Willie-Nilly

On-again, off-again: Willie's Place at Carl's Corner looks like it will actually open. Dallas-based Earth Biofuels—partnering with a group headed by country star Willie Nelson—announced that the much delayed 35,000-square-foot truck stop "township" refurbishment will launch with a VIP private preview concert featuring Nelson on June 30. This will be followed by a full week of grins and twangs with the likes of David Allan Coe, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Merle Haggard and Ray Price. The Willie-fied Carl's Corner—originally founded in 1986 by Carl Cornelius just south of Dallas on Interstate 35—includes a 750-seat theater and concert hall, the Whiskey River Bar, a convenience store and a pair of restaurants—one of which will be called Blue Skies Café. It will also pump BioWillie, Nelson's branded biodiesel fuel, some of which will be blended from the truck stop's restaurant grease.

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Willie's Place

101 Cornelius Road
Hillsboro, TX 76645

Category: Restaurant > Bar Food

Region: Far South Dallas Suburbs

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