so as of late, austin has lost a few restaurants to fires.
first, there was the chili's in south austin that burned down 12/30/06...my usual meeting spot with my caterer for drinks and snacks...all chili's have $2.50 well drinks for HH (article).
then, Bert's BBQ by campus burned down 1/23/07. I'll admit, not a huge fan of the place, but still an austin institution...it's been there since 1969 (article).
now, the original Buffet Palace on lamar and hwy183 (article). good thing there is two other locations in austin, or b would be very sad and we would have no where to go on date nights.
plus many apt fires and houses too...weird.