In This Issue — While moving over the wide, rolling expanse of the Texas Hill Country, driving through towns of all sizes, it’s hard not to notice the eateries local to each spot on the map. The cover story is about Arriba! Salsa, famous for its fire-roasted salsas.
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— Truly Dining Out - Sitting in the back of a pickup, eating Arriba! salsa and chips. Photo by Melissa Regeon
Dining Out: Taste of the Hill Country
While moving over the wide, rolling expanse of the Texas Hill Country, driving through towns of all sizes, it’s hard not to notice the eateries local to each spot on the map. For every restaurant you see sliding by out the window, there are most likely more just off the main drag.
They come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Read More
Fredericksburg Rockhounds present Hill Country Gem & Mineral Show
The Fredericksburg Rockhounds open their 41st Annual Hill Country Gem and Mineral Show to the public on Saturday, January 16, at 9 AM. The show closes for the night at 6 PM and opens again on Sunday from 10 AM until 5 PM.
This event will be inside the Pioneer Pavilion at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, about two miles south of downtown Fredericksburg on Highway 16. Read More
Gearing Up for the 8th Annual Windows on Texas
It’s nearly that time of year again in Fredericksburg. The annual Windows on Texas music festival is coming up this month, presented by Riba Foods’ Arriba! Salsa (www.ribafoods.com) and Texas Rebel Radio Network (www.texasrebelradio.com).
For the past seven years, this four day music festival and industry conference has showcased some of the best emerging talent in Texas. Read More
KPAS Opens 2010 Season with Lively Dance Show
Imagine a dance company that has performed in front of more than 22 million people in more than 15,000 presentations!! A company that has completed more than 100 international tours in its 53-year history!! A company that has trained more than 3,500 dancers, used more than 30,000 pairs of shoes, and accumulated over 45,000 wardrobe pieces!! Read More
Renovations Bring LBJ State Park’s Sauer-Beckmann Farmstead to Life
In 1869, German immigrants Johann and Christine Sauer settled on a tract of land in Gillespie County, between Fredericksburg and Johnson City, with their four children. The Sauer family, which grew to include 10 children, built a homestead around their working farm. Their homestead originally grew up around log cabins, but as they became more prosperous, the Sauers erected buildings of native limestone.
In 1900, they sold their property to Emil and Emma Beckmann, who improved the property furt ... Read More
Arriba! Where Flavor is Family Tradition
Miguel Barrios moved from Mexico City to the United States the year his son, Miguel Barrios Junior, was born. Together they started Riba Foods in 1988 to bring the U.S. a tasty food that was missing. After Miguel Senior moved, he couldn’t find Mexican food quite as good as the stuff in his hometown of Mexico City.
Miguel had been successful in the construction business and, while negotiating to build a new location for a Mexican food business in Houston, he discovered the taste that he rem ... Read More