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Armadillo World Headquarters Strikes a New Chord

February 16, 2024 | By

Dave Dalton Thomas

The Armadillo World Headquarters never grew old. But its legend sure as hell did.
As a venue, it lasted not quite 11 years, from mid-1970 to the first hours of 1981.

The Enchiladas at Armadillo World Headquarters Were Shrimply Irresistible

August 22, 2023 | By Michael Corcoran

Recipe: Armadillo World Headquarters Shrimp Enchiladas

August 22, 2023 | By Michael Corcoran

 
(Makes 12 enchiladas)
Ingredients
24 medium to large fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
12 corn tortillas
1 cup chicken stock
1 avocado
For the stock
1 clove of garlic (peeled and chopped fine)
12 tomatoes
6 onions
1 pound canned green chile strips
Juice squeezed from half a lemon
1⁄3 pound butter
Cut the vegetables in half and then in quarters.

Our Readers’ Favorite Stories from 2022

December 28, 2022 | By TH Staff

In a state as big and as unique as Texas, there’s always more to learn. This year, our readers loved stories about deep-rooted Texans, from historical legends to enduring communities to native species.

50 Years Ago, Willie Nelson United Cowboys and Hippies at the Armadillo World Headquarters

August 10, 2022 | By Michael Corcoran

With the Vietnam War still raging in the summer of 1972, there was a cultural chasm that seemed too wide to cross in Texas: Longhairs weren’t welcome in honky-tonks, and cowboys didn’t mingle with “peaceniks.” But five words built a bridge.

Ray Benson Reflects on 50 Years of Seminal Western Swing Band Asleep at the Wheel

August 21, 2020 | By Joe Nick Patoski

The Original Threadgill’s Closes, Marking the End of a Defining Cultural Era in Austin

April 21, 2020 | By Dave Thomas

Eddie Wilson reflects on the end of an era in Austin with the closure of Threadgill’s, the restaurant, bar, and live-music joint where Janis Joplin got her start.

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