Merry Christmas Party Train

Hello beloved Party Train Passengers!

Haven’t had a Wednesday train in a while. And now i remember why. So many epic things going on.  Of course, lots of christmas events (free christmas parties!), alamo is doing some cool stuff (elf quote along, sing along christmas pops), great music (phoenix, bruce robison, t bird), charity events, etc and so on.  I won’t be doing a party train over the holidays (shocking!) so you’ll have to keep yourself busy with these:

Merry Christmas to everyone (or Hannukah or Festivus or Solstice or whatever). Thanks to everyone for making this a fantastic 2009 — see you kids next year.

Yours in too much wine and too few presents,


Free and Cheap

To Check Out

  • Keep  Bizarre Christmas Bazaar
  • Armadillo Christmas Bazaar – tons of great music
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House has a $40 filet and lobster
  • Stories in the lost pine resort. always getting 5 stars.


  • Torchy’s Tacos  – dont really see the appeal — even in the eatery. they’re greasy and overpriced.  get tacos off a truck on north lamar or east riverside — they’ll be better
  • Epoch coffee: Great slices from east side pies and a delicious coffee drink called the mojo. and open 24 hours!
  • Man Bites Dog — good, for a $6 hot dog

To do





  • Asylum Street Spankers 8:00pm Waterford House,2008 Brandt Rd  $15
  • Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis Paramount Theatre  The
  • Gary Clark Jr. 8pm door Antone’s Night Club
  • Gourds  8:00pm Paramount Theatre $30-$75  Join
  • Micky and the Motorcars 10:00pm Saxon Pub  $10
  • Suzanna Choffel 12:00am Momo’s Club $10   w/Drew Smith
  • VINYL DHARMA 9:30pm La Zona Rosa
  • On the 19th celebrate “Indie Craftivity” at Stitch Lab with sips, snacks, and more. Show up at Twin Liquors for both tastings and bottle-dippings of Maker’s Mark from 3-6. Enjoy coffee and chocolate at Wally Workman Gallery from 2-5 as you browse some fine art at finer discounts.



  • Afrofreque 9:30pm Momo’s Club $7   World
  • Alejandro Escovedo  10:00pm Continental Club  $10
  • Carolers 6:30pm Chez Zee Restaurant
  • Blue Tuesday w/Guest WC Clark  Antone’s Night Club
  • HORSE the Band 8pm door Emo’s  Advance


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5 responses to “Merry Christmas Party Train

  1. Moni

    Re Torchy’s: North Lamar?! You gotta go to the trailer park on S 1st to appreciate its goodness (when the fire is going). It was also noteably awesome when the trailer was at Little Woodrows and available after a night downtown.

    • Kelly Stocker

      Thanks Monski — I actually did. What i meant was ditch torchys for tacos from north lamar. I’m sure that its fab @ little woodrows… but thats also because they have big ass beers 🙂

  2. Torchy’s… greasy? Really? Which tacos did you try? Because none of the ones I’ve tried have had a bit of grease, and I’ve tried at least five different ones at this point.

    • Kelly Stocker

      Yep. Terrible — It was the naughty santa. That might also be because it had chorizo in it but I was just thoroughly disappointed. To be fair, i am from south texas… so i’m kind of a taco snob 🙂

  3. You might try some of their regular tacos. Fried avocado, baja shrimp, or the brushfire (only if you like spicy). I’ve noticed they get a little wild with their specials and it doesn’t quite match the essence of Torchy’s. The three I mentioned, especially the first two, are definitely the most popular and good. Can’t beat the $3.25 fills me up price either.

    I had the Naughty Santa a few weeks ago. I wouldn’t order it again, especially compared to what I’ve had there before. Oh, and I know a taco snob from South Texas who loves them, too. If you try it again, let me know. I’m interested to see what your second opinion if you have one is!

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