Dining,  Entertainment,  Lifestyle

Willkommen Fredericksburg! (Day Trip)

Looking for a single day get-away, we decided to hop in the car and head northwest of Austin to Fredericksburg, Texas. I hadn’t visited the town in a while, so I was due for a little culture, shopping, dining, etc..  The town was surprising hopping, but I think people wanted to get out and about since we had been having crappy weather all week and Saturday was quite nice.

The food, meh.  I can’t even recall the name of the place we ate, but chili and cornbread seemed fine for a winter day. Cheap and easy.

Shopping…  well there was a lot of the usual; toffee, coffee, chocolate, pies, ice cream, fudge, popcorn, nick-nacs, shabby chic, antler furniture, toiletries, etc…  I was surprised to see the number of high-end stores; galleries, supper clubs, sundries, and design studios. Apparently, the 1% found Fredericksburg!

We stopped in house. wine., a local wine pub, and had a few glasses of vino. it was a nice retreat from he hustle and bustle of the street.  I think a weekday would be best of you’re in the mood to shop.

house. wine. picture
house. wine.
bar open sign
bar open
sequin deer
sequin deer


Scott Ballew has lived in and around Austin for more than 25 years. Professionally, Scott works in technology and publishing while his personal life is focused on supporting the arts and charitable fundraising.