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. 

Jun 23

The Bowser Take Over

Posted on June 23, 2017 at 3:59 PM by Gabriela Moore

In honor of National Take Your Dog to Work Day, we let Bowser the Schnauzer take over. We enjoyed a much needed day off as Bowser led us all across town to his favorite spots. 

Stop #1: Nate's
We started the morning off right...with coffee! If the wiener dog logo doesn't tell you, this coffee and cocktail spot is pet friendly. Known for its relaxed atmosphere, you can find your perfect morning, afternoon and night routine on the comfy outdoor patio. Located in the historic Buda Mill & Grain complex, Nate's has something for everyone's tastes with a full bar, seasonal rotating taps, wide wine selection and premium coffee. They also have a good selection of baked goods and grab-n-go meals.
Bowser with a coffee at Nate's 

Stop #2: Friends of Buda Dog Park

Now that we were pumped with caffeine, we had a ton of energy to kill. We headedover to the newly constructed dog park off of FM 967. Maintained by the volunteer organization, Friends of Buda Dog Park, the grounds has two separate small and big dog areas--both fully equipped with a to-size agility course and plenty of running space to play. 
Bowser in the tunnel at the Dog Park

Stop #3: Shaggy Dog Market
After all that rolling in the dirt, we were filthy! Luckily just a couple blocks away is the Shaggy Dog Market, a pet market and self-service dog wash. A good bath was a welcome treat with soothing tea tree oil shampoo, conditioning treatment, and a blow-dry. If leaving all the mess there instead of our own home wasn't enough of a treat, they have a wide selection of healthy foods, gourmet treats and toys to choose from. 
Bowser in the self service bath at Shaggy Dog  Bowser wrapped in towel at Shaggy Dog self service dog wash
Bowser in the pet food aisle at the Shaggy Dog market  Front of Shaggy Dog

Stop #4: Willie's Joint
After a long day of playing hard our tummies led us to Willie's Joint. We chowed down arguably some of the best barbecue in town as we enjoyed the huge out door seating area equipped with misting fans, newly built playscape and outdoor bar. If food isn't what you're looking for, they make a delicious margarita to complement the outdoor heat.
Bowser enjoying barbecue at Willie's  Bowser eating brisket at Willie's Joint

Every Friday 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 and Bowser the Schnauzer
Jun 16

The Adventure Begins

Posted on June 16, 2017 at 7:29 PM by Lysa Gonzalez

There is an advantage to being a newbie--especially in a city.  Graduating from tourist to aspiring local guide, you get to explore all the hidden places that locals love with new eyes. As the Tourism Coordinator for the City of Buda, lucky me got the inside scoop from the Tourism Director herself, Lysa Gonzalez.

 

Stop #1: Antioch Colony We started our adventure in one of the most historic places in Buda, Antioch Community Church in Antioch Colony. Founded in the early 1870’s, it was home to some of the first freed slaves in Texas. Though its grim history includes continued segregation and no electricity until the 1950’s, the decedents of residents believe the park and historical marker serves as a beautiful reminder. And hopefully signifies how far we’ve come and will continue to go as a country. It is inspiring to stand on the grounds and image life back then. I can’t help but to be thankful and remember to keep pushing forward.

Antioch Church
 

Stop #2: NDF Farm and Market Further down the road, you will find NDF Farm and Market. It is a sweet spot for local, farm fresh produce where everything is grown organically. They use a homemade compost tea and three different farming methods--hydroponics, aquaponics, and soil. In addition to fresh produce they also sell farm fresh eggs, meat, freshly squeezed juice, honey and so many more delicious foods meaning you won’t even need to go to a big box grocery store. With their farm closing at the end of the summer, this place will definitely be our one stop shop for the season. NDF farm sign NDF farm tomatoe NDF farm items NDF farm produce

 

Stop #3: Proof Liquor and Deli Just in time to curb our rumbling stomach, we made our way to Proof Liquor & Deli. Tucked away on FM 967, this unique shop served up one of the tastiest sandwiches around. If you can’t choose which sandwich to sink your teeth into, try the Horsey Blue. I didn’t know a cold sandwich could be so good. Nestled into a liquor store and specialty grocery, this all age eatery doesn’t shy away from bringing kids to the table. (Side note, plan to save the alcohol you buy for later--you can’t actually drink at the table.) Proof Liquor order Proof Liquor Deli

 

Stop 4: Two Wheel Brewing Co. We closed our day enjoying an ice cold brew straight from the tap of Buda’s first brewing company, Two Wheel Brewing Co. Located just outside of downtown Buda, craft beer connoisseurs can chose from 5 different brews--to include one named in honor of our own city, Budaful Blonde Ale. This casual outdoorsy spot is perfect for an evening after a long hike where you can relax or play a game of washers, beer in hand. Two Wheel Budaful Blondle Ale

 

Every Friday 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