Monday, October 25, 2010

Fredericksburg, Texas -- Part One

Wow! What a weekend! I went with my BFF to Fredericksburg for an all girls trip to celebrate both of our birthdays and we had a great time. No kiddos, No husbands, No work and No being on a schedule. It was very relaxing and nice to some great girl time.

Here is a bit of our stay.

Rather Sweet Bakery & Cafe
249 East Main Street
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
(830) 990-0498

Amazing!! This was our first stop and it was heaven. The smell of sweets and breads were awesome. We had a ligth lunch and the picked out several goodies to take back to our cottage with us. I did purchase a cookbook by the owner of this bakery and will be giving a review very soon on it.

Tomato Basil Soup with a smoked turkey sandwich on focachia bread

Mexican Cupcake with chocolate icing & pecan (HEAVEN)

Key Lime Tart

Lemon Bar


Fredericksburg Pie Company
108 East Austin
Fredericksburg, TX 78624

This is the cutest place ever. There are cute items to buy and then there are the pies! Lots and lots of pies. I purchased a slice of Chocolate Creme and Pumpkin to bring home and was so excited to try them out (after I got home) that I ate half of each before I took a picture! These pictures do not do the pies justice at all. The crust is beyond amazing -- flakey, buttery and overall great. I really enjoyed both pies and would buy a whole pie to bring home the next time we are there.

Serenity Spa
206 S. Lincoln
Fredericksburg, TX 78624

One of the most important things that we wanted to do on this Girls Trip was some time at the spa for pedicures and I found a cute little spa online and we got appointments for the waterless pedicure. The waterless pedicure is "green" because they don't use all the water that is normally used with a spa pedicure. They wrap your feet in hot towels after spreading them with a lotion/scrub. It was nice but I do think that I prefer a spa pedicure.

Here is a picture of my toes after my pedi (didn't take any of the spa, which was in an old house)

Cotton Gin Village -- Cabernet Grill

I made us reservations here after finding it online and we weren't disappointed. It was a few miles outside of town and it was really amazing. We sat outside by the Koi Pond and enjoyed the cool evening. Our reservation was at 7:30 and they were able to get us in early (we were starving).

Jumbo Lump Crab Gratin -- A Cabernet Grill Signature Item, jumbo lump crab broiled with red chile garlic butter, asiago & breadcrumbs

Twelve Ounce Ribeye Steak

Grande Chicken Fried “Pork” Steak with chipotle country

Hondo's on Main

We read multiple reviews on this burger joint and even had it recommended to us by the ladies at the Bed & Breakfast office when we picked up keys to our cottage. We were looking forward to a great burger while sitting outside and listening to live music. However, we weren't pleased at all. The burgers were dry and over-cooked. My burger did have chili on it and that helped with the dryness but not enough.
They are known for their Donut Burgers which is one-half pound of Certified Angus Beef, formed into a donut, and grilled on our open flame mesquite wood grill

Hot Gooey Green Shrimp Dip -- spinach buried under roasted green chilies, tender shrimp chunks, diced tomatoes, sauteed onions, melted Monterey Jack and cream cheese. Served with crisp tortilla chips.

Chili Cheese Burger -- donut burger hole filled with Terlingua Beef Chili, and sharp Cheddar cheese.

Parmesan Potato Chips

204 E. Main St

This was a busy place and we popped in before we left town on Sunday for lunch. We had plans to have brunch at a bakery that was recommended to us but found out that they didn't serve brunch on Sundays. So, we then had to hunt for a place to eat and ended up at Wheeler's.

I had a bowl of chili with a large chunk of cornbread. The chili had a touch of spice to it and the cornbread was really good. It wasn't a sweet cornbread (which I prefer) but it was good.

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