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Lights out for another Austin restaurant, plus the week's most popular stories

Lights out for another Austin restaurant, plus week's popular stories

Red's Porch
Red's Porch is turning off the welcome light. Red's Porch/Facebook

Editor's note: It's that time again — time to to check in with our top stories of the week. From our favorite outfits at ACL to Austin's most expensive neighborhoods, here are the five stories that captured Austin's attention over the past seven days.

1. Lights out for classic Austin comfort food chain after flagship location closes. Bummer news for Red's Porch fans. Two months after the mini chain closed its Round Rock and Braker Lane locations, the lights have gone out at its South Lamar flagship. The restaurant has yet to comment, but an eviction notice taped to the front door was verified by the landlord. 

2. Austin's 5 most desirable — and expensive — neighborhoods according to local experts. We recently uncovered the five most affordable neighborhoods for first-time homebuyers, but we couldn't help wondering — how does the other half lives? This piece dives into Austin's five most expensive neighborhoods, some where the median home price can hit upwards of $1 million.

3. Our picks for best outfits spotted during Austin City Limits 2019. The best of the fest is here. One of our favorite (and most popular) stories each year looks back at the coolest looks from ACL Music Fest 2019.

4. New Austin cocktail and burrito bar wants to make trouble on East Seventh Street. This concept may sounds like a SNL Stefan sketch ("New York's hottest club is a burrito bar and music lounge..."), but it is promising something different for the East Seventh strip. Just weeks after The Hightower closed, the owners are launching this part-restaurant, part-bar, part-record shop in the same space.

5. Historic Central Austin property that once housed Confederate widows now home to ghosts. The only thing more terrifying than hearing dead Confederate widows gabbing on the porch is the sound of children's laughter when there are no kids are around. This North University building reportedly has both.