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Dirty Martin’s 98th Birthday

Plans change, as they say. When the city proposed a route for its new light rail, it seemed like Austin’s oldest burger joint was going to be demolished just short of its centennial. With a shifted route, this 98th birthday celebration is no longer a sad farewell but a warm up for the big show in two years’ time. The dirt floors on which John Martin set his flat-top grill and eight-stool bar in 1926 may have been covered up over the years, but the tradition of Dirty’s – home to Quentin Tarantino’s favorite burger in Austin – lives on. Stop by to relive your UT glory days, with a cake-cutting and complimentary shakes at 7pm. – Richard Whittaker
Past date: Thu., July 11
2808 Guadalupe, 512/477-3173
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