Frisco felicitations

Frisco neon signIt’s reported that the Frisco Shop, than which there is no more iconic business in Austin, has found a new home. Part of the old Night Hawk empire, with a team that’s a team like no other, together since almost forever, the Frisco has been threatened by plans to build something different on the site of its current location. A squib in today’s local daily, picked up from a blog entry yesterday, and another item in yesterday’s Austin Business Journal report the story, in varying detail. Bob Cole, of Hill’s Cafe and The Tavern, is a constant as a new partner. The new location is reported to be the establishment at 6801 Burnet that has housed in succession Jambalaya, Good Eats, and, most recently, a Curra’s. What makes the Frisco Shop iconic? Everyone’s answer will be different. For me, it’s the people, the Frisco and the Top Chop’t, the pies, the slaw, and, especially, the biscuits. Many would include the onion rings. And let’s not forget the sign!

3 Comments so far

  1. Spencer (unregistered) on November 1st, 2007 @ 7:09 am

    Any word on why Curra’s is moving/closing? Seems like it was always pretty crowded everytime we went in there. We’ve always preferred the Oltorf location, but the Burnet one was always good for a quick mole fix.

  2. Rantor (unregistered) on November 1st, 2007 @ 10:04 am

    I don’t know, other than I believe that there was mention of a wish to devote more efforts to the catering side of the business. I’m familiar only with Curra’s original location (Guero’s before Guero’s moved to the Feed & Seed on South Congress), although I ate at Jambalaya back in the old days. I think that Curra’s is going great guns. It just can be very difficult to keep tabs on multiple dining spots.

  3. M1EK (unregistered) on November 1st, 2007 @ 11:55 am

    The Burnet location had the reputation of falling way behind the Oltorf original in both service and food. I experienced mixed results on both counts.

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