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It starts this Friday! So if you’re thinking of going this year, here’s a look at last year. Fantastic weather drew record crowds to this historic German town. From beer and bratwurst to bungee-jumping and the Chicken Dance, it’s a great time for folks young, old and in-between. Colorful costumes, whether authentic or silly, and

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  (map) This annual “epicurean celebration” takes place in two weeks. For $45, you get to sample the best dishes by 12 local restaurants, sip cocktails and enjoy chef cooking demos. In addition to the above eateries, four more restaurants will be on hand. October 9th from 6 to 9 pm at the scenic Vintage [...]

(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. Full bottles and other merchandise are for sale [...]

Salt Lick Cellars

In: Drinking

9 Aug 2014

(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 [...]

Grape Stomps

In: Drinking|Outdoors

1 Aug 2014

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 [...]

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 = [...]

Not that you need an excuse to go to Luckenbach any day, but next Saturday sounds like a great time. Twelve food trucks, ten Texas wineries, and live music all day. From noon till 9. Find more info here.

Chili & Chillin’

In: Drinking

16 Jul 2014

(map) Cheers! This Saturday, the 13 wineries along Wine Road 290 will be pairing tastes of their wines with chili made by some of the top Hill Country restaurants. No extra charge; some tasting fees may apply. (Thanks to Miguel Lecuona for the photo.) Wine Road 290 website

(map) Good news for everyone who misses Shades! Sundancer Grill just debuted in the former Shades location and promises to be open year-round. Billing themselves as “upscale dining with a casual lakeside atmosphere,” the new spot is delivering when it comes to food (if only


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