2. The Grey Diner Bar and The Grey Market will open this summer at the forthcoming Thompson Hotel, 506 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin. Mashama Bailey, a 2019 James Beard Award winner, and Johno Morisano opened The Grey in 2014 in a formerly segregated Greyhound bus terminal. The diner bar will be an all-day, full-service restaurant in the hotel lobby, while the market will focus on counter service with grab-and-go items. Both will be located on the ground floor of the hotel, which is also slated to open this summer. www.thegreyrestaurant.com
3. Moxy Austin-University opened its new 162-room hotel Jan. 13 on The Drag at 2552 Guadalupe St., Austin. The hotel owned by White Lodging is the first location in Texas for Marriott International's Moxy Hotels brand, which operates 26 hotels in the United States and 71 abroad. The hotel has an indoor and outdoor bar and includes a 24-hour taco counter, Zombie Taco, on the first level. 737-471-2621. www.moxy-hotels-marriott.com
4. Spread & Co. opened a new location at the Contemporary Austin's Laguna Gloria campus, 3809 W. 35th St., Austin, on Feb. 2. This is the second location for the restaurant from Rosemary and Austin Ewald, which first opened on West 38th Street in 2019. The Laguna Gloria café is open for breakfast and lunch with a menu focused on cheese and house-made bread. 737-757-4367. www.spreadandco.com
Editor's Note: The headline of this article has been updated to clarify that The Grey managing partner Johno Moirsano will be part of the restaurant's expansion to Austin.