All, hail: Janis Joplin was discovered at Threadgill’s, as were many other musicians whose names you may not recognize. Opened 76 years ago in a Gulf Oil filling station on the very day that Austin became wet, this longtime eatery and live music venue has been the place for musical moments and Southern-style culinary connections. Famous for its chicken fried steak with cream gravy so rich Gulf Oil might have pumped it. Threadgill’s latest gift to the city is a Sunday gospel brunch, featuring migas, biscuits, bacon, and among the most angelic voices twine-timing in Texas.

301 W. Riverside Dr.