On our weekend getaway in Glen Rose, we happened upon an antique car show in the main square surrounding the court house. The streets were closed off and lined with fabulously restored antique cars. This was perfect for us, because I could wander through the antique shops and boutiques while Jed obsessed over the cars. Every few minutes he would come in a store to see something I wanted to show him, and I would come out to do the same. Perfect. We stumbled on a little place called the Pie Peddlers, and had to stop in.
The pies are all made fresh daily, and they have a great selection. Unfortunately we felt that it was a little overpriced. The slices were $4 each. I know that is pretty standard or cheap for restaurant dessert, but you know we are super frugal. We decided to go for it since we were on vacation.
Jed ordered the coconut caramel, and was definitely the big winner of the day. It was phenomenal.
I had the key lime pie, which is my go-to dessert. It was good, but not fabulous. I’m a little bit of a key lime pie snob, apparently.
Overall, I would say that stopping in Pie Peddlers is worth it for the ambiance and great service. The same ladies who make the pies wait on the tables, and are super sweet. Skip the key lime and go straight for the coconut, chocolate, or coconut caramel.
What is your go-to dessert?
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On our baby moon getaway in Glen Rose, Texas, we found a really special bed and breakfast inn. Jed searched long and hard online to find a place that fit our needs and our style. Sunset Ridge
is in our price range and is far more modern than many B & Bs. I’ll post pics of the place later on, and tell you all about it. The photo above is the view from our private patio during sunset. As you can see, the name Sunset Ridge is a perfect fit. Besides the obvious breakfast part of the B & B, Sunset Ridge offers a four course dinner for an extra fee. The couple who runs the place gives a few options to choose from, and let me tell you, we chose wisely.
We started with homemade Parmesan Black Pepper Crackers and Herb Dip. We had already dipped into it by the time I thought to take a picture. The dip and crackers were savory and light, a great starter. The lighting was also very “romantic”, making it difficult to get a great photo. Oh well. You get the idea.
The second course was a Poached Pear and Blue Cheese Salad. We were a little nervous about that combination, but it was delicious.
For the entree, we each had a Filet of Beef with Roasted Asparargus and Roasted Fingerling Potatoes. Jed described the steak as the best he had ever had. That, my friends, is a great compliment. We got the recipe before we left, believe me.
See the above photo for evidence of the deliciousness of our entree. Amazing.
We shared a huge piece of Double Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Dipped Strawberries for dessert. It was awesome, and we were fully stuffed after indulging in a fantastic four course dinner. One of the best things about it was that we only had to walk across the veranda to our room after dinner. Come back later this week for more about our Glen Rose getaway.
Have you stayed in an awesome Bed and Breakfast Inn? Tell me about it.
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Recently, Jed and I went on a little weekend getaway, a baby moon of sorts. We wanted to keep it close by and frugal, so we went for one night to Glen Rose, a little town southwest of Ft. Worth. We stayed at a phenomenal bed and breakfast that I’ll tell you about later, and had so much fun wandering around a new town. We found the Riverhouse Grill
just off the main square for lunch, and we so pleased with everything they offered. The restaurant is family run out of a 100 year old house and features fresh, local, creatively prepared food.
Jed picked the chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, and then went double carb with the mac and cheese au gratin. He loved all of it, but said the mac and cheese was the best he has ever eaten. Seriously. He let me try it and it was out of control good. I don’t know what they did to it, but it can’t be good for you, and made us both want to lick the dish.
I had the ultimate ham sandwich with parmesan truffle fries. Wow. The sandwich was on fresh whole grain bread with 3 different kinds of cheese, local ham, and fresh apple slices. The fries had a savory flavor from the truffles that was amazing.
If you are ever in Glen Rose, I highly recommend stopping at the Riverhouse Grill. I love supporting small town, family run places, and this one is a winner for sure.
What is your favorite off-the-beaten-path restaurant?