Food and Drink in Boerne, TX
Local and regional cuisine usually defines an area and Boerne is no different. Residents and visitors can enjoy a variety of restaurants in Boerne and the surrounding region, some featuring local flavors and farm-to-table recipes as well as wines and beers from around the State of Texas.
When Denise Mazal and daughter Veronica opened Little Gretel on River Road last February, she dug out recipes her Czech mother developed more than 60 years ago. “The recipes come from my family,” Denise says. “We were in the restaurant business before in Boulder, so all of our recipes have been tested pretty well. I grew up in the restaurant business with my mother, who was a chef for 60 years in Prague. Cooking is absolutely natural to me.”
Maybe it’s the flaky‚ buttery crust. Or perhaps it’s all the juicy‚ mouth-watering fruit. Whatever the reason‚ there’s something special about a Tootie Pie. “People always say there’s some thing different about our pies‚” says Jeff Bailey‚ vice president of corporate development for the Tootie Pie Co. in Boerne. “They’re handmade from scratch with no preservatives.” Tootie Pie Co. was started by Ruby Lorraine “Tootie” Feagan in the early 1980s when she began baking and selling pies from her home in Medina‚ Texas.
Boerne may be a small city‚ but it’s developed a large appetite for good food. From traditional‚ down-home Tex Mex dishes to the best of innovative haute cuisine‚ Boerne’s restaurant choices have made it a dining destination for locals and visitors alike. “Boerne is growing‚ and as it grows‚ the dining options are increasing too‚” says Raoul Vargas‚ manager of The Creek. “In the past few years‚ the choices have gotten much better‚ and service has improved. It’s a real advantage to people who live here‚ because they no longer have to go to San Antonio to dine out.”