Editor's note: It's that time again — time to to check in with our top stories of the week. From the noble end of a beloved sandwich shop to Matthew McConaughey's salary, here are the five stories that captured Austin's attention over the past seven days.
1. Acclaimed Austin sandwich shop shutters only remaining brick-and-mortar. One of Austin's best sandwich shops is saying goodbye. Noble Sandwich Co. is closing its final brick-and-mortar, located on Burnet Road, on Saturday, September 28. This one stings, folks, 'cause Noble's stacked reuben actually was the best thing since sliced bread.
2. This Austin ZIP code proclaimed the most expensive place to rent in Texas. This isn't our favorite list to be on, that's for certain. This Austin neighborhood zooms past places like Houston's Montrose neighborhood and downtown Dallas to claim the priciest rents in the Lone Star State.
3. Renowned Chicago restaurant sneaks into Austin to open first-ever Texas location. This restaurant comes with a lot of bona fides: Top Chef winner at the helm, hip South Congress address, and it's already a wild success in Chicago.
4. Amazon surprises Austin with delivery of 600 new jobs to Domain campus. This is news for prime time. Just a real special package. And it was fun news to deliver, too! Okay, I'm done. Less than a year after losing out on Amazon HQ2, Austin learned this week that the tech giant is bringing 600 more jobs to the Capital City.
5. Here's the salary Matthew McConaughey makes as a UT Austin film professor. Austin's favorite son made news last month when UT Austin hired him as a full-time professor, so it's only natural that is salary — which is public information since he's now a state employee — would make headlines, too.