YET ANOTHER UPDATE: Austin’s is now going three-day-a-week with the live music at lunch. Starting today, the incomparable Ron Thompson will play during lunch on Thursdays. If you’ve never seen him, he’s great. He also plays every Thursday night at Babylon.
UPDATE, 2/2: Starting today, Austin’s live music lunch buffet is expanding to Tuesdays, when you catch Rudy Parris performing 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you like blues guitar, then be sure to check him out. Again, it costs $10 and that access to the lunch buffet and the music upstairs.
Also worth a note for blues fans, Austin’s has L.A. band The 44′s playing on Friday night. The group was in Fresno a few weeks ago playing MoFo Party Band’s 21st anniversary party at Audie’s Olympic.
ORIGINAL POST, 1/13: This is pretty cool. Austin’s — the former Hero’s Sports Lounge in downtown Fresno — is launching a new lunch option today combining live music and all-you-can-eat grub.
For $10, you can have a buffet-style lunch and listen to the sounds of the Eva Scow Trio from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. As of now, it seems like it’s going to be happening every Wednesday.
I’m confident that there are enough people downtown who would love to enjoy their lunch with some live music and an All You Can Eat Buffet! … Let’s stand behind the arts and cool venues that support it!!
Seems like a good idea, considering $10 is about what you’d pay for lunch in there anyway, and Eva Scow is one of the brightest young talents in Fresno. Plus, if this is successful, it oughta help establish Austin’s as a cool place trying something different to engage the downtown crowd.