The location in question comes up as "Deutschburg School" on Google Earth, and is just northwest of Palacios and southwest of Blessing. I'm not insistent, by any means - it's 60 miles for me and I've caged it every time so far! Nonetheless, I'd love to see a pie run stop outside the "triangle" on the south side. I appreciate the attraction of keeping the rides reasonable for the majority of the TWT readership, but please reach out to those of us on the "outside". JJHonek's suggestion of Port A is sweet - it's another backyard ride for me.Andrew T wrote this yesterday: "Any thoughts for next year? I, as usual, nominate the Last Saturday in January Always fish fry and dessert auction in Deutschberg. Desserts including pie are served as well."
I had to look up where this was and got Austria! Google suggested Deutschburg but I am still not sure where it is. Looks be pretty far south, however. Texas riding in January can vary wildly.
It's called the "river city grill". Rockmantx and I went to a MTF RTE there with a good sized crowd. Steve and I talked about this place just the other day concerning this thread. They have a banquet room we could probably get and Steve seemed to think it is owned by the same people as the Bluebonnet and they had taken dessert request before hand so they could take care of the group. This is a lot nicer place and the RTE we went to their went off without a hitch.Regarding Marble Falls... the last time, we showed up late and the line was out the door... we simply went about two blocks toward the river and found a place on the river with a meeting room that would seat 50+ and even more room in the restaurant proper. I can't tell you the name, but it overlooks the river and shouldn't be hard to find. The food and service were very good.
Royer's is a great place and it's a great ride from almost anywhere to get there. The pie and burgers are outstanding and Mr. Bud is most gracious even if he does have a "Harley's only" sign right out in front. It is not a "biker" place, however, and has a usually upscale crowd on Sundays when I have been there. It's right on the square and there is plenty of parking for bikes all around.
280 miles for me. BUT.... if I take the long route and come up the Devil's Highway then I can increase it to 375.Pie Town NM, Only 769 miles, heck that ain't far, Lets ride
Nope. I'm a dictator. But I like to think that I am a benevolent dictator.So what's next Chuck, a poll?
I thought this was not a democratic process
It wasn't in the 2010 version, we did Celina instead.The Ranchman's Cafe in Ponder is always good, was it on the 2010 schedule?
Have yet to check it out, but I am told it has pie and it is near Waco.
P.O. Box 869
Elm Mott, Texas 76640
I was born/raised in Galveston and the best time to go to miss all the traffic and other touristas is April - before school is out and October.
I don't know if there's anything pie run-worthy in that area, but I'd be up for Slaton. In fact, if any of these runs end up coming further west, I'll be happy to help plan and organize. Just let me know.
Working on itHas "analysis paralysis" set in Chuck?
Tim, we have had very few recommendations westward over the past 6 years. Do you know of anything near Abilene or such? We would be happy to try something out that way, we just don't know of anything.I don't know if there's anything pie run-worthy in that area, but I'd be up for Slaton. In fact, if any of these runs end up coming further west, I'll be happy to help plan and organize. Just let me know.
Do these places have pie (that's the theme)? I have a book, Texas Landmark Cafes, that lists quite a few places but they don't mention pie...What about Mary's Cafe in Strawn, Texas? It was RideTexas magazine's top motorcycle food stop for 2010. I've eaten there(best CFS anywhere!) and there is space to park, eat, and lots of greenery along the roadways.
Another recommendation is Rudy's BBQ. There's a few of them in the Austin area.
Maybe time to put a Hill Country location on the map?...maybe Black's BBQ?
The repeats from 2009 during 2010 were Hico, Fairfield, Hutto, Edom, and Crockett. There were 4 new locations (New Waverly, Adrian, Godley, and Elgin) and 3 from previous years (Celina, Medina, Sealy).I wouldn't mind seeing us alternate locations each year. That would open up a lot of new eating places with new riding areas. We would be going back to the favorites every other year. Texas is a big state with a lot of neat cafes. I enjoy checking out new places every time I ride out. Just my 2 cents. We could always have some RTE's on the favorite places on off years. More reason to ride.
Mary's has pie...not a lot of varieties and they would definetly need warning to get up to speed...it is more well known for the chicken fried steak and is worth the ride out there for that. So I don't think it would be a great pie run location but is good for a general weekend ride.Working on it
Tim, we have had very few recommendations westward over the past 6 years. Do you know of anything near Abilene or such? We would be happy to try something out that way, we just don't know of anything.
Do these places have pie (that's the theme)? I have a book, Texas Landmark Cafes, that lists quite a few places but they don't mention pie...
Looks great Chuck, nice job!2011
Jan 29: Koffee Kup, Hico
Feb 26: Pie in the Sky, Conroe
Mar 26: Royer's Cafe, Round Top (new)
Apr 30: Mosier's (Teresa's) Cafe, Lake Fork Marina
May 28: Floyd's Ranch House, Ingleside
Jun 25: Downtown cafe, Thorndale (new)
Jul 30: Texan Cafe, Hutto
Aug 27: Sam's Restaurant, Fairfield
Sep 24: TBD, depending on recon - Peabody’s, Goldthwaite (new) or Smokestack Restaurant, Thurber (new)
Oct 29: Murphy's Steakhouse, Winchester (new)
Nov 19: Jake and Dorothy's, Stephenville (new)
Dec 31: Moosehead Cafe, Crockett, 12 noon
How about Mesquite Wood Bar-B-Q in Iraan, Texas...east of Ft. Stockton? I think it can handle 40-50 folks....I don't know if there's anything pie run-worthy in that area, but I'd be up for Slaton. In fact, if any of these runs end up coming further west, I'll be happy to help plan and organize. Just let me know.
Heck yeah, I love that place. We ride down there all the time in the summer. The owners are avid motorcyclists, too. I don't know if they have pie, though. I'd have to call Dana and ask him. If his wife knew bunch of people were coming, though, I bet she'd go all out.
Weather like that, you need a heated space suit. I had heated gloves last year, so my hands were the only warm spots on me by time two or three hours riding passed.Yes I vote for warmer weather for Hico this year. Either that or I'm going to have to break down and buy some heated gloves and socks.