The Hotel Limpia in Fort Davis is a landmark, sitting on nearly three acres in the heart of downtown, with its lush patio and sturdy two-story stone building. Built in 1912 by the Union Trading Company (owned by local stockholders … Continue reading Blue Mountain Bistro at Hotel Limpia in Fort Davis
A little over 15 years ago, my first newspaper column about food was printed in the Boerne Star. It was a cold and blustery winter day when I sat down at the computer, fretted, and pecked out a short … Continue reading Feeling nostalgic thanks to cold weather and hot soup
Lately it seems that everywhere I look online, someone is touting the benefits of bone broth. Maybe it’s because I spend much of my online time reading about food and wellness, but bone broth as a superfood is currently … Continue reading Bone broth… nourishing people since at least the Second Century B.C.
Nothing makes me happier than new restaurants opening in our Trans-Pecos region – especially when I hear good things about a new one – from multiple people. In visiting with David Busey of La Azteca Jewelers, he raved about the … Continue reading The new Smokehouse BBQ restaurant in Alpine
Living the empty-nest life in far West Texas with our grown children spread from Boerne to Cincinnati to Denmark, holidays have recently become a different flurry of activity from what we once knew. At Thanksgiving, with the family otherwise occupied, … Continue reading The Oasis Café in Marathon
Tucked behind the Quarter Circle 7 Hotel on Alpine’s western edge, just across from Big Bend Brewing Company, is a hidden gem of a lunch spot, the Quarter Circle 7 restaurant in the glass-enclosed Pavilion. Katherine Sullivan Parker purchased the … Continue reading The Pavilion at Quarter Circle 7 Hotel in Alpine
When the weather reports last week threatened a few days of snow, I decided to make a big pot of chili to welcome the change in weather. I also wanted to be prepared with large batches of food to have … Continue reading It’s okay to cry over spilled chili… and then cook beef stew.