The Highland Lakes of Burnet County, Texas–3-Day Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive and check into lodging. Reception and dinner at Log Country Cove with a beer tasting from Save the World Brewing Company. Star-gazing at Canyon of the Eagles. This site is one of the best locations in Central Texas for viewing the cosmos due to minimal light pollution in the region. Two telescopes, a…

Locally Made Foodie Stops in Fredericksburg, Texas

Farm-to-table. Pick-your-own. What about locally made? Next time you visit Fredericksburg, Texas, plan to savor these locally-made favorites. Chocolat Specializing in liquid-center chocolates filled with spirits, wine, coffee, and fruit nectar, Chocolat is the sole American manufacturer using the European method which dates back nearly two centuries. Locally made and more than 28 years in business, Chocolat…

Texas Hill Country restaurant recognized for its 100 percent Texas wine list

CABERNET GRILL NAMED ONE OF AMERICA’S “100 BEST WINE RESTAURANTS” BY WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE One of the first restaurants to feature a 100 percent Texas wine list and currently boasting the nation’s largest selection of Texas wines on a restaurant list, Cabernet Grill has been named one of “America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants for 2018”…

Take a Tour of Wine Road 290 in Texas Hill Country

The Fredericksburg, Texas, wine region, boasting more than two dozen wineries, is one of the most visited wine areas in the United States. With up to 5 million visitors each year, the area is second only to Napa. The entire Texas Hill Country is home to more than 45 wineries and vineyards, with Fredericksburg as…

Wine, Texas Hill Country, History, and Wildflowers in Fredericksburg, Texas (Itinerary)

Fredericksburg, Texas April 2-6, 2018 Itinerary Monday, April 2 Kansas City to San Antonio via Southwest Airlines. Drive to Fredericksburg for dinner and check-in at Hangar Hotel. Dinner–Get in touch with Fredericksburg’s German history with dinner at Der Lindenbaum This authentic restaurant and Biergarten is located in a beautiful historic limestone building built by the German…

West Texas’ First Distillery – Pinkerton’s Distillery in Lubbock

West Texas may not have a new sheriff but there is a new distillery in town. Actually, they’re the first distillery in West Texas. In 2015, Pinkerton’s Distillery started producing Platinum, Coconut, and Gold Rums. Now Lucas Pinkerton’s Rums are sold in stores throughout two-thirds of Texas. Lucas Pinkerton’s passion for distilling started while he…

The ‘Joy Mode’: Texas Tech Studies the Effects of the Arts on Healing

He called it the “joy mode.” During a press trip to Lubbock, Texas, last month, I had the opportunity to interview Dean Noel Zahler of Texas Tech University’s J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts about 16 multi-disciplinary research groups who are using fMRI to measure the effects of the arts on…