A scouting party for the right location to plant this sign is reporting back from NZ next month. Stay tuned.
A Threadgill’s neighborhood is any ‘hood where folks are nice to folks. On this page, you’ll find all matter of reflections, musings, ponderings, and memories – collected here in no particular order. Enjoy!
The Raw Deal is Closed. One of my best ever Advertising Ideas. Drawing by Micael Priest
I’ve been told this advertises Little Charlie Sexton’s very first Billed performance.
Flipping through the collection looking for the coolest of the cool. This comes up a contender.
Is it Week 7 of our Salad Days of Summer Promo already???
Yep, sure is.
Well, let's finish off this thing with something a little eclectic, shall we? How about this... A Grilled Thai Chicken Salad, served with shredded Knappa Cabbage, Sliced Red Peppers and Roasted Peanuts.
Come on in and get one for yourself!
If you can't make it in this week, fear not. Our regularly-scheduled favorites like our Grilled Ahi Tuna salad, and our Black & Bleu Caesar Salad are always available!
Grilled Thai Chicken Salad
- Romaine mix
- Asian peanut sauce
- Shredded knappa cabbage
- Sliced red bell pepper
- Shredded carrots
- Roasted peanuts
It's Week 6 of our Salad Days of Summer celebration and we couldn't be more excited about this week's offering: A delightfully fresh and appropriately summer-y Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken Salad.
If you haven't been in for one of our salads this summer, this is the time to do it. And when you do, snap a picture of it and put it on our Instragram acct: @threadgills.
See ya soon!
Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken Salad
Barbecue chicken is perfect for just about every backyard get-together. But as it turns out, the backyard isn't the only place that BBQ chicken is appropriate. As you'll discover this week at Threadgill's, BBQ chicken is also perfect on top of a salad!
BBQ CHICKEN SALAD
Grilled chicken dipped in bbq sauce
It's Week #4 of our scrumdiddlyumptious Salad Days of Summer promo, and we've got a real winner on our hands here. A beautifully composed, and delicious GRILLED TUNA COBB SALAD.
If you don't know much about Cobb Salads, here's a bit of the back story.
Various accounts exist about the invention of the cobb salad. One says that it first plated in the 1930s at the Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant, where it became an immensely popular dish for the restaurant. As for its name, that came from the restaurant's owner — Robert Howard Cobb.
Stories vary as to whether the salad was invented by Cobb or by his chef, Chuck Wilson. The legend is that Cobb had not eaten until near midnight, and so he mixed together leftovers he found in the kitchen, along with some bacon cooked by the line cook, and tossed it with their French dressing.
Fans of Curb Your Enthusiasm will remember this version of the story when Larry began searching for evidence to prove that another character, Cliff Cobb, has falsely claimed that his grandfather invented the salad.
Others believe that it was another of Mr. Cobb's chefs that created the salad... namely Robert Kreis — executive chef at the The Derby in 1929 when it opened — and that it was named to honor of Robert Cobb.
Regardless of its origin, the Cobb Salad is a wonderful thing, especially with the twists we've added — many of which make it a completely different kind of salad. And a delicious one at that! Come in and try one. You'll be glad you did.
THREADGILL'S GRILLED TUNA COBB SALAD
Grilled ahi tuna (biased cut 4pcs)Red seedless grapes (cut in half)
Roasted corn (off the Cobb)
Diced avocado (1/2 cubed)
Garnished with capers, feta,chopped Roasted almonds
We don't often hear a lot of chatter about salads these days. It's just not a subject discussed in culinary circles or on the Food Network. For we salad lovers, this is a real shame. After all, there's almost nothing more healthy, more versatile, and more satisfying than a perfectly concocted salad.
To rectify the situation, here are 5 Solid Salad Facts to go along with Week 3 of our Salad Days of Summer promo — which this week features a Steak & Shrimp Grilled Romaine Wedge.
1. The term "salad" comes from the Latin word for salt ("sal"). In Roman times, salads consisted largely of salted vegetables glazed with a oil and vinegar dressing. Thus the salt. The French eventually coined the term "salade" which is where we got it.
2. The oldest English language cookbook, The Forme of Cury (written in the 1300's), contains the first known recipe for salad, a brazen little number that called for lettuce, leeks and spinach served with garlic, herbs and flowers.
3. Arguably the most celebrated salad in the world is the Waldorf Salad, originally conceived by Oscar Tschirky, who worked at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel in the 1890s. Tschirky’s original salad contained apples, celery and mayonnaise. The famous walnuts weren’t actually added until three decades later. Today the Waldorf Astoria serves a version that contains sweet and sour apples, candied walnuts, celeriac and truffle. (Bonus fact: Oscar Tschirky also invented Eggs Benedict).
4. Perhaps the most popular salad in the world is The Caesar Salad, and it was invented by restaurateur Caesar Cardini on July 4, 1924 in Tijuana, Mexico. It is said that on this busy weekend, Cardini was running low on food and he put together a salad for his guests from what was left over in the kitchen. "Take everything to the table" he said, "and make a ceremony of fixing the salad". His original recipe included romaine, garlic, croutons, and Parmesan cheese, boiled eggs, olive oil and Worcestershire sauce.
5. The phrase "salad days" has come to mean a "time of youthful inexperience" (or the notion of "green"). It's first recorded use was by Shakespeare in Antony & Cleopatra (1606).
Steak & Shrimp Grilled Romaine Wedge Salad
- Grilled romaine wedge
- 5oz flat iron
- Grape tomato
- Sliced red onion
- 3-grilled shrimp
- Shredded purple cabbage
- Bleu cheese crumbles
Week 2 of our "We-Care-About-How-You-Look-In-A-Bathing-Suit" Summer Salad Days promo continues! Up next (starting Sunday): Our Blackened Steak Arugula Salad featuring red onion, green beans, grape tomatoes, asparagus tips, croutons + the star of the show, a tender 5oz. piece of sliced blackened steak, cooked to perfection.
Yum Yum Yum! Try it with a cucumber/wasabi dressing if you dare.
Up next: Steak & Grilled Shrimp Salad!
It's bathing suit season here in Austin, Texas — time to start eating right and getting our waistlines ready for public viewing. With that in mind, we're offering up a whole range of delectable salads over the next couple of months, each made to satisfy your taste buds, and keep you looking good.
First up, our delicious PECAN CHICKEN SPINACH SALAD, made with our pecan chicken on a bed of spinach with sliced strawberries, diced cucumber, sliced apples and feta. It's delightful.
NEXT WEEK: Blackened Steak Arugula Salad
Most of the dads we know like to eat on Father's Day. But they don't want to eat just anything. They want something hardy. Something tasty. Something that lives up to their testosterone-fueled worldview... even if it's a salad. That's why our special Father's Day Salad is topped with steak and shrimp. It's a manly salad.
But for those dads that want something EVEN MORE substantial, we've got an uber-special Grilled Ribeye Father's Day Steak topped with a bacon and bleu cheese butter sauce, with a side of garlic Brussels Sprouts.
And, of course, we're serving brunch at both locations from 10am-3pm.
See you Sunday! And Happy Father's Day!
Austin Texas Rock & Roll Concert Posters & Art
—Saturday May 16th @ 12N—
Threadgill’s World Headquarters • 301 West Riverside • Austin, Texas
Join us for the Armadillo Art Squad Auction featuring original art & concert posters from the poster artists who help make The Armadillo World Headquarters famous. Original works & over 250 Austin, Texas concert posters directly from Jim Franklin, Danny Garrett, Michael Priest, Sam Yeates, Kerry Awn, Henry Gonzalez, Guy Juke, the late Ken Featherston & others. All direct from the artist’s collection.
Complete online catalog available here.
Full color limited edition catalog available for $10 at the auction (all proceeds from catalog sales go to The South Austin Popular Culture Center).
Please make plans to join us at Threadgill’s! Public welcome.
If it were up to us, every Sunday would be Mother’s Day. But until then, May 10th is what we’ve got, so let’s make the best of it!
How, you ask?
Well, you could bring the special moms in your life to Threadgill’s for a home-cooked meal made by someone else but her, that’s how! And to sweeten the deal, we’re offering all Moms a free mimosa this Sunday. Of course, she can have more than just one… but only one of them is free.
So if you have some time, come on in! Brunch starts at 10am, with music starting at 11am. This week, we’ve got Jon Emery’s Hillbilly Gospel playing at the South store, and Austin Jazz Workshop playing up North. And, of course, we’re open for dinner as well.
National Grilled Cheese Month is quickly becoming one of our favorite months here at Threadgill’s. We’ve had plenty of positive reviews for each of our GCS so far — the Chicken Fried GCS, the Ham & Swiss w/Pesto GCS, and the Bacon, Pear & Provolone GCS. But truthfully, we’ve saved our best for last.
BEHOLD! The Mac-n-Cheese + Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese Sandwich!!!
Come on by and get your hands on one while they’re hot!
Unbelievably, it’s Week #3 already of National Grilled Cheese Month here at Threadgill’s. We’ve got two under our belts so far: the Chicken Fried Grilled Cheese (which is available all month) and the Ham & Swiss w/Pesto on Grilled Sourdough from last week that was a big success.
We’re real excited about this week’s gem: Our Pear + Provolone with Bacon GCS.
Come on by! We’d love to see you.
It’s Week 2 of National Grilled Cheese Month here at Threadgill’s. Though it will be tough to top the success of the Chicken Fried Grilled Cheese, we think this baby has what it takes.
Next up: Our Ham and Swiss with pesto on sourdough, served with a side of marinara.
If you didn’t get a chance to try the Chicken Fried Grilled Cheese Sandwich last week, don’t fret. We’re featuring it throughout April!
It’s National Grilled Cheese Month, and we’re celebrating with 4 different Grilled Cheese Sandwiches throughout April — a new one every week.
First up, THE CHICKEN FRIED GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH featuring several slices of mild cheddar cheese grilled between two pieces of honey potato bread, battered up and deep fried. Heck, we’ll even serve it with a side of gravy.
NEXT WEEK: Ham and Swiss with Pesto on Sourdough (served with a side of marinara)
In Episode 2 of his “Thread’s” series, Eddie Wilson shares his recollections about Bruce Springsteen’s first appearance at the Armadillo World Headquarters, and the infamous t-shirt that The Boss wore during his 3-hour set at the legendary Austin venue.