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Fire Near The Hightower, Epic Uni Cake, and More A.M. Intel

The latest four restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now

Pinthouse Pizza on South Lamar
Pinthouse Pizza on South Lamar
Pinthouse Pizza/Facebook

— A vacant building next to The Hightower caught on fire last Saturday evening on East 7th Street. The restaurant assured that no one was hurt.

— A Georgetown couple tried to make $300 worth of purchases with a stolen credit card, signing the receipts as "Chicken Sandwich." They used a card forgotten by a customer at the Teco gas station.

— Otoko chef Yoshi Okai celebrated his birthday this weekend with an epic uni cake and David Bowie cookies.

Whaaat!! I love Uni!!

A photo posted by Yoshi Okai (@yokaiberry) on

— Brodie Oaks Shopping Center, home to Pinthouse Pizza's South Austin location on South Lamar, was purchased by Houston-based real estate firm Lionstone Investments.

Pinthouse Pizza [South Lamar]

4236 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704 (512) 502-5808 Visit Website

The Hightower

1209 East 7th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 524-1448 Visit Website

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