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Vaudeville Bistro OCT 02 2014

Vaudeville Bistro

The Texas Hill Country has experienced an influx of talented young chefs who have been lured to the scenic area by both the rising bar of culinary awareness and availability of local fresh, all-natural foods, and well, the scenery. Jordan Muraglia, a Denver, Colorado native, is one of those chefs. His family acquired a ranch [...] Read Post >
Summer Horse Racing in Fredericksburg MAY 24 2014

Summer Horse Racing in Fredericksburg

  Horseracing at the Gillespie Country Fairgrounds – right here in Fredericksburg – is a favorite Hill Country summer activity. Horse racing has been taking place in Gillespie County for more than a century. And for the past two decades, the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association has been offering pari-mutuel betting. The track is [...]
Golf in the Texas Hills MAY 15 2014

Golf in the Texas Hills

The newly renovated Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course in Fredericksburg, Texas sets a new standard for municipal golf courses. In late 2012 the course completed a nine-month, nearly $2 million renovation. The redesign included the installation of new grasses, re-routing of holes, a new staging area for tournaments, a new fleet of golf carts and [...]
Local BBQ Joint Makes Top 50 List JUL 01 2013

Local BBQ Joint Makes Top 50 List

When Dan and Kayla Martin opened Cranky Frank’s Barbecue Company in 2003, it became an instant favorite with the locals who had been hankering for some great “que” in Fredericksburg.  And folks, let me guarantee you, this is serious barbecue. Over the years the word spread about Cranky Frank’s delicious, mouth-watering meats and sides, resulting [...]
Texas Hill Country One Of The 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations in 2014 FEB 05 2014

Texas Hill Country One Of The 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations in 2014

The Texas Hill Country was named one of the “10 Best Wine Travel Destinations in 2014” by Wine Enthusiast Magazine in its February print edition and online. So how can you explore the one of the 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations? By visiting Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg’s central location, in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, [...]
Pedernales Brewing Company MAR 13 2014

Pedernales Brewing Company

Central Texans have always loved their beer – dating back to the mid-1800s when German and other European immigrants began to settle in the region. An early priority was to establish breweries so that they could enjoy the hand-crafted beers they left behind in their homelands. The Central Texas brewing industry flourished until Prohibition brought [...]
Pedernales Cellars Winery APR 11 2014

Pedernales Cellars Winery

Nested in the hills overlooking historic Stonewall in the heart of the Texas Wine Country, Pedernales Cellars has one of the most breathtaking views of the Hill Country in the region from the large, tree-shaded tasting deck adjacent to their spacious, light-filled tasting room. The winery was founded in 2005 by David Kuhlken and Fredrik [...]
Peaches and the Hill Country Fruit Council JUN 01 2014

Peaches and the Hill Country Fruit Council

Gillespie County is the largest peach-producing county in the state of Texas, with over 1,400 acres in commercial production – 40% of Texas’ entire peach crop. Peaches from the region, which includes Stonewall and Fredericksburg, are prized for their unique flavor and juice-dripping texture, which many say is the result of the mineral-rich soil and [...]
Fredericksburg Brewing Company AUG 04 2014

Fredericksburg Brewing Company

Brewpubs abound in Texas, but few people know that one of the very first brewpubs in the Lone Star State was founded in Fredericksburg. Shortly after the passage of legislation in 1994 that allowed the brewpub concept to operate in Texas, Richard and Rosemary Estenson renovated an historic 1890’s building on Main Street to historic [...]
Restaurants Open Thanksgiving Day 2014 OCT 16 2014

Restaurants Open Thanksgiving Day 2014

Not to worry, you can continue your relaxing vacation – let someone else cook your Thanksgiving Day meal for you! Here’s a list of all the restaurants open in Fredericksburg on Thanksgiving Day: ANDY’S STEAK & SEAFOOD GRILL 413 S. Washington St Fredericksburg, Texas (830) 997-3744 Open 11 AM – 2 PM Traditional Meal AUGUST  [...]
Ways to Work off the Thanksgiving Calories OCT 01 2014

Ways to Work off the Thanksgiving Calories

If you find you’ve stuffed yourself as full as the turkey you ate for Thanksgiving dinner, not to worry – Fredericksburg has some fantastic fun ways for you to burn off extra Thanksgiving calories. A hike up Enchanted Rock is sure to wake you out of that tryptophan stupor. The beautiful autumn scenery and cooler [...]
2014 Christmas and Holiday Guide Now Available OCT 01 2014

2014 Christmas and Holiday Guide Now Available

Get in the holiday spirit with Fredericksburg’s magical mix of German Christmas traditions and warm Texan hospitality. Shop more than 150 of the best shops, art galleries and boutiques on Fredericksburg’s perfectly lit Main Street, watch the annual lighted Christmas Parade, head to the wineries for the holiday wine trail, watch seasonal theater productions or [...]
Celebrating Texas Food and Wine in Fredericksburg SEP 18 2014

Celebrating Texas Food and Wine in Fredericksburg

Spend the weekend of October 23 -25 in Fredericksburg, located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, for the 24th Annual Fredericksburg Food & Wine Fest. Festivities kick off on Thursday evening, October 23, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Messina Hof Hill Country Winery, located on Highway 290 east of Fredericksburg, with a [...]

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