Poodie's Hilltop Roadhouse
22308 Hwy. 71 W., Spicewood, 78669, 512/264-0318
A staple on the country circuit since 1997, Poodie’s is one of those Spicewood haunts that’s paid its dues. Booze, burgers, and a little Western swing have cured even the most broken of cowboy hearts – and no one’s talking about retiring that remedy, Willie Nelson included. Named for the Red-Headed Stranger’s late stage manager, Randall “Poodie” Locke, the old bar has come to mean more than just nights of debauchery on the road. It’s a nearby escape, one you can take any time you choose. 300 seats. No kids.
Sat., Aug. 18
Troy Hanna (10:30), Electron Donors (8:00)
Sun., Aug. 19
BB Morse Friends & Family (10:00), Andrea Marie & Magnolia Band (7:30), Tessy Lou & the Shotgun Stars (4:00)
Tue., Aug. 21
Westgate (7:30), Louis Long (5:00)
Thu., Aug. 23
Appa-George-Ty (8:00), Eric Bettencourt (6:00)
Fri., Aug. 24
Austones (10:30), Flatbed Ford (8:00)
Sat., Aug. 25
Patrice Pike (10:30), Jennifer B & the Groove (8:00)
This sunny, lovely bistro specializes in French treats like tartines, mussels, and boeuf bourguignon.
3663 Bee Cave Rd., 512/306-1668
We love the Frito pie made with "Grandma's Immortal Chili," and we're especially partial to the fried green tomatoes and the fried catfish basket.
6812 RR 620 N., 512/249-5200
The most elegant food at the mall, with a menu strong on ladies-who-lunch fare. Salads and sandwiches are exceptional, but more substantial offerings are there for the asking.
Barton Creek Square, 2901 Capital of TX Hwy. S., 512/691-3500