A Comfort-able Weekend: Hill Country Distillers, Newsom Vineyards, and Firehouse Fare. 

If you’ve been keeping up with my Instagram stories you’ll know that this past weekend I decided to venture a little further up into the Hill Country to explore some of the tastes of Comfort, TX. I woke my boyfriend up (too early for his liking) and dragged him out of the house so that we could make our short migration 20 minutes up to Comfort. Since I was making him get up early on a weekend morning I wanted to take him somewhere he would enjoy, so we headed straight to Hill Country Distillers.

We pulled up and found plenty of parking available and wandered inside of the Hill Country Distillers tasting room. We waited only a moment and were assisted by one of the friendly bar staff. Tastings are free and once you are done you are able to go into the next room and purchase a mixed drink featuring the spirits you just experienced. Our tasting went from the highest proof to the lowest, fair warning the first one packs a punch!

I can honestly say there is not one that I did not like but I have to say that my absolute favorite was the Dulce a coffee liqueur. I decided to go with the staff recommendation and order a Bushwacker which is aptly described as an adult milkshake.. and also ordered a few others as well.

I think it will go perfectly in my Saturday morning coffee to give me a little extra pep-in-my-step for the weekend! I learned that they are pet friendly as well and if your furry friend needs a break, they even have a small fenced in kennel area outside for your pooch! 

Once we finished our drinks and purchased a branded copper mug (for use later), we wandered outside and grabbed some grub at the Firehouse Fare food truck stationed just outside the tasting room. I ordered the chicken sandwich and sat down to enjoy the nice weather.

Once I was no longer in a food coma from my sandwich I went next door to the Newsom Vineyards tasting room.

Tastings are $5 per person and offer a selection of 4 different wines. My favorite was their 2015 Orange Muscat and I purchased two bottles which I intend to enjoy over the next week or two.

If you are looking for a great date night/afternoon activity or a girls day out I highly recommend checking out the Comfort area your significant other and experience, some great food, wine, and liquor!

Something to Note:

*You cannot purchase bottles at Hill Country Distillers on Sundays (darn those pesky Texas laws!) but you CAN still purchase individual drinks at their bar.

Jam and Toast Brunch at The Rustic San Antonio

I finally had the chance to check out The Rustic this morning. My SO and I headed down to The Rim at La Canterra to get out brunch on at The Rustic’s Jam and Toast Brunch.

Several waitstaff greatest us upon our arrival and when we were seated Mercy our waitress gave us the lowdown on the menu and told me about the amazing Pumpkin Spice Margarita, that of course you know I had to try!

The best part about brunch at The Rustic is that you you don’t have to settle for sweet or savory, you get to try a little bit of everything… and everything is to die for!

Their bacon is probably the best I’ve ever had and may very well change your life!

The Rustic’s Jam and Toast Brunch runs on Saturdays and Sundays from 10-2 with live music starting at 12:30. If you are member of the military, or are a first responder you also get 25% (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).

The Rustic is certainly the epitome of Texas chic and might just be my new go-to brunch spot in town!

Boerne Brunch: Bear Moon Bakery and Cafe

This morning I decided to have a solo Sunday Brunch on the Hill Country Mile at Bear Moon Bakery and Cafe.

I decided to go with a more casual look since it was just myself and I would be dining alone (see outfit details below).

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Outfit Of The Day- Sun Glasses –FEISEDY, Top- Blogging Day, Jeans- Torrid, Bag- Tory Burch Fleming Convertible Shoulder Bag, Shoes- Sperry Angel Fish Boat Shoes

After taking my lap on the Mile I decided that I would Brunch at Bear Moon. I waited a few minutes for a table to clear and then parked myself down with the local paper to read and enjoy my morning (when locals wait you know the food is worth it!). I really enjoy some alone time people watching and reading while having brunch. It is just a nice way to take a break from the world for a minute.

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I decided to go for the Lunch part of Brunch this Sunday. Once my food arrived I enjoyed a delicious salad and sandwich combo with an iced chai tea latte. I MUST have my caffeine in the morning!

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Espresso BBQ Sandwich
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Pure Yum Y’all

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As always a lovely morning on the Boerne Hill Country Mile.

Boerne Brunch: Cibolo Creek Brewing Co.

This morning I had the opportunity to go to the inaugural Sunday Brunch at Cibolo Creek Brewing Company.  It was a truly pure Texas Hill Country experience with amazing local and fresh ingredients.

 

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New Brunch Menu
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I of course went for Mimosa…
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My S.O. went for a good old fashioned beer.
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Breakfast On A Bun

To help kick off their new Sunday brunch menu they had the gentlemen from Indy Coffee Club outside making delicious caffeinated treats. I recommend their Iced Vanilla Cold Brew.

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Indy Coffee Club

I think Cibolo Creek Brewing Co. may just be the best new Sunday Brunch spot in Boerne.

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Boerne Brunch: La Cascada at Tapatio Springs

Tucked back in the hills of Boerne, Texas is the picturesque golf resort and spa Tapatio Springs. Though I do not golf, my hand-eye coordination is zero, I have wanted to explore the area for some time. So when I found out about the hotel’s restaurant I decided to try it our for the most important meal of the day. Brunch.

I decided to drag my boyfriend along with me, who despite living in the Boerne area his whole life, had never been to the resort. We hopped into the 69 Chevy pickup (his  favorite vehicle to drive of late) and headed deeper into the Hill Country.

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We had a beautiful drive into the resort, and since it is fall leaves were starting to change.Views like this is why fall is my favorite time of year.

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Once we got to the restaurant we were seated immediately right by the large window overlooking the golf course.

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La Cascada has a great selection of brunch and lunch items that should easily satiate anyones tastebuds. Click HERE to view their menu:

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I ordered coffee first and it came in this adorable old fashioned coffee pot!

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After a good 10 minutes of perusing the menu and being indecisive I finally settled on the Shrimp and Crab Quiche with fresh fruit.

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My boyfriend and I shared beignets with strawberry jam.

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I tried to snag a picture of his Hill Country Breakfast before he started but he was too quick for me and had already started digging in!

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Our meal complete we headed outside to briefly poke around the gold course. We headed for a fire pit I had been eyeing out the window to enjoy the fresh air.

 

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This was one of the most hearty and relaxing brunches I have had for quite some time. I highly recommend talking the drive out to Tapatio Springs and having your next brunch at La Cascada.

Saturday Morning Meals

Like so many other women on the go, I neglect having  breakfast in the morning, instead substituting with additional cups of coffee while getting ready in the morning. I just do not have the time/ do not want to wake up even earlier to make myself breakfast. With this in mind I think it is easy to see why Saturday morning is my moment to slow down, sit in my pj’s, and relax with a cup of coffee and a real meal.

Lately my go to breakfast meal of choice has essentially just to put lox on everything. For those of you that don’t know what lox is, it is smoked salmon, and possibly the most delicious thing on this planet.

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Yesterday morning I sat down, poured my coffee into my favorite mug from Hotel Havana (review on this location coming soon!), and ate fried eggs and lox on toast. I binge watched the new series The Crown on Netflix, and had an amazing lazy Saturday morning.

Restaurant Review: Little Gretel Brunch

This morning I got up a little later than normal and was in a frantic rush to get ready… brunch time was almost over! Fortunately I discovered that one of the local restaurants served brunch until 3 PM in Sundays! My Sunday brunch was saved! So I was able to have a leisurely Sunday brunch at Little Gretel in Boerne, Texas. Located on River Road, just off Main Street this Czech restaurant fits right into the quaint old German town. It offers traditional Czech meals as well as offering twists on traditional brunch food.

This morning I treated myself to the Lox Benedict. Now I know the delicious smoked salmon is not everyones ideal breakfast food but I cannot get enough of it!

 

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Check them out if you are in the Boerne area.