Introducing Smithville's newest Wine Bar and Live Music venue. Our goal is to provide an opportunity to try unique and hard to find wines in a cozy yet intimate atmosphere, while listening to amazing music.
Operating as usual
- Chicken Wings with Buffalo, Bourbon, or Sweet Teriyaki Sauce served with side salad and cup of soup $10
- Creamy Jalapeño and Chipotle Corn Pork Tacos $8
Today's special, Creamy Jalapeño and Chipotle Corn Pork Tacos. Come out of the rain and grab a plate of these tasty tacos for only $8.
Happy Birthday to Mike today and Happy Birthday to Lori tomorrow. We'll all have to celebrate together next week when life gets back to normal, hopefully.
[02/18/21] In case you were wondering, the restaurant will be closed the rest of the week as we try to find Elsa to bring back Summer.
Come by and see the Children's Trim -a -tree Valentines decorations. Kids can come in with an ornament they made and place it on the tree and get a free treat too. Parents can try a free appetizer as well. We'll do this for all the major Holidays and Events. Come support Smithville's littlest artists.
We are having a special menu this week due to the weather and our Valentines Dinner Specials. Please come by for some warm soup or chili.
Don't forget to come for Valentines Dinner Friday and Saturday night as we have a Prime Rib plate with choice of Au Gratin or Baked Potatoes, choice of two salads, roasted asparagus, and choice of 3 desserts, Almond Bread Pudding w/ Amaretto Sauce, Flour less Chocolate Cake w/ Gamache berry wine and fresh berries, or Crepes w/ strawberry cream filling and Whipped Cream. We also are offering an Italian Plate with two stuffed shells, two homemade meatballs, and two servings of Chicken Parmesan served over pasta (Gluten Free pasta available) choice of two salads and the same selection of desserts. Both options also include garlic bread as we'll. The Prime Rib dinner is $39.95 per person and the Italian Plate for two is 29.95 per person. Live music is included.
All of our menu, even the Valentines Dinner Specials will be available for carry out if you don't feel like going out, but we will be having intimate live music playing and our new menu of over 50 wines to choose from. Please call for reservations.
Had an incredible show last night with Soul Man Sam. He had so much energy and is such a dynamic and witty entertainer. Hannibal Lokumbe joined him onstage for few numbers and his wife Sumai joined Lori in the kitchen as our guest chef to make some amazing Fried Chicken, Mac-n-Cheese, Greens, Corn Bread, and Sweet Potato Pie.
Here's a few videos for those of you not able to attend. Please add more photos or videos if you were there.
youtube.com Jan. 6th Fat Cat Lounge in Smithville
Wanted to give a shout out to the Smithville Recycling Center. We are trying to run as Green a Business as we can. We recycle all of our bottles, cans, and boxes. We even take the leftover food scraps home to feed our pigs. It's so nice to have a great Recycling Center so close that handles everything, except the glass (I take that to La Grange). Please take advantage of whatever services your community offers and help make a difference.
Come by The Fat Cat Lounge and see the children's trim a tree with handmade ornaments. Lori has collected Valentines from some area schools and day cares with each child's name and age on the back. They can come in with their parents and exchange it for a treat. Parents can get an appetizer too. We will switch out decorations for all the major holidays as long as the kiddos keep the ornaments coming. We want to work with the kids for an art competition with some if the best work displayed on our walls. Come by and support Smithville's future artists.
Soup-er Bowl Saturday - Lori's been cooking up her favorite soups. Come in this weekend for a bowl of hearty chicken corn chowder, tomato basil soup, Italian wedding soup, or chili all served with garlic bread for only $5.00. Grab some to go, or enjoy it with a glass of wine or beer while listening to great music. This Saturday Phil Hurley will play from 7-9.
Chili To Go Special Today! Come by the Fat Cat Lounge today and get a helping of Lori's Special Chili to go with 1/2 Grill Cheese Sandwich for $8. Lori uses 5 types of meat, her own Chili seasoning and serves it with or without beans. Get a quick lunch, a savoury supper, or just a snack while watching football. We are open today from 11 am to 10 pm for dine in as well with a full menu of delicious food and finally have our beer and wine license so come by and check us out.
youtube.com Oscar Ornelas on keyboards and vocal Johnny Moeller on guitar Nico Leophante on Drums
Check out some of the great music we had here on New Years Eve with The Sophisticates.
youtube.com Johnny Moeller on guitarOscar Ornelas on keyboards/vocalsNico Leophante on Drums
Here's a link to my Best Albums of 2020 playlist on Spotify.
It has my favorite songs from about 70 albums that came out this year. This is a very diverse array of songs from multiple genres and styles but should give you a quick review of the best music created this year. Please feel free to comment and add suggestions that need to be added.
My Top 20 albums of the year: (in no particular order)
Rose City Band – Summerlong
Mac Miller – Circles
Bruce Springsteen – Letter To You
SAULT – Untitled (Rise Up)
Idles – Ultra Mono
The Avalanches – We Will Always Love You
Chris Stapleton – Starting Over
Car Seat Headrest – Making a Door Less Open
The James Hunter Six – Nick Of Time
Tame Impala – The Slow Rush
Jason Isbell – Reunions
Robert Cray – That’s What I Heard
Washed Out – Purple Noon
Oh Sees – Protean Threat
Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher
Working Man’s Club- Working Man’s Club
The Flaming Lips – American Head
Run The Jewels – RT4
AC/DC – Power Up
Spotify A playlist featuring The Flaming Lips, Car Seat Headrest, Bright Eyes, and others
Check out our first video blog for the Fat Cat Lounge. It's called WIne Notes with Lori: Episode One - Champagne and Champagne Alternatives. It's a quick look at some options you may want to look at for your New Years Eve Party. Hopefully we'll be able to do a lot more of these in the future
fatcatloungeandcafe.com Check out our new video blogs with helpful hints and advice. This episode takes a quick look at Champagne and inexpensive alternatives that you might want to try for New Years Eve. (19) Wine Notes with Lori, Episode One: Champagne and Champagne Alternatives for New Years - YouTube
Check out my article on the 2020- The Year in Music pt. 1 on our blog page. Comments are welcome. https://www.fatcatloungeandcafe.com/post/my-2020-music-review
fatcatloungeandcafe.com 2020- The Year in Music pt. 1 Without a doubt 2020, was the year where everything changed and the music business was no exception. While live concerts and public appearances were mostly cancelled, many artists retreated to their home studios and produced an enormous amount of thoughtful, reflective....
The Fat Cat Lounge will be Open for lunch today from 11 to 5. If you are out shopping and need a quick bite or want a nice meal for Christmas Eve to go, stop by or call ahead at 281-236-8007.
[12/17/20] So while we are talking about Chili, let's settle this once and for all, beans or no beans. Let's hear your vote.
If you're cold or hungry, Lori is cooking up her Famous Chili for lunch or dinner this weekend at the Fat Cat Lounge and Cafe. This batch has seven different meats, is served with or without beans, and comes with Frito Chips, Saltine Crackers, or Rice plus fresh Pico de gallo and lots of cheese. A large bowl is only $7.50. I'm getting hungry just typing this!
Come by and try our soup and sandwich combo today for $10. Tomato Basil Soup with Prosciutto Grilled Cheese sandwich.
Once in a lifetime!!! Wine dinner with Guy Stout and Stout family wines Friday December 4th! Very limited! All tables will be 6-10 ft apart. We will have a four course meal starting with an appetizer and some bubbles from northern Italy, then we will have guy’s Sauvignon blanc from Napa paired with one of his favorite dishes and then have our main course paired with his Napa Cabernet (retail value 75.00 per bottle). We will finish the night off with a decadent desert and a no longer available port from my cellar! Guy will be cooking the courses paired with his wines which is a real treat! Only a few spots left so please call or pm me at the fat cat lounge and cafe or reach out to us on our website. 80.00 pp+t&t fatcatloungeandcafe.com
Dinner will be from 6:30-8:30 and those who want to stay can watch blue midnight from Austin. It’s going to be a great night! Hope to see you.
fatcatloungeandcafe.com Smithvile's new wine bar, live music venue, and restaurant.
[11/25/20] We are re-opening this Friday (11/27) and will be serving both lunch and dinner, so stop by when you get finished shopping. Check out Charlie Weyler Saturday night.
[11/13/20] Due to the recent outbreak of Covid-19 in the area, including many cases in our Grandchildren's daycare, we have voluntarily decided to close the restaurant for a two week quarantine. While we were just tested and were negative our grandson did test positive, though he is showing no symptoms. No one working at the restaurant has tested positive or has any symptoms either. The safety of our customers is our top priority and we will not open until it is safe to do so. Our intention is to re-open Nov. 27th. Thank you.
Inspirational show last night with Miss Lavelle White. Just ridiculous how great she still is at 91. Luckily she coming back in January.
[11/07/20] Looking forward to Miss Lavelle tonight. Don't forget this show is BYOB.
Had a great opening night with Letha Mignon and ribbon cutting with the Chamber. Tonight we have Blue Midnight.
Our new logo is finished on the window and everything is coming together for our Grand Opening on Nov. 5th.
Bobby Sparks, James Robinson, Brannen Temple, and Sherah Bassard with Lori and Dennis before our first show.
Fat Cat Lounge and Cafe's cover photo
Fat Cat Lounge and Cafe