Sad news for Austin: Mother's is closing.

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Mother's is an old-fashioned vegetarian restaurant that always happily reminded me of the 1970s & 80s joints I ate in when I was a teenage vegetarian.
It was sweet & cheap & friendly. I have two pals, former MFA students, who came to town every fall & we always ate there.
One time I ordered the guacamole salad & it was so much guacamole on a single leaf of lettuce it was punishing, like there was a tube pumping out more guacamole no matter how much I ate.
I was eating it with a fork, which is not a good way to eat guacamole. But even that is a happy memory of Mother's.
We took @maxjohnporter to Mother's when he came to Austin!
It was the kind of place that will never be replaced, entirely unpretentious. Dammit.
I realize its other great feature, also old-fashioned: they never, ever rushed people. You could sit & talk with people comfortably for hours.

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