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Essential Patio Restaurant Contigo Is Briefly Closing

Plus Prohibition’s peach sundae, and more news

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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.

Eater Austin and Texas 38 restaurant Contigo is closing temporarily for maintenance later this summer, from Monday, July 30 through Monday, August 6 Friday, August 10. It will involve redoing the floors and updating the kitchen of the Anchor Lane restaurant. Within that time, the restaurant will still serve a majorly limited menu during its break anyway through a walk-up bar. The all-you-can-eat menu will include carnitas tacos, macaroni salad, and fruit salad, all for $15, as well as $9 frozen painkillers and margaritas. It’ll be open from Tuesday, July 31 through Saturday, August 4 from 5 to 9 p.m.

— Boozy ice cream shop Prohibition Creamery is donating one dollar from every Texas Peach sundae sold in the month of July towards the Austin Food & Wine Alliance. It comes with cheesecake ice cream, topped with toasted graham cracker swirl, bourbon brown sugar peach preserves from Confituras, toasted buttered pecans, and bourbon whipped cream.

Edible Austin profiled chef Ren Garcia, who works at barbecue trailer Micklethwait Craft Meats. He worked at various Austin restaurants as well, including Jake’s Coffee (where he was known to brew coffee with a monkey on his shoulder), Bouldin Creek Cafe (where he still consults), Enoteca Vespaio, and Dai Due. It was at Vespaio where the former vegetarian began to eat meat and butcher animals.

Dai Due

2406 Manor Road, , TX 78722 (512) 524-0688 Visit Website

Micklethwait Craft Meats

1309 Rosewood Avenue, , TX 78702 (512) 791-5961 Visit Website


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


1610 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704 (512) 441-6100 Visit Website

Prohibition Creamery

1407 East 7th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 992-1449 Visit Website

Enoteca Vespaio

1610 South Congress Avenue, , TX 78704 (512) 441-7672 Visit Website