The folks behind Austin’s Nickel City and Better Half have joined forces and taken their respective winning formulas to the charming town (and soon to be Austin suburb) of Lockhart. Try this: If fried chicken and “the coldest beer in Texas” don’t get you into this dive-y corner spot, we’re not sure what will. Maybe the whiskey sour or mezcal mule? The deviled eggs topped with chile crisp or the steak-finger sandwich? The drinks are on point and the food far better than it has to be. Pro tip: Save the Whatafrozen—bourbon, Amaro Mon- tenegro, Dr Pepper, and cream—for dessert.