Tag Archives: American

Other Austin Restaurant Openings and Closings

Dwight’s coverage of Hudson on the Bend’s closing reminded me that I wanted to put up a list of restaurant openings and closings of note. These are places we’ve either eaten at, thought about eating at, or plan on eating … Continue reading

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Korean Girls Try American BBQ

Here’s the sort of cross-cultural appreciation I can get behind: A tad long, but worth watching. Especially since they save the brisket and pork ribs until the end… (Cross-posted from Futuramen.)

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Obituary Watch: Jim Hasslocher, Founder of Jim’s Resteraunts, Dead at 93

A tiny morsel of restaurant news: Jim Hasslocher, the man who founded the Jim’s Restaurant chain, has died at 93. As far as mid-American chain restaurants that serve breakfast go, I like Jim’s a bit better than Denny’s, and there’s … Continue reading

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July 25, 2015: Hill’s Cafe

Hill’s Cafe 700 S Congress Ave (Austin, 78745) (512) 851-9300 Restroom Rating: 1.5 (Guys, when one soap dispenser is broken, and the other is off the wall and lying on the sinktop, your men’s room needs attention….) Lawrence’s Comments Hill’s … Continue reading

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Flipnotics Closing Effective Tonight

I know it’s old news, and from the Austin Chronicle, no less. And since I’m not a coffee drinker, it’s not the sort of place I’d patronize. But I did want to ask: How the hell do you lose $1.8 … Continue reading

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May 25, 2013: Man Bites Dog

Man Bites Dog 5222 Burnet Rd. 614-1330 Lawrence’s Comments What you have here is a vending cart transformed into a small restaurant storefront. If you like hot dogs, they’ve got hot dogs (as well as corn dogs and a few … Continue reading

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September 17, 2012: Hemingway Restaurant and Bar.

Hemingway Restaurant and Bar. 500 Cypress Creek Road #170 (Cedar Park, 78613) (512) 219-6400 30.495745°N, 97.82236°W WiFi: No. Pepper grinder rating: 0. Men’s room rating: 2.5. Dwight’s comments: I wanted to like this place. And there’s a lot to like … Continue reading

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February 3, 1996: Mesa Hills Cafe (Closed)

435 Greystone 345-7423 Pepper grinder rating: 1. Dwight’s comments: As Lawrence put it, “Now I know why we go there every couple of years: so we can remind ourselves why we don’t go there more often.” The Mesa Hills Cafe … Continue reading

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