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Austin news feed: Alamo Drafthouse promises to up its game

Austin news feed: Alamo Drafthouse promises to up its game

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Alamo Drafthouse is rolling out improvements based on feedback from guests.  Photo by Nick Simonite

Editor's note: Over the course of a week, we come across dozens of newsy tidbits and interesting links that we want to share with you. For this weekly roundup, we gathered all the news we found inspiring and good for our taste buds.


1. Alamo Drafthouse promises some big improvements. Founder Tim League has announced a detailed list of changes coming to the movie chain based on guest feedback, including better queso, vegan-friendly fare and purse hooks. 

2. ThunderCloud Subs brings back old-school prices. In honor of its 40th anniversary, the Austin sandwich chain is offering subs at 1975 prices every Wednesday in April. That means faves like tuna and turkey for about $1.

3. Austin City Limits Music Fest has banned the selfie stick. ACL is the latest big-name festival to ban the picture-taking device, which disrupts the view of others in the crowd.

4. Koriente plans new location after alleged recipe scam. The downtown eatery alleges that Fresh Heim has stolen original recipes and scammed the owner's mother. The team plans to open a new location near the alleged perpetrator.

5. Local artist draws beautiful pictures with his eyes. After Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS) took away his motor functions, Francis Tsai learned to continue his passion for art by using gaze-tracking technology to draw with his eyes.

6. A new farmers market is coming to The Domain. Operators of the Texas Farmers Markets at Lakeline Mall and Mueller will launch the new one in May.

7. And the award for best April Fools' Day joke goes to ... The Alcade, for publishing this great article about the University of Texas approving a mixed-use development that would engulf the iconic tower. In the era of Austin's ever-changing skyline, it was totally believable — for just a moment.