On The Road
THE REAL DEAL In 1902 Dell and Charlie Wunsche built a small saloon and hotel in Spring, a wide spot in the road north of Houston, never dreaming that their modest enterprise would last long enough to celebrate a centennial. Score one for longevity: On October 18, 19, and 20 Wunsche Bros. Cafe is throwing itself a birthday bash with good homestyle eats, plenty of beer, and Texas music. Headliners include Kimmie Rhodes on Friday night (tickets are $15) and Guy Clark and John Townes Van Zandt II on Saturday ($35). Other musicians play free Saturday and Sunday from two to six. Anybody who’s just hungry can drop by the cafe—now owned by Brenda and Scott Mitchell and Sherry Sinisi—and grab a bite seven days a week. The chicken-fried steak is darn good, and the Sausage Crumb Salad with blue-cheese dressing is awesome. If you don’t finish with a slice of the chocolate whiskey cake, you’re crazy. Afterward, stroll around the cafe’s Old Town Spring neighborhood, whose quaint stores sell every Texas doodad in the known universe. For advance tickets for Guy Clark only, call 281-350-1902. Order a cake at 888-333-2253; for more information, go to wunschebroscafe.com.