It’s the perfect weather for a leisurely spin through the Lake Travis area with the AC off and the windows down. Enjoy the beautiful weather while it lasts!
Today, we’re dishing about delicious BBQ and mouth-watering sides in Spicewood at the legendary Opie’s BBQ. Tater tot casserole? Yes, please!
The Rooster food truck is now open on Hwy. 71 where you can make a quick pit stop for breakfast or lunch.
Plus, Lakeway’s Pure Barre studio is getting some extra TLC with the announcement of new ownership and renovations. We’ll introduce you to the “sweet” gal who’s making it happen. (Pun intended.)
If you haven’t driven out towards Spicewood lately, you may be surprised to see how quickly all of the new commercial developments are going up on Hwy. 71. Yep, the Gateway to the Hill Country has changed a lot over the years. We’ve got the answers to your “what’s going there?” questions, so stay tuned to Lake Travis Lifestyle for updates.
Let’s dig in!
Food + Drink
If you’re a Texan, you’re programmed to know a few things like which off-the-beaten-path pond has the biggest bass and where the best BBQ sides are. While Opie’s BBQ has award-winning, pick-your-meat-from-the-show-pit appeal that’s hard to beat, the homemade sides may just steal the show.
Perhaps it’s because I was raised in Virginia where I grew up on Southern comfort side dishes like mac and cheese, corn pudding, and spoon bread, but: I. Love. Sides. And the sides at Opie’s are dee-lish-us!
They’ve got Craisin cole slaw, TaterTot casserole and spicy corn that will send your taste buds soaring. Their complimentary homemade pinto beans (butter beans on Friday and Saturday) simmer happily in a huge pot where you can serve yourself. When it comes to the cobbler, they’ve got blackberry, peach, cherry, and apple caramel crisp. You can get it served hot with ice cream too.
It’s a no-fuss kinda place with over-sized wood chairs, styrofoam bowls, and wax paper plates. But don’t let that fool ya. Every bite at Opie’s is high-class cuisine all the way.
Pure Barre Lakeway is under new ownership and it’s getting a little makeover too!
Loyal PB-ers are forever grateful to Denyse Kroll who opened the Pure Barre Lakeway location five years ago. Denyse recently announced she was stepping down and a new owner is stepping up, Jennifer Sweet.
Jennifer became a Pure Barre teacher four years ago in Houston with dreams of opening her own studio. When she and her family moved to Lakeway last year, the stars aligned. The Pure Barre studio is currently undergoing renovations with new carpet being installed this week.
The grand reopening celebration started yesterday and continues through the weekend with an in-studio party on Saturday night at 6pm. There will be amazing pop-up shops, great raffles and giveaways, a charity component, plus lots of local vendors, samples, refreshments and services. Classes are free all weekend, so it’s a great opportunity to get to know your local Pure Barre family.
The chickens have come home to roost in Spicewood. Well, not real chickens, but one big red rooster … on the side of a food truck.
The Rooster is a new addition to our food truck family in the Lake Travis area serving breakfast and lunch daily.
The Rooster food truck is located on Hwy. 71 between RO Drive and Cypress Ranch Blvd. They serve breakfast items like tacos and pancakes and lunch features a variety of burgers (including a veggie burger). Oh, and don’t forget the bacon.
What’s your favorite side at Opie’s BBQ? We vote for the tater tot casserole. Let us know in the comments section on our Facebook page.