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. 

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.

Sep 01

Treat Yourself!

Posted on September 1, 2017 at 3:57 PM by Gabriela Moore

You know when you feel like you’ve had a long week and realize it is only Tuesday? If that was your thought earlier this week, your day to relax has come. It’s the long Labor Day weekend, so hey, treat yourself! Get your hair done, devour a fancy meal and eat all three scoops of ice cream in a banana split. You can bring a friend along if you want to, but just because it’s called a banana split that doesn’t mean you actually have to split it. I spent a little quality me time and did just that.

Stop #1: Salon One 12

If you haven’t been to the blow dry bar at Salon One 12, you do not understand what you are missing. When I got my hair done by stylist Gabrielle Morgan, I wished we had met sooner. Her six years of blow dry experience was put to the test when she turned my frizzy hair into a silky mane of beauty. The newly added blow dry bar is perfect for those who don’t need a cut, but still want that fresh from the salon look. The service begins with a shampoo and condition-- if you catch them on a slow day you might get a relaxing scalp massage--before making your way to the hot seat. The standard blow-out leaves your hair silky and luxurious or you can add a little curl with a hot iron. After feeling gorgeous leaving the salon, I definitely have my eye on their blow-out membership which offers 8 blow outs for the price of 7. Be sure to join them at their 10 year anniversary party coming this October! blow dry bar at salon one 12 blow out hair stlye blow out with wave hair style Wave Style at the Blow Dry Bar

Stop #2: Lavish Leather and The Stitch Shoppe

With beautiful hair on my head, I made my way to The Stitch Shoppe and Lavish Leathers. Tucked in the shopping complex off FM 967, you don’t have to go far to find cute boutiques right here in Buda. They have so many cute dresses, shoes and leather accessories to choose from. Their beautiful smelling luxury soaps and candles are perfect to continue the “me celebration” with a soothing hot bath. The option to monogram some in store items makes this place the go to spot for personalized accessories and clothing. Stitch shoppe and lavish leathers 3 Stitch shoppe and lavish leathers 2 Stitch shoppe and lavish leathers 4 Stitch shoppe and lavish leathers

Stop #3: Brooklyn’s Down South

When I think of an indulgent dinner, I usually think of salmon. To make it even more delectable, I’ll take it stuffed and from one of my favorite restaurants in town, Brooklyn's Down South. The stuffed salmon dinner course at Brooklyn’s is filled with delicious flavors. The creaminess of the stuffing complements the salmon deliciously as the crispy edges hold the flavor perfectly. After speaking with the chef, I found out that the unexpected (but very welcomed) hint of spice is due to their signature blackened seasoning left on the pans. As recommended by the waitress, a mexican martini with its splash of pickle juice and lime made for a perfect pairing with my salmon. And I cannot forget to mention that it comes in a shaker which filled my glass another 3 and a half times. For 10 bucks, I can’t complain.

stuffed salmon from brooklyns

Stop #4: Buda Soda Fountain

Lastly, I treated myself with a traditional sweet treat: a three scoop banana split from Buda Soda Fountain. You may think a banana split would be good from anywhere, but the old fashioned soda fountain atmosphere is what makes this banana split more delicious than the rest. Sit at the soda bar and devour a boat full of your three favorite Blue Bell ice creams, chat with the friendly staff and patrons, and leave home with a treat from candy apothecary. Be sure to grab a one of a kind Buda t-shirt while you’re there!

banana split buda soda fountain