The Shady Gove “under the pecan tree” embodies the Austin spirit. Open since 1992 The Shady Grove’s award-winning menu has something for everyone. Find anything from Tex-Mex to sandwiches to homemade desserts. The Shady Grove is also home to the longest running free music series Unplugged. Thursday nights at 8 from April to September. Located on Barton Springs in the beautiful South Congress district.