(map) What better way to celebrate Texas Independence than all month long? And with $1 Lone Star beer? Starting March 1st, Rudy’s Bar-B-Q does just that. Cheers! Rudy’s Bar-B-Q website
(map) Next Saturday the 28th is Spicewood Vineyards’ 7th annual chili cookoff. $20 gets you a chili-tasting wristband, as well as a souvenir glass of Spicewood’s Cabernet Claret. Judges will decide which chili pairs best with the claret and the competition gets plenty hot! From 1 to 6 pm, with live music and food trucks. Find [...]
(map) Brand-new bakery Mad Batter serves up tasty treats like donuts, cupcakes, kolaches, pies, scones, cookies and muffins, all baked fresh every day. Local owners Matt and Shelton run two other restaurants (Lot 102 and 290 Diner) in Johnson City, and felt the town needed the sweet treatment. Go early, because they run out of goodies [...]
Next Thursday the 19th marks the beginning of the Chinese or Lunar New Year. According to the zodiac, 2015 is the Year of the Ram. 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! [...]
It’s a tradition leading up to Mardi Gras (Tuesday, February 17): 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 [...]
Sweet! From restaurants and wineries to shindigs in Luckenbach, all kinds of Valentine’s events are taking place out West. Just click on the links below for more info. Note: Most places say reservations are a MUST.
(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
The Austin Chronicle just published “First Plates,” their annual Best Restaurants list. Five of those mentioned are out West, including Jack Allen’s Kitchen, The League and Pieous. Read more about the list here.
“Texas by the Book” is the theme for this fancy gourmet dinner at the famous Cabernet Grill in Fredericksburg. Friday, February 27, they’ll be serving up six courses of the finest Hill Country cuisine, paired with six of Texas’ best wines. Winemakers will be on hand from Grape Creek Vineyards, Texas Hills Vineyard, Duchman Family [...]
(map) Just like every small Texas town must have a Dairy Queen, they should also have a good, mom-and-pop, Tex-Mex place. As so Johnson City has El Charro. Creamy guacamole, hearty enchiladas and nachos, along with a few more unusual dishes, like menudo, barbacoa, even