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Jul 12

And The Celebration Goes On

Posted to Adventure Friday by Gabriela Moore

If you felt like your 4th of July celebration ended just a little too quickly, we found a way to continue the celebration a bit longer. From sporting our American colors all week to enjoying the classic American fare of good ol’ barbecue, you will want to celebrate our independence every week!  

Stop #1: Buda’s Red Door

Why wear any other color than red white and blue? Denim is always in fashion, red accents always look good and white is perfect to keep you cool in the summer.  We found this festive frayed denim dress that we couldn’t pass up at Buda’s Red Door. They also have a huge selection of accessories to compliment any outfit. So put away that Old Navy USA t-shirt and get cute while reppin' the American colors for the rest of the month!

Budas Red Door DressBudas Red Door Shirt

Stop #2: Stagecoach House and Onion Creek Post Office

There is something beautiful about seeing the beginnings of our town. The Stagecoach House and Onion Creek Post office is one of the catalysts for the growth of Buda. Perfectly positioned between Old San Antonio Rd and the railroad tracks, the Stagecoach House allowed travelers from far and wide to deliver mail to the Buda area in 1885 until the mid 1920’s...and even attracts those near and far today as the Visitors Center.   Stagecoach Historical Marker

*From one of the insiders: This week my co-workers and I were sitting around the big table inside the museum room of the Stagecoach House. Something about the way everyone laughed took me back in time. I imagined snapshots through the years of families and probably even strangers sharing the same moment. Just being in that house connects you to people you have never known. I encourage everyone to take that moment when you visit the Stagecoach House and Visitors Center.

Stop #3: Veteran’s Memorial

During the month of July, every American should have a moment where they take time to remember everyone who made this holiday a reality. In addition to that, to remember those who continue to ensure our freedom. Take a stroll in Bradfield Park while reflecting on the names in the bricks at the Buda Veteran’s Memorial.  

Buda Veterans Memorial

Stop #4: Salt Lick

You had to have known it was coming, because nothing makes you feel more American than delving into a plate full of Texas barbecue. Of course, there is no better place to do that than at Salt Lick in Driftwood. Just 15 minutes away from Buda, the property is home to their famous barbecue and Saltlick Vineyard and Winery. Their wines are made to accompany their barbecue--though it’ll do just fine alone. The ribs are fall off the bone good and you can’t help but smother everything in their delicious sauce. With a huge outdoor seating area, “Kids Ranch” with 2 playscapes and a beautiful wine garden, Saltlick is the perfect place to end you patriotic Friday. Saltlick BBQ Saltlick Pit1

Saltlick Wines Saltlick Garden Saltlick White Wine Saltlick Kids Ranch
Fridays we’ll be posting our adventures around town. Tell us where to go next or share your own Buda adventures with us by using #visitbudatx. See you on the trail!
-Gabriela Moore 

Aug 18

Top 3 Fajitas in Buda, TX

Posted to Happy Trails by Gabriela Moore

You know that moment when you are sitting at a restaurant and you hear the sizzling of a hot skillet as that smell of freshly cooked fajitas hits you smack-dab in the face and everyone at your table takes a collective sigh as they covet the smiling person with a plate full of fajitas in front of them? Okay, you may not have that experience every time you choose enchiladas instead of fajitas, but I do.

In honor of National Fajita Day and in preparation for Fajita Fiesta, we set out to experience every fajita in town and chose our Top 3 Fajitas in Buda, TX! Follow our trail and let us know your favorites.

3. Helen’s Casa Alde

A popular breakfast taco spot, Helen’s knows tacos--it’s what they do. So we weren’t surprised when their beef fajitas were only available as a taco. We grabbed a beef fajita taco plate and devoured it. Though they were a little more on the dry side than what we normally prefer, the flavor mixed with the best sauteed green peppers and onions were so good we had to add it to the list. Not to mention, if we were offered a second helping of rice, we would not deny it. If you are looking to take your fajitas on the go, make this your go to spot.

Fajita taco plate form Helen's Casa Alde in Buda, TX

2. Garcia’s

If the full parking lot wasn’t indication enough, this place is a lunch favorite among the locals. Cooked with more seasoning than the rest, if you love your fajitas packed full of flavor this is the spot for you. We piled our tortillas high with super juicy, flavorful beef fajitas topped with guacamole, sauteed green peppers and onions, and that classic Garcia’s salsa.

Fajita plate from Garcias in Buda TX

1. Super Slick’s

We aren’t saying this place is our favorite spot for fajitas, but we are not saying it isn’t either…Let’s just say with a whole section on the menu dedicated solely to delicious skirt steak, they know how to do fajitas right. We stuck with their classic Slick’s Beef Fajitas, but for those looking for something new they also sell shrimp and pork fajitas. We smiled as they placed a sizzling skillet in front of us and dug in.  For the perfect fajita taco, we stacked it with black beans, cheese, sour cream and of course their salsa for just the right amount of heat. There is something to be said about the combination of ingredients that make these tender, juicy fajitas unforgettable.

Skillet fajitas from Super Slicks in Buda TX

We here in Buda are fajita fanatics. So much so that we have a weekend dedicated to fajitas! The 4th Annual Fajita Fiesta takes place on September 29th & 30th. This FREE festival will showcase a blend of foods, music and cultures as attendees experience headliners Rick Trevino, Selena impersonator Amanda Solis, the Chihuahua Beauty Pageant, and Fajita Cook-off. For a full list of details visit their website. See you there!