Skillet Street Food 3

I have been following Skillet for sometime now! So, when my friend, Thomas Schabarum posted on Facebook that Skillet was parked in his neighborhood last night for a private event, I knew it was time to spread the good word!

Not only do I appreciate the entrepreneurial nature in folks, but, I really love it when they mix the spirit with a vintage Airstream travel trailer. Hence, this post on Skillet Street Food founded by Josh Henderson in 2007. Josh and his Airstream are located in Seattle, Washington. Gosh, Josh ~ I so wish you would come to Denver!! I’m drooling just thinking about his famous Kobe beef burgers and Fried Chicken Sammy shown below. Josh maintains the lunch specials on the streets of Seattle and in 2011 added a brick-and-mortar restaurant located in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Skillet’s catering business has taken off ~ weddings, corporate and private events throughout the Pacific Northwest.  Or if you are really craving his Bacon Jam or Pumpkin Sauce, you can order on-line here. Delish! Can’t wait to travel to Seattle and my first stop will be Skillet!

Photo source: Skillet Street Food

Road Food Reply

Even if you don’t own a travel trailer or motorhome, I would venture to guess you travel to many destinations in your car. I don’t know about you, but, I’m not a fan of McDonald’s and other fast food choices off the highways. Now you can click on and find local hangouts with good eats. What is Roadfood?

“Roadfood means great regional meals along highways, in small towns and in city neighborhoods.

It is non-franchised, sleeves-up food made by cooks, bakers, pitmasters, and sandwich-makers who are America’s culinary folk artists.

Roadfood is almost always informal and inexpensive; and the best Roadfood restaurants are colorful places enjoyed by locals (and savvy travelers) for their character as well as their menu.”


Willkommen bei Fredericksburg 3

So, here ends our Easter weekend journey where we actually started our trip, Fredericksburg, Texas. We have traveled to Fredericksburg many times and we always discover new fun places each time we visit. We really adore this little German town in the Texas Hill Country. Fredericksburg was founded in 1846 and named after Prince Frederick of Prussia. In 1970, Fredericksburg was added to the National Register of Historic Places in Texas. With its humble beginnings as farm and ranch communities of German heritage, you will still find many German beer pubs, bakeries and authentic German cuisine to satisfy your cravings for Kartoffelsuppe, Schweinebraten or Dampfnudel.

The architecture in Fredericksburg always peaks my interest. “Sunday Houses” are unique to the German culture of the Texas Hill Country. Rural farmers would build Sunday Houses to use on weekends when they would come into town to provision and attend church services. They are small dwellings usually made of limestone coated with a whitewash. Many of these historic houses have been restored and some are being used as B&B’s.

From fine art galleries to wineries, pie shops to museums, live music to scenic drives, Fredericksburg is the perfect getaway to please all discerning tastes. Some of our favorites include:

Favorite Fine Art Galleries: InSight Gallery, Artisans at Rocky Hill, Whistle Pik Gallery, and RS Hanna Gallery. First Friday Art Walk is always a fun way to experience the art scene in F’burg!

Favorite Scenic Drive: Willow City Loop. We rose early one morning to beat the bumper to bumper traffic you might experience during Bluebonnet season. We were not disappointed. The Bluebonnets (Texas State Flower) and other wild flowers like the Indian Blanket, Green Thread Winecup and the Square-Bud Primrose were in full bloom and were breathtaking. Folks drive for 100’s of miles to witness this once a year, spring extravaganza.

We photographed my favorite Texas Longhorns who’s gentle disposition and intelligence along with their distinct horns (that can extend tip to tip up to 7′ wide) make them one of my cherished moments. 

The drive wouldn’t be complete without viewing the Burro’s (small donkeys). The “Loop” is a long winding road through private ranch lands. The ranchers kindly ask all spectators to respect their lands and stay in their cars!

Favorite Live Music: Hondo’s and Crossroads Saloon and Steakhouse (they serve up some fine Shrimp and Grits).

Favorite Food: Alamo Springs Cafe (best burger!), Fredericksburg Herb Farm (peaceful and delish!), Bejas Grill (fun to sit on the outside patio and enjoy a margarita and exceptional shrimp soft tacos), Mahaley’s Cafe (sensational burritos), August E’s (Nouveau Texas Cuisine) and the Fredericksburg Pie Company (simply divine pie!).

The Salt Lick BBQ in Driftwood, TX is a local favorite (we usually stop here on our way to Fredericksburg from the Austin airport).

Favorite Things to Do: Browse the National Museum of the Pacific War, Shop at Fredericksburg Farmer’s Market, Taste at Becker Vineyards, Hike the Enchanted Rock, and shop all up and down Main Street till your heart’s content.

And stay at one of many private cottages, guest houses and B&B’s, reserve at: Absolute Charm or 1st Class B&B. Or book the stunning cottages of Settlers Crossing.


Photos: Anna Sullivan Photography

Fredericksburg Herb Farm 1

I couldn’t imagine a more peaceful and lovely spot to spend Easter Sunday. I have visited Fredericksburg, Texas many times but, wanted an extra special restaurant for Easter brunch. I called the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce and they highly recommended the Fredericksburg Herb Farm. What an incredibly special compound only four blocks off Main Street. Upon entering the Herb Farm you will be immersed with luscious gardens abound. You can stroll through herb gardens, flower gardens, browse the Poet’s Haus Gift Shop, relax in the Nature’s Spa, dine in the Farm Haus Bistro and even stay in one of the fourteen Sunday Haus Cottage’s. Sunday house cottages are unique to Fredericksburg.  German settlers would build these small “City Houses” to use on weekends when they came to town to buy provisions for the week and to also attend Sunday Church services. 

Now you can see the Herb Farm close up and personal with this new 360 degree adventure of the property, watch here!

Our lunch was spectacular and the weather was spring perfection. We sat in the “glass room” next to a huge picture window overlooking the front garden. Our Easter lunch was superb and the atmosphere was tranquil. I highly recommend a visit and a stay at the Fredericksburg Herb Farm.

Photos: Anna Sullivan Photography