SUNDAY COFFEE WITH JEB



Seniors Find Another Great American Food Town

UnknownWhy would seniors want to stop in Driftwood Texas? Well, most of all it was selected by Condé Nast Traveler magazine as a Great American Food Town.  It is famous for Salt Lick BBQ on Farm to Market Road. So, get your coffee and let’s check out Driftwood, Texas and another Great American Food Town.

This BYOB, cash-only, BBQ spot with a rustic setting & live music outdoors is about 25 miles down the road southwest of Austin. The folks there are delighted to share their world-renowned Bar-B-Que with senior visitors along with an extra portion of Texas Hill Country hospitality.

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The Roberts family recipes have roots back to the wagon trains in the mid-1800′s. They want you to enjoy the same warm atmosphere and delicious Bar-B-Que they savored around the campfire years back. Does that entice your palate?

Seniors Enjoy More Than They Can Eat

If you know about the Amana Colonies in Iowa, they are famed for their family style servings placed right on the table in front of you. Salt Lick has a menu that will set senior visitors up with heaping helpings of beef, sausage, and pork ribs, served with potato salad, cole slaw, beans, bread, pickles, and onions right on your table.

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Driftwood is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in northern Hays County, Texas. It lies along Farm to Market Road 150, north of the city of San Marcos, the county seat of Hays County.

The town is steeped in history and although the earliest settlers arrived in the area now known as Driftwood around 1850, the community was established later in the 1880s.

Driftwood shrank almost to a ghost town by the early twentieth century; although it grew somewhat by the middle of the century, it returned to its almost-deserted state by the 1970s.

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 Seniors Sample Texas Hill Country Wines

Driftwood is home to The Wildflower Barn Event Center and the Lazy 8 Ranch which had its dry mix products featured by the Texas Department of Agriculture in the 2010 Texas State Fair.

TripAdvisor suggests a Texas Trail Ride and for senior oenophiles (that’s a wine enthusiast), they also suggest a visit to the Duchman, Driftwood Estate or Wimberley Valley Wineries.

That will keep you hopping cross-country for a while sampling some fine Texas Hill Country Wines.

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I counted a dozen different types of wine at the Duchman Winery made from 100% Texas grapes. Folks who have been to the Driftwood Estate Winery on Elder Hill Rd. commented on not only the quality of the wine, but the fabulous scenery.

One last view of Salt Lick and the open pit used for making their famous BBQ. Viewing that video really made me hungry. How about you?  -jeb

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