In two weeks, we’ll see the annual Lake Travis Springfest, May 2 from 11 to 9. There’ll be live music all day, plus tons of stuff to see and do. Above, The Derailers play for the crowd in the Amphitheater at the Hill Country Galleria on a previous year. The good news is that from now till the end of May, See More »

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german pancake at the Old German Bakery in Fredericksburg, texas

(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, grits, schnitzel and “Fredericksburgers.”

The old German Bakery on Main Street in Fredericksburg, texas

Old German Bakery website

(map) Everyone is a fan of the exotic, wild-game cuisine at Hudson’s on the Bend. But the prices may keep some of us from going as often as we’d like. That changes with the new happy hour: 12 elaborate and delicious appetizers are just half price Monday through Friday from 5 to 7. There are special deals on beer, wine, and mixed drinks, too. You can See More »

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 See More »

New taproom at Real Ale Brewing in Blanco, Texas

(map) Raise your glass to this news: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, Real Ale opens their new taproom, serving over a dozen of their freshest brews. Buy a flight or a pint for $4 and toast the cool new setting. Open from 11 to 5, with tours available on Fridays and Saturdays (see a tour here). You’ll get a chance to try See More »

(map) Does anything taste better than fresh strawberries? How about some really fresh ones you pick yourself? Now that we finally have some good weather, you can do just that at this pick-your-own place near Marble Falls. For the next few weeks, See More »

That’s the actual brand name for these. That’s how seriously a company that makes confetti eggs takes itself. Cascarones are real eggshells, hollowed out and filled with colorful confetti. Popular at Easter, having one See More »

Lady Bird Lane Cafe in the new Hill Country Science Mill in Johnson City, Texas

(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 and See More »

Long before Rick Perry, Texas lawmakers dreamed of freedom from pesky, far-off rulers meddling in Texas’ bidness. 179 years ago, they did something about it, officially declaring independence from Mexico. Celebrate today with some native hooch: Cinco Vodka, so smooth they call it the five-star vodka. Shake up a Texa-tini (okay, I made that name up), sit back and savor the achievements of a bunch of hot-headed Texans a long time ago.

 

 

(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

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