1610 San Antonio St., 512/474-2796
Photo by John Anderson
This is Atlantic-coast Southern, evoking images of artisanal boiled peanuts and hoarded Civil War silver.
Olamaie's Southern is everything but down-home
Melanie Haupt, December 4, 2014
“Last of the True Texas Dancehalls and damn sure proud of it!” Thus declares Broken Spoke owner and dance floor greeter James M. White, who opened up the honky-tonk in 1964. Home to both the upper rungs of country music history (Bob Wills, Ernest Tubb, George Strait, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson) and its local equivalent (Don Walser, Dale Watson, Kelly Willis, the Derailers), there’s no denying the structure stubbornly resisting the sky-high overdevelopment surrounding it on South Lamar. Serving chicken-fried steak, cold beer, and hardcore country almost every night, the Spoke’s swing and two-step lessons happen Wednesday through Saturday, 8:30-9:30pm.
3201 S. Lamar, 512/442-6189
is a comfortable family restaurant with something on the menu to please everyone. Try the fried green tomatoes.
5712 Menchaca Rd., 512/440-8810
Refined Southern fare featuring fried chicken, biscuit sliders, and traditional sides served family-style.
1911 Aldrich #100, 512/580-2413