Today, Helen Hollyman is on a quest to pay tribute to a space that has nurtured the souls of many an Austin character, one beer at a time. This magical place is known as Dry Creek Saloon, a spot where you can still manage to buy a $2 Pearl beer and catch the sunset over Lake Austin as George Jones croons on the jukebox. Tune in and sit down with Helen as she chats with Dry Creek owner and Austin native, Jay Reynolds, about how this place got it’s start, the tales that have taken place here, and so much more. Helen also talks with a few of the characters that have graced the bar stools of Dry Creek over the past fifty years and hear their stories involving Willie Nelson; Texas shoot outs; the late and great Dry Creek owner, Sarah, who was known as “the meanest bartender in Austin, Texas”; what it means to be a Texan; and so much more. This episode has been brought to you by Tekserve. Thanks to Knifeshow for today’s music.
“If you want to be a Texan, all you have to do is brag about it.” [37:00]
— Jay Reynolds on U Look Hungry