For a naive New Yorker, Stewart Lewis has a strange--some
would say twisted--ambition; he wants to own a country-music
club. His wife and kids hate the idea like poison. So, in the
American spirit of fair play, Stewart moves his family to
Luckenbach, Texas, where he's bought the Nassau County Cafe,
a joint that's had nine owners in the last six years and
sports a sign that says "Always Under New Management."
While his sidekick Roscoe Clark stands by, Stewart
lets fly one-liners and tortured puns.
Adjusting to the slower pace and the wide-open spaces took
some doing for the Lewises, but they did grow to appreciate
the place. Along with the cafe came a manager, Roscoe Clark,
a hick with a dopey grin on his face who was really a mite
smarter than he looked. Then there was John, the bartender;
Wendy, the goofy waitress; Silas Jones, the local beer
distributor; and Lester, the town drunk. They all went out
of their way to make the transplanted Easterners feel
at home, whatever they thought of the jokes.