Discover in Buda, Tx

Adventure Friday

Come on an adventure with Gabriela Moore as she explores Buda through the eyes of a newbie and learns the ins and outs in order to become your tour guide to Buda, Tx. 

Aug 17

Rule the Kingdom, Pinballz Kingdom, That Is...

Posted on August 17, 2018 at 4:31 PM by Lysa Gonzalez

Hey there! My name is Veronica Tierno and I am an intern with Visit Buda, TX. I am a senior at Texas State University majoring in Digital Media Innovation with a concentration in Multimedia Production. I grew up all over the U.S. due to my parents being in the military. I have spent my whole life adapting to new environments.

As I get to know Buda, I will take you along with me to show you how to stay busy on an unplanned Friday. To carry on with Adventure Friday is such an honor. Buda is a great place to explore and I can’t wait to share my experiences with you!

My first adventure: Pinballz Kingdom!

When you think of the word “kingdom,” what do you think of? I usually think of castles, dragons, and royalty. Expect three out of three of those things when you come to Pinballz Kingdom.

The arcade is located in a former truck stop that was built to look like a castle. To match the theme of the building, the entrance archway contains a giant dragon who greets you as you walk through the doors.

If you want to play games, you buy a game card as soon as you walk in the door. The card stores your credits and treasures (tickets). While adventuring through their wide variety of arcade games, expect to be treated as royalty along the way. 

I enjoy Pinballz Kingdom compared to other arcades because of their wide variety of vintage and retro games like PacMan, Donkey Kong, Gallaga, etc. Even in arcades my parents took me to when I was younger, I have never seen so many pinball machines in one place. They have a whole wall almost completely filled with pinball machines (hence the name). What I find cool is all of the retro games are for sale.

 If pinball isn’t your thing, they also have classic games like air hockey, skee ball, coin-pusher games, and newer phone “app” games for the kiddos, as well as, bumper cars.

If you want an awesome place for a date day, family outing, or you’re hanging out with friends, you can expect to spend all day in this kingdom.

Jan 19

National Popcorn Day in Buda, TX!

Posted on January 19, 2018 at 6:16 PM by Gabriela Moore

When you think of a fairytale land you probably imagine a big beautiful castle filled with stories of how the prince and princess fell in love and the evil witch who relentlessly tries to destroy their forever budding relationship.

Well in Buda, our fairytale land is filled with everflowing popcorn of all flavors where the only evil is deciding which flavor to choose. Enter: The Princess and the Popper. A gourmet popcorn company that came to reality over dinner at Super Slicks right here in Buda. We tackled the tough decisions in life and sampled four of the many flavors these master poppatiers have to offer.

Cheese & Spice

The camelot of popcorns. The office favorite. The “wait...ah, there it is” popcorn. This flavor came in as the office favorite for its ability satisfy our popcorn cravings as we found ourselves digging into this one over and over again. With a smooth white cheddar bite and a jalapeno kick this flavor will quickly become your favorite too. And if the word spice scares you away, the biggest spice wimp in our office still loved this flavor!

Garliq Parm

A classic flavor you truly cannot go wrong with. This popcorn is layered thick with cheesy, garlicy goodness that will leave you wanting another handful everytime. Take this one to a party and you’ll quickly become the MVP of the night.

Ranchy Buffalo

The best kind of snack is the kind that makes you think your eating something else--with fewer calories, but all the flavor. Welcome to chicken wing heaven. You’ll find yourself getting this one delivered to your office for a 3 o’clock snack more times than you should. And anyway, popcorn is practically a health food.

Pecan Princess

With a perfect carmely crunch, this is what Cracker Jack wants to be. I never would have thought popcorn could be so creamy and melt like butter in your mouth, but this one does!

Veterans April Caldwell and her husband, Aaron, became poppatiers after moving to Buda and seeking a way to plant roots into Buda and truly become a part of the community. If you’re in the Buda area you can order through Facebook and your fairytale popcorn will be delivered straight to your front door. Their dream is to eventually open a brick and mortar shop in Downtown Buda. We hope to see it soon because in the words of April, “I thought the beautiful downtown could us the smell of delicious popcorn.”

We followed April and Aaron around on National Popcorn Day to hand out free samples in Downtown Buda! 

Sep 22

Say Hello to Fall in Texas

Posted on September 22, 2017 at 7:37 PM by Gabriela Moore

In hopes to coax the cooler weather into town, we set out to experience the fall essentials in Buda, TX. If you're from Texas, you probably sweat through the first day of fall as you preemptively wore your favorite flannel. We are right there with you. But don't fret, we all know eventually a cold day will come and we will revel in all our fall favorites. 

Pumpkin Bread from Sweet Cakes 4 U:

Pumpkin Bread from Sweet Cakes 4 U
As soon as we found out our favorite cake store is now serving Pumpkin Bread, we headed straight there. This bread took every warm and fuzzy fall time memory and made it into a deliciously moist, perfectly glazed pumpkin loaf. Pro-tip: Warm it up for 10 seconds for extra fall feels. And save the crust for last--it's the best part.  

Autumn Moon from Summer Moon:
Autumn Moon from Summer Moon
PSL ALERT! If you love the Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks, I need you to put it down and go to Summer Moon. The moon milk here already makes this the best latte around, but add a little pumpkin spice and it is the perfect fall beverage. One sip and you'll feel the cooler weather in your soul. 

Turkey Thursday at Cracker Barrel:  
Turkey Thursday from Cracker Barrel
If you just can't wait for Thankgiving dinner to come, Cracker Barrel makes a delicious Turkey'n Dressing dinner. Every Thursday, you can get it on special for only $5.99 or anyday of the week for the regular price. Be sure to snag at least 2 of their warm buttermilk biscuits to scoop up the gravy!

Fall Decor from Little Blue Bird:
Little Blue Bird Fall Decor
There's nothing that gets you in the fall spirit than surrounding yourself in everything fall. It may be hot on the outside but we made it feel a little cooler inside with our fall decor from Little Blue Bird.