Down Home Cooking & Music

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Threadgill’s – Austin, TX

Threadgill’s has been an Austin staple for years providing Austinites with generations of great food and music. A must try if you’re ever in the Austin area. You won’t be disappointed!

A bit of Threadgill’s history below:

Let’s face it. No one ever would have said “Keep Austin Weird” if Threadgill’s hadn’t made it weird in the first place.

When bootlegger and country music lover Kenneth Threadgill opened his Gulf filling station just north of the Austin city limits in 1933, he had more on his mind than just pumping gas. After all, just months before he had stood in line all night to be the first person to own a beer license in the county. And soon after, his joint would become a favorite for traveling musicians interested in grabbing a drink after their gigs.

The quintessential beer joint continued to flourish into the sixties, and changed with the social climate of the era by inviting the folkies, hippies and beatniks to his Wednesday night singing sessions with open arms. Threadgill’s love for people and music smoothed out the conflicts that usually occurred when longhairs crossed paths with rednecks, and because of this, a new culture tolerance emanated from the tavern, which had a profound effect upon its patrons and the music that came from it.

Not to mention it was here that Janis Joplin developed her brassy style that would propel her to become the first female rock and roll superstar.

Wings! Wings! Wings!

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Hurricane’s Grill & Wings – Austin, TX

Hurricane’s is a great spot for wings. I love that they offer non-traditional wing sauces and their wings are not skimpy. Although the wings are greeeaaaattt, the show stopper is their parmesan fries drenched in a garlic butter sauce. You can’t just eat one! You’ll find yourself searching for more I bet you!

Wholly Catfish!

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Deckhand Oyster Bar – Austin, TX

If you love seafood they have great food! The gumbo is great! The boudin with crackers is awesome! If oysters are your thing they are great also. At least that’s how it appears from the large amount of people slurping them down when I’m there. Oh yeah……don’t forget the signature Deckhand Sauce!

Cheesy Bacon Goodness!

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Logan’s Roadhouse – Austin, TX

Fried Cheese & Bacon Burger – Fried cheese, thick cut hardwood smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, pickles, red onion, and Thousand Island dressing on a toasted brioche bun.

I have been missing out! It’s like a grilled cheese sandwich / burger combo!

Did someone say steak? With a burger like this it easily could make you forget this is a steakhouse. Great burger!

Filet Mignon

Texas Roadhouse Menu

Logan’s Roadhouse – Pretty decent. The filet was cooked pretty well with the blue cheese crumbs added as an extra bonus. The 9 oz is the perfect size if you want to ensure no leftovers. I was pleasantly surprised by the side of cinnamon apples. It rounded out the meal quite nicely and the loaded baked potato??????? Nailed it! Thank you for allowing us to have the opportunity.

Gargantuan Sandwich

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Jimmy John’s Gargantuan – Definitely a sandwich for the meat lover! Layers and layers of meat shoved into a bun.

“Tons of genoa salami, sliced smoked ham, capicola, roast beef, turkey & provolone, jammed into one of our homemade French buns then smothered with onions, mayo, lettuce, tomato, & our homemade Italian dressing.”

You gotta love that right? – Austin, TX

World Famous Fried Chicken

Definitely worth the trip! Gus’s has the perfect chicken batter with just a hint of spice to rev up the taste buds. If you love fried chicken BEWARE! This will become your new addiction! The sides are great also. It could easily be “Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken & SIDES”. One more thing to rave about when it comes to Gus’s. DESSERT! DESSERT! DESSERT! Their pies are legendary! I was a bit ticked off they were sold out on my last visit. More of a reason to go back. FOODIE APPROVED!!!

Gus Fried Chicken Menu

Scrumptious Hamburgers

Mighty Fine Hamburgers – Yes, they are! The 1/2 lb burger offers a very generous portion of seasoned goodness! Coupled with the crinkled fries and optional Lawry’s seasoning stationed at each table this is a must try! One thing that will catch your attention outside of the heavenly aroma would be the exceptional customer service! You are greeted exceptionally well from the moment you walk in till the moment you walk out. That paired with a great burger / fry combination makes this a Foodie Favorite! – Austin, TX

Mighty Fine Menu