When the Spring sunlight is calling you to get out and do something different, listen! Or, if the gloomy skies whisper, get out of the house amongst the mist, and listen! Typically, when a day-trip is planned, it eventually involves and revolves around eating; I don’t know about everyone, but it’s usually the first thing I like to plan: where can we go that has yummy grub worth traveling for! The destination definitely has to have something to eat, and must encompass charm and character.
Let’s Spring into Alamo Springs! Not being the only to praise this neat hidden jewel, but Alamo Springs is an every now and again windy-country-road jaunt. I can’t speak of all that’s on the menu, because I crave and order the same feast: Green chili burger on a jalapeno bun with swiss cheese, avocado, sautéed mushrooms and grilled onions…yes, you can discretely wipe the droop off now. The picture will reveal enough about the juicy flavor that is sure to wake your senses. (Note to all: all the burgers are more than plenty to split with someone or use as two meals). They also have a varied selection of imported beers and Live Music every Friday and Saturday Night from 7pm – 10pm. Alamo Springs is named one of the “Top 3 Burgers in Texas” by Texas Monthly Magazine and this yummy burger I speak about was on the cover in 2009. They are located next to the Old Tunnel State Park. Call for the Band Line-Up (830) 990-8004 107 Alamo Road Fredericksburg,TX.
Another Hill Country favorite is Backyard Bistro, located in Pipe Creek. There’s nothing I haven’t had that was far from phenomenal, but I highly recommend the eggs Benedict, either regular or crab cake Benedict. Not only are they about prefect presentation, everything on the menu is farm-to-table fresh mixed with an adorable atmosphere bounded with cozy country decor! When you’re done you can stroll the courtyard and visit the pigs and chickens! So this quaint travel destination is a package deal: fine farm dining, cute farm animals, and antiques! A heavenly delight for me! (830) 535-4094 167 Panther Ridge, Pipe Creek TX.