Pluckers Wing Bar (The Original)

The idea for Pluckers came about circa 1991 in the dorm room of THE University of Texas.  Dave and Mark couldn’t find a good wing place in Austin that had dine-in, take-out, and delivery. After four years of testing sauce recipes and applying for loans, in 1995, their first wing restaurant was finally opened. Located in … Continue reading

Cain & Abel’s

Recommended for: College students any time and any day, and graduates trying to relive old memories. Cain and Abel’s, or more affectionately dubbed “Abel’s” by college students, is conveniently located in the heart of West Campus (west of campus from THE University of Texas.)  It’s the stomping grounds (or should I say stumbling grounds?) of many undergrads … Continue reading


Recommended for:  The Indulgent looking for an intense sugar coma. Gourdough’s Donuts was started by Paula Samford and Ryan Palmer frying dough right out of their kitchen. The donuts gained popularity amongst their friends so they decided to spread the love (and calories) with the rest of Austin by starting their donut shop out of a 1978 airstream trailer. … Continue reading