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Campus Thai Restaurant With Daniel Johnston’s “Hi, How Are You” Mural Closed

A pizza restaurant closed in North Campus, plus more news

The Hi, How Are You mural
The Hi, How Are You mural
Thai, How Are You/Facebook
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.

Restaurant Shutter on the Drag
Campus restaurant Thai, How Are You? is now permanently closed at 2100 Guadalupe Street. Originally, co-owners David Roberts and Somyong Sukkij closed the restaurant in mid-December for a holiday break but decided to just not reopen instead. The restaurant was most known for the famous mural by singer-songwriter-artist Daniel Johnston, featuring a sitting creature with protruding eyes underneath the question: “ Hi, How Are You.” Formerly, the restaurant was known as Thai Spice, but was renamed in 2013 to honor the mural and paid a licensing fee to the family.

More Closings
Austin-based pizza chain Mr. Gatti’s closed up its North Campus restaurant at 3711 Guadalupe Street, as reported by CultureMap Austin. Its last day was on Monday, December 30. Then, downtown bar Terminal 6 is closing after there was a shooting on New Year’s Day, as reported by KXAN.

Best Austin Dishes
Texas Monthly’s specific food editors put together roundups of their favorite bites of the year. Barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn included the whole hog sandwich at Banger’s, jalapeno popper sausage and scalloped potatoes from Interstellar BBQ, and the smoked sausage klobasnek at Kerlin BBQ. Taco editor José R. Ralat included the DIY bone marrow tacos from Comedor.

Interstellar BBQ

12233 Ranch Road 620 North, , TX 78750 (512) 382-6248 Visit Website


501 Colorado Street, , TX 78701 (512) 499-0977 Visit Website

Kerlin BBQ

2207 East Cesar Chavez Street, , TX 78702 (512) 412-5588 Visit Website