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Featured Restaurants

Crossroads Saloon & Steakhouse Fredericksburg


Crossroads Saloon & Steakhouse restaurant serves up some of the finest fare in the Texas Hill Country. We pride ourselves on our selection of juicy steaks grilled to perfection, all “Certified READ MORE..

Komali Dallas

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Chef and Owner Abraham Salum offers a fresh new look into the cuisine of his native Mexico with Komali. The restaurant takes its name from the native Aztec word for an open fire griddle used by the READ MORE..

Maggiano’s Restaurant Austin

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      Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant specializes in Itailian-American cuisine served in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Each restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner and READ MORE..

Las Canarias San Antonio

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  Las Canarias restaurant reflects the charm and ambience of colonial Spain, taking its name from the Canary Islanders who, in 1731, established the first civil township in Texas on the banks READ MORE..


City Sightseeing Tours


San Antonio – sightseeing at its very best Take an open top bus tour in the most popular and visited city in Texas – San Antonio. Sightseeing on a tour bus with City Sightseeing is a great way READ MORE..

Fredericksburg CVB

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When you arrive in Fredericksburg and Gillespie County, we invite you to make our Visitor Information Center, conveniently located in the historic downtown district at 302 East Austin Street, just READ MORE..

A Taste of Texas Wine


Howdy and Welcome to A Taste of Texas Wine! Come by and enjoy some of the best wines that the Lone Star State proudly has to offer. With a tradition that dates back to the Spanish missions of the READ MORE..

The Trios Estate


15 years ago, I began a search for the perfect land on which to build our dream home. Three years and hundreds of properties later, I found this enchanted land and immediately began to manifest my READ MORE..


Featured Recipe

Dijon and Truffle Crusted Rack of Lamb

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Dijon and Truffle Crusted Rack of Lamb with Wild Mushroom Savory Bread Pudding And Lamb Jus Click to Enlarge Serves 4 -4 8oz portion of Racks of Lamb ( 8 double chops) -Salt -Pepper -Dijon Mustard -Panko READ MORE..

Texas Akaushi Tataki


    Ingredients description 4 oz. akaushi beef (boneless ribeye) 2 oz. tsuma (shredded daikon radish) 1 oz. red onion (paper-thin slices) 1 oz. heirloom tomatoes (teardrop) 1 oz. Japanese READ MORE..

Grilled Gulf Shrimp with Pickled Watermelon-Red Onion Salad


    Ingredients description 16-20 shrimp, peeled and de-veined 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 shallot clove, very finely minced 1 tablespoon Italian parsley chopped fine Preparation 1. Marinate READ MORE..

Wine Articles

Guidelines for Pairing Wines with Thanksgiving Dinner


  By Jane A. Nickles If your family and friends are anything like mine, there will be an eclectic array of different flavors and aromas scattered about on your Thanksgiving table. From tangy READ MORE..

The Wines of Autumn

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Transitional Wines – The Wines of Autumn By Jane A. Nickles Its will soon be autumn in Central Texas but the heat of summer is still upon us. It may be hard to believe, but in just a few short READ MORE..

Texas Wineries

Pedernales Cellars Winery


Pedernales Cellars is Texas’ leading producer of authentic, handcrafted wines, specializing in Spanish and Rhone style wines. Family owned & operated, Pedernales Cellars is dedicated to READ MORE..

Grape Creek Winery

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Taste. Tour. Join the Family! Welcome to Grape Creek Winery & Vineyards. We invite you to visit our beautiful and romantic Tuscan Villa tasting room and event center, enjoy our wines, and experience READ MORE..

William Chris Winery


A true Texas Hill Country wine experience on a beautiful oak-studded property, William Chris focuses on Texas-grown premium wine from estate-run vineyards across the state. Walking tour starts in READ MORE..

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