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Gifts for the Beer Lover

Now here’s some Holiday ideas a Real Man can use! CNN’s Eatocracy recently posted a note about new gift guide. Kevin Diedrich is the bar manager at Jasper’s Corner Tap & Kitchen in San Francisco. He offers five good options in the list:

Give the gift that gives all year: Sign them up for a […]

Happy Birthday, Mom; the Party was Lovely

It’s not every day that your mom celebrates 80 years. So we all got together & chipped in, cash and effort, to hold a reception for mom’s celebration. Oh, nothing too elaborate; she’s not that kind. A reception at a hall in the village, a few hours of chatting, sharing and eating. (Lots of […]

A Few More RenFest Snaps

Faeries and giants; buccaneers and polliwogs; troubadours and gypsies. And that’s just in the first fifty feet! Here’s a few more of our favorite images from the Texas Renaissance Festival:

The gypsy songstress with Wine and Alchemy.

A real hurdy-gurdy!

Jenny sawing off another tune.

Working hard at having fun.

Enjoy the (Costumed Pageantry) Heat!

Texas RenFest 2011: Yes, They Had No Wildfires; Go! It’s Great…

We didn’t make opening weekend of the Texas Renaissance Festival this year, but we got there as quick as we could. Only to run into a big ol’ batch of pirates. It was Pirate Adventure Weekend! The opening show was stuffed with silliness, and the only thing missing was a crowd. Attendance was down, […]

Two-Steppin’ Country Music and Texas-Style Dinner in Belmont

Sometimes you come across a novel place way out in the country. (Or maybe, if you’re lucky, your friends find the place for you.) We’re not talking about fancy places in this category. But maybe the kind of food you grew up on. Comforting stuff, like chicken-fried steak, or frog legs; you know what […]

More TGSMVH: Barton Creek Farmers Market

This entry is part of a series, Market Days»

Continuing our roundup of regional farmers’ markets in central Texas (lovingly known as TGSMVH, or The Great Saturday Morning Vegable Hunt; and yes, it’s vegable, from when my baby brother was two), we visited the Barton Creek area of town on Saturday to peruse the […]

The HomeField (Grill) Advantage

This entry is part of a series, Restaurants»

As Seen in Beertown Austin

Nolan Ryan was one of the all-time great pitchers, and he’s become a “hometown boy” in practically every city and town in Texas. In central Texas, he’s still involved with baseball, through (part-) ownership of the Round Rock Express. People who […]

Barbeque, Knick-Knacks and Snow White: Dinner Theater With a Contender

Last evening we went to a special event. The Catholic high school in Seguin has a tradition of delivering great one-act plays; they’ve been to State competition several times, and this year will make three trips in a row. Maybe they have an unfair advantage or two. Like truly engaged teaching and coaching. Parents […]