Dark wood and flaxen-hued walls surround the scents and savors of wood-fired pizzas, creative pastas, and locally sourced steaks at Café Eccell. Disks of dough hand-forged daily, such as the rustic italian-sausage pizza ($15) or margherita pizza ($13), emerge from the wood-fired oven with a smoky flavor and encyclopedic knowledge of campfire songs. Opportunities for fork-finagling can be found in the seafood linguine, which suffuses shrimp and salmon with tomato-garlic butter on a bed of saffron linguine ($19), and in the 12-ounce USDA Prime rib eye, fetched from local purveyor Ruffino Meats and draped in herb butter ($25). Paying homage to the traditional garb worn on their annual apricot hunts, strawberries disguise themselves in an apricot glaze and hide out in an almond-lace cookie shell lined with Belgian chocolate in Café Eccell’s strawberry tart ($7).
Featured in the New York Times, Texas Ranch Life teases the inner cowpoke out of city folk on the 1,800-acre Lonesome Pine Ranch, one of the only working ranches in the Lone Star State and home to more than 15 fully stocked lakes spanning up to 13 acres in size. Lasso a buddy and hit the ranch with fishing gear, bait, and a cowboy hat full of tartar sauce for up to seven hours (10 a.m.–5 p.m.) of fishing, catching and releasing schools of bass, crappie, and bluegill. After a few hours of angling, activate the pole's safety and break for a lunch of barbecue meat (your choice of ribs, brisket, sausage, chicken, a brisket sandwich, or a baked potato stuffed with either brisket or chicken), sides, desserts, and drinks for two simmered up by the nearby Silver Saddle Smokehouse. Fishermen wrestle with scaly foes amid the peace and grandeur of the 188-year-old ranch, home to century-old houses, the largest Longhorn herd in the country, and bands of free-range banjo players.
We just opened our new shop & everyone loves it! You'll find Trollbeads, Waxing Poetic and artist jewelry! To please the senses, we carry a diverse selection of bath and body. From Ahava (the best Dead Sea has to offer!) to the more feminine (Lollia) and of course more! Find here what you won't find everywhere else!
At BookWorms, a bookstore that Community Impact Newspaper praised as having a “relaxed atmosphere” populated by “nearly 40,000 new and used books,” readers find hours of entertainment. Guests can lounge on a leather armchair or couch while flipping through the pages of a paperback ($2.99–$6.99) or translating a hardcover entirely into Pig Latin. A large children’s section greets visitors with a plush dragon perched atop offerings of colorful picture books ($1.99+), toys, and puppets. The friendly staff happily aids customers in finding DVDs ($5.99), recommending murder mysteries, and showing which text’s spine pulls out to reveal steps down into a secret dungeon.