On Saturday, three luscious courses await you at the winery, created by Chef Rob McMahon of Austin Catering, paired with FCV wines especially selected by winemaker, Sergio Cuadra. Enjoy Grilled Salmon with Cilantro Lime Butter; Green Chile & Goat Cheese Stuffed Breast of Chicken; Black bean, Corn, and Rice Salad with Cumin Vinaigrette; and for dessert, Lace Cookie Tacos filled with mexican vanilla whipped cream and fresh raspberries, drizzled with Cajeta on the outdoor, covered patio, while the kids have a special art project at the supervised kids' table. noon. $35 per person, $12.50 for children.
Fall Creek Vineyards, 1820 CR 222, Tow, 325/379-5361
It's kinda like office hours except you can meet with the official history of the Texas government. That means access to newspapers, journals, books, manuscripts, photos, old maps, and other resources is at your fingertips. Perfect for that dissertation on Texas history or genealogical snooping. Second Saturdays of the month, 9am-4pm. Free.
Texas State Library & Archives, 1201 Brazos, 512/463-5455
If you'd like to celebrate early and beat the crowds, you're welcome to come on over on Saturday, as well as Sunday. On the menu there will be brisket; Pollo Verde; a taco bar featuring pulled pork and picadillo on homemade corn and flour tortillas; enchiladas with tomatillo or three-chile sauce; fresh salads; grilled fish; a carving station; and the famous Adobe Pie (masa dome stuffed with cheese, chiles, corn and black beans or chicken). Traditional breakfast items include made-to-order omelettes, Huevos Rancheros; eggs Benedict; breakfast potatoes; Belgian waffles; and migas. Homemade desserts include churros, flan, and cobblers. The price includes champagne and fresh fruit mimosas. 10am-3pm. $18.95 per person; $6.95 for children 6-10.