(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 [...]

West End Pizza Co.

In: Eating

18 Aug 2015

(map) Mamma mia! It’s not all about German food in Fredericksburg. Next time you find yourself on Main Street, check out the brick oven pizzas and Italian specialties here. Above, a custom-made Canadian bacon-spinach-garlic pie, loaded with toppings. There are signature pies, too, like

Railroad Bar-B-Cue

In: Eating

17 Aug 2015

(map) Railroad’s latest location is in Drippin’. But the family isn’t new to the barbecue biz. They’ve been mesquite-smoking meats for 30 years, and it shows. Their beef brisket is some of the most tender and

(map) Everyone knows about stopping at Cooper’s Bar-B-Que when driving through Llano. But where do the locals (Llanoans? Llanites?) like to get their ‘cue? Right across the street, where Inman’s has been “smoking the good stuff” for over forty years. They’re famous for

(map) They say they have the biggest happy hour in Texas, and it is definitely a big deal. House wine and all beers are just $3, and all 12 appetizers are $3 off. Save $3 off every tequila drink also. There are the usual nachos and queso, as well as some more exotic choices, like

(map) The old-fashioned, small-town county fair is alive and well in Gillespie County. This year’s 127th anniversary marks the longest-running fair in Texas and there is a lot to appreciate. From kids showing off their animals to home cooks showing off their jellies and jams, from carnival rides to horse races (with betting!),

Redbud Cafe

In: Drinking|Eating

4 Aug 2015

(map) Housed in a former hardware store across from Blanco’s historic courthouse, the Redbud serves up a little bit of everything. There are great sandwiches, like the Classic Reuben, above: a warm, cheesy combo of grilled rye, pastrami, swiss and sauerkraut. There are also

(map) Fans of the true Chicago hot dog say there is nothing else like it. A unique combo of Vienna beef, tomatoes, dill pickle, bright-green sweet relish, chopped onion and pickled peppers, it must be served on the classic poppy-seed bun. Until Chi-Town opened, our only option for true authenticity was a ticket to the [...]


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