Great March/April Tour: Marble Falls, Lake Buchanan & Llano Road Trip This Accidental Tour Yielded Abundant Wildlife, Beautiful Country Drives Festooned With WildFlowers, and the Best Mexican Food I’ve Ever Had in Texas I have been travelling up north a lot working on a rental house I have on Lake Buchanan. Sure, you can head…

Best Burger in Southwest Austin Ok…FINE, I’ll take the 16 dollar burger, fries and a drink, but I am NOT happy about it, Burger Fi I am angry…angry about 9 dollar hamburgers, and 5 dollar plates of fries. At BurgerFi in Southwest Austin (and judging from the expense and effort put into the interior design,…

Calton Cases of Austin: The Highest Quality Guitar Cases We’ve Ever Seen For over 40 years, Calton Cases has been making fine instrument cases–but these aren’t like any guitar case you’ll find for $109 at your big-box musical instrument store. Calton makes a fiberglass-shelled, hyper-protective, handmade masterpiece. And they do all this right here in…

Miata vs. Porsche 914 Club Racing Event at Harris Hill Raceway; Season Opener on 2/14/2015 Harris Hill Raceway, a private race track and club in San Marcos, TX, will hold the season opener of its Harris Hill Challenge series this coming Saturday, 2/14/2015. The Challenge series features early generation Mazda Miatas and Porsche 914 in two…

Texas as a whole has some of the best freshwater fishing in the industrial world. We have Lyndon B. Johnson to thank for that. His rural electrification programs have speckled this state with massive reservoirs, entirely artificial environments filled with whatever sport fish the state cares to stock. Within the Austin city limits, the fishing…

About Lily’s Sandwich (Or Lily’s Cafe, or Lily Sandwich, We Aren’t Sure) The first thing you’ll notice about Lily’s Sandwich is that a steady stream of locals come through for the french baguettes–Lily’s bakes their own and serves them up as sides to Bo Kho and soups, or for delicious sandwiches. Lily’s excels in other areas…

Curra’s Grill in South Austin is the perfect dinner spot for someone looking to escape the standard Tex-Mex dishes in town and try something a little more authentic. The kitchen offers a welcoming selection of chicken, beef, pork, seafood and vegetarian dishes with a descriptive menu that even non-foodies can understand. All of their meals…

Harris Hill Road is a member-based race track in north San Marcos, about 24 miles south of downtown Austin, off of IH35. It’s not the finest race track in the area (think Circuit of the Americas), but for the do-it-yourselfer, it’s heaven on earth. Membership fees are about $190 per month, plus tax, and membership…