cave Road in Bee Cave.
Departed Austin Businesses Poster
Austin artist Jessica Fontenot collected her illustrations of restaurants and businesses that have closed because of the novel coronavirus pandemic into one large poster. The artwork features places such as Dart Bowl, Burger Tex, Threadgill’s, Mother’s Cafe, and much more. The poster is $90.
Push to Label Texas Wines
There’s a new bill in the current Texas legislative session that is aiming to clearly label wines that are made with 100 percent Texas-grown grapes. The proposed bill would create a Texas American Viticultural Area (AVA), county, and/or vineyard mark on labels for wines made with all and only Texas grapes. The House Bill 1957/Senate Bill 1402, filed by Texas House Member John Kuempel and State Senator Dawn Buckingham last week, is backed by nonprofit Texas Wine Growers. This bill had been proposed in 2017 and 2019, but didn’t make it through.
New Ceviche Restaurant
The co-owners of Austin mini-chain Poke Poke, Jason McVearry and Trish Fortuna, opened a new restaurant in early February, Texas Ceviche Company, as reported by Austin 360. The menu focuses on ceviche with mahi mahi or shrimp, available for pickups placed online or in person. The new restaurant is actually found within the 9911 Brodie Lane location of Poke Poke.