Via con Dios, Z’Tejas! Goodbye, Sala and Betty! Hello, the original at Muller! Greetings, Chief Taco Staff at Favor! Uh, how’s it hanging, a new wardrobe from Tiki Tatsu-Ya? All the news that suits your taste tremble – Food

Here’s some of what’s going on in Austin’s culinary scene, arguing over several PR issues, speeches on the digital street, and even occasional (verified) wiretaps at IRL.

Chris Flores? He’s the new chief taco official at the delivery service.

Yes, It’s Your Food News Buffet for the 3rd Week of July in Austin, TX That May Be Too Good Literally Hot as hell…

Or not: Best of Austin: Restaurants. It’s time to nominate your favorites – unless you really have, what didn’t you have the slightest opinion about the best places to eat in this city?

Sadnes! wailing! *gritting intensified* No, citizen, Z’Tejas (1110 W. VI) didn’t shut down. Until now. But the old bastion of southwestern cuisine (and omg those margaritas) would be 86’d from that space forever – Sometime during December this year. co-owner Randy Cohen And his crew will have to find a new location downtown or thereabouts to continue their delicious trade, to compliment the kind of ambiance and names that adorn Z’Tejas’ other location in Texas – there in Avery Ranch, to remember? – And the third place they plan to open eventually Kyle. We don’t know yet who the owner of the West Sixth property is – Larry McGuire From McGuire Moorman Lambert Hospitality – There will be construction after the old place is demolished, but we know that change is the only constant in this life, right? Meanwhile, there Still several months To revisit Z’Tejas and get yourself, say, one of these Smoked Chicken Chili Rellenos With green and red sauces, crunchy jalapenos, and Cotija cheese…

We will miss you Sala and Betty

With the same sadness we pass the news that Sala & Betty (Airport 5201), a lively hub for elevated comfort food, will be Normal service shutdown At the end of July and stay open Only for private parties in August – Then it closed forever. “With over 40 years in business,” the company’s latest Facebook post tells us, “chef Theresa Wilson Ready to slow down and spend time with the family.” Chronicle food editor Melanie Haupt Tell us more here…

Well, how about a little Brighter side? The Origin Hotel just opened in the middle of Austin’s Mueller neighborhood—which really has more than its fair share of cool, doesn’t it? – and the Wyndham boutique property It’s a rock ‘n’ roll doodle with a local feel that brings their Blue Lacy restaurant The most delicious names and cocktails For all comers in a casual and elegant atmosphere…

And satellite dining south of the river just got better: these Camborese BrothersBoth ERCOT and the Infrastructure supply chain Steel side eye, just installed Brand new air conditioning system To bring refreshing levels of calm to Forward flavor shop At 5900 W. Slaughter…

SXSE x 4th Tap = Match Made Like Heaven (Photo by John Anderson)

Advance notice: Chef Bob Someth From SXSE Foods (10615 metric) unveils its newest product Chef’s table dinner – Season 2, Chapter 4 Showcasing his modern take on Laotian food, expertly paired with beers from 4th Tap Brewing, which will be released in August and September. Go for the food, stay for the beer. Or vice versa – it doesn’t matter: a set of files SXSE and fourth tap It is one of the not-so-secret secrets of the connoisseurs of this city…

Also on the way in August is Four Seasons’ new afternoon tea, called A-Tea-X, with delicious options including smoked mini brisket sandwiches, chicken salpicon bites, and mango shrimp cocktail, with mini chocolate tacos and matcha profiteroles. Sweetener. And hey, the cocktails! Tea based and exceptionally refreshing. (for example: darling earlwith bourbon washed down with milk, Earl Gray simple syrup, and Angostura liqueurs.) Not letting the oppressive Texas heat – even in coiled surfaceWith a view of Lady Bird Lake and the gardens below. it will be From Monday to Friday, from 2 to 4 pmAnd well worth going downtown (98 San Jacinto) for…

WUXTRY! Prim and Proper at Neighborhood Goods (1007 S. Congress) launched New Summer Specials Now, every day of the week. We are talking about Half coffee and pastries From 10 a.m. to noon, on Mondays and Tuesdays; Half lunch deals Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Free sparkling rose and Prosecco after 5 pm on Fridays; And – oh, get a lot of good here …

Favor, based in Texas Delivery service upon requestshe chose Chris Flores From San Antonio Like the first time ever Chief Officer Taco (CTO). As part of the role, Favor pays the lucky guy $10,000 to eat and review tacos across Texas. And, of course, Flores also gets free delivery from Favour for a year, along with, like, a veritable avalanche of brands swag. Pro tip, friends: Don’t miss De Nada Cantina (4715 E Cesar Chavez), Nixta Taqueria (2512 E. 12), and Suerte (1800 E. VI) while touring the Austin scenery…

When they say “Get your tiki on”, they literally mean it

Tiki Tatsu-Ya, that paradise island beloved by thirsty sailors and landowning citizens alike, has teamed up with outerwear company Howler Brothers to create Limited Edition T-shirts, hats, pins, patches and glassware. You can check it out here, but see: They’ll celebrate a collaboration with Launch Luau – a tropical experience filled with a luau-style buffet and event-specific cocktails by… Korean starand lots of gifts for everyone – Saturday and Sunday 23 and 24 July, from noon to 4 pm …

Also in collaboration, local cookie phenomenon Tiff’s Treats has partnered with main event family entertainment centers, featuring all 48 major event venues across the country. Three new milkshakeswith every shake including two tif cookies – the first Mixed into a shake And the second decorated on top. Available now: File chocolate chipsAnd the Sneaker doodleAnd the blue monster varieties.

Ah, let’s see, what else?

This Saturday, Austin Eastkids is launching their new strawberry rhubarb smoothie… and this Sunday, you can start the morning with some goat yoga and a margarita at Trudi Del Mar and end the afternoon with Camilla McConaughey ice cream at Whole Foods… In the meantime, the Chronicle‘s Yasmine Diallo Turk Take a closer look at MezzeMe in the Triangle…

Sawyer & Co.: It’s not just brunch, citizen. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

And at this point, we’re almost sick of people telling us what a great place Sawyer & Co. (4827 e Cesar Chavez) has for lunch, okay? they were exhausted From him, look, because 1) we I knowwe I know; And the 2) When we say, “Yes, but what about them lunch and dinner Meals?” We met with blank looks and we have to roll our eyes because of that who – which The list is also worth the destination And the They recently joined Chef Javier Canalespreceding Chile St And the Jack Allen’s Kitchen Fame, to take it higher…

Finally, although much in this Big Sky Land is currently discouraging, Red Beans and Ricely Yours continue their own program Food-based community service It makes the outlook less bleak…

Now eat as much as you can, tip like it’s getting old fashioned, and be kind to the future.

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