Many years ago, on a night when it was so cold that nearly every bar and restaurant in Dallas closed for business, a buddy of mine and I wandered into the Jet Set Club. We were the only two customers. Or so we thought. We sat at the bar. It was dark. After talking to the man for probably 20 minutes about the impending new smoking ordinance, he excused himself. After a couple minutes, we turned to look for the bartender so we could settle our tab. Whereupon we realized he was watching a couple about 20 feet away, in a booth, having sex. One of the weirdest things I’ve ever witnessed.
Anyway, comes word that Ray Washburne and his pals (Buddy Cramer, Joe Tillotson of Barley House) are opening something called the Katy Trail Ice House in the old Jet Set space. Washburne describes his new joint as a cross between Adair’s and Scholz Garten in Austin. He plans to open March 5.
One suspects the Dallas Hash House Harriers are already planning a visit.