Posts Tagged ‘johnson city

Lights Spectacular

In: Outdoors

25 Nov 2018

(map) This week, Johnson City kicks off its 29th annual Lights Spectacular with fireworks, a parade, live music and more. Southern Living magazine featured this festival, which showcases 100,000 lights on the courthouse and one million lights at the Pedernales Electric Co-op. The magazine called it “the twinkliest drive in the US.” You really have to see […]

Exotic Resort Zoo

In: Outdoors

7 Aug 2015

(map) It’s pretty cool to visit a zoo where the animals aren’t the ones in cages, people are! This is actually more like a ranch. Hundreds of animals roam freely over 137 rolling acres dotted with lakes. There are no lions or tigers or bears (in fact, no predatory beasts), but 80 other species

Lady Bird Lane Cafe

In: Eating

5 Mar 2015

(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 […]

(map) This new museum geared to kids (and the kid in us all) just opened and is already a huge hit. Housed in a renovated 1880’s grist mill, the exhibits are sourced from all over the world to entice kids to explore the fascinating mysteries of science. Opening day, children of all ages were having a […]

Mad Batter

In: Eating

16 Feb 2015

(map) Brand-new bakery Mad Batter serves up tasty treats like donuts, cupcakes, kolaches, pies, scones, cookies and muffins, all baked fresh every day. Local owners Matt and Shelton run two other restaurants (Lot 102 and 290 Diner) in Johnson City, and felt the town needed the sweet treatment. Go early, because they run out of goodies […]

El Charro Restaurant

In: Eating

28 Jan 2015

(map) Just like every small Texas town must have a Dairy Queen, they should also have a good, mom-and-pop, Tex-Mex place. As so Johnson City has El Charro. Creamy guacamole, hearty enchiladas and nachos, along with a few more unusual dishes, like menudo, barbacoa, even

(map) You can hear these falls before you can see them, the sound of water flowing over limestone like a musical call. These river stones were layered here 300 million years ago, give or take a day or two. The lazy, stair-step motion of the cascades belies the ferocity of the flash floods

East Main Grill

In: Drinking|Eating

27 Nov 2013

(map) Whether you’re in Johnson City for the Lights Spectacular or just passing through on your way to the Texas Wine Trail. you may want to check out this new place. Serving char-grilled burgers, sandwiches and salads, East Main also offers an extensive list of Texas

(map) If you’re heading to Johnson City to check out the holiday lights, you should also check out this brewpub. It’s on the courthouse square, next to the old jail. Hence the name for their first brew: County Jail Pale Ale. They’ve got several others on tap, as well as a nice selection of local wines. […]

Taste Wine+Art

In: Drinking|Stuff

16 Nov 2013

(map) Is it a wine bar filled with art? Or an art gallery that serves wine? Owner Susan has a vision for both. She offers the largest selection of wine in Blanco County, and boasts an impressive roster of contemporary artists. The gallery is filled with paintings, sculpture, photography and


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