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Texas Restaurants Worth Visiting on the Road This Summer

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While the restaurants reviewed in this issue will provide you with some great new dining ideas, we also have some tried-and-true regional favorites that we want to make sure you remember. Don't leave home without checking our newly revised Web site for the handy guide to the Texas Hill Country (auschron.com/guides/hillcountry) and the "Second Helpings" listings for good barbecue joints within an hour of Austin (auschron.com/secondhelpings/03-17-00) for taste-tempting reviews and area maps. You'll also want to take the following restaurants into consideration.

Poodie's Hilltop Cafe

U.S. Hwy. 87 near Mason
830/997-8922
Greek/Cajun/Texas roadhouse-style cuisine with occasional live music from multitalented musician owner Johnny Nicholas.

The Range

101 Main Street in Salado
254/947-3828
Sophisticated fine dining in this former stagecoach-stop hamlet from CIA chef graduates Kate and Dave Hermann. Cooking classes, too.

Royer's Round Top Cafe

FM 237, on the Square in Round Top
409/249-3611
www.royersroundtopcafe.com
The relaxed country home of Bud and Karen Royer's great steaks, big-food dining, wonderful pies, and so much more. Mail order specialties and gifts.

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