Here are the best places out West serving Thanksgiving dinner, or preparing the entire meal to go, with links to more details: See More »


Turducken cartoon at the Stuffed Cajun Meat Market near Austin, Texas

(map) If you’re gathering the whole gang for the holiday, impress them by serving one of these delicious Cajun birds. Stuffed expects to sell hundreds of these creations, which consist of a boneless duck stuffed inside a boneless chicken, stuffed inside a boneless turkey. The whole thing is then stuffed with your choice of five dressings, from traditional cornbread to jambalaya to boudin. They also offer smaller turducken rolls. If you don’t want to cook one yourself, Stuffed will smoke it for you. Geaux Cajuns!

Stuffed Cajun Meat Market website


Christmas tree lighting at the Hill Country Galleria in Bee Cave, Texas

(map) Sure, it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but it would be a Grinch indeed who wouldn’t enjoy a free fireworks show and live music by The Vintage 15. This eighth-annual event runs from 6 to 9 tomorrow night. Santa arrives on Main Street at 7, followed by the official lighting of the tree. The big fireworks show follows.

Hill Country Galleria website

Free Ice Cream

In: Eating

17 Nov

(map) Here’s the scoop: Local favorite Amy’s Ice Creams has been serving the best frozen treats for 30 years. Tomorrow, to celebrate that landmark anniversary, they’ll be giving out free ice cream from 3 to 7 pm at all Amy’s locations. You’re welcome!

Amy’s Ice Creams 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 »

pick your own flowers at Sweet Berry Farm near Marble Falls, Texas

(map) Across the road from Sweet Berry’s pumpkin patch is their field of dreams: 22,000 zinnia plants, all colorfully bursting into bloom. For $3, they’ll give you scissors and a cup for picking, and you can fill it up. Next to the zinnias, there are six-foot-high rows of sunflowers also ready to cut. It’s a family-friendly See More »


(map) This annual “epicurean celebration” takes place in two weeks. For $45, you get to sample the best dishes by 12 local restaurants, sip cocktails and enjoy chef cooking demos. In addition to the above eateries, four more restaurants will be on hand. October 9th from 6 to 9 pm at the scenic Vintage Villas on Eck Lane.

Tickets for Taste of Lake Travis

pumpkin patch at Sweet Berry Farm, Marble Falls, Texas

(map) This weekend through October, 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, and a grill serving up 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



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