The Signs Of Austin

Texas Chili Parlor

1409 Lavaca St

Guy Clark might have said it best when he sang the Dublin Blues … “Well I wished I was in Austin, hmm, in the Chili Parlor Bar Drinkin’ Mad Dog Margaritas and not carin’ where you are.” Skyscrapers continue to fill the space around this popular little spot for Texas legislators and Quentin Tarantino films. It has thrived since 1976 thanks to its X-rated chill and local popularity. Scott Zublin, a regular customer since the 1980s and a former oilfield worker, bought the restaurant in 2002 after its previous owners had gone into foreclosure.