It’s mud bug season and the best place to get the little critters is a cajun bar and grill that has been an Austin institution since 1981. Shoal Creek Saloon has a long history of being the favored watering hole of politicos, lobbyists, Austin’s “weird” and sports fans of all persuasions, and they are boiling every day from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m..​

The Louisiana cuisine is complimented by the likes of scrumptious Rib Eye Steaks, the biggest Smoked Pork Chop in Texas, and the extra spicy Reynaldo Burger.​

Bar Hours: Sun–Sat 11 a.m.- 11 p.m. | Kitchen Hours: Sun–Wed 11 a.m.– 10 p.m. Thur–Sat 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Location: 909 N Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78703

In her previous life, Kristy was an uninspired realtor who was feeling a little bit bored with her day to day. So on January 1, 2010, she made a New Year’s resolution to write about one thing to do each day in her beloved city of Austin, Texas. And thus, 365 Things Austin was born.