A restaurant goodbye and Uber surprise top week's most popular stories
Editor's note: Uber's return and restaurant rumblings lead this round of top stories. Read on for more of the week's most popular headlines.
1. Uber rolls back onto Austin streets — but you won't get a ride. The ride-hailing company has unleashed a small fleet of high-tech, self-driving cars to map Austin's roadways. It's part of a greater initiative by Uber to create an in-house map system instead of relying on a third-party technology like Google Maps.
2. Downtown Austin restaurant says adios and closes its doors. Even downtown isn't immune to Austin's onslaught of restaurant closures. Benji's Cantina on West Sixth Street will close on Sunday, August 7, after serving its brunch buffet.
3. Buzzworthy Austin spot deemed one of America's 50 best new restaurants. Four Texas restaurants awoke to good news Tuesday: Bon Appetit editors Andrew Knowlton and Julia Kramer included them on their list of America's 50 best new restaurants for 2016. Emmer & Rye represents Austin.
4. Four blossoming Austin fashion bloggers you need to know. To get ahead of the trends, sometimes you have to go under the radar. We scoped out four up-and-coming Austin trendsetters whose stylish blogs and Instagrammable wardrobe ideas provide the inspiration you need.
5. East Austin's newest development promises to maximize prime location. Another day, another development. Construction is expected to begin soon on Cityline at MLK Station, a new transit-oriented development that will add convenient retail and living space to a bustling East Austin corridor.