Otto's German Bistro
After our stop over in Johnson City to visit the Lyndon B. Johnson Historical site, we arrived in Fredericksburg, Texas wondering how we'd missed any mention of the numerous wineries that dotted the road along the way into town.
My first impression of Main Street was that it reminded me of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, a place I've never been because descriptions of it as tourists' hell scared me away. But first impressions can be deceiving. Yes, there are the usual multitudinous shops and restaurants of a small tourist location, but underneath all that is a really cool quaint small town with wide avenues and streets and surrounded by lots of vineyards that apparently are producing some pretty smart wines.
We lucked out in the restaurant category right out of the shoot on our first night there. Otto's came highly recommended both by Eater and then by our Uber driver on the way to the restaurant. Reservations are not necessary, but if you don't have one, go early or go before the weekend which apparently starts on Thursday evening.
Cured @ The Pearl
While we didn't have what one may call a full-course dinner at Cured, we did share a very large plate of Charcuterie with our friends, Steven and Kim, over some great glasses of wine. At this point recalling what we ordered would be futile. All offerings on our plate were wonderfully prepared, the wine list is a good one. Check Cured out and don't skip dessert. Jus' sayin'.
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