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Southern Restaurant Hoover’s Cooking Opens a New Market Shop in Cherrywood

90 percent of Austin’s live music venues will probably close by end of October, plus more news

Grab-and-go meals from Hoover’s
Grab-and-go meals from Hoover’s
Hoover’s Cooking/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.

Grab-and-Go Southern Food
Eater 38 restaurant Hoover’s Cooking opened up a whole new market shop, Hoover’s in a Hurry, as of Wednesday, July 8, right next door to the 2002 Manor Road space in Cherrywood. On deck are grab-and-go packaged meals/foods/desserts, cocktail kits and bottled beverages, and condiments. Think meatloaf, chicken and dumplings, barbecue chicken, candied yams, beans, and cookies. People can place advanced orders over the phone or through the website for pickups and curbside pickups, or shop in person. Its hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

Future of Live Music Venues in Austin
According to a survey commissioned by the Austin Chamber of Commerce and Central Texas for Business Task Force revealed that 90 percent of the city’s live music venues will shutter by late October, according to the Austin Monitor. Conducting the survey was the University of Houston Hobby School of Public Affairs.

Dining Risk Levels
Earlier this month, state medical society Texas Medical Association released a chart depicting the novel coronavirus risk levels associated with various activities. Under the high risk categories are visiting bars and dining at buffets; moderate-high risk activities includes indoor restaurant dining; moderate-low risk ones include outdoor restaurant dining and shopping for groceries; and low risk includes picking up takeout food from restaurants.

Raising Money to Feed the Service Industry
East Austin bar Drinks Lounge is raising money via GoFundMe so that it can donate free meals to those in the service industry impacted by the pandemic. Co-owners Sara and Tim Lupa will give out 100 meals with every $1,000 raised.

Tracking Austin Restaurants Closing Temporarily Because of Staffers With COVID-19
An employee of Japanese restaurant Uchi has tested positive for COVID-19. The staffer last worked at the restaurant on Wednesday, July 8, and the restaurant closed temporarily that day. The staffer and others who were in close proximity to them will be quarantined for 14 days. Before this, the restaurant had been for dine-in service, as well as curbside pickups.

Pizza Ranking
The winner of Chronicle’s pizza tournament is Conans Pizza, the longtime pizzeria known for its Chicago-style pies. While the original location on West 29th Street closed two years ago, the West Anderson and West Stassney locations remain open still.

Hoover's Cooking

2002 Manor Road, , TX 78722 (512) 479-5006 Visit Website

Conans Pizza North

2438 West Anderson Lane, , TX 78757 (512) 459-3221 Visit Website

Uchi [Austin]

801 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78704 Visit Website

Drinks Lounge

2001 East Cesar Chavez Street, , TX 78702 Visit Website