Kenneth Threadgill stood in line all night to be the first person in Travis County to get a beer license. It was 1933, and the bootlegger and country-music connoisseur had plans to evolve his filling station into something bigger?though even Threadgill probably couldn't have anticipated how big it would become.
It started with touring musicians stopping in for drinks after their shows. By the ?60s, Janis Joplin was on stage, polishing her unpolished sound for crowds from all walks of life. The evolution continued, with Threadgill's hosting artists from Jerry Lee Lewis to Captain Beefheart and expanding into a Southern-style restaurant where the love of music ironed out disagreements and engendered an atmosphere of tolerance.
Today, the original location on North Lamar harks back to Threadgill's beginnings, with current owner Eddie Wilson decking the place out with decor that evokes the Austin of the 1930s to the 1960s, including vintage signs that say, ?I can?t wait for the internet to be invented.? The second location on West Riverside celebrates the 1970s music scene that thrived at the Armadillo?Wilson's former establishment at that location. At both venues, chefs churn out classic Southern food, such as chicken-fried steak and fried green tomatoes, while frequent live music entertains guests.
Rich flavors come together at Mojoe Room Bar and Grill, a Cajun-inspired spot serving Austin's St. Johns area. Low-fat eaters will need to take care, however, since the menu does not feature any skimmed down fare. Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on Mojoe Room Bar and Grill's menu. Big crowds can spread out in comfort at Mojoe Room Bar and Grill, which specializes in hosting large groups and gatherings.
For easy dining, Mojoe Room Bar and Grill provides convenient parking in a connecting lot.
Keeping an eye on your budget? Mojoe Room Bar and Grill is a perfect choice, with most meals costing less than $15. All major credit cards are accepted, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.
The rhythmic sound of a chopping knife behind the counter at Saladworks means that someone has just ordered one of its entree-size signature dishes. Under the customer's watchful eye, the staff preps each bowl of greens to order, slicing veggies and grating fresh cheese every day. These greens get tossed with protein options such as chicken or roasted turkey, and housemade croutons and bacon add a crunchy texture. A white or wheat tortilla can embrace these ingredients for a handheld meal, making for easier eating while driving to work or directing runners to steal third.
Carrying a pita, a diner approaches a toppings bar brimming with pickled condiments, crunchy vegetables, and sauces. Without paying or even speaking to someone behind the counter, the diner lifts the spoon and festoons the pita with a pile of fresh toppings, ready to start the meal anew. At most restaurants, this could get you kicked out, but at Maoz, it’s not only overlooked, but also encouraged. After choosing from such vegetarian and vegan-friendly options as gluten-free falafel and fried eggplant, pita wraps or salads head to the single-visit salad bar. Belgian fries—a thick-cut, lightly battered version of their french cousins—and mounds of sweet-potato fries complement sandwiches and salads along with green-chili sauce, mayo, and salsa for dipping and boosting the self-esteem of napkins.
While feasting, diners sit atop benches at long, shared tables that emulate the communal lunch joints of old in the unabashedly modern chain of restaurants, founded in Amsterdam two decades ago. Mirroring the eatery’s fresh, stylish food, the interior at Maoz features green tiled walls and steel fixtures illuminated by hanging lamps and baby pictures of supernovas.
Conans Pizza's cheesy goodness cannot be beat — this mellow establishment has perfected the art of pizza. Healthy, fresh fare — including low-fat options — is readily available on Conans Pizza's menu. Find time to peruse the wine list here — Conans Pizza offers a variety of drink options. The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at Conans Pizza won't cost you a sitter.
No need to put on airs for a trip to Conans Pizza — the dress code and ambience at this pizzeria are totally laid-back. Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up Conans Pizza for their catering services.
Parking is provided in a nearby lot, so diners can easily walk to and from their cars.
The grub at Conans Pizza is also a downright bargain — most people can chow down for less than $15. Morning, noon, or night, you can head on over to Conans Pizza since they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
At Pacha, the beans are fresh and the roasts are bold. Can't eat gluten? Avoiding fatty foods? Vegan? No problem — Pacha offers plenty of options for you as well. Toast your evening out at Pacha with a glass of beer or wine from their lengthy drink list. Pacha is great for families with kids. For those big group gatherings, Pacha provides plenty of space to have a good time. Wifi is on the house at Pacha, so you can stay connected on your mobile device. At Pacha, there's no need to confine your meal to a traditional dining room — outdoor seating is available when the weather is warm.
No need for a wardrobe change when you hit Pacha — it's strictly casual. If you're strapped for time, take out food from Pacha.
Expect to spend less than $15 per person at Pacha. Pacha accepts all major credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. Reviewers heap high praise on the coffee shop's brunch menu, but lunch and dinner are also available.