(map) It would be hard to find a more mellow, laid-back spot than this. Located in a funky old rock house, La Cabana has been serving up good Tex-Mex to families out in Spicewood for almost a decade. Above, the Queso Especial, a creamy, thick queso with guacamole and spicy ground beef. It was so hearty, See More »


(map) Cheers! This Saturday, the 13 wineries along Wine Road 290 will be pairing tastes of their wines with chili made by some of the top Hill Country restaurants. No extra charge; some tasting fees may apply. (Thanks to Miguel Lecuona for the photo.) Wine Road 290 website


In: Stuff

14 Jul

(map) Ready for a “positively wild” experience? Join Critterman and his menagerie this Thursday at 10:30 at the Lake Travis Library. Free.

Lake Travis Community Library website

Guido, aka Dave.

(map) Saccone’s says it serves “pizza with a Jersey attitude.” And while I didn’t see Snooki and The Situation getting into a bar fight (it’s BYOB), the pizza did taste totally authentic. They’ve perfected the super-thin crust, and that “sweet sauce,” Bada-bing! See the pies here: See More »

peel and eat shrimp at the new Sundancer Grill near Lakeway, texas

(map) Good news for everyone who misses Shades! Sundancer Grill just debuted in the former Shades location and promises to be open year-round. Billing themselves as “upscale dining with a casual lakeside atmosphere,” the new spot is delivering when it comes to food (if only See More »

Slow Ride draft beer IPA from the new Oasis Brewing Company at Oasis Texas on Lake Travis

(map) “A brew with a view.” It’s the perfect slogan for a brewery located next to The Oasis, with the same famous view of Lake Travis. It’s actually an even better view, ’cause it’s one floor higher! Cheers to Oasis Brewing, newly established in the See More »

(map) You can hear these falls before you can see them, the sound of water flowing over limestone like a musical call. These river stones were layered here 300 million years ago, give or take a day or two. The lazy, stair-step motion of the cascades belies the ferocity of the flash floods See More »

(map) This has to be one of the most heavenly smelling places in Texas! Open on weekends until July 13th, this is a cut-your-own place  where you can also shop for freshly harvested seeds, all kinds of soaps, oils and plants, or just sit back with a cool See More »

Hatch green chile shrimp scampi at chisos grill, bee cave, texas

(map) Now for summer, Chisos Grill is serving up several new dishes showcasing their creative Southwestern cuisine. (We’ve posted previously about Chisos Grill here.) Above, the Hatch green-chile shrimp scampi, Gulf shrimp sauteed in a white wine and green chile sauce. They’re served with a fried cake of jalapeno-and-cheddar grits. Below, the Texas eggrolls, stuffed with roasted Lockhart quail, black beans, corn and cheese, then fried. Below that, the pulled-pork Presidio tostadas, which aren’t new, but are darn good! Five new dishes are guest-starring on the menu currently.

Texas eggrolls at Chisos Grill, Bee Cave, Texas

Presidio tostadas at Chisos Grill, Bee Cave, Texas

Chisos Grill website

(map) Nothing gets your attention like a dish that’s on fire. Actually, the flame is only shooting up through the middle of the soup, but still, it’s a little, um, alarming. This Vietnamese Tom Yum soup is definitely yum. It’s made with shrimp, mushrooms, limes, lemongrass and chili peppers. It’s a delicious combo See More »



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