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Austin Restaurants April Fools’ Jokes, Tamale House East’s Temporary Shutter, and More A.M. Intel

The latest seven restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now.

Jester King Brewery's new bathrooms
Jester King Brewery's new bathrooms
Jester King Brewery/Facebook
Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

— Austin restaurants played some April Fools' pranks last Friday, which included The Brixton's  fake new redevelopment of its space to include a boutique hotel and Walmart pop-up, and Torchy’s Tacos' taco underwear.

During a gunfire fight on Sunday morning, a burglary suspect was killed and police officer was shot in Frank & Angie's Pizzeria's parking lot.

— Tamale House East is temporarily closing starting today, Monday, April 4, until Monday, April 18 for "exciting things" to come.

— Jester King Brewery introduced brand new bathrooms to the grounds.

— Hopdoddy Burger Bar is making the move to San Antonio, over at 17623 La Cantera Parkway, sometime this spring. The Austin-based chain is now hiring for all positions.

— Juniper's Nic Yanes shared his tips on how he keeps his staff happy, including fair wages, health benefits, and advanced schedules.

Tribeza chatted with the children of Austin chefs, including Kome's Kayo and Take Azasu's son Kenta, and Bille Van, daughter of Ned Elliott (Foreign & Domestic) and Jodi Elliott (Bribery Bakery).

Frank & Angie's

508 West Ave, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 472-3534 Visit Website

Jester King Craft Brewery

13005 Fitzhugh Road, Austin, TX 78736 512 537 5100 Visit Website


4917 Airport Boulevard, , TX 78751 (512) 712-5700 Visit Website

Hopdoddy Burger Bar

1400 South Congress Avenue, , TX 78704 (512) 243-7505 Visit Website


8490 Sunset Boulevard, , CA 90069 (424) 281-1890 Visit Website

Foreign & Domestic

306 East 53rd Street, , TX 78751 (512) 459-1010

The Brixton

1412 East 6th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 370-2749 Visit Website

Torchy's Tacos

4211 Spicewood Springs Road, , TX 78759 (512) 291-7277 Visit Website

Bribery Bakery [Closed]

2013 Wells Branch Pkwy Ste 109, Austin, TX 78728 (512) 531-9832 Visit Website

Tamale House East

1707 East 6th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 495-9504 Visit Website