Just west of Johnson City, where LBJ was born and raised, lies the sleepy little town of Hye, Texas. Population: 105.
I probably would never have noticed it, were it not for the fact that vineyards and wineries are suddenly popping up left and right along that road between Johnson City and Fredericksburg. Our friend Sherri did some marketing for Hye Meadow Winery, which is how we got invited to a fun pig roast and a lovely Nawlins- style brunch they hosted. However, we had never done any exploring outside of that. This weekend Hubby decided it was time to rectify that, maybe do a little picture-takin' while we were at it.
First off, I should probably warn you, the downtown area is not extensive. In fact, it consists of one building, and one building only -- but that one is a doozie!
Inside you've got your post office/event center on one side...
and then you've got your Hye Market Restaurant and tasting room -- featuring hand crafted beers, Texas wines, and locally sourced produce and meats -- on the other.
Now, Hubby told me there was a place to eat lunch there, but I hadn't done any research since it was a spur of the moment adventure. I figured we'd be lucky to get a half-decent barbecue sandwich, but we got so much more. Hubby went for the Reuben...
while I tried one of their daily specials, El Ryan's Torta.
Probably one of the best things I've ever had for lunch, and I don't even like sandwiches all that much!
Okay, maybe there are three buildings downtown, if you count the farm-supply place in the field next to the market, and whatever this was across the street.
Still, it was a yummy little adventure, and I can't wait to see how Hubby's photos turned out. One thing's for sure. They won't be anything at all like the one's I've posted here!