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West End Pizza Co.

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18 Aug 2015

(map)┬áMamma 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

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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)┬áThe 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 [...]

(map) With all the fancy new contemporary restaurants popping up lately, it’s comforting to soak in the old-school Austin vibe of the Nutty Brown. Known as an outdoor live-music venue hosting such big names as Dwight Yoakam, Clint Black and

(map) In two weeks, the “little town where everybody’s somebody” hosts one of the best events out West. Nine wineries, 12 food trucks, and five bands will take the stage August 1st from noon till 7 pm. For tickets, click here.

Hoover Valley Cafe

In: Eating

15 Jul 2015

(map) If you’re in the vicinity of Perissos Vineyards (right across the road), you owe it to yourself to taste the famous burgers at this little down-home cafe. One-third-pound, hand-formed beef with the works: lettuce, tomato, cheese, pickles and either regular or seasoned fries. The buns are what make the burger. They’re sweet-and-sourdough buns all [...]


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