Posts Tagged ‘blanco

(map) In just a few years, the little town of Blanco has become the “Lavender Capital of Texas,” with several farms in the area now growing the fragrant herb. Next Friday, Saturday and Sunday is the annual festival celebrating all things lavender, and does it smell great! Three sides of the Old Blanco County Courthouse […]

Redbud Cafe

In: Drinking|Eating

4 Aug 2015

(map) Housed in a former hardware store across from Blanco’s historic courthouse, the Redbud serves up a little bit of everything. There are great sandwiches, like the Classic Reuben, above: a warm, cheesy combo of grilled rye, pastrami, swiss and sauerkraut. There are also

(map) This has to be one of the most heavenly smelling places in Texas! Open on weekends until July 12th, 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 

(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 […]

(map) Every Friday is Tour Day at this 18-year-old craft brewery in Blanco. While you wait for your tour, there’s plenty of beer sampling to be had from an ever-changing menu. Above, this Devil’s Backbone Tripel really hit the spot. You can sample beers

(map) Next Saturday from 12 to 5, Real Ale Brewing Company throws its annual anniversary bash with food, live music and beer. The list of brews on tap includes Firemans 4, Lost Gold IPA, 4 Squared, Brewhouse Brown, Rio Blanco Pale, Full Moon Pale Rye, Devil’s Backbone, Hans’ Pils, 18th Anniversary Gose, Hefeweizen, Sword Iron Swan, Real […]

Uptown Blanco

In: Eating

20 Sep 2013

(map) This place is so 80s – as in 1880s, when it was built. This historic complex is the oldest commercial building on the square. It’s across the street from Blanco’s famous courthouse (where scenes from “True Grit” were filmed). While Uptown Blanco’s pristine condition is

Zocalo Eclectic Cafe

In: Eating

19 Apr 2012

(map) Rich Hopkins, a Texas musician who travelled the world and was ready to settle down, launched this cafe about a year ago in a small 1930’s house off the square in Blanco. Part coffeehouse, part lunch and dinner spot, Zocalo is dedicated to serving fresh,


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