(map) Hey Cupcake! launches their newest cupcake for the fall season. The Pumpkinator is a moist pumpkin-spice cake topped with cream-cheese frosting. It’s a frightfully yummy way to welcome the approach of Halloween!

Hey Cupcake! website

New Tasting Room at Dripping Springs Vodka

(map) If you’re a fan of this award-winning vodka, get ready to raise your glass. The distillery and tasting room will open for tours starting next Tuesday. Tours cost $10, are by appointment only, and you’ll get to sample four micro-spirits, including the latest, Dripping Springs Artisan Gin.

New Tasting Room at Dripping Springs Vodka

Full bottles and other merchandise are for sale in the tasting room after your tour, which starts  See More »

August 15

In: Daily Sunset

15 Aug

(map) Whaaat? This legendary barbecue joint has its own wine label?! Indeed they do, and just like the ‘cue, the wine is pretty dang good. The Salt Lick has been growing grapes and selling them to neighboring wineries for years. A few years ago, they opened a tasting room (see our review of it here) serving other Texas wines. But now they’re proud to pour their own BBQ Red, Sangiovese and Hill Country Blend, among others. Pick up a glass or bottle, then take it inside to sip and savor with that brisket.

Salt Lick Cellars website

banh mi at the new simply pho house restaurant in bee cave, tx

(map) Banh mi fans, rejoice! No longer do you have to trek up to far North Lamar for this Vietnamese sandwich treat. Simply Pho House just opened in the former Blue Bamboo location with a side cafe serving banh mi and bubble teas. Above, the Banh Mi Thit Nguoi, featuring See More »

Looking for some fun that’ll keep you on your toes? For three weekends in August, eight local wineries (Westcave Cellars, Becker Vineyards, Pedernales Cellars, Texas Hills Vineyard, Fall Creek Vineyard, William Chris Vineyards, Messina Hof Hill Country and Hye Meadow) will be hosting grape stomps. You get to jump in barefooted, squish grapes, then leave your mark on commemorative white t-shirts. There’ll be live music, foods like barbecue and pizza, and of course, wine. Click here for a link to times, places and more info. Then get ready for the thrill of de feet!

Grape stomp tshirts at Becker Vineyards near Fredericksburg, Texas

Every day from 4 to 7, frozen margaritas here go for a very happy hour price. $3 buys you about 10 ounces of surprisingly tasty, frozen goodness made with real tequila, Triple Sec and fresh lime. Plus, you also get an order of bean and cheese nachos, so that makes the rita half of $3 = $1.50 (because, math). Cheers!

Taco Cabana website

(map) Who needs Acapulco for cliff-diving when we’ve got Pace Bend Park? Not Mikey and TJ, two crazy dudes thrill-seekers boldly leaping off these scenic cliffs. But the park has a lot more to offer than just an adrenaline rush. With nine miles of lakefront and See More »



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