We leave Austin shortly after the worst heat has given room for a breeze coming in from the south and we set aim for a lesser known joint about half an hour drive east. All I know about the place is that it was the location for a few scenes in Tobe Hoopers 1974 classic horror movie The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and that there might be a chance for a…Continue
Posted on August 30, 2013 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment
I look out the car window into the emblazoned world that the neon along South Lamar Boulevard paints up. Many treasures are hidden in the shadows of the alleys. While some of them are hard to find if you don't know where to look, some are more well known—and for good reason, too.
Tonight it's two-stepping time and where else to do it if not at the Broken…Continue
Posted on March 16, 2012 at 4:00am — 7 Comments
We gassed, braked and steered our way through the backroads of Milam County. With Olle reading the map and Chris keeping the pick-up steady 65 at the wheel, we soon found ourselves in Downtown Texas, Texas. We're on the hunt for a little-known honky-tonk that we’ve heard tell of for a long time. We don’t even know its name, so we call it the "Dream Place" because it sounds to us like the…Continue
Posted on January 24, 2012 at 9:30am
Most every time I put my foot here, something is going on. Today we’re just rolling dice. I’m not much of a dice player, but my new friends help me out. Gary slips me a couple bucks under the table to throw in when I’ve lost my last pot, but it still ends with me losing the game. It’s just simple fun for an afternoon. This is how you do things in Rockne, Texas.
Posted on January 5, 2012 at 8:30am — 7 Comments