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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Tom Sawyer Country Coffee's coffee flight. - YOUNG KWAK PHOTO

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Tom Sawyer Country Coffee’s coffee flight.

Move over, beer and wine tasting flights. There’s a new bunch in town bringing new meaning to what’s traditionally been considered a “flight” in the food world, those sample-size portions of a variety of beverages or bites.

Earlier this year, we noticed some of the area’s food-focused social media groups buzzing about a new trend catching on in coffee shops: flights of miniature lattes, espresso and other specialty drinks. Soon after we started finding creative food and drink flights everywhere.

Mimosas make for an

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Restaurant owners say meal costs are rising for their customers because restaurants are paying more for goods and services.Georgia’s Northside Owner Allen Natkiel said he sometimes pays triple what he used to for resources.”I had receipts where the cost of brisket had gone up. If memory serves me, $2.69 to $6.93. That’s, like, a 273 percent increase,” Natkiel said.Natkiel said business picked up during the pandemic because his food was already made-to-go.”That caused its own set of problems because now you got to make more,” Natkiel said. Natkiel posted an apology to his customers on the Concord barbeque spot’s Facebook … Read more

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — We’re bringing you Tri-State restaurant happenings and food news you need to know. Check out this weekly feature to keep up to date on the latest.

Beer Bones BBQ Food Trailer and Catering is a new food truck you’ll be seeing around Evansville. Based in Mt. Carmel, the Beer Bones truck will be heading our way occasionally with handcrafted smoked sausage, smoked wings, pork loin, bologna, pork shoulder, brisket and more with all the homemade sides from freshly baked sweet heat cornbread to sweet corn to collard greens and an assortment of sauces. Call 618-263-2435 for more

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Food trucks in Lake Ozark.

Currently, they are prohibited by ordinance. But growing interest from both the public and food truck vendors is keeping the issue on the front burner for city officials.

The Lake Ozark Planning & Zoning Commission spent about 45 minutes during its regular monthly meeting May 5 hearing from proponents of food trucks within the city and discussing the ramifications at length. No one spoke in opposition.

The issue was raised at the commission’s April meeting after the city received several inquiries from potential vendors. Social media was robust with conversation after the Magic Dragon Street

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Pho Lang Thang HB25Pho Lang Thang owner Bao Nguyen co-founded Asianati with Koji Sado (Pho Lang Thang food pictured)Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Asianati, a local website and organization dedicated to promoting Asian food, restaurants and culture in the Greater Cincinnati area, started as a shared vision between founders Koji Sado and Bao Nguyen.

When Sado moved to the Queen City in 2007 from Indiana, he says he noticed the Asian American community was not very large here. However, after a four-year assignment in Singapore with P&G, he returned to what felt like something entirely different.

“I realized that the Asian community had

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