Sunday, September 14, 2008

An Institution For Beer and Burgers

In Austin, if someone says 'meet me at the Tavern' this is the place they are talking about, at 12th and Lamar. This building was built on North Lamar before that street existed ( in 1916). As it happens I took this picture Tuesday and The Austin Chronicle wrote about such venerable institutions this week. (See Mick Vann's rundown on the Tavern.) The sign tells you that they welcome football fans. However, the big game was canceled in Austin yesterday. They thought the weather might be vicious but the hurricane turned away. However, there were hotel rooms released that were occupied by people fleeing the Houston area and the coast instead of returning Longhorn alums and visiting Arkansas Razorbacks.

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