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El Arroyo’s Quippy Sign Was Knocked Down, and More A.M. Intel

The latest seven restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now

El Arroyo’s new sign
El Arroyo’s new sign
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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.

— Winds during the severe storms in the Austin area on Sunday evening knocked down El Arroyo’s very heavy sign, but it was quickly replaced with a quippy response: “New Sign Who Dis.”

—Tecolote Farm took a major hit during the storms as well, which caused $130,000 worth of damages to the property.

— Live Oak Brewing was forced to close this week after those storms, which knocked out the brewery’s power.

— Barbecue editors Daniel Vaughn (of Texas Monthly) and Robert Moss (of Southern Living) picked out the very best barbecue joints of every state. Vaughn conceded the Texas choice to Moss, who went for Louie Mueller Barbecue, where he described the beef ribs "as intensely flavorful as any other Central Texas meat market."

— Taco journalist Mando Rayo already shared his idea that tacos should become the official dish of Texas, instead of chili. In that vein, he started a petition, which he’ll bring over to who he describes as a “taco-friendly Texas state senator.” The goal is to reach 1,000 signatures, and there are already over 500.

— Of course there was a Franklin Barbecue-related sign during the Austin Marathon this weekend. It read: "Run! like you're trying to be first in line at Franklin Barbecue."

— Kyoten Sushiko isn't opening for lunch this week because of menu changes.

Kyoten Sushiko

4600 Mueller Blvd, Austin, TX 78723 (512) 888-7559 Visit Website

Franklin Barbecue

900 East 11th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 653-1187 Visit Website

El Arroyo

1624 West 5th Street, , TX 78703 (512) 474-1222 Visit Website

Live Oak Brewery

1615 Crozier Lane, Austin, TX (512) 385-2299