dripping springs

Celebrating Pride Month in Small Town Texas

June 17, 2022 | By Natalia Gonzalez Blanco Serrano

Coming out of two long years of canceled events and public gatherings due to the pandemic, people all around Texas are getting back on the party saddle.

Austin’s Beerburg Brewing Forages Plants for Its Wildcrafted Brews

February 24, 2022 | By Laurel Miller

What the Heck is Pickleball?

September 22, 2021 | By Bryan C. Parker

Dreamland will host the league’s inaugural season starting in November, positioning Texas as the heart of the sport’s rapid rise.

Barton Springs Mill Brings Previously Unavailable Grains to Texas Bakers

April 29, 2021 | By MM Pack

What It’s Like to Open a Restaurant in Texas During a Pandemic

February 6, 2021 | By Jill Coody Smits

Despite the daunting landscape, however, indefatigable chef-entrepreneurs across the state are also opening restaurants, hiring back eager-to-work staff, and serving delicious food.

Lay Your Head in a Yurt at This New Hill Country Retreat

November 8, 2019 | By Pam LeBlanc

A village of Texas-themed yurts has sprouted in the Hill Country near Dripping Springs.
Ten round tents are tucked in a thicket of cedar and oak trees at Lucky Arrow Retreat, which also rents three types of cabins and a ranch house.

Revival Experience Debuts in Dripping Springs with Rateliff, Griffin, Shakey Graves

March 12, 2019 | By Matt Joyce

South by Southwest, the annual summit of creative industries and popular culture that consumes downtown Austin for a week each March, is in full swing.

Adults Only Spring Break on Distillery Row

March 1, 2019 | By Clayton Maxwell

“It’s called Dripping Springs
for a reason,” says Meryl Sager, the
sparkly-eyed bartender at the Desert Door tasting room as she spoons a glob of honeycomb into the Yaupon Palmer, a sotol-based version of an Arnold Palmer made with yaupon tea. “Everything here is dripping.” Sager’s right. When you drive the back roads around Dripping Springs and Driftwood, you are meandering through Central Texas’ distillery motherland. Although not visible from these pretty, tree-lined roads, barnfulls of stills are near at hand, all bubbling away to create small-batch spirits—
from gin to sotol to whiskey—ready for you to swill, preferably while sitting outdoors on a breezy day with friends. These springs drip the good stuff.

4 Alternative Spring Break Trips

March 1, 2019 | By

Say “spring break,” and most of us picture a tourist-packed beach, but there’s a world
of options away from the seashores. We’ve planned four under-the-radar trips for those
ready to seek out experiences beyond the norm … with or without kids in tow.

What the Heck Is Sotol? Visit This Hill Country Distillery and Tasting Room and Find Out

August 27, 2018 | By Kimya Kavehkar

Desert Door’s sandstorm margarita combines its signature sotol with lime, peaches, rosemary, and jalapeño.In 2016, graduate students Judson Kauffman, Brent Looby, and Ryan Campbell stood around in a college parking garage drinking Mexican sotol from the bottle before class.

A Trip Down the Pedernales River Is Filled with Family Fun and Local Heritage

June 28, 2018 | By Daniel Blue Tyx

Rising from crystalline springs west of Fredericksburg, the Pedernales River meanders just 106 miles through the Hill Country before emptying into Lake Travis. Yet within its short course, the river crosses a multitude of landscapes, from rolling ranchland to steep limestone canyons. Each topography in turn has its own story to tell, from 10,000-year-old artifacts to hardscrabble German settlements and the birthplace of the nation’s 36th president.

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