Austin Veg News Weekly: June 29, 2020

Gov. Greg Abbott at a press conference at the state Capitol in Austin on Monday, June 22,2020. Photo credit:  Ricardo B. Brazziell/Pool/American-Statesman
Gov. Greg Abbott at a press conference at the state Capitol in Austin on Monday, June 22,2020. Photo credit:  Ricardo B. Brazziell/Pool/American-Statesman

Welcome to the first edition of Austin Veg News Weekly. This newsletter provides updates about what happened in the last week, highlights local media coverage and lists upcoming events.

In this edition, we cover:

  • Coronavirus cases in Texas spike, State leaders take action.
  • Food truck hours change, help wanted, restaurant service update and happy one-year to Bruja’s Brew Kombucha.
  • Three Austin restaurants get the spotlight.

Last Week

Coronavirus cases in Texas spike

Mayor Adler orders all Austin businesses to require face masks for employees and customers starting June 23. | CBS Austin

Gov. Abbott orders Texas bars to close and reduces restaurant occupancy capacity back to 50% starting June 26. | Texas Tribune

Updates from restaurants, food trucks and vegan shops.

Nissi VegMex updates its business hours to Thursday through Saturday, 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM. See its Instagram post for details:

Sassy’s Vegetarian Soul Food looks to hire line cooks. See its Instagram post for details:

Despite having closed for Covid-19 reasons, Bruja’s Brew Kombucha celebrates its one-year anniversary. Happy anniversary, BBK! BBK plans to reopen Wednesday, July 1.

Citizen Eatery temporarily stops dine-in service due to rising Covid-19 cases in Austin. It also searches for part-time cooks.

Sweet Ritual opens its production facility to Luv Fats Ice Cream during the summer.

Bouldin Creek Cafe updates its hours.


In the Spotlight

The Austin Chronicle highlights Dear Diary Coffeehouse in “Austin’s Best Food and Drink Events This Week.”

VegNews lists Aster’s Ethiopian Restaurant as one of “14 Vegan-friendly Ethiopian Restaurants in the US We’re Obsessed With.”

KXAN’s Studio 512 features Sweet Ritual in its post, “Visit Sweet Ritual’s Vegan Ice Cream Shop In Animal Crossing.”


This Week’s Events

Bruja’s Brew Kombucha plans to reopen Wednesday, July 1.

Rebel Cheese to hold a Virtual Cheese Tasting Wednesday, July 1. Registration required.

Citizen Eatery plans to reopen its dining room Friday, July 3.

Counter Culture to hold a fundraiser on Saturday, July 4 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas. See Facebook Events for details.

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