American Craft Beer Week at Fredericksburg Brewing Company – May 14-20

Cheers. Salud. Prost. L’Chaim. The Brewers Association—the national non-profit association representing the majority of today’s U.S. breweries, and publishers of— and The Fredericksburg Brewing Company, the oldest brewpub in Texas, will celebrate American Craft Beer Week (ACBW) May 14-20.

Considered The Mother of All Beer Weeks, ACBW recognizes one of America’s true culinary arts and provides a platform for small and independent craft brewers to salute supporters and connect with their local communities. Thousands of today’s beer enthusiasts, beginners and hard core geeks will toast craft beer, with ACBW events predicted to take place across the country.

The brewmasters at the Fredericksburg Brewing Company invite you to participate in ACBW with them. Come and taste an all new brew created specifically for the ACBW celebration. This new black IPA, appropriately named Black Cat IPA, is sure to please.

“It’s hoppy like our IPA and dark like the porter,” said Rick Green, Brewmaster at Fredericksburg Brewing Company.

Share a beer and visit with the brewers every afternoon of ACBW at 4PM on the benches outside the brewery at 245 East Main St. Fredericksburg. All week long check out our featured food special, made with the brewery’s craft beer. Also, enter our photo contest. Check out the Fredericksburg Brewing Company’s Facebook page for information about how to submit photos in our contest to win brewery paraphernalia.

Oval Oven Restaurant opens at Chisholm Trail Winery

Chisolm Trail Winery opens Oval Oven Gourmet Pizza restaurant
Chisholm Trail Winery is pleased to announce that their new restaurant, The Oval Oven, is now open every Fri, Sat, and Sun from 12-6, featuring wood-fired Gourmet Pizza!

The wood-fired brick oven sears your pizza at 800 degrees for a unique crisp, golden brown crust.   Freshly made dough, house-made and local cheeses, and the freshest, premium ingredients all combine to make this a gourmet pizza experience you won’t soon forget!

On March 19, Chef Mike of The Oval Oven Restaurant at Chisholm Trail Winery will prepare a delicious pasta dish for sampling, as art of the Wine Road 290 “Vino and Pasta” event.

Chisholm Trail Winery is 9 miles West of Fredericksburg, Texas, at 2367 Usener Road.  Call 877.990.2675 for more information.

Sshh. This’ll Be Our Little Secret

Nick's Tacos Hall of FameDon’t tell anyone.  I found a great new restaurant for breakfast!  Nick’s Tacos at 1585 West Main, next to Sutherland’s Lumber.

The other day, I stopped by for breakfast on my way to Stonewall.  I ordered a Chorizo and Egg breakfast taco.  The chorizo was homemade, you can tell, and the eggs were cooked while I stood at the counter.  Nick put the chorizo, eggs, and a little cheese in a hand made tortilla.  It was delicious.  It was so good, that the next morning, I stopped by for a sit down meal.  I ordered Migas, and my friend ordered Huevos Ranchero.  Another one knocked out of the park!

The best Mexican places tend to be tiny little family run joints, and this one is one of the best in town.  They are open for breakfast and lunch.  Seating is limited, so let’s keep this between us.  We don’t want too many people to find out about this place.  We’ll never be able to find a seat if word gets out.