Eats, Treats & Getaways Spring 2016

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The Premiere Guide to Eats, Treats, Entertainment & Getaways for Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Washington & Austin Counties!



Boneheads Grilled Fish & Piri Piri Chicken, 830 University Dr E, Ste 100, CS (979) 587-6868. Relaxed place, serious taste! Boneheads has something for everyone. The menu offers grilled fish, grilled chicken, grilled vegetables, Boneheads shrimp, sandwiches, hamburgers, salads, and more! M-Su 11am-9pm.

Café EccelL & LA BODEGA CATERING,, 4401 S. Texas Avenue (979) 599-7929, (979) 599-7919, info@laboega For private parties, weddings or any event off premise from buffets and mixers to fine dining for 25-1,000 people. Café Eccell plus La Bodega plus your imagination adds up to Eccell Group Catering and anything you want!

Caffe Capri Italian Restaurant, 222 N Main St, Bryan (979) 822-2675. This award winning downtown restaurant has been serving creative and reasonably priced Italian dishes for 20 years. Enjoy their art deco interior, local art display and upbeat atmosphere. Lunch M-F 11am-2pm; Dinner M-Th 6pm-9pm; F-Sa 5pm-9pm.

Cenare Restaurant, 404 University Dr E, CS (979) 696-7311. Cenare offers a variety of authentic Italian cuisine and beautifully presented dishes. Whether you are looking for an intimate evening, a nice place for the entire family or a place to host your next event, Cenare is a great choice. Lunch M-F 11am-2pm; Dinner M-Th 5-9pm; F-Sa 5-10pm.

Chef Tai’s Mobile Bistro, check website for daily locations and hours (979) 268-3251. Chef Tai’s Mobile Bistro is America’s Favorite Food Truck serving a blend of globally inspired cuisine.

Downtown Uncorcked Wine Bar

206 West 26th St, Bryan (979) 823-4837. Voted Best Wine By The Glass, Downtown Uncorked Wine Bar is where the adults go. Choose from more than 100 bottles! Special nights include Women Gone Wine Wednesdays, Half Price Bottle Thursdays, and Friday Night Flights.

DOuble dave’s pizza, 3505 Longmire Dr, CS (979) 696-3283; 1410 S. Texas Ave, CS (979) 764-3283; or 2305 Boonville Rd Ste 900, Bryan (979) 822-3283. A real pizza joint combining great atmosphere and mouth-watering eats, complete with hand-tossed dough, from-scratch sauce, and fresh vegetables. Open Su-Th 11am-11pm, F-Sa 11am-12pm; Daily lunch buffet 11am-2pm.

Grub Burger Bar, 980 University Dr, CS (979) 268-1041. Grub Burger Bar believes in fresh ingredients and big flavors, delivered by caring, friendly people. Dine in, or order online for pick-up or delivery. Open 11am-10pm; Happy Hour M-F 3-6pm.

Kruez Market, 768 N Earl Rudder Fwy, Bryan (979) 704-6147. Established in 1900, Kruez Market is the perfect place for Texas original barbeque, daily specials, beer and wine, and more. Open Su-Th 10:30am-8pm, F-Sat 10:30am-9pm.

LASALLE HOTEL, 120 S. Main St, Bryan (979) 822-2000, Located in the heart of historic downtown Bryan, LaSalle Hotel, Café and Bar has corporate and group rates, conference and meeting rooms, and an executive chef on staff.

Luigi’s Patio Ristorante, 3975 SH-6 S, CS (979) 693-2742. Luigi’s Patio Ristorante offers genuine Italian cuisine in a cozy atmosphere that transports you straight to the heart of Italy. You can choose to dine in the villa-style home interior or “outside” in the piazza town center, an indoor patio outfitted to embody all the excitement of a traditional Italian market square. Live music, check website for schedule. Open for lunch Tu-Fri 11:30am-2pm. Open for dinner Tu-Su 5:30pm, call for closing times. Brunch Su 11:30am-2pm.

Madden’s Casual Gourmet, 202 S Bryan Ave, Bryan (979) 779-2558. For catering and private party planning, call (979) 450-5354. Madden’s Casual Gourmet is the perfect place for lunch or dinner, celebrations, and catering any event! Open M-W 11am-2pm, Th-Sa 11am-9pm.

Messina Hof Winery, 4545 Old Reliance Rd, Bryan (979) 778-9463. Founded on the cornerstones of family, tradition, and romance, Messina Hof Winery & Resort has held its place as a Brazos Valley staple since 1977. Open M-Th 10am-7pm, F-Sa 10am-8pm, Su 11am-6pm.

Molly’s Magnificent Creamery & Eatery

201-A Main St, Bryan (979) 823-6655. Molly’s Magnificent Creamery & Eatery is uddely bodacious! Different hot lunch specials are served every day, or you can try homemade pies, sandwiches, soups, salads, baked potatoes, and more! Open for Lunch M-Sa 8am-3pm and Dinner Th-Sa 5pm-9pm.

Mr. G’s Pizzeria, 201 W 26th St, Bryan (979) 822-6747; 404 E University Dr, CS (979) 693-6747. At Mr. G’s, every slice is served with family pride, the freshest ingredients, original recipes, and only the finest imported Italian cheeses. Now serving Gluten Free pizza. Bryan location: M-F 11am-2pm & 5pm-9pm, Sa 5pm-9pm. College Station location: M-Th 11am-2pm & 5pm-9pm, F 11am-2pm & 5pm-10pm, Sa 5pm-10pm.

Must Be Heaven, 100 S Main St, Bryan (979) 822-7722; 1136 East Villa Maria, Bryan (979) 731-8891; 1700 Rock Prairie Rd, CS (979) 764-9222. Reminisce the good ole’ days of Ice Cream Shoppes and hand-crafted sandwiches at Must Be Heaven. Bryan locations’ hours: M-F 8am-6pm, Sa 8am-3pm. College Station hours: M-F 8am-8pm, Sa 8am-3pm.

NAPA FLATS, 1727 S. Texas Ave, CS (979) 383-2500. Napa Flats Wood-Fired Kitchen is a lively restaurant with a unique patio and bar serving Californian-Mediterranean-Italian meals. M-Th 11am-10pm F-Sa 11am-11pm Su 11am-9pm

NORTHGATE JUICE JOINT, 215 University Dr, CS (979) 704-6010. Vitamins never tasted so good at Northgate Juice Joint, crafters of fresh, natural, and delicious juices and smoothies. M-F 8am-8pm, Sa 10am-8pm, Su 12pm-6pm.

PAOLO’S ITALIAN KITCHEN, 809 University Dr #100, CS (979) 485-2704. Life is too short not to eat well. Signature dishes include Baked Clams seasoned with garlic, Veal Marsala with sautéed mushrooms, Chicken Scarpariello – oven roasted with bell pepper, onion & garlic. Lunch M-Sa 11am-2pm, Dinner M-Sa 5-9:30pm.

PEACH CREEK VINEYARDS, 2029 Peach Creek Rd, CS (936) 825-3669. There’s plenty of parking at this picturesque operation nestled in the beautiful countryside near College Station. Visit this winery and novelty gift shop in the heart of a Texas vineyard. While there, be sure to view the antique grape press from the late 1800s and ask about the Adopt-A-Vine program. Open F-Sa 12pm-6pm, Su 1-5pm.

READFIELD MEATS & DELI, 2701 S Texas Ave, Bryan (979) 822-1594. Your summer solution to meal planning and great BBQs, choose UDA Choice & Prime beef, Midwest Grain-fed Pork, Fresh Poultry, Lamb, Smoked Sausage, Cajun Boudin, and Honey Glazed Hams. Open M-F 8am-6pm, Sa 8am-4pm.

The Republic, 701 University Dr E #406, CS (979) 260-4120. Recently receiving the designation of AAA four diamond steak house, The Republic offers a variety of gourmet steak options, seafood, wine, and whiskey. Their focus is on the use of fine, locally grown foods and simple Texas cooking in an elegant setting. Open M-Sa 5-10pm.

ROCKIN B STEAKHOUSE, 3629 Tabor Rd, Bryan (979) 485-2970. Experience a true taste of the Southwest, soon to be your favorite family owned and operated bar and grill. Wednesday night is Prime Rib Night. Signature dishes include Chicken-Fried Steak with Smoked Jalapeno Gravy, Margarita Shrimp with Angel Hair Pasta, Filet Mignon with Gorgonzola Demi Glace and more. Full service bar. Open Tu-Th 4pm-9pm, F-Sa 11am-10pm, Su 11am-3pm.

Sena Bee’s Food Delivery, (979) 450-0037. Sena Bee’s Food Delivery offers catering services from baby shower brunch to wedding parties or tailgates. The Southern style Home-cooking with fresh produce and herbs make you feel like you’re back at grandma’s! Catering services for lunch or dinner can include menu items and more.

The Tap, 815 Harvey Rd, CS (979) 696-7396. The Tap is a former train depot transformed into a sports bar and restaurant. This local favorite has more than 30 TVs, darts, pool tables, NTN trivia, dominoes, two huge porches, occasional live music specials, burgers, sandwiches, and free peanuts. M-Sa 11am-2pm.

Truman Chocolates, 4407 S Texas Ave, Bryan (979) 260-4519. Choose from signature series boxes or customize your own. Numerous flavors to choose from. Made on site by well-trained staff. Perfect to leave a lasting impression for any event! Open M-F 10am-6pm; Sa 10am-3pm; Closed on Sunday.

Veritas, 830 University Dr E, Ste 400, CS (979) 268-3251. Classically trained chefs offer creative cuisine in a casual, contemporary setting. Veritas embraces usage of organic and local produce, wild caught seafood flown in directly from the source, as well as poultry and meat raised naturally. Highly-trained associates and wine stewards can guide you through an award-winning wine list, which has garnered Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence (2007-2010). Lunch M-Sa 11am-2pm; Dinner Sun-Th 5:30pm-9:30pm, F-Sa 5:30pm-10pm.

VILLA bed & breakfast at messina hof winery & resort, 4545 Old Reliance Road, Bryan (979) 778-8503. Experience Texas wine and hospitality. Unique suites, weekend packages and wine tours. Plan your weekend getaway.

VILLAGE CAFE, 210 W 26th St, Bryan (979) 703-8514. Lined with local art, this upbeat coffeehouse offers locally sourced bites and brews with live music. Sun & M 8am-5pm, Tu 8am-10pm, W-Fr 8am-12am, Sa 8am-2am


Schlitterbahn Water Park, New Braunfels Waterpark (830) 625-2351; New Braunfels Lodging (855) 246-0273; Galveston Waterpark (409) 770-9283; South Padre Island (956) 761-1160; Corpus Christi (361) 589-4200. Bring the whole family to experience why Schlitterbahn has been voted the best waterpark anywhere. Enjoy thrilling water slides or relax in the Lagoon for a day of fun in the sun. You can bring your own picnic into the park or enjoy the fun food available. Park hours vary by season.



Mad Hatter’s Tea Room, 210 S Echols, Caldwell (979) 567-3504. The Mad Hatter’s cozy eatery provides tantalizing treats and generous portions bursting with flavor, a unique selection of gift items, gourmet coffees, and specialty teas. Open for breakfast and lunch and special events by appointment. Three course English Afternoon Tea every 4th Sat; call for reservations. W-Sa 8am-5pm

Washington County


Funky Art Café & Coffee Bar

202 W Commerce St, Brenham (979) 836-5220. Delicious and different, Funky Art Café in Brenham offers enticing entrees to please the palate before shopping in its companion retail shop, The Pomegranate M-Fr 11am-2pm; Sa 11am-3pm

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