— Temporary shutters: Contigo is closed on Saturday and Monday, May 7 and 9, but the patio restaurant is throwing an anniversary party that Saturday. Veracruz All Natural's Cesar Chavez truck will close just for the day on Saturday, May 7.
— Tennis pro Andy Roddick and model/actress Brooklyn Decker sang their praises of Uchiko and chef/owner Tyson Cole to Austin Monthly, along with other places: Josephine House, Jeffrey's, Tacodeli, Maudie's, and, for some reason Austin Burrito Company.
— Statesman writer Michael Barnes leapt back into Austin in the 1970s, including mentions of Cisco’s, Threadgill's, Liberty Lunch, Fonda San Miguel, Thundercloud Subs, and others.
— Austin Business Journal put together a handy map breaking down how much less booze downtown bars sold this year during SXSW compared to last year's sales, which isn't pretty.
— InStyle called out Hopdoddy Burger Bar as one of the best burgers in America, with milkshakes "to-die-for."
— East Austin dive bar King Bee is looking to hire more staffers.
— Thrillist tracked the next big barbecue spots of the country, including Austin's Smokey Denmark, led by pitmaster and sausage genius Keenan Goldis.
Update, 11:20 a.m.: This post was clarified to reflect Austin Business Journal's map data.