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Victory Grill: Makeover Edition
A new mural puts history back on the Eastside
"...Slow your roll next time you cruise past the Victory Grill on East 11th Street. The storied venue got..."

Aug. 12, 2008 Music Post by Thomas Fawcett

Eva's Victory
East Austin grand dame Eva Lindsey is honored at the Victory Grill
"...known today as the beloved grand dame of the Victory Grill. Small wonder she is being honored at the..."

Dec. 11, 2009 Music Post by Margaret Moser

ARA All Up in the Victory's Grill
Unpopular Austin Revitalization Authority projects are threatening to crowd the Victory Grill
"...dense, four-story building right next door to the venerable Victory Grill, towering over the historic blues club and possibly..."

July 18, 2008 News Feature by Lee Nichols

The Vicar of Victory
"...Thu, Feb 6, 8pm; a dinner at the Shoreline Grill, Sat, Feb 8, 7pm; services at St. James, Sun,..."

Feb. 7, 1997 Column

Victory at the Victory
Bill Spelman and Sheryl Cole celebrate reelection at the Victory Grill
"...a relaxed but loosely organized joint party at the Victory Grill, with campaign staff suddenly realizing as the evening..."

May 13, 2012 News Post by Michael King

Perpetuating Preservation
Austin's Historic Victory Grill
" the other night on my way to the Victory Grill. Nothing. Nothing at all. I parked my car..."

Jan. 3, 1997 Music Feature by Christopher Hess

Best Club Candidate for an AARP Membership
Victory Grill
"...and they all got their start at the legendary Victory Grill. The Victory Grill is a place where time..."

Oct. 14, 2005 Best of Austin Feature

Best Re-invention Of An Eastside Tradition
Victory Grill
"...Johnny Holmes' Victory Grill was once Austin's premier venue for the biggest..."

Aug. 4, 1995 Best of Austin Feature

Best 'If You See the Lights on, Come on In'
Victory Grill
"...queen of soul, and Johnny Holmes, who founded the Victory Grill in 1945 – has recently appeared on the..."

Oct. 17, 2008 Best of Austin Feature

Best East 11th Holdouts
Victory Grill and Kenny Dorham's Backyard
"...its loft- and cocktail-seekers can still experience the historic Victory Grill, holding steady with renewed food service and and..."

Sept. 12, 2014 Best of Austin Feature

Best Resurrection Of Tradition
Victory Grill
"...above and beyond music. In the past year, the Victory Grill has hosted poetry readings. book receptions, dance performances,..."

Sept. 13, 1996 Best of Austin Feature

Bright Lights, Inner City
When Austin's Eastside music scene was lit up like Broadway
"...was popular, but not until Johnny Holmes opened his Victory Cafe on V-E Day in 1948 did the scene..."

July 4, 2003 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

With Equity in Mind, Austin Embarks on Bringing Its History Up to Date
So many more stories to tell
"...National Register has a much different story. The Historic Victory Grill – that's its formal name – is built..."

July 2, 2021 News Feature by Clara Ence Morse

Juke Joint Blues
Blues Boy Hubbard strolls down Eastside Austin's Chitlin' Circuit memory lane
"...beret. Relaxing before his 2007 Juneteenth performance at the Victory Grill, Barnett positions a stack of framed black-and-white images..."

July 13, 2007 Music Feature by Jonny Meyers

"...with the openly gay/HIV-positive frontman/superhero, the oil-tank bangin' Brian Grillo, is selling five-song demos via the Internet. It's too..."

March 14, 1997 Music Feature

Cold Sweat
Where have all our black clubs gone?
"...of a space that's been both Airport Club & Grill, an iconic black hangout, and, more recently, Bernadette's, a..."

June 13, 2014 Music Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Dancing About Architecture
SXSW wristbands go on sale with the news that Dr. Demento will be attending this year's festival. Also, the passing of the Victory Grill's Johnny Holmes, and the expansion of Emo's.
"...What Price Victory? Last Saturday at the Victory Grill on Austin's Eastside,..."

Feb. 23, 2001 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Keeping Up With the Joneses
A century of Austin music in one arrangement
" aunts took me to a concert at the Victory Grill. That's how I found out what went on..."

June 18, 2010 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

1999 SXSW Music Festival
"...players in Austin, and this showcase at the historic Victory Grill is part of the Dial Tone records showcase,..."

March 19, 1999 Music Feature

Picks & Sleepers
"...standards - is to walk on in the clouds. (Victory Grill, 8pm) -Raoul Hernandez..."

March 20, 1998 Music Feature

1999 SXSW Music Festival
"...spirit. "Brass avant-groove," he calls it, and at the Victory Grill it should go over like Fat Tuesday. (Victory..."

March 19, 1999 Music Feature

Fusebox Festival Schedule
"...8-9pm: A Western. Action Hero (Bristol, England), Victory Grill, 1104 E. 11th...."

April 23, 2010 Arts Feature

Cinematexas 11
Schedule: Wednesday, Sept. 20-Sunday, Sept. 24
"...Victory Grill (1104 E. 11th)..."

Sept. 15, 2006 Screens Feature

Jesus Gonna Be Here
Johnny Toxic
"...Victory Grill, Thursday, March 18 ROY HARGROVE..."

March 26, 1999 Music Feature

Deadlocked Over Density
Neighbors say ARA's development plans for East 11th Street would clash with existing homes and businesses, including the historic Victory Grill
"...that existing (or historic) businesses, such as the venerable Victory Grill, will get lost under the proposed four-story project...."

Sept. 5, 2008 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Fuse Box by Day
"...Victory Grill, 1104 E. 11th Saturday, April 26 6pm..."

April 25, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Spot Barnett
Live shots
"...Spot BarnettVictory Grill, Aug. 19..."

Aug. 24, 2007 Music Review by Margaret Moser

Barbecue Summer Camp!
What is it about Texas and barbecue? Chronicle Food Editor Virginia B. Wood knows, and she knows we know, but the Southern Foodways Alliance is about to find out on their Taste of Texas Field Trip. Plus, "The Barbecue Song"!?
"...June 14 and 15, at the Driskill Hotel, the Victory Grill, Threadgill's World Headquarters, and other points around Central..."

June 14, 2002 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Road Shows
"...THU 11 Mark Whitfield Group, Mike Malone, Victory Grill..."

June 5, 1998 Music Feature

Slouching Towards Gomorrah
At the Intersection of Jazz and Lounge
"...latest cultural trend. As Eva Lindsay, proprietor of the Victory Grill points out, there are essential things that the..."

June 6, 1997 Music Feature by Michael Bertin

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