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Temporary Weekend Shutters, Austin Restaurants in 1970s, and More A.M. Intel

The latest eight restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now

Smokey Denmark
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— 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.

— Blue Bell accidentally filled Cookie's 'n Cream ice cream into Rocky Road cartons and had to recall those products. This isn't as bad as the whole listeria outbreak the ice cream production faced.

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.

Veracruz All Natural

4208 Menchaca Road, , TX 78704 (512) 629-8238 Visit Website

King Bee Lounge

1906 East 12th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 600-6956 Visit Website


1801 Post Oak Boulevard, , TX 77056 (713) 522-4808 Visit Website


2027 Anchor Lane, , TX 78723 (512) 614-2260 Visit Website

Hopdoddy Burger Bar

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

Smokey Denmark's

, Austin, TX 78702

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