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. 

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

Jul 12

And The Celebration Goes On

Posted on July 12, 2017 at 11:15 AM 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