Monday, February 15, 2010

A Hill Country Weekend

I hope that you enjoyed my top three Vegas picks from our most recent trip and might even be inspired to try one the next time you're out there. After spending a little too much time in that glitzy city it was so nice to have a weekend in the hill country and get back to our roots. Our dear friends came down from Dallas and we spent our time together driving through the hill country and enjoying some of the landmarks that make our state so great!
On Friday, we met up with everyone at the famous Gristmill overlooking the Guadalupe river. If you are ever in those parts you HAVE to stop at The Gristmill and have a chicken fried steak and a Shiner Bock. HAVE to.

The only thing better than the food and atmosphere were our dear friends that we've missed so much since our move to San Antonio.

On Saturday we drove to Wimberley and piddled around the local shops that this sweet little town is brimming with. We picked up some raspberry chipotle salsa, jalapeno mustard and Mildly Wild bbq sauce...all from local Texas vendors. We also bought a mason jar full of Praline Pecan Honey Butter...oh. my. word. This deliciousness on a biscuit will melt in your mouth!!!
After an afternoon of shopping we drove out to Driftwood for some world famous (I don't know for sure if it is world famous, but it should be) Salt Lick Barbecue. It is a Texas landmark and is some of the best bbq you will ever taste!!!

Just look at the pit! My recommendation is the sampler platter with sausage, brisket and ribs...yum!

Enjoying a beautiful central Texas 60 degree day and licking our chops thinking about the amazing bbq we are about to gorge on.
Next on list was to see Stoney LaRue at the legendary Gruene Hall. It was built in the 1880's and is the oldest dance hall in Texas. This place is full of true Texas charm and you can't help but feel all warm and fuzzy when you're drinking Lone Star, listening to some great music and hundred year old wood floors are creaking beneath your feet.

Gruene is super charming!

This weekend was just what we needed to soothe our souls...great friends, great food and great music! I can't wait for everyone to come back down so we can do it all over again!


rickelchick said...

This made me soooo homesick! Loved remembering all those sights and tastes.

Maria@Live Beautifully said...

When you guys come in March it might just be worth a day trip to stop by The Salt Lick on our way out to the ranch :-)