Sep 18

Burgers of Buda, TX

Posted on September 18, 2017 at 10:22 PM by Lysa Gonzalez

So you know when you get have a craving for a really good burger? Though us Texan’s take pride in how good our Whataburger is, it will never be quite good enough to curb our craving for a perfectly seasoned, juicy hunk of Texas burger. So when fast food burgers just don’t cut it, we created a menu of the most popular burger’s across Buda. This list is so good it’ll make Hamburglar wish he wasn’t stealing from McDonald's.

Dynamic Duo: Pinballz Kingdom's own “Texas Burger”

Pinballz  Burger

With a bit of hesitation over the BBQ sauce, and a reassuring “don’t worry you’ll love our burger”, Pinballz Kingdom served us the perfect burger. Yes, I just made that claim. I didn’t know I would love the BBQ sauce on this burger so much and the onion rings are exactly how every onion ring should be made. We ordered the meat cooked medium, and it made for just the right amount of drip. They piled it high with a hunky slice of cheddar cheese, perfectly crisp bacon, crunchy onion rings, all topped with tangy BBQ sauce. Every ingredient perfect on its own, but together made for a dang good burger. Also, if you’re reading this and imagining how much of a mess you’ll make on your freshly pressed shirt, this burger surprisingly stays together until the very last bite. We will definitely be back to try the #2 favorite: Hatch Lava Burger.

Charred to Perfection: Tavern on Main’s own “Jalapeno-Cheddar Burger”

Tavern Burger

A juicy center, flavorful charred edges, crisp jalapenos, need we say more? If you are like me, you are a lover of the edges. Brownies? Give me the corner piece. Square pizza?  Yes please with those burnt cheesy corners. There really is something about those crispy edges that hold the flavor so well. And with the burger from the Tavern on Main, you get to enjoy your favorite edge on the first AND last bite. Even the cheese has crispy edges! They assembled a tasty classic burger with 6 ounces of beef, a thick slice of cheddar cheese, and fresh cut grilled jalapenos in between a jalapeno cheddar bun. The jalapeno cheddar burger  was just the right amount of different (and delicious) to make it our go to classic burger.

Brooklyn Down South’s own “The 967 Burger”

Brooklyns Burger

Welcome to your perfect combination of sweet and spicy. Devour a ½ pound of beef topped with spicy bacon jalapeno jam, thin cut onion rings, american cheese, topped with an egg all in between a sourdough honey bun. When you hear jam you usually expect it to be sweet, but it had a welcome spiciness that quickly became my favorite part of the burger. If you haven’t ever tried adding an egg to this burger from Brooklyn's Down South this might be a good place to start. We loved how it added just the right amount of egg flavor. Only thing I would ask for next time is an over easy egg instead of medium so I can experience the runny yolk with this already juicy burger. Just don’t wear your freshly pressed shirt to this table--you’re in for a delicious mess!

Cabela’s own “Hawaiian Bison Burger”

Cabelas burger 2

After trying the sweet and spicy combo from Brooklyn’s, we were feeling a bit adventurous and tried the Hawaiian bison burger from Cabela’s. If you’re one of those oddballs who likes pineapple on your pizza, this is the burger for you. Cabela’s took a cafeteria-style burger and made it gourmet with your choice of angus, bison, or elk patties, pepper jack cheese, two thick slices of pineapple, all topped with tangy Korean BBQ sauce. The bison patty on this burger is a great place to start if you’re nervous about venturing off from beef, chicken or pork. Though the korean BBQ sauce was our favorite part of this creation, next time we will probably stick with toppings that are a bit more classic, just so we can enjoy the gamey juicy flavor of the bison. Avocado Bison Burger date at Cabela’s? I’d say yes to that.

Did we miss a burger? Give us a reason to try it out! We are always looking for new food to try in Buda. Though after this we should probably stick with salads for a while.

Aug 18

Top 3 Fajitas in Buda, TX

Posted on August 18, 2017 at 3:33 PM 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!

Jun 16

Buda to Celebrate a Central Texas Tradition - German Beer and the Accordion

Posted on June 16, 2017 at 6:20 PM by Lysa Gonzalez

Buda Beer and Polka Festival

There is a new event coming to Buda, Texas, or more accurately, coming back. The Buda Beer and Polka Fest will take place at Buda City Park on Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23, 2016. The last time Buda saw this festival was in 2011 and we are excited to see it return.

This event takes place between two popular German beer festivals in the central Texas region, so we are proposing a German Beerfest Fanatics Trail with these three stops this fall festival season.

1.               1. Oktoberfest – Fredericksburg, Texas
       September 30 – October 2, 2016

2.               2. Buda Beer and Polka Fest – Buda, Texas
        October 22 – 23

3.               3. Wurstfest – New Braunfels, Texas
        November 4 – 13

The Buda Beer and Polka Fest showcases Texas accordion music from different genres, including Polka, Conjunto, Tex-Mex, Czech and Zydeco, so you are sure to hear something that will make you want to half-step and hop. The headliner for this event is the Texas Tornados. You know them for this Texas classic: 

What goes great with accordion music? Beer! There will be a large variety of local craft beers, as well as, Texas favorites on sale to wash down all the food from the international food court. The food court will cook-up many of our festival favorites that range from German to Mexican and Cajun to Texas-style.

The website also says that there will be rides for kids, games, contests and a washer tournament. There are still more details to come, like a full music line-up and more activity details, so go check out the Roadway Productions webpage for this event.