The government's shut down. We are open. Lustre Pearl > US Government (but you already knew that, right?)— Lustre Pearl (@LustrePearl) October 1, 2013
The LBJ Library is closed, and don't plan on hitting up Big Bend this weekend. Oh, and the USDA is no longer inspecting most food, the CDC won't monitor outbreaks, and many federal employees are on unpaid furloughs. Obviously the government shutdown is the perfect time for social media shilling.
Here are a few Twitter and Facebook posts that have popped up so far, plus a reminder from local parody account @bevscloakroom that Texans are no strangers to, er, smaller government. Eater National as the scoop on what the shutdown means for food and drink.
In other news... #TorchyTuesday isn't shut down. pic.twitter.com/R3A34OElZK— Torchy's Tacos (@TorchyTaco) October 1, 2013
Russian House is not government, we didn't shut down, so come for lunch today! 11 AM Combo Lunch deal $15 :)— Russian House (@RussianHouseATX) October 1, 2013
Heard the federal government is officially #shutdown, or as the #txlege likes to call it, noon on a Thursday.— Bev the Bartender (@BevsCloakRoom) October 1, 2013