Another major Austin restaurant closure leads the week's top stories
Editor's note: Shocking chef news and Uber in Austin lead this round of top stories. Read on for more of the week's most popular headlines.
1. Austin's top chef pulls the plug on acclaimed namesake restaurant. In what could be the most high-profile restaurant closure of the year, Paul Qui is shutting the doors of qui. The eponymous restaurant, located in bustling East Austin, will hold its last service on Saturday, September 3. He plans to "return to his roots" and debut a new concept in the space.
2. 10 quintessential Austin experiences for every newcomer's bucket list. You've arrived in the promised land and soon you'll start getting the famous question, "So what makes Austin so cool?" Before you can give a definitive answer, we suggest you check out 10 "only in Austin" experiences that make your new home unique.
3. Uber wheels back into Austin for new talks with the city. Earlier this month, Uber was spotted around Austin, mapping our roadways for a new in-house system. And this week, Uber initiated a new discussion with the city, council member Sheri Gallo confirms. So are the wheels in motion for the ride-hailing service to reenter the market?
4. New restaurant from all-star team opens in iconic South Austin space. It's been more than a year since South Austin institution Freddie's Place closed its doors. Now, there's reason for South First Street to celebrate: A full-service version of popular drive-thru restaurant Fresa's Chicken al Carbon is open.
5. Bus service offers travel across Texas with Uber-like efficiency. Beginning this week, it's easier to get to and from five Texas cities, thanks to a new bus service that promises to "Shofur" travelers around the Lone Star State with Uber-like efficiency.