Threadgill's World HQ
301 W. Riverside, Austin, 78704, 512/472-9304
Open since 1996, Threadgill’s Riverside location preserves the legacy of the Armadillo World Headquarters more literally than its North Lamar precursor on size and the memorabilia alone. Wall to wall vintage posters and photos from the likes of late pictorial historian Burton Wilson inside match gargoyle-sized armadillos on the exterior. Its sizable beer garden doesn’t quite match the AWH’s, which sat in the neighboring parking lot to the south, but jam bands and topflight singer-songwriters match up with rootsy locals in filling the 300-capacity concert area, still hosting 13th Floor Elevators frontman Roky Erickson’s Ice Cream Social every SXSW. Southern food and southern music co-mingle at Sunday gospel or bluegrass brunches.
Sat., Sept. 22, 6pm
Malia Moore benefit w/ Ray Arteaga, Two Hoots & a Holler, Erin Jaimes & Jimmie Dreams, Twilight Trio
Sun., Sept. 23, 11am
Gospel brunch w/ the Seekers Bluegrass Gospel
Fri., Sept. 28, 9pm
Sat., Sept. 29, 8pm
Beto & the Fairlanes 40th anniversary show
The Threadgill's secret to longevity
Claudia Alarcón, July 7, 2011
The chicken is tender and juicy, the breading perfectly crisp, and it washes down well with a Juicy Lucy frozen watermelon margarita or the spicy Bee Sting. Like being at an impeccably curated picnic.
2218 College Ave., 512/297-2423
La Corsha Hospitality returns Green Pastures to its former elegance, serving a contemporary Southern menu with global influences.
811 W. Live Oak, 512/444-1888