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Midland County bartenders served more than $6 million worth of beer, wine and liquor in September, according to the latest available records from the Texas Comptroller’s Office.

A total of 128 bars, restaurants and venues submitted mixed drink receipts showing Midlanders drank $6,761,849 worth of alcohol in September. That’s $174,439 more than August sales, according to the Texas Comptroller’s Office.

Fair to Midland topped September sales with $383,089. Little Woodrow’s had the second highest total, with $268,951 in sales.

Here are the top 10 places in Midland that racked up the biggest tabs in September:

  1. Fair in Midland: $383,089
  2. Small Woodrow: $268,951
  3. The Chula: $191,618
  4. Y Knot Bar & Grill: $190,582
  5. Walk On’s: $188,227
  6. Bubba’s 33: $180,827
  7. Cerveceria 19: $173,599
  8. The Canteen: $168,158
  9. Rockin Rodeo $156,976
  10. Torino Pizza Bar: $143,691

Source: Texas Comptroller’s Office

]]> San Antonio’s ‘favorite rural restaurant’ – Wolfe’s Inn – has changed hands, no menu in its seven decades https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/san-antonios-favorite-rural-restaurant-wolfes-inn-has-changed-hands-no-menu-in-its-seven-decades/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 18:10:14 +0000 https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/san-antonios-favorite-rural-restaurant-wolfes-inn-has-changed-hands-no-menu-in-its-seven-decades/ What was the name of a restaurant that was located on or near the corner of Wurzbach and Fredericksburg roads? He was set back in a wooded area there.

It could have been the family business that the heroine of a Hallmark Christmas movie comes home to save — a beloved rustic restaurant whose wood-burning stoves produce hearty cuisine, served family-style over long tables in a dining room with flagstone floors and an open fireplace. Weather permitting, diners could choose from smaller tables with charming, mismatched chairs on a patio shaded by oak trees hung with multicolored lanterns, a romantic atmosphere enhanced by a wishing well, and a rock-lined water feature. .

But it was a real place for nearly 70 years: Wolfe’s Inn at 9000 (later 8620) Fredericksburg, a family business for a succession of owners, who added or subtracted some of the features from the composite description above.

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Retired Express-News editor Karen Haram remembers it as a popular restaurant in the late 1970s, marked by a thick stone wall and an arched entrance that led into the restaurant. “I remember having a drink in the cozy bar and then eating dishes such as steaks, seafood and chicken in the dining room,” Haram said. “Like Crystal Baking Company, it was a great choice when you wanted a good atmosphere and good food but a less formal dinner than La Louisiane or Chez Ardid.”

The long-lived restaurant opened in 1915 as WW Wolfe’s Inn Café – then the name on the future famous arched ‘sign of the wolf’, with its depiction of the animal – in the converted Worthy West house Wolfe and his wife, Estelle. Well outside the San Antonio city limits, their property was at the Fredericksburg end of what is still known as Hamilton Wolfe Road – not named after a South Texas Medical Center dignitary but of two “places of residence” and the families who lived there. The Wolfes were at Nine Mile Hill (covered here August 3, 2003), a traditional stopping point between San Antonio and Fredericksburg that was previously a 19th-century stagecoach supply depot and hotel, according to research by Linda Cooper Persyn , past president of the Leon Valley Historical Society and the late Barbara Poss Fryer.

Worthy Wolfe was a former railroad worker from Missouri-Kansas-Texas (“Katy”) who ran a restaurant in Parsons, Kan., before moving to San Antonio. The Wolfes, who had six children, built a new home across the street on what in 1985 became the original site of Aldo’s Ristorante Italiano, then at 8539 Fredericksburg Road.

From the start, Wolfe’s Inn was a dinner destination only, reachable after a “nice short drive” from San Antonio proper. Over the years, the miles outside the city limits gradually shrank from 10 to 1 and were eventually no longer relevant as the growth of the medical center (discussed here October 30) brought the city into l old country. The inn’s slogan “San Antonio’s favorite rural restaurant” was discontinued in the 1960s.

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The menu was sustainably simple. As with most early 20th century local restaurants that weren’t limited to short orders, entrees were steak and fried chicken (later with the occasional fish or shrimp), with biscuits and gravy. cream, fried potatoes (later mashed) and fresh vegetables. , with homemade pies and cobblers.

Dinner prices, which included all of the above, rose slowly over the first quarter century or so, from 50 cents to $1 or $1.50, with the T-bone steak claiming the highest price. At a time when you could get a cheese or egg salad sandwich for 15 cents, a night out at Wolfe’s Inn could be a splurge, a special night Monday through Saturday when the restaurant opened at 5 p.m. and closed at 10 p.m. or a leisurely Sunday lunch from noon to 5 p.m.

For several months between 1934 and 1935, the restaurant was temporarily relocated to 230 Fredericksburg, formerly Mack’s Log Cabin, specializing in – guess what? Yes, chicken and steak! — in another rustic setting, this one a five-minute drive from downtown. While waiting for road construction to be completed, Wolfe’s Inn moved from Nine Mile Hill to Five Points and shifted its dinner-to-lunch focus, catering to downtown workers with a “merchants lunch” at 35 cents but staying open until midnight to serve chicken for 50-75 cents.

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As owner and operator, Wolfe “personally directed the entire operation of his famous tavern, selected and (purchased) every item of merchandise served at his house, and personally supervised (d) its storage, preparation and service “. says an infomercial published in the San Antonio Express, November 11, 1935.

The Wolfes were not afraid of hard work. From the early 1920s, until subsequent owners, Wolfe’s Inn offered holiday dinners, “the turkey with all the trimmings”, opening at noon on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years, as well as service regular dinner on Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

Wolfe died of a heart attack at age 57 in 1940. The next owner was Anton S. “Tony” Greive, former manager of the Vermont Café, 1422 W. Commerce St., “presenting American dishes with special emphasis on steak and chicken dinners,” from 1926 to 1945. Along with his wife, Pauline, Greive remodeled Wolfe’s Inn in 1946 to add private party rooms with their own fireplaces, newly “beautified” grounds, high chairs, and children’s plates to appeal to families, according to the San Antonio Light, February 11, 1946.

The Greives followed Wolfe’s Inn recipes for success – “pan-fried chicken, cooked-to-order steaks, hot melt-in-your-mouth cookies (and) country-style gravy” – and imprinted the family slogan “A Nice Place for Nice People” on the menu and matchbooks.

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When Greive left in 1950 to open his first self-created restaurant (state-of-the-art exterior with indoor fireplaces), Antone’s at 6838 San Pedro Ave., in conjunction with Shearer Hills developer HJ Shearer, his successor at Wolfe’s Inn was Jimmie (also spelled Jimmy) Harris, former manager of Pirates’ Cave nightclub, 107½ E. Houston St., “Where everyone is having a good time.” With his wife – still referred to as “Mrs. Jimmie Harris” – commanding the kitchen, Harris promoted the inn’s “incomparable chicken and steak dinners” but also added cornbread (probably more effective at prepare only cookies) and introduced telephone ordering for take-out food. Around the middle of the decade, Mrs. Harris began appearing solo in advertising and kept the steaks and chicken until 1968.

The restaurant went dark for about a decade, but returned in 1979 as an updated steakhouse, thanks to Danny Tassos and others involved with the Barn Door (covered here December 12, 2020). “My brother, along with David Straus and a few other investors bought the property in the mid-1970s,” Billy Tassos said, “and reopened it as a steakhouse, keeping the original name.” As Tassos recalls, “the business was not open for very long. Joe (Cosniac) and Nick (Pacelli) of Paesano’s (restaurant) eventually took it over but they closed it shortly after, around 1984.”

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By the late 1980s, the Wolfe’s 1909 home and longtime restaurant building had already been demolished, except for part of the rock fence and an iron gate that has since disappeared. The property was sold to Stop-N-Go Markets, said Clarence Simpson, the company’s then western U.S. real estate director, with plans to build a full-size “market” with displays of expanded petrol…and a market with a mix of the usual (proximity) and fresh produce.”

Although the Wolfe’s Inn building had already disappeared, Simpson anticipated “a storm of local protests” and worked with Stop-N-Go’s Houston headquarters, as well as a group advocating to save one of the remaining oak trees. standing” between the property line and the Fredericksburg Road right-of-way. With the help of an arborist “who pruned the large old neglected tree and landscaped around it” on the side of the new store, the tree was saved with the cooperation of the Texas Department of Transportation.

More from Paula Allen on the SA dinner club scene:

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The Stop-N-Go construction manager then redesigned the landscaping around the corner to accommodate the remains of the stone fence. Drawing on a brief history from an old Wolfe’s Inn menu found on the property, Simpson wrote the text of a plaque as follows: “Nine Mile Hill/Before the day of the automobile, the road to Boerne, Fredericksburg and the Hill Country ran through this place and was known as ‘Nine Mile Hill’ and was the first stopping place for horses and buggies./In 1915 Mr and Mrs WW Wolfe converted their home to this place into a restaurant known as ‘Wolfe’s Inn’, which was a landmark for many years thereafter. The remaining rock fence has been preserved, and this plaque and landscaping are dedicated to the memory of those early travelers who found rest and food here through National Convenience Stores/Stop-N-Go Markets. ‘The tradition continues…’”

The Southwell Co., a longtime maker of historical markers, cast the plaque, which was installed on the remaining portion of the rock fence at Wolfe’s Inn in Wurzbach and Fredericksburg. “I feel good every time I drive past that intersection,” Simpson said, “and see my plaque still there.”

Some of this information was also found in my first column on this subject, which appeared in the San Antonio Express-News Sunday Magazine section, June 21, 1992. Thanks to Alton Robinson for asking about “the restaurant at the corner of Fredericksburg Road and another street whose name I forget” and to Beth Standiford, librarian of the San Antonio Conservation Society, for providing this and other articles on Wolfe’s Inn.

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New multi-use cooperative market in New Braunfels https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/new-multi-use-cooperative-market-in-new-braunfels/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 19:38:59 +0000 https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/new-multi-use-cooperative-market-in-new-braunfels/

NEW BRAUNFELS, TX – A new mixed-use development known as the Co-Op Marketplace is coming to New Braunfels in 2024.

The 2.5 acre designated historic site is being transformed and redeveloped into a public destination with restaurants, bars, cafes, retail, an open park, a stage for live music and a splash pool , according to a press release.

Construction of Co-Op Marketplace is expected to begin in 2023 with an expected opening date the following year.

Many people contributed to the idea of ​​the co-op, including Ron Snider and Carol and Chris Snider, whose family helped grow downtown New Braunfels, including reopening the historic Krause’s Cafe + Biergarten.

“It’s a very exciting project to be involved in and it’s evolved a lot along the way while staying true to what my dad and his partners originally envisioned by bringing something unique to downtown New Braunfels whose community can benefit,” Chris Snider said in a press release.

Rendering of the cooperative market (Credit to Mogas + Gonzalez Associated Architects)
Rendering of the cooperative market (Credit to Mogas + Gonzalez Associated Architects)

Co-Op Marketplace will adapt the on-site farm buildings to meet space requirements, including transforming the 65-foot-tall grain silo into the market’s western entrance, the press release said.

There will be over an acre of outdoor space for visitor enjoyment, which includes a wading pool, 4,000 square feet of artificial grass, seating and shade trees.

The development will have a mix of large restaurants and retailers as well as a mix of smaller tenants with a planned market of 13,000 square feet.

Rendering of the cooperative market (Credit to Mogas + Gonzalez Associated Architects)
Rendering of the cooperative market (Credit to Mogas + Gonzalez Associated Architects)

“Mogas + Gonzalez Associated Architects worked closely with the owners’ vision to reuse and recycle existing and historically designated agrarian cooperative structures to create a campus of indoor and outdoor spaces that invite the city and its visitors to relax, dine and celebrate right in the heart of downtown New Braunfels,” said Mogas + Gonzalez Architects Principal Richard Mogas.

Co-Op Marketplace will include over 25,000 square feet of indoor space that will be used to house retail and culinary tenants.

Press reports that the development plans to offer an alternative to big box stores and mall shopping experiences and will instead offer a more social shopping and dining experience.

“This shopping destination concept will provide opportunities for small, independent businesses to have a presence in New Braunfels’ bustling downtown core,” officials said.

Co-Op Marketplace will be located at 210 South Castell Ave. in downtown New Braunfels. It will connect to the city-owned redevelopment site on South Castell Avenue and eventually serve as the location for the expansion of the New Braunfels Farmers Market.

Rendering of the cooperative market (Credit to Mogas + Gonzalez Associated Architects)

Co-Op Marketplace is currently accepting applications from tenants for the new spaces. Contact leasing@co-opmarketplace.com for more information.

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Orlando brewery to feature on America’s Best Restaurants https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/orlando-brewery-to-feature-on-americas-best-restaurants/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 22:24:38 +0000 https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/orlando-brewery-to-feature-on-americas-best-restaurants/ >> STREAM CHANNEL 9 LIVE EYEWITNESS NEWS]]>

Rockpit Brewing, an Orlando brewing company, will be featured on America’s Best Restaurants later this month.

America’s Best Restaurants, a national media and marketing company focused on independent local restaurants, will present its ABR Roadshow at City Beautiful on November 18.


According to a press release, popular dishes will be featured, along with an interview with co-founder Chris Rock about the restaurant’s place in the community.

Rockpit Brewing describes itself as a “family-friendly neighborhood brewery with a family-friendly dining room.”

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Rockpit offers new beers every week and Cecil’s Texas-Style Bar-B-Que fare.

America’s Best Restaurants will be filmed on location and the episode will air widely on social media at a later date.

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Restaurants featured on the ABR Roadshow are found through customer nominations or by a restaurant requesting to be featured at www.americasbestrestaurants.com.

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Let the restaurant trend forecast season begin https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/let-the-restaurant-trend-forecast-season-begin/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 22:14:38 +0000 https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/let-the-restaurant-trend-forecast-season-begin/

Filipino cuisine is the cuisine of the year, according to AF&Co. and Carbonate. / Photo courtesy of Daniel Beck

Consumers are looking for nostalgia, global flavors and a great experience.

This is what the marketing and public relations firm AF&Co predicts. and creative services agency Carbonate. For 15 years, the companies have released an annual restaurant trends report that highlights the flavors, dishes and innovations that are grabbing attention across the country.

The next report presentation is scheduled for Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. Pacific. The webinar is open to industry professionals.

Here’s a look at some of the highlights for 2022 and what’s to come:

Food City of the Year: Austin, Texas

Long known for its beef brisket, Austin’s restaurant scene is gaining more and more attention. Local multi-concept operator Emmer & Rye Hospitality Group opens Caribbean concept Canje. Chef Brad McDonald opened the Nido rooftop concept at The Loren hotel. And New York bar concept Dead Rabbit lands in Austin.

Food of the Year: Filipino

Jollibee plans to expand 300 units across the United States, and independent restaurants like Abaca in San Francisco, Lasita in Los Angeles and Kasama in Chicago are gaining national attention. RB columnist Nancy Kruse wrote about the trend this week.

Hottest Dish of the Year: Maitake

These mushrooms replace grilled portobellos as an alternative to meat in the center of the plate. At Hartley Kitchen & Cocktails in Atlanta, for example, chicken fried mushrooms are served with ranch dressing.

baked alaska

Baked Alaska at Lord’s in New York. /Photograph courtesy of Evan Sung.

baked alaska

This retro dessert goes through regular cycles, but now it’s back as restaurants seek more post-pandemic theatrical presentations to entice diners. Here’s Baked Alaska at Lord’s, which recently opened in New York and offers retro English dishes.

fermented foods

Noma’s “new Nordic” lives on thanks to the popularity of fermented ingredients like koji, made from fermenting rice, barley or soybeans. Fermentation gives a flavor boost appearing throughout the menu, even at the bar.

Nigerian cuisine

Multi-ethnic influences contribute to the rich and varied Nigerian cuisine which includes dishes like Jollof Rice. At the new Tatiana at Lincoln Center in New York, Kwame Onwuachi offers Nigerian Egusi soup dumplings, for example.

Two-digit tasting menus

With inflation threatening to curb restaurant traffic, some chefs are offering more affordable tasting menus. At Rabbit in New York, for example, a 12-course raw vegan menu costs $75.

Coastal Cocktails

Look for the flavors of the sea in cocktails, like An Affair To Remember at Tao Group Hospitality’s Cathedral in New York, which is served garnished with a raw oyster and caviar.

avocado cocktail

The Bravocado cocktail at Bluestem in San Francisco./Photo courtesy of Kelly Puleio.

Avocado cocktails

Guacamole is part of the margarita mix with this trend bringing creamy avocado to the bar. At Bluestem in San Francisco, the Bravocado features aged rum, Cointreau, citrus, herbs and avocado.

Salted egg yolk

Declaring this the next pumpkin spice, salted egg yolk is popular in Asia and is now appearing more on American menus. The sweet and creamy flavor is rich in umami. At regular Pho-cific time in Seattle, for example, it’s served like Vietnamese egg coffee in cocktail form.


This cute Malaysian treat can be sweet or savory, but always colorful. Made with gelatinous rice, it appears at Austin Kuih Co. in Austin and Bungkus Bagus in Los Angeles.

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9 Best Airbnbs in Fredericksburg Texas https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/9-best-airbnbs-in-fredericksburg-texas/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 20:30:13 +0000 https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/9-best-airbnbs-in-fredericksburg-texas/

9 Best Airbnbs in Fredericksburg Texas

Welcome to Fredericksburg! There are nearly hundreds of boutique bed and breakfasts, vacation rentals, and bed and breakfasts to choose from in Fredericksburg, TX. Located an hour northwest of San Antonio and an hour and a half east of Austin, you’ll find quaint bed and breakfasts nestled in historic neighborhoods and along Main Street in the central shopping district, or opt for a more secluded location on the Blanco River. No matter where you are staying, you can expect excellent hospitality from your hosts. They are sure to make your stay comfortable and memorable.

SEE ALSO: Ultimate Guide to Things to Do in Fredericksburg

With over 1000 stays on the platform, it can be difficult to determine which is the best Airbnb in the area. Whether you’re a history buff interested in peeking around historic Fredericksburg, a wine connoisseur looking to explore the city’s tasting rooms, such as at Baron’s Creek, or looking for a weekend -end to explore the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway in a Texas log cabin with a private hot tub or a weekend getaway with friends, Fredericksburg has the perfect accommodation for you. The list below gives you a great starting point for choosing your next VRBO or Airbnb rental in Fredericksburg.

Sunday Haus Estates - Luxury Airbnb, Vrbo, Bed and Breakfast in Fredericksburg Texas

Sunday Haus Estates - Luxury Airbnb, Vrbo, Bed and Breakfast in Fredericksburg Texas

Sunday Haus Estates - Luxury Airbnb, Vrbo, Bed and Breakfast in Fredericksburg Texas

Sunday Haus Estates - Luxury Airbnb, Vrbo, Bed and Breakfast in Fredericksburg Texas

I’m thrilled to share that we’ve launched our own luxury vacations in Fredericksburg – Sunday Haus Estates!

Sunday house is three newly renovated historic Sunday homes in downtown Fredericksburg – each with their own private hot tubs and fire pits. Located one block from Main Street, walking distance to the Pioneer Museum, shops and restaurants. Entire property available to be reserved!

Stone house

2 beds | 1.5 bathroom | 1,800 square feet

Sleeping: 4 people


  • Full kitchen
  • 2 lounges
  • TV
  • King beds
  • Dining room
  • Washer, dryer
  • Baby Gate located in the secondary bedroom

Ranch House

1 bed | 1 bathroom | 600 square feet

Sleeping: 2 persons

  • 2 beds
  • king bed
  • Shower
  • Kitchenette
  • TV
  • Eletrical shelter
  • Ice maker under the kitchen sink

Cottage – Coming soon

Sleeping: 2 persons

Book here

The Pink Duchess in Fredericksburg Texas

Historic 1935 remodeled bungalow 3 blocks from Main Street in beautiful Fredericksburg. Minutes from hill country wineries, shops, galleries and restaurants. Designed by Tina Hambly, you’ll stay amongst delightful vignettes and full-color artwork. Incredible outdoor spaces including a fire pit, an outdoor patio under a heritage pecan tree, two porches for sunsets, two outdoor dining areas – one covered and a hot tub. Modern + vintage charm with just that touch of pink. Check out their Instagram @thepinkduchessfredericksburg for more photos.

Sleeping: sleeps 6 – 3 bedrooms each with its own full bathroom

Minimum length of stay: 2 nights

Prices from: $600

Camp Hideaway in Fredericksburg, Texas

camp refuge

Camp Hideaway is a beautiful wedding venue located in Fredericksburg, Texas. If you’re looking for a rustic, serene place to get married, Camp Hideaway is the place to be. The property’s 25 acres offer stunning views of the Texas Hill Country and plenty of outdoor photo opportunities. The reception room is spacious and can accommodate up to 200 people for dinner and dancing. And don’t forget the gorgeous patio with outdoor lounge and fire pit – perfect for happy hour! This space is pet friendly, but you will need to register them when you check in.

Ranch House with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms

Sleeping: 8 people

Minimum length of stay: 2 nights

Prices from: $700/night

Bunkhouse with 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom

Sleeping: 2 persons

Minimum length of stay: A night

Prices from: $150/night

123 Golden Sunset Trl, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, camphideaway.com

SEE ALSO: 11 Best Wine Tours in Fredericksburg, Texas

Njem Haus in Fredericksburg Texas

Njem Haus is a beautiful, globally inspired guesthouse located in Fredericksburg, Texas. The interior is superbly designed by interior designer Christina Atkinson, with a refreshing pool and perfect air conditioning for those hot summer days. The kitchenette is well appointed and has everything you need should you decide to stay in and cook a meal. But with so many restaurants on Main St, you might just be dining out. This would be a great choice for anyone visiting the Fredericksburg area.

Sleeping: 10 people in 4 bedrooms

Minimum length of stay: 2 nights

Prices from: $984/night

Emma Haus in Fredericksburg Texas

If you’re looking for a charming and eclectic place to stay in Fredericksburg, TX, then Emma Haus is the place to be. This quaint guesthouse is within walking distance near Main Street and offers a comfortable king bed, newly remodeled bathroom with shower for two, and full kitchen. Telecommuters will have no problem getting online thanks to the fast wifi and spacious living area. You’ll also appreciate the lovely porch, which is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of this historic city.

Sleeping: 4 people, 2 bedrooms

Minimum length of stay: A night

Prices from: $155/night

If you are looking for a romantic getaway, Honeytree Farm is the perfect place. This Airbnb is located in Fredericksburg, Texas, and offers stunning views of nature. You can relax on the deck or porch, in the tub or in the outdoor hot tub where you can enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. The interior of the house is just as cozy and charming, with all the little details carefully put in place by the owners. You’re also only a 5-10 minute drive from downtown Fredericksburg, so you can enjoy all the city has to offer.

Sleeping: 2

Minimum length of stay: 2 nights

Prices from: $335/night

Walden Retreats in Johnson City Texas

Walden Retreats

If you’re looking for a unique and luxurious glamping experience, look no further than Walden Retreats, not quite Fredericksburg, you’ll be next door in Johnson City. Located in the Texas Hill Country, their 96-acre property offers stunning views and plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy. Whether you are an avid fisherman or just looking to relax, Walden Retreats has something for everyone. And if you need a little luxury while you enjoy your time in nature, their event pavilion is sure to impress with its large foyer at the entrance. Each glamping site has air conditioning, hot water, a king-size bed and a full kitchen. With accommodation for up to 44 people in their 15 bedrooms or capacity for 160 in its event space designed by local architecture Michael Hsu and stunning views of the Pedernales River, it is the perfect place to meet. with friends or family. So if you are looking for a unique and memorable time be sure to check out Walden Retreats.

Sleeping: 2-4 people

Minimum length of stay: A night

Prices from: $175/night

1388 Gipson Rd, Johnson City, TX 78636, waldenretreats.com

SEE ALSO: 11 Best Places to Glamp Near Austin

Barons Creekside in Fredericksburg Texas

The Baron’s Creek

A quick 2.5 mile drive north from Camp Hideaway brings you to US-290 and a host of tasting rooms, including Camp Hideaway Vineyard. This winery offers private rooms for large groups and an elegant covered patio where you can sample wines with cheese and charcuterie. 12 luxury villas are also on site for overnight guests. Fredericksburg is considered the wine country of Texas and in my next article on Fredericksburg I will dive into the food and drink scene.

5865 E, US-290, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, baronscreekvineyards.com

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]]> Relax and Enjoy the Outdoors at These 10 Iconic Texas Resorts https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/relax-and-enjoy-the-outdoors-at-these-10-iconic-texas-resorts/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 23:00:00 +0000 https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/relax-and-enjoy-the-outdoors-at-these-10-iconic-texas-resorts/

Texas is known for its vastness, so large that it exceeds the combined size of Ireland, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands. The state’s diverse landscape includes stunning mountain peaks, charming small towns, gorgeous beaches, and bustling cities. After spending an entire day exploring nature, comfortable accommodation is what travelers need to end the day. Luckily, there are several options to consider, ranging from stylish resorts to budget hotels, and everything in between. Planning a visit to Texas? Relax and enjoy the outdoors at these 10 iconic resorts.

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10/10 The Woodlands Resort, The Woodlands, Houston

The Woodlands Resort is located about a 30-minute drive from downtown Houston and offers fun activities kids and adults alike will enjoy, making it a great choice for a family vacation. There are many facilities on site including golf courses, tennis courts, hot tubs, a large swimming pool, a small water park and over 200 miles of hiking trails, to name but a few- one. Staying here also allows travelers easy access to some of the city’s most iconic attractions, including the Woodlands Waterway and Market Street.

  • Lodging:
    The Woodlands Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton

  • Address:
    2301 North Millbend Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380

  • Approvals:
    Outdoor pool, waterslide, fitness center, restaurant, bar/lounge, room service, bicycle rental, and free Wi-Fi.

9/10 Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, Dallas

Rosewood Mansion is one of Texas’ most famous icons, located in Uptown Dallas, and guarantees stylish accommodations, making it a great place to unwind after spending a full day exploring Dallas. The resort offers beautiful rooms and multi-bedroom suites, a gorgeous swimming pool and lawn hosting several events. Built in 1925 as a private residence, the Rosewood Mansion offers fine dining, a comfortable stay, and plenty of fun experiences suitable for vacationers of all ages.

8/10 San Luis Hotel, Spa and Conference Center, Galveston

Located on beautiful Galveston Island, the San Luis Hotel, Spa, & Conference Center offers an incredible space to relax while enjoying the outdoors. Covering 32 acres of space, the beachfront resort offers elegant accommodations, personalized hotel services and spectacular views of the Gulf. The resort features award-winning restaurants that provide incredible dining options and world-class amenities that travelers can enjoy while enjoying what beautiful Galveston Island has to offer, including its gorgeous beaches.

  • Accommodation:
    San Luis Hotel, Spa and Conference Center

  • Address:
    5222 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77551

  • Approvals:
    Fitness center, bar/lounge, room service, bike rental, tennis, free Wi-Fi, coffee maker, coffee shop, business center, and flat-screen TV.

7/10 Search for Gaylord Texan Resort Hotel & Convention Center

Located on the spectacular shores of Grapevine Lake, the Gaylord Texan Resort Hotel & Convention Center has something for everyone, from fun family activities to incredible entertainment options at Paradise Springs Water Park, spanning 10 acres. The resort has four award-winning restaurants, a fitness center, bars, and a spa offering all sorts of treatments. Travelers can choose from 1,814 rooms and 127 elegant suites. There is also a beautiful lakeside venue that hosts several exciting shows and events.

  • Accommodation:
    Gaylord Texan Resort Hotel and Convention Center

  • Address:
    1501 Gaylord Trl, Grapevine, TX 76051

  • Approvals:
    Outdoor pool, indoor pool, waterslide, spa, wellness center, fitness center, restaurant, bar/lounge, room service and free Wi-Fi.

6/10 The Jl Bar Ranch, Resort & Spa, Sonora

Covering 13,000 acres of space, the Jl Bar Ranch, Resort & Spa treats its guests like they are in paradise, providing a peaceful escape for travelers looking for a fantastic place to relax and unwind. The resort has hosted numerous events, including weddings and corporate events — and is one of the most impressive intimate hotels in the southern United States. It is actually the best place to travel and experience Southern hospitality. Travelers can choose from one of its 32 elegant rooms, which offer rustic elegance at its most dramatic.

  • Accommodation:
    The Jl Bar Ranch, Resort & Spa

  • Address:
    3500 Private Road 2254, Sonora, TX 76950

  • Approvals:
    Outdoor pool, fitness center, bar/lounge, free Wi-Fi, spa, 24-hour reception, increased accessibility, concierge service and gift shop.

5/10 Search for Horseshoe Bay Resort

Horseshoe Bay Resort is located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country and offers a wide variety of accommodations as well as several activities for vacationers to choose from. Resting on the dramatic shores of Lake LBJ, the resort offers modern rooms, suites and villas, boasting stunning lake views from balconies and terraces. There are plenty of fun activities for the whole family, including tennis, golf, horseback riding, hiking and kayaking.

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4/10 Search for Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa

For an unforgettable outdoor experience, consider staying at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, nestled just outside Austin in the Texas Hill Country. Featuring four golf courses, four restaurants serving a variety of cuisines and an incredible Three Springs Spa, guaranteeing a relaxing and relaxing treatment. The resort’s rooms are stylish and allow vacationers to have the most impressive views of the hills and surroundings. Amenities are world-class and provide thrilling experiences travelers won’t find anywhere else.

  • Accommodation:
    Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa

  • Address:
    8212 Barton Club Drive, Austin, TX 78735

  • Approvals
    : Outdoor swimming pool, indoor swimming pool, spa and wellness centre, fitness centre, restaurant, bar/lounge, room service, bicycle rental and tennis.

3/10 Fairmont Austin Hotel, Austin

Located in downtown Austin, the Fairmont Austin is particularly spectacular, with 1,048 elegant rooms and suites offering some of the most magnificent views of the State Capitol and Lady Bird Lake. Staying at this resort allows vacationers access to some of the most awe-inspiring attractions, including Palm Park and Waller Creek, which they can reach within walking distance. Fantastic dining and spa experiences are guaranteed at the resort.

2/10 Search La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa

Beautifully located on the shores of Lake Conroe, La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa is incredibly relaxing, making it the perfect resort to unwind after spending time outdoors. The resort is also family-friendly, with plenty of activities for kids, including five pools and the water park. If you need to be pampered, head to La Lorretta Spa and enjoy a wide range of massages and body treatments provided by the resort’s expert team.

1/10 Miraval Austin, Austin

Named the best resort spa in North America by the World Spa Awards, Miraval Austin is an all-inclusive wellness resort located not far from Lake Travis. From yoga classes to meditation to some of the funniest activities including kayaking, the services at this resort focus on the well-being of their guests and the experiences travelers have here are unforgettable. Vacationers will also have access to the Austin Aquarium and Volente Beach Water Park, both within 6 miles, and Hippie Hollow and Lakeline Mall, also 6 miles away.

  • Accommodation:
    Miraval Austin

  • Address:
    13500 Farm To Market Road 2769, Austin, TX 78726

  • Approvals:
    Outdoor pool, fitness center, restaurant, bar/lounge, complimentary Wi-Fi, coffee machine, coffee shop, complimentary toiletries, meeting/banquet facilities, and parking.

DineSafe: Toronto health inspectors find major violations at nine restaurants on October 27 https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/dinesafe-toronto-health-inspectors-find-major-violations-at-nine-restaurants-on-october-27/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 09:42:39 +0000 https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/dinesafe-toronto-health-inspectors-find-major-violations-at-nine-restaurants-on-october-27/

Toronto Public Health issued nine conditional passes for restaurants, cafes, bakeries, bars and grocery stores on October 27.

Booster Juice at 4525 Kingston Road received a conditional pass with two major infractions:

  • Do not protect against harboring parasites
  • Hand washing stations not easily accessible by food handlers

China Wok at 243 Bay Street received a conditional pass with a major infraction:

  • Do not protect against harboring parasites

Church’s Texas Chicken at 33 Harbor Square received a conditional pass with a major infraction:

  • Do not protect against breeding pests

Coco Karaoke at 1290 Finch Avenue West received a conditional pass with two major infractions:

  • Not maintaining hand washing stations (liquid soap and paper towels)
  • Sanitize utensils in a chlorine solution containing less than 100 ppm available chlorine

Kim Po Vietnamese Kitchen at 58 Redlea Avenue received a conditional pass with three major infractions:

  • Do not protect against harboring parasites
  • Do not equip sanitary facilities with hot and cold running water
  • Do not equip sanitary facilities with soap or detergent

New Northern Dumplings at 633 Silver Star Boulevard received a conditional pass with four major infractions:

  • Not maintaining hand washing stations (liquid soap and paper towels)
  • Failure to keep records of pest control measures taken
  • Do not protect against harboring parasites
  • Using food-grade materials that are not easily cleanable

Osmow’s at 4700 Keele Street received a conditional pass with three major infractions:

  • Do not protect against harboring parasites
  • Hand washing stations not easily accessible by food handlers
  • Do not equip sanitary facilities with towels or single-service dryers

Second Cup at 693 Wilson Avenue received a conditional bye with six major violations:

  • Not maintaining hand washing stations (liquid soap and paper towels)
  • Do not protect against breeding pests
  • Failure to provide thermometer in refrigeration equipment
  • Not keeping records of pest control measures taken for one year
  • Sanitize utensils using an agent for which the test reagent is not readily available
  • Store ice in an unsanitary manner

Skyland Food Mart Inc. at 3715 Lawrence Avenue East received a conditional pass with four major infractions:

  • Not ensuring the room is free of live birds or animals
  • Do not protect against harboring parasites
  • Failing to protect food from contamination or adulteration
  • Using food equipment that is not in good condition

A conditional pass is issued when at least one violation poses a significant health risk, and a closure is ordered when at least one violation poses an immediate health hazard. Both results trigger an additional inspection within 48 hours. Failure to comply with Toronto’s DineSafe program may result in fines, court summonses and other enforcement action.

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About this story

This story was automatically generated using open data from the City of Toronto. The Toronto Star has no role in the collection, review or analysis of this data, and makes no representation or endorsement regarding any food premises, or the products or services offered by any food premises. Readers should review all municipal disclaimers located on the city’s open data portal.

]]> Shreveport-Bossier Black Restaurant Week kicks off https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/shreveport-bossier-black-restaurant-week-kicks-off/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 11:39:00 +0000 https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/shreveport-bossier-black-restaurant-week-kicks-off/

SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER, La. (KSLA) — The annual Shreveport-Bossier Black Restaurant Week returns with incredible specials from some of the metro area’s best restaurants.

On October 30, the annual week-long food event kicks off with The Sampler Brunch to be held at Louisiana Daiquiri, located at 1881 Texas Avenue, Shreveport, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

To purchase tickets for the launch event, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-sampler-tickets-441418965007

Hosted by the Shreveport-Bossier African American Chamber of Commerce, Shreveport-Bossier Black Restaurant Week is dedicated to stimulating the economic impact of, and raising awareness about, Black-owned businesses.

“Supporting Black-owned restaurants plays a critical role in achieving socio-economic upliftment, and the sustainable implementation of these benefits will strengthen the entire community and open up opportunities for future generations,” says a press release from the event website.

To learn more about Shreveport-Bossier Restaurant Week events, visit https://shreveportblackrestaurantweek.com/events/.

To see promotions running across the city, visit https://shreveportblackrestaurantweek.com/specials/

3 best cities to live on a budget of $4,000 per month https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/3-best-cities-to-live-on-a-budget-of-4000-per-month/ Tue, 25 Oct 2022 11:00:36 +0000 https://horseshoeloungeaustin.com/3-best-cities-to-live-on-a-budget-of-4000-per-month/

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Americans may disagree on a lot of things these days, but there is one thing most of us agree on: the cost of living has gotten very expensive. Politicians toss around the word “inflation” like it’s inevitable or can’t be helped, but it all translates into more money being spent on the same essential things we’ve always paid for.

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In October 2021, the inflation rate was 6.2%. In June 2022, it had reached an astonishing high of 9.1% – and it is still at 8.2%. Trying to find ways to cut back can be difficult. While there are no immediate solutions to lowering the cost of living, one strategy is instead to find cities where you can live comfortably on a budget of $4,000 or less. Depending on where you currently live, this may mean geographic relocation, as some of the most affordable cities are in the south and southwest.

To find the best cities to live on under $4,000 a month, GOBankingRates gathered data from ApartmentList, Sperling’s Best, the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2021 Consumer Expenditure Survey, and AreaVibes. Here are the first three.

Abilene, Texas

  • Rent 2022 1 bedroom: $759.78

  • Monthly expenses: $3,853.67

The city of Abilene, Texas, founded in 1881, exists because of the T&M Railroad, which needed a place for trains to stop along its route. Since then, this historic part of Texas, with a livability score of 75, has come a long way with arts, culture, and entertainment.

Not only can you afford to live in Abilene for less than $4,000 a month, but you can enjoy attractions such as its downtown cultural district – a procession of live music, museums, arts centers entertainment, shops, restaurants and storybook sculptures, according to the visitors bureau. It’s also a great place for outdoor enthusiasts, with trails for biking, walking, horseback riding, and beautiful places to bird watch, fish, and enjoy nature in general.

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Midland, TX

  • Rent 2022 1 bedroom: $736.89

  • Monthly expenses: $3,705.26

Texas dominates this short list, with a second city, Midland, offering affordability and more. The city is conveniently located on Interstate 20, between Fort Worth and El Paso, and has a livability score of 72 due to its decent amenities and attractions, parks, restaurants, arts and culture. culture.

According to VisitMidland.com, you should check out Summer Mummers, a one-of-a-kind art experience, search for Midland’s unique murals all over town, or take a day trip to nearby Big Bend National Park.

Lake Charles, Louisiana

  • Rent 2022 1 bedroom: $696.33

  • Monthly expenses: $3,764.39

You’ll pay the least rent in Lake Charles, Louisiana, which has a livability score of 70, and the lowest overall monthly expenses as well. But don’t think that means there’s nothing to see or do here.

VisitLakeCharles.org describes the town as having “a Cajun personality with a Texas twist.” Being actually lakeside also lends itself to plenty of marine activities at Bord du Lac Marina, Prien Lake Park or the scenic North Beach. Casinos, bars and restaurants, such as Panoramic Music House, offer many quality concerts. The city is also home to many festivals, such as the Smoke & Barrel, Whiskey & BBQ events and the spooky Lost Hollows Tour.

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Methodology: To find the best cities to live on under $4,000 per month, GOBankingRates first used data from ApartmentList to find (1) average one-bedroom rents in 2022. GOBanking Rates then used Sperling’s Best to find the (2) overall cost of living index for each selected city. Next, GOBankingRates used (3) data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2021 Consumer Expenditure Survey to find annual spending amounts to determine how much a person might spend monthly to live in each city. GOBankingRates then added the monthly costs together. For a place to qualify for the study, it had to (4) have a livability score of 75 or higher, according to AreaVibes. All data was collected and updated as of October 12, 2022.

This article originally appeared on GOBankingRates.com: 3 Best Cities to Live on a Budget of $4,000 a Month