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Food Reviews

What is the best BBQ in Texas?

Should this NYC-boy-turned-Hill-Country-transplant ask, “What is the best BBQ in Texas?” the answer lies only 32 miles away from me, in Sisterdale. Blackboard Bar BQ. (Google notes the address as “Boerne;” it’s physically next to Sisterdale. Here, too, is a previous review along with other area restaurants.) I live in Kerrville, and the drive is …

Jared Muralt
Accessories Reviews

What is a Moleskine journal?

I’ve written previously about Moleskines, but exactly what is a Moleskine journal, and what’s the best way to find one? Take it from a Moleskine journal enthusiast extraordinaire: I’ll explain both. A philosophical but important overview If nothing else, a Moleskine journal is an expression of oneself. Whether writing or sketching or painting or simply …

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Food Kerrville Reviews

#1 Best Breakfast in Kerrville TX?

The best breakfast in Kerrville TX just might be Rita’s Famous Tacos on Earl Garrett Street. Might be, that is, if long lines, low prices, and hit-the-spot Mexican on-the-go food are any indication. “The Best Authentic Mexican Food in Kerrville” As the sign says, they’re not joking. You enter off Earl Garrett and stand — …

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Food Reviews Small towns

Liberty Burger in Ingram | Dessert alert!

Faithful readers of Small Town USA will know that about 10 miles north of where I live in Kerrville, Texas, is Liberty Burger, in Ingram. [Ed.: it was formerly known as Liberty Kitchen.] Goodness! (That’s both an exclamation and a description.) I’ve written about it a couple of times, for good reason. For my fourth …

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Food Kerrville Op-Ed Reviews

HEB Kerrville | Is “gleaning” in the works?

When someone says something like, “I know I’m stepping on the third rail here, but…” they’re admitting to touching a topic that one shouldn’t touch and expect to survive. I’m from New York City, now living in the Texas Hill Country, and I’m going to risk a few hairs getting frazzled by my talking about …

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Accessories Clothing Kerrville Mens snap shirts Texas

The ultimate men’s snap shirt / Finding it in a retail store or online

I’m kind of big on snap shirts. A.k.a. “pearl snap shirts,” or “western shirts.” I even heard a saleswoman yesterday call them “button-up” shirts, though I think she was referring to shirts that weren’t t-shirts or polo style. But finding the ultimate snap shirt is an ordeal. It’s this category of men’s apparel, specifically casual …

Adidas Cloudfoam
Accessories Clothing Reviews Travel

Essential Travel Gear | REVIEW: #1 Best Shoe For Texas Road Trips

If you think that traveling in boots or ropers will be comfortable after 12 hours going across Texas or 10 hours beating it from Amarillo to the beaches of Corpus Christi, then you haven’t tried the Adidas Cloudfoam…the #1 best shoe for Texas road trips. Karen and I were recently in Kyle, Texas for the …