How a Catholic Priest Inspired Five German Heritage Festivals in Texas

August 27, 2020 | By Lee Williams

Opa’s Smokehouse in Fredericksburg Has Kept Generations of Customers Coming Back for More

August 25, 2018 | By Sallie Lewis Longoria

The Opa’s story began in 1947 when Arno Schwethelm, a merchant and rancher from Comfort, gave a small meat market to his daughter Ruby and son-in-law Milton Edwards as a wedding present. The young couple renovated the building and established their meat market as Fredericksburg Lockers’ Inc.

Opa’s Smoked Sausage & Gnocchi with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Spinach Recipe

August 16, 2018 | By

Pair savory smoked sausage with the sweet-tart intensity of sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, and a hit of garlic and Parmesan in this 30-minute gnocchi dish that melds German and Italian flavors.

Green’s Sausage House dishes good grub in the traditional rural way

July 14, 2017 | By Michael Barr

As a light rain falls, a crowd is gathering at Green’s Sausage House, a country café, meat market, and bakery in the tiny Czech community of Zabcikville, 10 miles east of Temple.

Czech Mates

April 23, 2014 | By Veronica Meewes

Spoetzl Brewery, founded in 1909 and now the fourth-largest craft brewery in the United States, has made quite a name for the Central Texas town of Shiner.

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