Posts Tagged ‘burnet

Hoover Valley Cafe

In: Eating

15 Jul 2015

(map) If you’re in the vicinity of Perissos Vineyards (right across the road), you owe it to yourself to taste the famous burgers at this little down-home cafe. One-third-pound, hand-formed beef with the works: lettuce, tomato, cheese, pickles and either regular or seasoned fries. The buns are what make the burger. They’re sweet-and-sourdough buns all […]

(map)┬áThis three-day event starts this Friday, and offers everything you could want from a small-town festival: parades (including a pet parade), food, live music, dancing, a biergarten, arts and crafts, a carnival, fun runs and more. Take the scenic route to town from any direction, and you’ll see why lawmakers named Burnet the “Bluebonnet Capital […]

(map) During weekends this fall, Perissos is doing hayride tours of the vineyard. You get to taste six different wines while you ride through the grapevines. They’ll tell you a little bit about each varietal you’re tasting as you ride by its vines. By appointment. $35, $25 for wine-club members. Perissos Vineyards website

Indian Marker Tree

In: Outdoors

16 Apr 2013

(map) “Long ago, the Comanches tied down these branches to mark a campsite. Today, they point back in time.” Those lines about this historic tourist attraction in Burnet are from a book by Ralph Yznaga, titled Living Witness: Historic Trees of Texas. That’s his photo of the same tree, below. Ralph makes appearances to show […]

Spotted at last weekend’s Bluebonnet Festival in Burnet.

(map) Ever tasted viognier right off the vine? How about tempranillo? Now’s your chance at this award-winning Hill Country vineyard. Starting today and going on weekends until harvest time in mid-August, Perissos will be hosting free half-hour tours including samples from the vines. Afterward, stick around to sip some of the finished product. Call 512-820-2950 […]


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