Best Walking the Walk, Not Just Talking the Talk

Bob Cole for the Tavern and Hill's Cafe

Talking about the wonders of Austin past is a local addiction. KVET morning co-host Cole has put his money where his mouth is by first reopening Hill's Cafe, carefully re-establishing it as a South Austin landmark and community gathering place, and then, working with partners, he's just reopened the Tavern. Not only has Cole chosen fabled locations but his restaurants preserve the sense and style of these revered institutions. (The Bush administration should think about sending Cole and his co-host, the legendary Sammy Allred, to the Middle East, If they can work so well together every weekday morning after their very rocky, yearlong debut a decade back, they can certainly give lessons in peace and cooperation to anybody.) Just a thought here, but what about that North Lamar temple of great grease, the Stallion?

Hill's Cafe
4700 S. Congress, 512/851-9300
www.hillscafe.com

The Tavern
922 W. 12th, 512/320-8377
www.tavernaustin.com

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