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Fredericksburg Peaches

In: Eating

21 May 2015

(map) Tis the season! Unlike last year, there are lots of local peaches around. You can find a list of 22 local stands, farms and orchards selling peaches here. Below, Vogel Orchard, one of the oldest. The board updates the daily peaches by variety, and they also sell tomatoes. Vogel Orchard website

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It’s the number-one restaurant day of the year (bigger than Valentine’s Day, even)! Sunday, May 10 is less than two weeks away. Below, a guide to 21 of the best places out West to take Mom for her special day. Clicking on a restaurant’s name will take you to their special menu.

(map) May 2-3, Becker celebrates all things lavender. From sweeping fields of blooming lavender to lavender soaps, sachets, lotions and plants. There’s live music, cooking demo’s, touring and wine-tasting, as well as food and craft vendors. Best of all, it’s free! Just $5 for parking. Becker Vineyards Lavender Festival website

Old German Bakery

In: Eating

14 Apr 2015

(map) This great-smelling place bakes all kinds of pastries and breads, but their must-have dish has to be the authentic German pancakes. Made with more egg and less flour, these thin, sweet cakes are more like – sacre bleu! – a French crepe. Served with lots of crispy bacon. Also on the menu: eggs, biscuits, waffles, [...]

Brunch anytime is egg-citing, but especially so on Easter, because we have so many great choices. Restaurants below will showcase everything from fabulous food to live music, Easter egg hunts, even a

Lady Bird Lane Cafe

In: Eating

5 Mar 2015

(map) This cute cafe just opened in the new, interactive Hill Country Science Mill. And while building your own race car, controlling an armadillo robot and creating explosions can work up an appetite, the good news is you can visit the cafe from either inside or outside the museum. The menu offers fresh salads, sandwiches [...]

  (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 [...]

Mad Batter

In: Eating

16 Feb 2015

(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 [...]


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