(map) Whaaat? This legendary barbecue joint has its own wine label?! Indeed they do, and just like the ‘cue, the wine is pretty dang good. The Salt Lick has been growing grapes and selling them to neighboring wineries for years. A few years ago, they opened a tasting room (see our review of it here) serving other Texas wines. But now they’re proud to pour their own BBQ Red, Sangiovese and Hill Country Blend, among others. Pick up a glass or bottle, then take it inside to sip and savor with that brisket.
(map) Banh mi fans, rejoice! No longer do you have to trek up to far North Lamar for this Vietnamese sandwich treat. Simply Pho House just opened in the former Blue Bamboo location with a side cafe serving banh mi and bubble teas. Above, the Banh Mi Thit Nguoi, featuring See More »
Looking for some fun that’ll keep you on your toes? For three weekends in August, eight local wineries (Westcave Cellars, Becker Vineyards, Pedernales Cellars, Texas Hills Vineyard, Fall Creek Vineyard, William Chris Vineyards, Messina Hof Hill Country and Hye Meadow) will be hosting grape stomps. You get to jump in barefooted, squish grapes, then leave your mark on commemorative white t-shirts. There’ll be live music, foods like barbecue and pizza, and of course, wine. Click here for a link to times, places and more info. Then get ready for the thrill of de feet!
Every day from 4 to 7, frozen margaritas here go for a very happy hour price. $3 buys you about 10 ounces of surprisingly tasty, frozen goodness made with real tequila, Triple Sec and fresh lime. Plus, you also get an order of bean and cheese nachos, so that makes the rita half of $3 = $1.50 (because, math). Cheers!
(map) Who needs Acapulco for cliff-diving when we’ve got Pace Bend Park? Not Mikey and TJ, two crazy dudes thrill-seekers boldly leaping off these scenic cliffs. But the park has a lot more to offer than just an adrenaline rush. With nine miles of lakefront and See More »
Not that you need an excuse to go to Luckenbach any day, but next Saturday sounds like a great time. Twelve food trucks, ten Texas wineries, and live music all day. From noon till 9. Find more info here.
(map) Our Texas Hill Country land is perfect for growing olives. Next Saturday, Texas Hill Country Olive Company is holding a big sale of trees from their stock of seven varieties. Experts will be on hand to give advice on planting, growing (and harvesting!) olives. Medium-sized trees (1-1/2 to 2 years old) are $20; large-sized (3-1/2 years old) are $40. Sale goes from 11 to 5 Saturday, August 2. Texas Hill Country Olive website
(map) Looking for fresh, locally sourced meals for your family? 512 Market Kitchen has you covered. Check out their menu online, place your order by Friday, then pick it up on Sunday at the Lone Star Farmers Market in Bee Cave (they also deliver to Steiner). Lasagna made with from-scratch marinara sauce and local basil. Chicken salad with free-range Texas hens and in-house pickles. Handmade breakfast sausage blended with sage and red wine. Most dishes serve four, although some smaller sizes are available. If you haven’t ordered ahead, stop by the farmers market and they may have some extras on hand for you. While you’re there, try the breakfast and lunch specials (see below). Lamb sliders made with IO Ranch lamb, yum!