Saturday, January 5, 2013

Once Upon a Steak

There used to be a couple of locally-owned restaurants around Austin that were destinations in the sixties and seventies.The original Night Hawk stood at Riverside and Congress. In Threadgill's downtown some vintage Night Hawk neon flashes hawk wings in the bar. The Frisco Shop by Night Hawk at Burnet and Koenig survived the demise of the little empire and then was razed to build a chain drugstore. It re-emerged in a location further north on Burnet serving the same hamburgers with history.


  1. Jerry the DallasiteJanuary 5, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    I seem to recall a Nighthawk at the intersection of 19th(now M.L. King) and Guadalupe streets, right near the U.T. campus. I ate there only once in a while, as an impoverished student I couldn't eat out much.

  2. My father was a carpenter who worked on building that Night Hawk on Guadalupe. Actually, it was a block north of 19th.