Category Archives: American

Closing time.

Banzai Sushi on North Lamar is closing January 3rd. I think maybe I ate there once: I really can’t remember. What I find more notable is that they’re apparently closing so that the new Rudy’s location can go in (replacing … Continue reading

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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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Seen in the Wild

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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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Our Short Regional Nightmare May Be Approaching An End

Blue Bell ice cream to begin test production this week. Hip hip, hooray! If all goes well, they expect to have product back on store shelves by Labor Day. Also, billionaire Sid Bass has made a “significant investment” in Blue … 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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Closing time.

A quick news roundup: Encounter has closed. No, that wasn’t an Austin restaurant, so why does anyone care? Well, Encounter was also known as “the restaurant in the Theme building at the LA Airport”. Or you might know the “Theme … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Goodnight.

A couple of friends of mine asked me out to dinner last night. After some discussion, we settled on The Goodnight. I thought this was a good choice: it is a spin-off venture of the people behind the Alamo Drafthouse, … Continue reading

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