If family bar-and-restaurants leave a bad taste in your mouth, wash it out with a cold glass of Shiner Bock and slow-smoked brisket at Wil Jenny's. The staff and regulars at this Texas-themed hang -- named after the owners' children -- treat everyone who walks in like one of their own. Take a seat up front if you prefer the bar, or mosey back to the lodge-style dining room, where high ceilings and plastic gingham table cloths give the place a picnic-area vibe. Live music is a huge draw on the weekends (even Hootie has played here), and expect anything you order to be Texas big. Popular choices include the Ranch House Snack (a sampler of smoked meats and candied jalapenos), Chicken Fried Steak and the Dr. Pepper Baby Back Ribs, slathered with a sweet and tangy sauce made from the soda.
Generous platters of Southwestern fare are the meal ticket at Wil Jennys, created by Kevin Timmons and Doug Watkins, who founded the successful Nick & Jakes Bar and Grill. The expensively mounted dining room is more salon than saloon, but the menu is strictly roadhouse fare: traditional Tex-Mex dishes (fajitas, chile rellenos, tacos) with home-style Lone Star favorites such as smoked beef brisket, chicken-fried steak, prime rib and green-bean casserole. — Charles Ferruzza
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Parking: Lot Available
Entertainment: Thu.-Fri.: Country music, live band
Mon., Aug. 26, 7 p.m. 2013
Mon., Aug. 19, 7 p.m. 2013
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