(map) Ho ho ho! Rush to the Airstream and pick up one of these new treats, arriving now just for the holidays. Rich chocolate cake studded with chunks of Andes mint chocolates and frosted with peppermint buttercream. Sweet!

Hey Cupcake! website


(map) Put some ho-ho-ho in your holidays! Take the kids (or wanna-be kids) to the Hill Country Galleria and get pictures of them with Santa. It’s free, and they even sweeten the deal with free lollipops and tote bags. Santa will be on-hand every day through December 24. Merry merry!

Hill Country Galleria website

Wishing health and happiness to everyone!

(map) This Friday, Johnson City kicks off its 26th annual Lights Spectacular with fireworks, a parade and more. Southern Living magazine featured this festival, which showcases 100,000 lights on the courthouse and one million lights at the Pedernales Electric Co-op. The magazine called it “the twinkliest drive in the US.” You really have to see it to believe it. Dozens of huge oaks surround the co-op’s headquarters in Johnson City, all wrapped in lights, with bulbs extending to the tips of the branches. Folks of all ages are welcome to come “ooh and ahh” the display every night till January 1. Bright idea, PEC!

Lights Spectacular website

pumpkin patch at Sweet Berry Farm, Marble Falls, Texas

(map) Now through November 8th, everything’s coming up pumpkin at Sweet Berry Farm. They’re showcasing almost 20 varieties, from tiny little mini’s to giants the size of a chair, and everything in between. They’ve even got pure-white albino pumpkins. There are also hayrides, a maze to get lost in, face-painting, flower-picking, and a grill serving up See More »

(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 See More »

(map) Tom and Doug, the two brothers behind Hawk’s Shadow Winery, debuted their impressive new tasting room over the summer. It’s got it all: A killer view, cool underground cellar, lots of space for tasting, and most importantly, See More »

Half-pound cheeseburger at The League near Lakeway, Texas

(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 come with your choice of sides, but go early. Lots of hungry diners are getting hip to this deal.

The League Kitchen & Tavern website

Mark Pryor

In: Stuff

8 Sep

Mark Pryor

(map) Next Tuesday, September 15, local author and Travis County Assistant District Attorney Mark Pryor previews his latest thriller, “Hollow Man.” As Kirkus Reviews describes the book, “Austin’s music scene provides the backdrop for a creepy psychological thriller.” 7 pm, free at the Lake Travis Library.

Lake Travis Community Library website


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