Chicken thighs at Launderette and the grits at Fixe.
Meeting so many friendly and amazing locals! Everyone was so nice and we definitely felt the Texan hospitality.
Checking out all of the street art and murals in the city! They make for beautiful and unique photo opportunities.
The gorgeous greenery in Austin and all the vineyards in Fredericksburg.
BBQ in Austin or the nearby Bar-B-Q belt of Texas.
Two-stepping in Luckenbach and sipping a cold Shiner Bock.
Go tubing down a pristine Texas river. The Comal, the Rio Frio, the San Marcos. It doesn’t matter, you’ve just gotta try it out.
That you can hang glide in the Hill Country. You get pulled up by a boat and you land in the water.
The town of Gruene with the Gristmill Restaurant. There is so much history and the small town brings strangers together with its stream of live music coming from the historic Gruene Hall
When in Texas, you must have legit BBQ, even for breakfast. We went to Black Iron Eats in Pflugerville and not only was their hospitality beyond compare, but their passion shows in their food! If you’re near Austin, you must go for breakfast. From the hash to the brisket and gravy, you can't go wrong
I can’t say enough about the Gristmill. Seriously. I didn’t want to leave! In fact, I didn’t! We had a drink, enjoyed the weather, the scenery and even asked the manager for a tour of the historic facility. The first day that we were home I created my version of their Grilled Honey Chicken Breast.
I love how you can find great BBQ in just about every city in our state.... Each BBQ joint made something totally Texan in its own way.
Does it get any better than slicing your own brisket at one of the most renowned BBQ joins in Texas?
BBQ, get out there and try it! Try your local pitmasters, see how they cook their beef, ask them questions, and get a taste.
I never realized just how much I love barbecue sauce until I went to Kreuz Market and couldn't use it... It was still delicious, of course.
Learning the little things (and the big things) behind the art of BBQ, which made me appreciate the food I was eating more.
Snow's BBQ... The line is long, and the road trip starts early, but it is definitely worth it.