LaV, one of the most anticipated restaurants of 2014, is getting ready to open up over on East Seventh Street, and in tomorrow’s food section, Michael Barnes profiles Vilma Mazaite, the driving force behind the restaurant’s ginormous wine list.

Have you ever been to Callahan’s General Store? It’s a feed store (and so much more) on U.S. 183 whose family has deep, intertwining roots in Central Texas. Only someone like Barnes could capture the family’s rich history, which also helps tell the story of our area’s evolution from a rural farming community into one in which a store like Callahan’s can sell hundreds of chickens a week to urban backyard chicken farmers.

Arts writer Jeanne Claire Van Ryzin explains the concept behind a new community garden/public art space under construction at the new YMCA on Rundberg Lane in North Austin.

The Austin food & Wine Festival announced its full schedule today, which includes classes with chefs Rick Bayless, Richard Blais and Graham Elliott who will be in town April 25 to 27. You can see the programming grid at AustinFoodAndWineFestival.com.

HandleBar, a bar at 121 E. Fifth St., made waves this week by installing one of the country’s first bitcoin ATMs, which will take your cash and turn it into a new virtual currency whose value has been as high as more than $1,000 for a single bitcoin. (Now, it’s about half that.)

Restaurant critic Matthew Odam, after panning Benji’s Cantina, found much to love in Round Rock, hitting five of the surburb’s best restaurants for a story last week.

It’s (yet another) good week to be Paul Qui. His restaurant won Alan Richman’s best new restaurant of the year award in GQ magazine, and his bartending staff won the Official Drink of Austin contest.

The beloved Barton Springs coffeeshop Flipnotics is closing at the end of March.