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Austin Restaurants’ April Fools’ Day Jokes, and More A.M. Intel

The latest seven restaurant tidbits in Austin served right now

Lox, Box, and Barrel
Lox, Box, and Barrel
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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.

— April Fools’ Day fell on a Saturday, but Austin restaurants didn’t let the weekend stop ‘em from pulling pranks. Deli Lox, Box, and Barrel said it would close on the nonexistent date of June 31 to open a farm in Nebraska, and turning the restaurant into a vegan gastropub franchise from California.

— Austin mayor Steve Adler got in on the fun when he tweeted about opening a co-op restaurant, Adler's Apps, within City Hall, and new public transportation option with Willie Nelson dubbed the CanniBus.

— Austin real estate website Austin Towers joked about new development ManSlaughter District, which would've featured Chili's new restaurant SlaughterHaus HQ with "frosty margs and skillet queso in a gritty industrial space," staffed entirely by musicians.

— Comedian Dave Chappelle stopped by JuiceLand for a smoothie while he was in town for several performances.

— Round Rock City Council limited the number of bars in the city’s downtown area to just 12 establishments.

— Salt and Time's Bryan Butler won the Austin-San Antonio regional match for Beef Loving Texans’ best butcher of the state. He'll go on to compete in the statewide contest held at the Austin Food & Wine Festival this month.

— Emmer & Rye's Kevin Fink talked about grains with Tasting Table.

Lox, box & barrel

, Austin, TX (512) 400-0681

Emmer & Rye

51 Rainey Street, , TX 78701 (512) 366-5530 Visit Website


120 East 4th Street, , TX 78701 (737) 300-2120 Visit Website