Add a Couple Notches to Your Belt | Local Eateries in the GO20

Dining is an art that we’re well versed in and while long-time Plum Creek residents may know where to find the best grub in town, Kyle newcomers may need some guidance. So if you’re new to town, and haven’t learned the restaurant ropes, never fear – we’ve got you covered.

Los Vega 

Plum Creek, Homes for Sale in Kyle TX

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Start the day off right with a tasty breakfast at Los Vega. No, you can’t plan ahead and look at their menu online. This place is “off the grid” with plenty of small-town, local charm. Customer favorites include classic breakfast tacos and migas. This isn’t your typical breakfast diner so get ready for a bit more of a rustic experience. However, if you keep an open mind, you won’t be disappointed! Forks at the ready, now…

Bailey’s Burgers

Plum Creek, Homes for Sale in Kyle TX

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A bit hard to find but definitely worth the adventure, Bailey’s Burgers serves up stellar burgers, onion rings and the sweetest sweet potato fries your buds every met. The burger joint can be found at the Thunderhill Raceway, just off of I-35 North. Be sure to squeeze this into your lunch rotation because they’re only open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

Milt’s Pit BBQ

Plum Creek, Homes for Sale in Kyle TX

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Living in Texas does have its perks; one of those being the delicious BBQ that can be found in small town across the state. Luckily, residents of Plum Creek don’t have to worry about searching very far – just head towards I-35 by way of Old Highway 81 and you won’t miss Milt’s Pit BBQ. Just look for the line out the door. Known for their brisket, sausage, mac and cheese, Frito Pie…and, well just about anything you can imagine a BBQ joint serves, Milt’s is a favorite among locals and out-of-towners alike. Now, if only we could thank Milt…

Bordeaux’sPlum Creek, Homes for Sale in Kyle TX

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Just because Kyle isn’t a bustling metropolitan area doesn’t mean residents can’t enjoy a little fine dining. Make a reservation for dinner at Bordeaux’s and thank us later. A little French eatery located in the heart of the city, Bordeaux’s has made a name for itself by offering delicious steaks, seafood and pasta, with a top notch wine menu to boot.

Did we gloss over any other local goodness? By all means, let us know! In this department, we love to be wrong.

Buda Country Fair & Wiener Dog Races

Make sure you don’t miss the namesake weekend of “The Wiener Dog Capital of Texas”!!  Hosted by the Buda Lions Club on April 30 and May 1, this annual country fair is sure to please adults and kids alike.  The weekend kicks off with a pet parade followed by the now nationally known Wiener Dog Races.  Qualifying rounds are held on Saturday and Sunday, and the main ‘run for the roses’ event is held Sunday afternoon.

The whole weekend will be hopping with live entertainment, food, arts, and craft vendors.  Also,  the Lions will sponsor a BBQ Cook-off and Chili Cook-off on Saturday.  This is serious business, as the chili cookers will compete for points that can qualify them for the world famous Terlingua International Chili Championship.

Get on up to Buda April 30 and May 1 before the wiener dogs leave you in the dust!  For more information please visit the Buda Lions’ Club Website.

The Salt Lick

The Salt Lick is THE central texas all you can eat experience. ~ photo by Robert Banh

The Salt Lick is THE Central Texas all you can eat experience. ~ photo by Robert Banh


The Salt Lick sits about 15 miles west of Plum Creek, in the small hill country town of Driftwood. It is often referred to as the best BBQ experience in Austin, even though it is not actually in Austin. Food is traditionally served family style, all you can eat, and covered in their signature BBQ sauce. People living in Plum Creek will shave about half of the drive time off of people living in downtown Austin. Nice.


  1. Bring cash, it’s all The Salt Lick takes. There’s an ATM if you get in a bind but it’s better to avoid the fee.
  2. The Salt Lick is BYOB. If you want to drink, make sure to by stuff before you go, there isn’t much to choose from the closer you get.
  3. Bring an appetite. We suggest trying the family style all you can eat your first visit.
  4. If you like cobbler, save room for desert. Well, at least try.
  5. Bring people. Salt lick is served family style, so bring the family or a large group.


Buda Weiner Dog Race

photo by kamikaze.spoon

photo by kamikaze.spoon

Buda is the self proclaimed Wiener Dog Capital of Texas. It is also home to the Buda Weiner Dog Race. It usually takes place in April, and events include a doggie parade, chili cook off, BBQ, and of course the dog race itself. A great event for dog lovers and very short drive from Plum Creek to boot.

Lockhart: The Barbecue Capital of Texas

There are four BBQ restaurants in Lockhart and about 5,000 people visit their establishments each week. This would be roughly 250,000 people a year who eat BBQ in Lockhart. Not bad for a town of 16,000.

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