The original Austin Freebirds. (Credit: Great Big Signs)

Freebirds World Burrito, which recently relocated their headquarters to Austin, introduced the vegan calabacitas to its menu. The dish features tempeh, a soy-based protein, sourced locally from the mother-daughter team at the Austin-based Hearty Vegan. Guests can order the tempeh with their tacos, burritos, salads, bowls and nachos.

Spicewood fine dining restaurant Apis (23526 Hwy 71 West) began Sunday brunch service this week. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and features items like bavette steak and eggs; ham, biscuits and redeye gravy; and brioche French toast.