— 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.