They say everything is bigger in Texas, or at least they did until they Googled "miniature cattle". Seriously, do it now. Bringing a little bit of The Lone Star State to the Z, Texas Saloon.
Billed as the spot "Where Big Meets Best", this Coyote Ugly-esque saloon/"Texas-style Dance Hall" (located in the former Bad Abbots) from the dudes behind Symphony 8 & McGreevy's, rocks a spacious, old-timey Western vibe via its reclaimed barnwood walls, decorative bourbon barrels, tables adorned with 19th century "Wanted" posters, and a stage flanked by a giant state flag from Texas, which you shouldn't mess with, as flags are notoriously difficult to fold back up. While they don't dance on the bar or implore John Goodman to lose weight, waitresses decked out in tight halters/Daisy Dukes do serve up 34 draft/bottle brews (Lone Star, Texas Bock, Landshark, etc.) and classic whiskeys while live bands get the ho-down crunk with all your favorite Southern rock, country, and rockabilly, which is a music genre entirely devoted to putting Billy Baldwin to sleep. Grubwise, they're slinging country eats like a gravy-battered chicken fried steak w/ mashed and corn on the cob; a chipotle aioli sauce'd burger w/ haystack onion strings and cheddar; and a slow-roasted rack of ribs that've been dry-rubbed, presumably while watching the Pelican Brief in Kate Boardman's basement.
Because it is still in Quincy, TS also tips its hat to the hometown crowd with an all-day bangers and rashers Irish breakfast served with baked beans, brown bread, and home fries, which is sure to make everything bigger, starting with your Bugle Boys.
Published: November 9, 2010 at 4:00am EST
1546 Hancock St
Quincy, MA 02169
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