Friday, March 14, 2008

Bingo + Chicken + Honky-Tonk = Texas Tradition

Anybody's who's hung out with Those Darn Accordions over the past couple decades knows we love a little local color. In Milwaukee, we love to hit Koz's Mini Bowl and Art's Concertina Bar. In Monroe, Wisc., we love the Turner Hall and the Baumgartner Cheese Store & Tavern.

Well, next time you're in Austin, Texas, on a Sunday afternoon, head over to Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon for a dose of real honky-tonk flavor.

At Ginny's they play a game of what might politely be called "chicken bingo." (The official name's got a third word in the middle, a four-letter number that rhymes with "wit," but the Wall of Wheeze frowns on blue language.) Get an eyeful of this crazy Texas institution in's photo gallery.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah yes... do-do bingo.

They used to play this in Milwaukee during the Great Circus Parade. Someone would chalk out a grid on the street, take some bets and wait for the horses to come by. You got extra points if an elephant scored in the grid.

*Bill in Milwaukee

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