Feb 17, 2019 by

There used to be a Kinky Friedman song called “Get Your Biscuits In The Oven And Your Buns In The Bed” (I kid you not).  Obviously, that’s when people still had a sense of humor.  Now, I’m telling you to get your buns to Blanco to The Bean and Biscuit on the square.  I discovered it on the way back from Corpus when I wanted to pick up the lavender cocktail syrup they sell at Leather and Lavender-you know it’s the stuff they make Lavender Lizzies during the Blanco Lavender Festival every year-which has to be on your Texas Hill Country bucket list.  Anyway, I saw the Bean and Biscuit sign and decided to dash in and grab something to eat.   What a find!  First of all, the pastries are dazzling and the...

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Feb 3, 2019 by

I am soooo sorry.  I apologize.  I forgot to alert you the 2nd annual SAVOR THE HILL COUNTRY was happening at the Science Mill in Johnson City.  Unfortunately, for you it was last Sunday, as in, you missed it.  But, fortunately, for me-it was just another fantastic evening in the beautiful Texas Hill Country.  Where else can you sample the best offerings of local area restaurants, wineries, distilleries………..and see an exhibit of an aquaponics garden?  All the while listening to muy cool music?  Like I said, I’m really sorry you couldn’t make it.  I’ll try and remember next year to remind you.  But just in case, sign up for the Science Mill’s blog.  You’ll also find out about other upcoming exhibits.  In the mean time, here are some snapshots of the night……..Did I mention...

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Jan 27, 2019 by

Yes, I finally stopped at the Hye Market.  Like you, I had driven by it for years—-and I mean years, as in since the seventies on my way to Kerrville.  To me, it was always a place that caused you to step off the gas pedal and slow down for a couple of miles, then kick it up as soon as you cleared the spot in the road.  But, that store facade has always been picturesque.  If I was a painter, I’d put it on a bucket list to paint.  But, back to pulling over……….for some reason on that particular day, I pulled the car over, saw the sign that said no parking and inched up to a place I thought would be safe.  I got out, went in the post office and walked...

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Jan 19, 2019 by

Black Board Bar B Q, in Sisterdale, is definitely destination eating.  Unless Sisterdale is on your beaten path or you’re into beautiful Hill Country scenic drives, you’d probably never go there.  Friends had raved about it as did Texas Monthly (June 2018).  So, Denny and I decided to take the hour long drive through Johnson City, Blanco then Kendalia and see what all the buzz was about.  We got there a little past noon and were the first ones through the gate, obviously, the first customers of the day.  We were greeted by Tres who gave us the culinary crash course of the menu and it quickly became very apparent we had stepped through the looking glass of bar-b-q joints.  You could really see the owners previous food experiences coming through with such things...

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Dec 20, 2018 by

It had been years since I had been to Comfort so when my friend, Cheryl, suggested going for a day of Christmas shopping and lunch, I said I needed five minutes.  On the way over (it takes about an hour to zig-zag over there) I wondered if the little German town had changed.  For you foreigners, Comfort is  just off I-10 between Kerrville and Boerne and of course, in the beautiful Texas Hill Country.  It was settled by German immigrants, who we all know, had a knack for picking out the most beautiful land when Texas was “ripe for the pickin'”.    My first memories of Comfort went all the way back to the seventies when we would make the drive from Kerrville and go to a old diner, right by the park with...

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Dec 3, 2018 by

My friend, Georgi, and I had a delightful Sunday afternoon tea in Llano, today.  I know when you hear Llano, you probably think of deer hunting, bar-b-que—–not scones and Devon cream!  The soire was at Virginia and Jack Walker’s Sandstone Street Bed and Breakfast located, oddly enough, on Sandstone Street in downtown Llano just a couple of blocks from the pretty Llano River in the beautiful Texas Hill Country.  The weather was so nice, we were served outside on the front lawn. This was the sixth year for the Walker’s to host the event and Georgi and I decided to mark our calendars for next year—you should, too!  By the way, it would be a great venue for a birthday, wedding, Mother/ daughter/ granddaughter retreat, a day of Mahjong, or a slumber party for...

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Nov 23, 2018 by

If you’re anywhere close to Johnson City over the holidays and would like to get a healthy, organic, fresh lunch, you’ll want to eat at LADY BIRD LANE CAFE.  Their menu has lots of variety and my salad was one of the best I’ve had in the Hill Country.  I met my friend for lunch a few days ago and our salads, soup, and sandwiches were delicious—and fresh….really fresh—like Whole Foods kinda fresh.  They also have daily specials and if you’re taking kiddies to the Science Mill (next door), you will love the “Little Scientist” menu.  It’s right off Hwy 290 at the main intersection in downtown Johnson City.  They’re open Wednesday thru Saturday, 10am till 3pm.  Sunday hours are 12pm till 3pm.  In fact, after all the heavy Thanksgiving food, hopping in the car...

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