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Austin scores first Amazon store of its kind in Texas and more popular stories

Austin scores first Amazon store of its kind in Texas and more stories

Amazon Books store
Austin's Amazon Books is set to open in early 2018. Courtesy Amazon Books
Le Politique Grande Plateau
Le Politique is now serving classic French food in downtown Austin. Photo by Wynn Myers
House Pizzeria
House Pizzeria served its last pizza this week. House Pizzeria/Facebook
Las Perlas Austin bar
New bar Las Perlas focuses on agave spirits. Photo by Peter Stanislaus
Cane Rosso Austin chicken wings
Try Cane Rosso's chicken wings at your next tailgate. Courtesy photo
Amazon Books store
Le Politique Grande Plateau
House Pizzeria
Las Perlas Austin bar
Cane Rosso Austin chicken wings

Editor's note: Amazon Book's upcoming location and new French restaurant Le Politique lead our top stories. Read on for more of the week's most popular headlines.

1. Popular Austin shopping destination set to get Amazon Books store. According to recently posted signage, the first Amazon Books location in Austin — and in all of Texas — is set to debut in early 2018 at Domain Northside. 

2. Hot new restaurant brings French cuisine to downtown Austin. New Waterloo's new restaurant Le Politique is now open. The brasserie features a full bar,  a large raw bar, and a traditional French entrées like trout almondine and roasted chicken in white wine sauce.

3. Popular Airport Boulevard neighborhood restaurant suddenly closes. House Pizzeria, a neighborhood staple popular for its Neopolitan-style pizzas and creative salads suddenly called it quits with a post on Facebook.

4. New mezcalería brings the spirits of Mexico to downtown Austin. New bar Las Perlas focuses on craft cocktails made with agave spirits like mezcal, sotol, and tequila and Mexican beer.

5. Where to eat in Austin right now: six unexpected spots for game day grub. Instead of ordering chain restaurant pizza, try catering your next party or tailgate with one of these six outside-the-box options.