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Restaurateur Tips; Tadashi Opens; Micklethwait Dinner; Lenoir Pig Roast

OPENING ADVICEThe Austin Business Journal talks to five Austin restaurant veterans, including Sharon Watkins of Chez Zee and Hoover Alexander of Hoover's Cooking, about what it takes to run a successful restaurant. The article contains 17 'tips,' including this one from Watkins: "Don't believe your own press. You are only as good as your last meal." [ABJ]

OPENING ALERTTadashi, a new Japanse restaurant in the Hill Country Galleria, is soft open tonight, and offering 30% off their food menu. [Eaterwire]

ZOMG BBQ — The Austin Barbecue Society is hosting a dinner by Tom Micklethwait of Micklethwait Barbecue on Monday, November 18. Tickets are $35, and the dinner will be "acorn-themed." [Eaterwire]

SOUTH FIRSTLenoir will be hosting a pig roast Sunday, November 17. As they put it, "We've got a fire. . . We have a pig. And we have cases of Burgundy. It sort of explains itself, doesn't it?" Admission will be $40 in advance, and kids under 10 eat free. [Eaterwire]
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