Texas Little Towns Have Great Restaurants And Beautiful River Front Properties

Dated: September 14 2016

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The city of Gruene, nestled between New Braunfels and San Marcos, is filled with treasures worth checking out. Among its special treats are homemade fudge, candy and ice cream, which you can eat while browsing through old-timey trinkets in the center of town, surrounded by water views of the Guadalupe River.

On a partly cloudy Monday afternoon we ventured into one of Gruene’s best restaurants, The Gristmill. We’d been before and liked it, so we found ourselves in its large courtyard enjoying the live guitar under the gazebo as we waited for a table.

The Gristmill.

We were seated within 10 minutes at the back of the restaurant, outside, at a wooden picnic table under the shade of a few enormous trees that still provided a peek at the sky.

Mimosas, a beer and onion rings started us off. The large, sweet onion rings, a crowd-pleasing appetizer, are covered in a light batter with just the right combination of spices, delightfully crunchy and soft at the same time.  

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Ordering entrees is a dilemma since the menu boasts many appealing dishes, but I ended up choosing a light fare option consisting of grilled trout with steamed broccoli and squash. The trout was perfectly cooked, melting in my mouth, and I could taste the butter, black pepper, and salt—probably all the seasoning it had. The veggies were slightly crunchy and a great accompaniment to the fish.

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My dining companion went for a classic: fried shrimp, Gruene beans and a side salad. "No onions on my salad," he said, to which I promptly added, "Please bring them on the side." I absolutely love onions and I ate them with my veggies.

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The fried shrimp was fried just right: crispy on the outside, soft and moist on the inside. However, the big winner was the Gruene beans. They were cooked to an "al dente" point and sautéed in a homemade sauce of tomatoes, onions and bacon. Without a doubt I should have asked for the exact recipe to try and replicate them, so all the more reason to go back!

The whole meal was delicious and we did not save room for dessert, but we went across the street to the candy store and got ice cream later on.

Living in this area, you would enjoy beautiful views, easy access to a historic district and plenty of entertainment. Check out this beautiful 3-bedroom, 2-bath home with an optional 4th bedroom less than a mile from Gruene, just across from the neighborhood park and the Guadalupe River (residents afforded private river access). Contact me today for a private showing! 


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1421 Sleepy Hollow, New Braunfels, TX

Sonia Comisarenco ~ REALTOR®~ Team Price Real Estate

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Sonia Comisarenco

Sonia was born in Argentina and has lived in the US since 1980 and in Austin since 2001. Besides being fully bilingual (English-Spanish), Sonia has made it her mission to gain extensive familiarity wi....

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