Some local dining landmarks we missed, along with news on Hill-Berts and the Cocktail World Cup
1972: Anderson & Company Coffee
1973: El Galindo Tortillas, Rosie's Tamale House
1979: Sandy's Hamburger Hut (Lakeway)
1980: White Mountain Foods, Wally's Burger Express
1981: Red River Cafe
If we've still managed to miss something, please let us know... Austin beer lovers will be pleased to note that the owners of the Ginger Man (304 W. Fourth, 473-8801) have found a place to relocate Downtown. They expect to be in residence at 301 Lavaca by January 2009... The Maldonado family of Hill-Berts Burgers (1503 W. 35th, 452-3287; 5340 Cameron Rd., 371-3717) fame closed their original burger outlet on Lamar last Sunday after 36 years in the same location. The family patriarch announced they'll be converting an abandoned fast-food outlet at 7211 Burnet Rd. into the newest Hill-Berts. Meanwhile, you can still get their signature hand-battered onion rings and thick shakes every day at their other two outlets... Homesick El Paso natives e-mailed to say they were disappointed that Chuco's/10th Street Tacos didn't make it here, but we do know that a new taco joint called the Screaming Goat (900 W. 10th, 477-4628) has taken over the little creek-side cottage... Award-winning local mixologist Bill Norris has returned from the international bartending competition he attended in New Zealand in September – drop into FINO (2905 San Gabriel, 474-2905), and ask him to fix you a Wisdom of the Ages – the drink that earned him and his teammates second place in the competition. Check out my Food blog at austinchronicle.com/ontherange for the recipe and photos... October in Austin is everybody's favorite month for outdoor events, and the coming week really illustrates that. If you don't find something fun to do outdoors this weekend, you are just not trying hard enough!