Friday, August 28, 2009

Silversmith, Spoiled Boutique

You may have to plan out several days on your trip to get it all in!

Silversmith is a jewelry store on Main Street for you!  Check it out.....

Move on over to 110 E Alamo Street to Spoiled Boutique where you will fin trendy yet edgy clothing, shoes and accessories.

Today and Tomorrow, Bead Board Upcountry, Ernie's

Explore the Historic Downtown.....

Walk into Today and Yesterday and find antiques, and stain glass windows from vintage homes.  Move on down the square and go into Bead Board Upcountry where you will find your Euro-Country luxury design source.  Linens and bed and bath and gifts in this restored bank!  Move on down to Ernie's ... an American Bistro for lunch or dinner!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Downtown Brenham, Texas

Follow me as I walk down Alamo Street!  
.....There are over 40 shops in our wonderful Historic Downtown

Fancy That! 
120 W. Alamo Street
 is the cream colored building.

Can't tell you!
.... can't show you unless you come on in!

Washington County Courthouse

Washington County Courthouse
100 E. Main Street
Built in 1939 Art Deco Style

Located in the center of the Historical Square

Simon Theatre

Simon Theatre
109 W. Main Street

     Designed by architect Alfred C. Finn.  It represents early 20th century, classic revival.  In its day it was very plush ,with the most modern equipment and features. It could seat 739 people.

 Now going through renovations, it is a real labor of love.  A hugh investment for our town, to restore this lovely building with so much history.  It will be Brenham's Convention Center with the second floor for wedding receptions and other events.  The Visitor's Center will be located in the building, also.  This will draw more people into the Chamber because it will be located on the Square.  We will keep a watch on the building as it transforms in to a beautiful princess!
Of course, more donations are needed so feel free to send that money!

Volare Restaurant

Volare Italian Restaurant
102 S. Ross Street

As I walk around town, I really want to share with you some of what Brenham has to offer!

Located just a few blocks from us, and just 2 blocks off the Square.  It is a wonderful Italian Restaurant that serves authentic Italian and Mediterranean recipes.  They serve fresh bread, pasta, veal, chicken, seafood, and desserts.  Wonderful ambiance.  Open Tues.-Sat.

**Worth the trip if you are just driving in from Houston to eat at Volare!

Tres Chic & The Coffee Cup

Tres Chic Boutique & The Coffee Cup
Located 210 E. Main Street

Wonderful clothes and all of the fixins.  Jewelry, hand bags, footwear and very chic clothes!  ....and a coffee bar with inside or outside seating.  You can find a good cup of coffee on almost every corner of the Square.  Check them out!
I will just keep on walking.... there is so much to see!

J.R.'s Antiques in Downtown Brenham

Walking downtown you pass by J.R.'s Antiques
Located on the corner of Alamo and Market Street
Stop in and see what is there!


As I walk through Brenham's Historic District...

Stop by for lunch or dinner.  Maybe and afternoon glass of wine!  Meet your friends, or rest your paws from all of the shopping!  Open Tues. -Sat.  11-11P.M.  Located at 106 Alamo Street in the Square.

Longhorn Saloon

Longhorn Saloon, Located at 205 S. Baylor

      Yes, we have tweeted about it!  It has the best burgers and beer!  ...and my twitter friends say don't forget the steaks!  It is just a great place to go and hang out with friends for a drink and food!  CHECK IT OUT!  

Woodson Lumber

Woodson is located right at the

 edge of the Historic Square, on 

Clinton Street.  It was built in 1913. 

 It has played an important part in 

the construction of our town.  This is 

the mural that is painted on the side 

of their building.  Yes, this landmark 

is on the same street as The Brenham 

House Bed and Breakfast is on!  We 

cherish that they have remained in the Historic District and not moved off to the interstate.

Brenham's Old Towne Bakery

Brenham's Old Towne Bakery

Just opened!  Located at 301 s. Baylor Street

Coffee, Specialty Coffees, Baked Goods: cinnamon rolls, cakes, cookies, pecan bars, lemon bars, kolaches, and much much more...
Oh, and Ice Cream! 
It has areas to sit at a table or relax on a couch and savor your coffee!


Brenham Heritage Museum

105 S. Market St., Brenham, Texas

As I walk around the wonderful Historic District I want to share with you all of the special things I see! 
    This 1915 Classical Revival structure is on the National Register of Historic Places. Open Wed.-Sat.  Admission is $1.00 or what evermore you would like to donate! 

Learn about Brenham and see other exhibits showing, at the time of your visit!  

Friday, August 14, 2009

Birthday, Anniversary, or Just "I love you" Special

Birthday, Anniversary or Just "I Love You"
We have a special for you ...

Give us a call and we will see that your flowers are in your room before you arrive!
What a great way to say it, than to say it with flowers!


Texas Sheet Cake

Texas Sheet Cake

Cake: Frosting:
2 stick of butter 1 stick of butter
4 heaping T. Hershey's Cocoa 6 T milk or cream
2 c. flour 4 T. Hershey's Cocoa
2 c. sugar 16 oz. powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. sour cream 1 c. chopped Texas Pecans
1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. cinnamon
2 eggs
1/2 c. strong brewed coffee
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Coat a 15x10x1 inch baking sheet with nonstick spray.  Place butter, 1/2 c. water and 1/2 c. strong coffee in a sauce pan. Heat to boiling, while stirring.  Remove from the heat.  In a mixer place sifted flour, sugar, salt, & baking soda.  Mix in on slow, the eggs, and sour cream.  Slowly add the chocolate mixture and mix until blended.  Pour into prepared sheet pan.  Bake at 375 degrees for 22 minutes.
Place butter, milk, cocoa in a sauce pan & heat until boiling.  Remove from heat and stir in the sugar, vanilla, nuts and cinnamon.  Spread over the cake while warm.    Add Blue Bell Ice Cream and you have a crowd pleaser!


Saturday, August 8, 2009

Antipasto Plate Special

Our Antipasto and Sparkling Juice Special 

Choose the perfect light meal for two, when you would rather stay
 in for dinner.  Generous portions of Brenham House
 foods delivered to your room or have it on
 the sun porch.

Delicious meats, cheeses, fruit, veggies, bread or crackers 
alongside treats such as marinated or stuffed mushrooms
 and olives.  A bottle of sparkling juice is a light and refreshing
 beverage for this light meal!


Bring your bicycles to tour Brenham

What a great day for a bicycle ride on a country road!  

Bring your bikes when you come to 

The Brenham House.  

Just a short drive, park your car and ride for miles of scenic country roads!  Or ride around the downtown area.  What a great way to tour the sleepy little town of Brenham!



Chappell Hill Lavender Farm Festival

Chappell Hill Lavender Farm

Great crowd!  People out cutting 
fresh lavender, food vendors, 
crafts, lavender 
wines, lavender lemonade, music, 
and vintage cars!

Open until the sun goes down!

Jimmy posing as the largest lavender plant!--

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Come stay with us! Aug. 7-9th

Come have breakfast with us at The Brenham House and then attend all of these activities!

Aug. 7-9
 Brenham Fireman's Fiesta   
Held at Fireman's Training Center on Hwy. 290

Featuring pitch tournament, BBQ, cook off, classic car show, 
battle dance, sirloin steak meat, and auction!
979 337-7300

Aug 7 Park Concert
Free Summer Concert @ Fireman's Park
7:00 P.M.
sponsored by the Arts Council of Washington County

Aug 8
 Chappell Hill Lavendar Festival
9-3P.M. Admission Free
Bluebonnet House tour, tastings, cuttings, crafts, 
vendors, food from Funky Art Cafe

Aug 8-9 
 Pleasant Hill 979 830-8463
 & Windy Hill Wineries 979 836-3252

Grape Stomps then step on 
I pick, I stomped, I made some wine
 and Tastings

Aug 8
 Brenham's Farmer's Market
Saturday 8-1 P.M.
Vegetables, eggs, home canned foods, plants, crafts, locally made bird houses.  Eat in & visit with friends or take away breakfast burritos, tamales, cakes, pies, bread, cinnamon rolls, kolaches, and fresh brewed coffee.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Picnic for Two

Let us pack a wonderful Lunch for two! 

 Brenham has beautiful parks and what a way to spend the evening as the winds begin to pick up and you can feel the breezes.  Holt Park has a one mile walking track and nature off path trail.  Fireman's Park is also a great park with picnic tables.   

Region 10 South Soaring Championships

August 9-15  Come watch the 
2009 Region 10 South Soaring Championships
At the Brenham Municipal Airport

These modern sail planes soar like huge eagles in the sky!

While at the airport check out the Southern Flyer Restaurant... great food, music, and air condition while close to all of the action.

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