Posts Tagged ‘spicewood

Krause Springs

In: Outdoors

13 Aug 2015

(map) Lake Travis may be low at times, but this old-school Texas swimming hole is always full of cool, clear water. The perfect way to cool off on a hot weekend! Drive through an old-fashioned gate and then down a meandering dirt road that winds through huge oak trees. The Krause (pronounced Krow-see) family has

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(map) Most people think of ziplining as belonging to exotic locales like Costa Rica and New Zealand. But did you know you can try it right here in Spicewood? One visit and you’ll be hooked. Our group of six included

(map) Next Saturday the 28th is Spicewood Vineyards’ 7th annual chili cookoff. $20 gets you a chili-tasting wristband, as well as a souvenir glass of Spicewood’s Cabernet Claret. Judges will decide which chili pairs best with the claret and the competition gets plenty hot! From 1 to 6 pm, with live music and food trucks. Find [...]

La Cabana Grill

In: Eating|Music

19 Jul 2014

(map) It would be hard to find a more mellow, laid-back spot than this. Located in a funky old rock house, La Cabana has been serving up good Tex-Mex to families out in Spicewood for almost a decade. Above, the Queso Especial, a creamy, thick queso with guacamole and spicy ground beef. It was so [...]

(map) One of the newest of the craft breweries springing up around Austin, Solid Rock recently threw a grand opening party at their place in Spicewood. There was beer, barbecue, more beer, live music and still more suds. Throw in perfect weather, and it was a great recipe for a good time. On tap at Solid [...]

One of the most unique, exclusive, and fantastic events of SXSW takes place out West. For the 80s film “Red Headed Stranger,” crews built a replica of an entire old-West town out on Willie’s ranch near Spicewood. During South By, record labels throw one of the biggest parties out in Luck, Texas, complete with free [...]

(map) This Saturday the 22nd is Spicewood Vineyards’ 6th annual chili cookoff. $20 gets you a chili-tasting wristband, as well as a souvenir glass of Spicewood’s Cabernet Claret. Judges will decide which chili pairs best with the claret and the competition gets plenty hot! Find ticket info and team entry forms here.

(map) Motto: “If you love bacon like we love bacon, then you’re gonna love this place!” So how much does Briarcliff Bistro love bacon? There are no less than ten slices of bacon in the Infamous BLT sandwich, above. BBBB just opened on Pace Bend Road near Spicewood, and is already wowing fans with good food [...]

Harvest Time

In: Drinking|Outdoors

1 Aug 2013

The next couple of weeks are some of the best times in Texas vineyards: The grapes are ripe and they’re looking for harvest volunteers! You have to rise with the sun (or even before), but you get lunch, free wine, and priceless memories of having helped to bring in the 2013 vintage. Below, a list [...]

(map) The best kind of road trip is one that ends up at a winery. Now that the grapevines are beginning to bear fruit, it’s almost harvest time – the perfect time to visit some of the nearby local vineyards. Stone House is close by in


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