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How much more food and music can you ask for in this town around this time and after?


Tonight I'm Gonna See My Machez a Mio: Cajun


Old Alligator Grill

3003 S. Lamar, 444-6117

Sunday-Tuesday, 11am-10pm; Wednesday, 11am-12mid; Thursday-Saturday, 11am-2am

The culinary efforts at this South Austin mainstay reflect a definite Louisiana influence, with Cajun and Creole dishes dominating the menu. Weekday lunches of burgers, po'boys, gumbo, and salads give way to happy hour (4-7pm), where the deals are discounted drinks with 10-cent shrimp and 25-cent oysters. Dinner will get you seafood, fried or blackened, étoufée and gumbo, chicken and steak. The acoustic music, showcasing some local singer-songwriters, starts early in the evening (5:30-8:30pm) and can be enjoyed on the deck, weather permitting. Wednesday is open-mic night (8pm-12mid), and Thursdays, you're likely to find Alan Haynes hosting the South Austin Blues Jam. The Friday night lineup varies with such headliners as Two Hoots & a Holler and Fastball. – V.B.W.

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