Thursday, February 11, 2016

JUST WEST OF WEIRD

I'm sure you've heard about Austin's "Keep Austin Weird: Support Local Businesses" motto. After that, our own little town came up with the "Keep Wimberley Weirder" sticker that I've had on my Mini for so many years, it's no longer legible. But, did you know that Dripping Springs now has a motto too? They pride themselves in being "Just West of Weird." The wedding venue Austin and Areej chose is on the outskirts of Dripping Springs, as you head towards Austin on 290W, and since Hubby and I are still on the hunt for someplace to host a Hill Country Rehearsal Dinner, we've been spending a lot of time scouring that stretch of highway for the perfect location. Two options we visited yesterday included:

1) A food-trailer park called The Rusty Mule...







Great location right on the highway, midway between the wedding venue and the hotels where many of the guests are staying. If only they had more food trailers. Right now it's Southside Pizza, which doesn't keep reliable hours, an ice cream trailer, and a pulled pork trailer which has many yummy sounding options but, alas, pulled pork is not universally loved.


2) Farmhouse Pizza + Jester King Brewery

Farmhouse on the left, Jester King on the right.
The Pizza Oven
The Farmhouse, With Hanging Heaters, Just in Case
Love it that Farmhouse not only has a wide variety of beers on tap, but also keeps handmade cider, root beer and fresh squeezed lemonade on tap!

Inside Jester King

If only they weren't so far off the beaten path, down those deer infested, dark and twisty Hill Country roads, where even Hubby and I managed to miss the turn off, in broad daylight! We'd hoped to make it easy for all the out-of-towners to find.

So, we're still searching. Got any suggestions?
 

2 comments:

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

Oh I do love the food trailor park spot. Such an Austin thing, so a just west of Austin weird it fits.
Good luck on the hunt. xox

Hill Country Hippie said...

I know, me too. We haven't ruled it out. If we can get a guarantee that the pizza place will be open, we might go ahead with it. It's just that most of Areej's relatives don't eat pork or drink alcohol, so how rude would it be to take them to a place where those were their only options!