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Sunday, July 25, 2010
#25. Angel's Ice House on a hilltop near Spicewood, Texas
Sadly, there’s only one Angel’s Icehouse. I wish they had locations all over the Hill Country! Angel’s is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon or evening and chill out. I recently picked Angel’s to celebrate my birthday celebration with 50 friends. What a time we had there dancing to the Fabulous GTO’s!
Angel’s is a place for all ages. A place to be casual and enjoy yourself. Hang inside or enjoy the shaded picnic tables outside. Great food, drinks (full bar), live music, good bands, casual atmosphere, pool table, a large outdoor area, a killer jukebox, a playscape for the kids, outdoor misters, and large screen televisions.
Angel’s has the appearance of an old authentic corner ice house, complete with concrete floor and roll-up walls. And even strangers treat each other as old friends at Angels. People-friendly dogs are even welcome outside while leashed. You’ll enjoy live music inside Angel’s on Tuesday and Friday nights, and live music outdoors on Saturday night.
Angel’s food selections include hand-dipped chicken fried steaks, home-style burgers in assorted styles, hand-cut french fries, fresh salads, fish and chips, sandwiches, home-style chili, wraps, etc. Even a menu for kids and pets! Appetizers include nachos, crispy fried pickle wafers, crab cakes, chicken wings, gliders and frito pie. And the food is supported by a great wait staff and cooks that prepare a great meal. The friendly waitresses even call you "baby" if you're sweet. And lately Angel’s has been hosting $2 tacos on Tuesday nights.
And don’t miss the humorous signs posted around the place! Such as “Finish that beer, there are sober kids in India”!! (an old twist on what our parent’s use to tell us about finishing a meal).
Angel’s live music scene is also good. Recent bands have included the Fabulous Chevelles, the Troubadillos, The Fabulous GTO’s, Wyatt Akers, Freddy Powers, Jr., Andrea Marie & Magnolia, Derral Gleason. Angel’s hosts a gospel lunch on Sundays from 1 PM to 3 PM with live music.
Angel’s is located along Highway 71W on a hilltop between Austin and Marble Falls. The address is 21815 Highway 71 West, Spicewood, TX. Check out their website at http://www.angelsicehouse.com/ and see the calendar for upcoming bands.
Open Tuesday through Sunday at 11 AM til late, closed Monday.
I'm Don Gray in Austin, TX. I've been blessed to know most every inch of the Texas Hill Country over my 56 years, from near Del Rio on the west, to SA and Austin on the south, to Hwy 281 on the east and to San Angelo on the north. Nothing excites me more than discovering a new back road* (Pretty rare after all of these years!).
*well, sorta.there's still one or two things that excite me more. :)