Roxanne Jo Mitchell

Best Football Helmet for a Giant Saint

Shoal Creek Saloon

Go Saints! And go Shoal Creek Saloon for keeping Lamar salty. The black and gold fleur-de-lis-emblazoned football helmet icon out front is made of a recycled VW bug turned on end – but don't let that confuse you. Shoal Creek Saloon is one of the last holdouts on that stretch of Lamar that won't ever be a yuppie-hippie haven. Even if the creek waters rise again, these Louisiana ex-pats will still be serving shrimp po'boys and spicy boiled crawfish like the best of them. Sports-bar atmosphere meets Cajun crabshack, and the giant football helmet keeps everybody from getting a brain injury.

Shoal Creek Saloon
909 N. Lamar, 512/474-0805

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