(map) In just a few years, the little town of Blanco has become the “Lavender Capital of Texas,” with several farms in the area now growing the fragrant herb. Next Friday, Saturday and Sunday is the annual festival celebrating all things lavender, and does it smell great! Three sides of the Old Blanco County Courthouse [...]



In: Eating

5 Feb 2016

(map) This month, Hey Cupcake! launches their special Valentine’s Day cupcake. The Luvcake is a delectable confection of chocolate cake covered with fresh strawberry and cream-cheese frosting. A delicious way to show that special someone (or yourself!) how you feel. Available now through Valentine’s. Hey Cupcakes! website

Super Platter

In: Eating

3 Feb 2016

Score! My friend Wayne Johnson, aka “America’s Domestic Diva,” has really gone the extra yard(age) this time with this super-sized platter for friends gathered to watch the Big Game. This has to be one for the Guinness World Record Book. Watch a video of the platter assembly here.

Happy New Year!

In: Eating|Stuff

1 Feb 2016

Next Monday the 8th marks the beginning of the Chinese or Lunar New Year. According to the zodiac, 2016 is the Year of the Monkey. Celebrate by going to Pao’s Mandarin House and ordering off the secret Chinese menu (story here). Don’t worry, you’ve got plenty of time – the celebration lasts for 15 days! [...]

King Cake at Stuffed

In: Eating

28 Jan 2016

It’s a tradition leading up to Mardi Gras (Tuesday, February 9): throw a King Cake party where everyone eats, drinks and makes merry. Whoever gets the piece of cake with the baby hidden inside buys the next cake. The authentic Cajuns at Stuffed Cajun Meat Market are baking fluffy and delicious king cakes complete with [...]

(map) This fun take on “elevated pub food” opened last month near the Four Points. We were invited to a special tasting for the media, serving a menu of smaller versions of the regular dishes. Above, the Farmhouse Pub Burger featuring local Akaushi wagyu beef, Guinness cheddar, house-cured bacon, and of course,

(map) Ho ho ho! Rush to the Airstream and pick up one of these new treats, arriving now just for the holidays. Rich chocolate cake studded with chunks of Andes mint chocolates and frosted with peppermint buttercream. Sweet! Hey Cupcake! website

(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

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

(map) Every Monday, The League serves up a tasty deal: Order one of their half-pound, freshly ground burgers and get the second one free. Above, the American Burger, topped with American cheese and then a fried egg. The Southern Burger is topped with bacon, fried onions and barbecue sauce. They’re a deliciously hot mess! Burgers [...]


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