We may have rescheduled Poppyfest, the Georgetown Film Festival, Georgetown Photography Festival, the ROCK Barn Dance, and a few other annual favorites, but we’re still the Greatest City on planet Earth,
and there is always something interesting or exciting (or tasty) to do.
Last month we saw memes and posts highlighting the idea that “visiting the living room” was an exciting change of scenery. In that same vein, we’re going to assume many of our readers may find driving to the Downtown Square for the first time in two months will be quite a sojourn. Here are some things that happened around town while we were all home, and an outdoor adventure for those first few days when we’re able to get out and enjoy the greatest city on planet Earth once again.
WHILE YOU WERE HOME…
P. Terry’s Burger Stand in Georgetown opened for business. Right now they have online, pick-up and drive-thru for burgers, fries, shakes, desserts and breakfast. They are on the northbound I-35 Frontage road just south of University Ave. They also deliver via DoorDash.
Mango Tango Asian Bistro & Bar opened for business at 114 E. 7th St. If you’re in the mood for Asian Fusion, smoothies, artesian tea, or a cocktail, they are one block off the Square and ready for pickup or delivery. Staff kept busy during “Stay Home” by packing meals for Sandwiches for Saints, which helped provide local hospital workers with food while on the front line.
Barking Armadillo Brewing opened their taproom at 507 River Bend Drive. This new gathering place is Texan-owned and -operated and they are happy to entertain customers—and—their kids or dogs. They offer house brews, rotating guest taps, hand-selected wines, and non-alcoholic beverages. They have curbside service for all online/to-go orders Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Also be on the lookout for food trucks when you go.
THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Head to Cedar Breaks Park off of D.B. Wood Road, and if you tell the folks at the gate you are there to hike to Crockett Garden Falls, there is no fee. The trail is 5-7 miles, depending on your goals, but in every case you will enjoy gorgeous views of Lake Georgetown.
WHEN YOU GO
Look for flour mill ruins, wild strawberries, and the reward at the end—a beautiful waterfall. A peaceful lawn-like setting includes a running stream, elephant ears and blue irises.
The total hike time is about two hours. The trail is open year-round and, in normal seasons, is fairly busy. Dogs are welcome on a leash, and regulars recommend sturdy boots to manage the very-rocky trail.