The downtown Japanese restaurant Maiko Sushi Lounge is officially closing this month. His last day of service will be Wednesday October 27. The address of 311 West Sixth Street will be demolished to make way for the construction of another high-rise mixed-use building, the BBVA Tower. The restaurant opened in 2005.
New brewery to open in far southeast Austin
New brewery is coming to far southeastern Austin when Fast Friends Beer Co. opens in 2022, as reported Austin Business Journal. The brewery is located between I-35, William Cannon Drive and Slaughter Lane. Owner Dave Childress wants to brew a mix of styles of beer and serve tacos.
Local alt-weekly ranks Austin breweries
Austin Chronicle this week released its annual Central Texas Brewery Ranking. Number one is Pinthouse Brewing, a multi-site brewery, hailed for its IPAs.
East Austin cafe moves to a new home
The Austin El Tigre cafe is back after closing its original location in August and a summer pop-up on East Cesar Chavez. Its new location is actually next to its first, now at 1204 Salinas Street in mid-September.
Austin Film Festival Throws Food Party
The Austin Film Festival is hosting their Film & Food night again, ahead of this month’s film festival. Participating restaurants include JewBoy Burgers, Licha’s Cantina, Intero and others. It takes place on Wednesday October 20 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Driskill hotel. Tickets cost $ 110 and the money raised will go to the festival’s young filmmakers program.
Austin pizza chain expands
Austin East Side Pies mini pizza chain opens fifth location in Allandale neighborhood, as reported Community impact. The new restaurant will be located at 5530 Burnet Road, taking over what was Hey Cupcake, which closed in 2020. This new East Side Pies location will open in January 2022.
Austin hotel group expands to Fredricksburg
Austin hotel company New Waterloo is opening a new hotel in Fredericksburg, as reported by My SA. The Albert Hotel, located on Main Street, with rooms, three restaurants, two bars, a pool, spa, and event space from 2022.