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5 Favorite Restaurants In Boerne
Buying and selling homes can be exhausting, hunger-inducing work. To maintain my composure throughout the day when dealing with inspection reports, appraisal misses, contract negotiations and closings, I find it essential to eat early and often at the best spots in town. Here are few places you shouldn't miss:
1) Start your day with a tantalizing cup of joe. Electric Coffee has been in Boerne just over 1 year, but has made a tremendous impact with the locals. As the self-proclaimed number one customer, I feel I have earned the right to say that each and every time I go into this shop (located in what some may recall as the Quiznos) I am met with a warm welcome and new superb coffee. During the weekdays, its black coffee for me and their choices range from my favorite, Brazilian, to other flavors from Nigeria, Costa Rica, Somalia and more. The flavor is strong and the caffeine potent, as it should be. Cliff, the music guru owner, is an exceptional conversationalist and has quickly acquired a good number of "regulars". Check it out on the weekends for a laid-back latte kind of day. http://www.electriccoffeeshop.com/ at 215 W. Bandera St., Suite 115.
2) For a mid-morning snack or pick-me-up, there is no better spot than Bear Moon Bakery. Croissants, bear claws, piggies, OH MY. Greeted by a glass counter full of glorious goodies, this spot is a waft of baking bread and browning sugar. Their breakfast buffet could satisfy a lumber jack, or the local tourist just the same and the coffee is nothing to scoff at. I often stop in for Coffee Tuesdays when a cup is just $1. Don't miss the bacon-maple glazed donut or the orange cranberry muffin. http://www.bearmoonbakery.com/ at 401 S Main Street
3) The long walk down The Hill Country Mile can work up a lofty lunchtime appetite, so I offer two choices for Lunch. I was well-travelled before this place opened, and still I crave their sandwiches when abroad. Epicure boasts sandwhiches every bit as gourmet as the name. Complex mixes of fresh bread, thin sliced deli meats and cheeses, and complementary sauces that delight the palette and inspire the gourmand. My personal favorite, the Viva Texas, features pepper-smoked turkey, smoked gouda, chipolte mayo on sourdough bread with cranberry-jalapeno compote. Its a flavor profile I never tire of. Check out their site for all the special products in store and sandwiches they offer: http://fidllcit.net/BEGM/ at 210 South Main Street.
4) Between 2-5 o'clock on the weekends (and even during the week) I get this feeling of wanting something and not being able to put my finger on it. Something between hunger and thirst, and markedly different. Some call it beer-thirty. But when the mood strikes, there is always one place that comes to mind to satisfy the urge: The Dodging Duck Brewhaus. A Boerne staple for over a decade now, this brew-pub offers an eclectic food menu, a homey ambiance, and an almost weekly rotating beer menu that keeps things interesting. The local favorite beer, by far, is the IPA, but others like cask-conditioned stouts, Belgian and Bavarian styles, and others make their appearances with unique names like Foul Play IPA, Honey Duckle Summer Ale and Old Number 9 Pale. Come here from 3-6 Monday-Friday for a $2 off pints and savings on appetizers: https://www.facebook.com/dodgingduck/ at 402 River Rd! Also come out for Third Thursday Pickers Night to see yours truly pickin guitar and signing tunes.
5) On the off chance that this is your weekend getaway, without the kids or the distractions of typical life, you'll want to round out the day with top-notch cuisine. The Cypress Grille offers an incredible New American inspired menu featuring Chile spiced pork shank with braised fennel, mushrooms, pearl onions & black truffles or, if you want something from the sea, the Blackened Sea Scallops will melt in your mouth. Daily Chef specials also are a stunning treat. The wine list is several pages long and contains some rare finds for the oenophiles, but the beers on tap will please most crowds. All-in-all, I have never been let down by the service or food at the Grille, and look forward to our next date night there. Check them out here: http://www.cypressgrilleboerne.com/ at 170 S Main.
Honorable Mentions (Save for another blog): The Diegner Trading Co., The Little Gretel, Cibolo Creek Brewery and Peggy's on The Green.