Pastry wizard Jodi Elliott opened the second location of her Bribery Bakery. The bake shop and café is located at 1900 Simond Ave. in the Mueller Development across from the Thinkery. The café serves sweets like pineapple upside down cake and cinnamon rolls, as well as savory dishes like chicken and dumplings and pepperoni pizza pull apart rolls. Bribery also serves coffee, cocktails, beer and wine. The Mueller location is currently open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. The original location, at 2013 Wells Branch Pkwy., is open Monday-Saturday.
Austin mini-chain PhoNatic recently opened its fifth location in the area. The restaurant at 1201 Barbara Jordan Blvd. in the Mueller Development is open daily, serving dishes like a variety of the Vietnamese soup pho (including a vegetarian option), grilled five-spice pork chop, spring rolls and chicken cabbage salad.