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Best Restaurants in Brenham TX

October 22nd, 2013 by Pamela Murski

Best Restaurants in Brenham TXMy mouth is watering just thinking of all the deliciousness in Brenham, Texas. If you love food and new experiences, we have some recommendations for your trip!

First, make your way to Murski Homestead Bed and Breakfast for one of our Texas Cooking Classes and Foodie Events. You’ll create a memorable experience in a relaxing atmosphere. Even better yet, you can leave with the recipes and duplicate them at home! We offer cooking classes and lessons in culinary herbs that are demo-style or hands-on. You can determine how involved you’d like to be in the process.

After sharpening your culinary skills in one of our cooking classes on the ranch, make sure to try out the best restaurants in Brenham TX!

Funky Art Café is great for lunch. It has an interesting and diverse menu. Just like its name, the restaurant is a bit funky in ambiance as it serves up artfully prepared food. It’s snuggled in the back of a historic downtown Brenham building that’s decorated according to season. There’s a purple wall displaying the work of local artists and a menu that changes every four months. At least two homemade desserts will be offered each day.

Now we’re on to the “home of the $100 burger!” The Southern Flyer Diner is located at the Brenham Municipal Airport and is open every day. Nearly everything at the diner is made from scratch. The Southern Flyer Diner is consistently ranked among the “Best of the Best.”

Must Be Heaven is another great option, with a fresh menu and quality ingredients. This unique experience will take you back to the good ole days of ice cream shops and hand-crafted sandwiches. The atmosphere makes everyone want to slow down and enjoy their day! Enjoy a sandwich, soup, and maybe a piece of fruit…just don’t forget to try the pie that is always made fresh!

Stopping by Ernie’s American Bistro is a must on the trip. It specializes in personalized service, where American Bistro Dining and “Slow Food” converge to make eating both a pleasure and leisurely experience. Try the fish tacos or beef tenderloin at Ernie’s. They will not disappoint.

There “ain’t no fib about the rib” at the original Big Daddy’s, also known as Nathan’s BBQ! This place is always hopping. Swing in for some ribs, brisket, chops or a handmade dessert.

And if you enjoy Mexican cuisine, try the fine food at Los Cabos. They offer great lunch specials, and their dinner prices are extremely affordable. Start your dinner with a half-frozen/half on the rocks “Stars Over Texas!”

For another dinner option, try Volare Restaurant. It is rooted in the warm flavors of the Matera countryside and its dishes are infused with international flavors that create distinctive tastes. The menu is always fresh and the dishes are always flavorful.

As you make your reservations at some of the best restaurants in Brenham TX, don’t forget to reserve your room with us at Murski Homestead Bed and Breakfast! Come experience a true Texas guest ranch with more than 100 years of history! Find your perfect room here!

Oktoberfest in Burton and Round Top

October 4th, 2013 by Pamela Murski

Oktoberfest….a traditional German celebration in October…good beer, good food, good music!
2 different towns…..2 great celebrations….both in October…..2 different weekends = more fun!
Need lodging?  Come stay with us for  a complete weekend getaway!
BURTON, TX:  Saturday Oct.12   
Oktoberfest Burton: Get ready for the Best Little German Fest Out in the Country.  North Railroad St. will be transformed into a Texas Country Oktoberfest from 3:00 to 7:30 pm on Saturday, Oct. 12th in downtown Burton.  Eat, sing sport lederhosen, win a door prize, listen and dance to polka music, watch or participate in the wiener dog races, beer barrel roll, stein races and preform the Chicken Dance.  Prizes awarded to the Best Dressed German man and woman.  Enjoy authentic German food, drink and music through out the night at the Burton Café and the Pig and Whistle.
ROUND TOP, TX:  Saturday Oct. 26
Make plans to attend the OktoBerFest at the Round Top Rifle Assn. Hall in  Round Top on Saturday, October 26th  from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
*Admission to the Tasting Hall is $25
*Relax under the pavilion listening to the FREE concert of music provided by the Round Top Brass Band and Enzian Buam
*Sausage and Kraut will be available as well
Tickets are available at Round Top Mercantile Company, Round Top State Bank or www.roundtoprifle.com!  Event is hosted by the Round Top Schuetzen Verein
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Culinary Experience! Dinner in the Fields…..50 Miles to Harvest

September 28th, 2013 by Pamela Murski

Murski Homestead is proud to partner with this great venue and offer  special pricing on rooms for all who have tickets to this inaugural culinary event!  Call us today at 877-690-0676 to book your room for the special Citadel Price!

  BRENHAM   *    TEXAS    * * * * * *

The Historic Citadel of Washington County

Join us for this unique culinary experience.  Celebrated Chef Jesse Griffiths will prepare an elegant five course home-style dinner in the field at the historic Citadel of Washington County.  Dine with the local farmers who grow the food and enjoy the fifty mile harvest.  Live music, local wine samplings and featured folk artists will give guests a memorable event not to be missed.  Cash Bar will be available.

Cost: $200 per person      Purchase Tickets Online Friday, Nov. 1, 2013  Gates open at 5:30pm   Supper Served at 7pmLocation: 3401 Hwy 290 E, Brenham TXFor more information Call 979.530.7993  or  719.499.3557

Chef JESSE GRIFFITHS embodies the forefront of the new hunting-cooking movement. He has gained national praise for his strictly local butcher shop and supper clubs (Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Country Living, Garden & Gun) and his series of practical hunting schools are the first of their kind. In less than a year, they have drawn students from around the country and have gained attention from the New York Times, Texas Monthly, and others. Jesse was nominated as Food & Wine’s The People’s Best New Chef in 2011, and is the owner and chef of Dai Due with his life/ work partner, Tamara Mayfield. The couple received Austin’s Edible Communities Local Hero award in 2012.  Jesse is the author of Afield: A chef’s guide to preparing and cooking wild game and fish, a James Beard Award finalist in 2013.

Event Organizer / Farmer BRAD STUFFLEBEAM “A pioneer of the local food movement in the Lone Star State” (Texas Agriculture Magazine) and 2012 recipient of the Houston Mayor’s Award: Champion of Food Justice, Brad has been a professional organic horticulturist in Texas since 1991, the past President of the Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (TOFGA), current USDA Council Member of Southern SARE, Board Member for the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance and a full-time farmer in Washington County Texas. Brad has been an educator and organizer for many of the largest organic farming events in Texas. Brad and his wife Jenny own HOMEsweetFARM serving their local community and the Houston area through a unique Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program with a Farm Market in downtown Brenham. Featured in numerous articles and books, his enthusiasm and passion has inspired others in their quest for real food.

The Gates open at 5:30 pm for guests to explore the Historic Citadel, previously closed to the public for over 70 years.  Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and local wine tastings while Local Folk Artist LEON COLLINS and others display their work through out the grounds.  Dinner with the farmers will be served under the Pecan Trees at 7pm.

Break Bread with the Farmers:

  • Blue Heron Farm, Fieldstore,TX
  • Finca Pura Vida, Fayetteville, TX
  • Hatfield Farm, Navasota, TX
  • Home Sweet Farm. Brenham, TX
  • Longhorn Beef Co., Columbus,TX
  • Yonder Way Farm, Fayetteville,TX

Brought to you in part by      HOMEsweetFARM       979.530.7994       email us here

Texas Wineries: Gumbo Cookoff and Texas Wine

September 10th, 2013 by Pamela Murski

Bluebonnet Wine Trail

Windy Winery Vintners

Texas Wineries are so much fun!  Just north  of Brenham and 10 minutes from the ranch you will find Windy Winery, the only local winery  that is home to wine made only with Texas grapes.  It is always a delightful place to stop in for a tasting, a bottle of wine to enjoy on the porch or for one of their fun adventures…..just like their annual Gumbo Cookoff 

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Chappell Hill Lavender and Wine Festival

August 2nd, 2013 by Pamela Murski

Experience Lavender Farms near Brenham B&B

Experience Lavender Farms near Brenham B&B

Chappell Hill Lavender and Texas Wine ????  This is a great combination and exciting summer festival near Brenham Texas and the Bed and Breakfast!   Both  are located just 15 minutes away from the ranch…the 3 of us make a complete circle of travel and so easy to do! Don’t miss the upcoming  Festival!

This article from Your Houston News.com gives you a really good overview of what to expect.  “The scent of fresh lavender is in the air! The Chappell Hill Lavender Farm hosts the 9th annual Lavender and Wine Fest on Saturday, August 10, 2013, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The festival kicks off the blooming season and guests will have the opportunity to cut their own fresh lavender and learn how to make lavender wands.

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