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Badass burgers and Austin restaurant closures top this week's most popular stories

Badass burgers and restaurant closures top our most popular stories

Congress Burger at Second Bar + Kitchen
Second Bar + Kitchen has the No. 2 best burger Texas. Photo courtesy of Second Bar + Kitchen
Cantina Laredo
Cantina Laredo's last day of service was Thursday, July 21. Photo courtesy of Cantina Laredo
Modern Home Tour Austin_603 Jessie Street_exterior_2015
Austin is on a list of overheating housing markets. Photo courtesy of Austin Modern Home Tour
Friends and Allies Brewing Noisy Cricket Session IPA beer bar
Friend and Allies Brewing is among the many new breweries slated to open this year. Friends and Allies Brewing/Facebook
416 Bar and Grille breakfast brunch
416 Bar & Grille is no more. 416 Bar & Grille/Facebook
Congress Burger at Second Bar + Kitchen
Cantina Laredo
Modern Home Tour Austin_603 Jessie Street_exterior_2015
Friends and Allies Brewing Noisy Cricket Session IPA beer bar
416 Bar and Grille breakfast brunch

Editor's note: Badass burgers across Texas and sudden restaurant closures lead this round of top stories. Read on for more of the week's most popular headlines.

1. Favorite Austin burger declared one of Texas' best by magazine authority. A new list has our stomachs rumbling. Texas Monthly has released its roundup of the 50 Greatest Burgers in Texas, and one Austin creation ranks among the top five in the state.

2. Popular Tex-Mex chain suddenly closes downtown Austin outpost. On Thursday, downtown Tex-Mex restaurant Cantina Laredo announced its immediate closure. Cantina Laredo was scheduled to close Saturday, but a miscommunication with a health inspector led to a somewhat dramatic shutter during lunch service.

3. Austin real estate market is overheating, but are we headed for a bubble? Austin's real estate market is so hot it's overheating. That's according to a new report from Realtor.com declaring the Capital City No. 3 on a list of overheating housing markets in the U.S.

4. These are the most buzzworthy breweries opening in Austin this year. Austin's craft beer scene is overflowing with new openings, new beers, and new ideas. We've rounded up the most exciting breweries debuting in the second half of 2016.