Editor’s note: We get it. It can be difficult to keep up with the fast pace of Austin’s restaurant and bar scene. We have you covered with our regular roundup of essential food news.

Openings and closures


Late last month, a popular Dallas-based pizzeria chain flipped its last pie in the Austin area. Shuttering officially on May 23, Cane Rosso had been serving Neapolitan-style pizzas, as well as salads, pasta, and cocktails from its South Austin spot since 2016. When it opened, the Austin-based operation gained notoriety for unique menu items like a barbecue pizza pie featuring brisket from

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MANILA, Philippines —This year’s “KAIN NA! Food and Travel Festival” was made special by the tour developed by members of the Philippine Tour Operators Association Inc. (PHILTOA) and the food tourism consortium, according to Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat.

The food and travel festival is once again a hybrid edition in partnership with Ayala Malls.

With the theme “Food Tourism Reboot,” Kain na! which began last June 10 served a signature line-up of digital events such as the Global PROSPECTives in Food and Gastronomy Tourism, Food Tourism Exchange, and Food Tourism 101 which would be held until June 13.

These are

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James Corden has been accused of fuelling “anti-Asian racism” by “continuously mocking” the continent’s food on his talk show.

The Late Late Show host has come under fire for his recurring segment Spill Your Guts in which his celebrity guests, who have included Kim Kardashian, Gordon Ramsay and Chrissy Teigen in the past, are given the option of eating “gross” foods or answering a personal question.

According to editors at British newspaper The Independent

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Transilvania European Food Store owner Dorina Holban doesn’t mind going in the red for her customers, especially if it means it’ll bring a “sparkle in their eyes.”

There are no vampires lurking inside this market. But there isa vast spread of spices, dairy products and salami from the Balkans, a region of eastern Europe. The biggest hits are products that customers remember from their childhood, said Holban, who came to the United States from Romania more than two decades ago and has lived in the Coachella Valley for 10 years.

There’s Smoki, which is a puffed peanut snack,

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Tuesday morning, June 8, 2021

Northern Utah

Asian Food Truck Vandalized

An Asian food truck in Layton was damaged with racist graffiti over the weekend. Layton police Sgt. Tracy Hokum said Monday that it’s too early to know if it will be investigated as a hate crime. KTVX reported the “World Famous Yum Yum Food Truck” shared photos of the damage on its Facebook account on Sunday. Those show much of the truck covered in white spray paint — including racist slurs and images. The food truck serves Filipino and Asian fusion dishes, and the operators said they will not

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New art inside Vinbero.

Kali and Kris Kelnero sat with Strom Peterson at a table outside the Vinbero wine bar in the former Cheesemonger’s Table space in downtown Edmonds. I noticed a sign that gave me hope they’d soon be open. I circled back and was able to speak with Kali on the forward momentum of this new venture.

The Kelneros, owner of craft cocktail bar Kelnero, took over the Cheesemonger’s Table space from Peterson and wife Maria Montalvo, and have been working to transform it into Vinbero.

Turns out they are “sort of open,” Kali Kelnero said. Limited hours

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