Feel-good Southern comfort food and live music: Threadgill’s is all that and more. Around since 1933 when the original Lamar location opened, Threadgill’s is a local favorite that is known as much for great food as for great music. Don’t miss the fried green tomatoes, the truly decadent chicken-fried steak, meatloaf, pecan-crusted chicken and the vegetable plate. With more than 25 sides to choose from—this okra lover adores the fried ones here, and the Texas black-eyed pea caviar—even the most fickle tummies will be happy. No reservations are needed, but if a hot band is playing, plan to get there early (around 6PM) to avoid the crush and get a good seat outside.