Friday, October 21, 2011

Tomorrow is the big day!

So it seems we never put the time for the ceremony on the blog (which was printed on the invitation but the invitation can't be accessed digitally because it's on cotton paper), so we've had a few calls to reiterate it.

The ceremony starts at 6pm!

Buses will run from the Holiday Inn Express and La Quinta in Marble Falls every 30 minutes beginning at 5:00pm.

If you miss the shuttle you can drive to the venue

1158 E.E. Ranch Road (access ONLY from Hwy 281)
Round Mountain, TX 78663

and leave your car overnight!"


Sunday, October 9, 2011


Hey guys, we almost forgot!  In our continuing efforts to make sure you have a blast at our wedding, we neglected to post the places where we are registered.  Here they are:

This is a site you can go to to see all of the items we are registered for, as well as items we have chosen from several different stores:

We can't wait to see you all!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Things to do during your Visit to Austin!

Austin might be known for its live music, but it’s also home to more restaurants and bars per capita than anywhere else in the country (or so someone once told us, at some point). Here are a few of our favorites.


Franklin Barbecue 900 E. 11th
Said to be the best barbecue in Austin. But only for those who want brisket for breakfast. Doors open at 11 a.m., but you should be in line by 9 or so if you expect to get any before it sells out.

The Salt Lick Driftwood, TX
If you’re making a longer vacation out of your trip and fancy a drive in the hill country, this is a great excuse. About a half-hour outside Austin, and featuring killer brisket. Warning: it’s in a dry county, so BYO.

Stubbs 801 Red River
An Austin favorite since the ’70s right on “scenic” Red River. Pick up some sauce to bring home, then stop anywhere on the street to hear some of Austin’s best terrible metal bands.

Lambert's Downtown Barbecue 401 W 2nd
A unique and classic take on fancy barbecue. Also, a bit of a preview of our reception meal, since they will so kindly be catering at our big night, along with Perla's.


La Condesa/Malverde 400 West 2nd
La Condesa is a modern take on traditional Mexican and a treat for the adventurous eater. The attached lounge/bar Malverde has an amazing patio along with ultra-modern interior design and is a perfect spot for a pre/post dinner drink.

Fonda San Miguel 2330 North Loop
Said to have the best Mexican food ever, anywhere, including the food in Mexico. It has beautiful decor, an amazing atmosphere and unique and savory cooking.

El Naranjo (trailer) 85 Rainey
Our friends went to this restaurant once in Oaxaca, Mexico. Then they went again two days later. So imagine our amazement when a few years later they moved their entire family to Texas and opened up a trailer in Austin. Casual, authentic, and delicious. BYOB.

El Chile 1809 Manor
Solid, casual Tex-Mex in our neighborhood. Also, visit El Chilito (just a block east) for some great fast counter service and Dale's favorite pork tacos, their delicious cochinita pibil.

Torchy's Tacos (various locations)
We recommend the green chili pork and the fried avocado tacos, though everything is good. The specials tend to be a meal in themselves and their queso is the best in town.


Counter Cafe 626 North Lamar
A tiny old-timey lunch counter updated with organic, locally-sourced ingredients. A perfect spot breakfast or lunch, with a killer eggs benedict!

Kirby Lane Cafe 3704 Kirby Lane
A traditional diner serving everything from migas to oatmeal. Open 24 hours!

South Congress Café
Right in the heart of South Congress, this place serves a delicious brunch starting at 9am on weekends. Leave yourself plenty of time to get seated. Sometimes the wait is a little long but it's totally worth it.

Breakfast Tacos Everywhere
It’s always taco time in Austin.


Foodheads 616 W. 34th
Gourmet soups and sandwiches done just right, served out of a cute old house and made with love. Try the Gypsy Grove.

Perla’s 1400 South Congress
Seafood in Austin might seem weird, but this place has a great ambiance, delicious cocktails and delicious food. The brunch is amazing.

Uchi 801 South Lamar
The best restaurant in Austin, hands down. And probably some of the best sushi and Japanese fusion you’ll ever have. We’re totally serious.

Happy Hour

Driskell Hotel 604 Brazos
A true landmark of the cattle baron days. It’s worth the trip just for the bizarre old-west decor like the six shooter lamps and cowhide everything. The food and drinks are great with an amazing happy hour deal from 5-7.

Haddingtons 601 W 6th
Great specials on food and drink until 7:30 pm. Everything is still good after that, too, it just costs more.

Hotel San Jose 1316 S Congress
For an evening spent in a great environment. No specials, but the place is special. Food is limited to cheese plates, so it makes an ideal spot for before (or after) dinner.

Some of our favorite happy hour places were listed above, like La Condesa and Perla's.

Bar Food

East Side King 1618 1/2 East 6th Behind Liberty Bar
Another of Austin’s amazing food trailers. Located behind the divey Liberty Bar, The East Side King serves fried-up, booze-friendly Asian fusion that’s so delicious it’s hard to believe. Try the Chicken Karage with a side of fried beets or Brussels sprout salad.

On any given night in Austin, there are probably 30 or 40 different places to see live music. Yeah, it’s overwhelming for us, too. Here are some standouts that might be worth checking out.

The Continental Club 1315 South Congress
A mainstay of Texas music for just about forever, the Continental features local and touring country, western swing and rockabilly acts nightly. Saturday doors open at 3 PM for a no cover matinee show if you need to sneak in a dance or two before the wedding.

The Broken Spoke 3201 South Lamar
The Spoke must be seen to be believed. It’s Austin’s finest and oldest honest-to-god Texas dancehall. Big bands play western swing and honkytonk almost every night with free two-step lessons before the show. Ladies, expect some real cowboy to ask for a dance. Don’t worry, they’re all very polite.

The Mohawk 901 Red River
Rock music for the young(er) folk.


Barton Springs 2201 Barton Springs Road
The worlds largest natural urban swimming hole. It's a beautiful spot and the water is a brisk 68° year round.

Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail Access from S 1st or S Congress Bridges
This trail is a great place to have a jog or just a walk to relax and take in all that the city has to offer. The best part is that it's a giant concentric loop, so if you keep walking, you're likely to get back to where you started.

Texas Capitol 11th at Congress
Everything is bigger here, especially the capitol. An amazing and beautiful building that’s free to tour.

LBJ Library and Museum 2313 Red River
A lot more interesting than it sounds, unless it sounds interesting to you. The 100% free LBJ Library Museum has a presidential limo, a full scale replica of the oval office, and a moon rock. But the real reason to go is the robot LBJ who leans on an old fence while he dispenses down-home wisdom and cracks a few jokes. Worth it.

Texas Memorial Natural History Museum 2400 Trinity
This free museum features the skeleton of the largest flying animal ever discovered, a Quetzalcoatalus northropi nearly 50 feet across.

South Congress Avenue right across the South Congress bridge from downtown
Lined with quirky shops and restaurants, it’s a great place to pick up some gifts or souvenirs, or just to waste a couple of hours. Austin at its best.

Alamo Drafthouse (Various)
Austin’s famous Alamo is the coolest movie theater in the world. Period. Where else do they do action movies with live explosions, guest appearances from movie stars, and special/unique screenings all over the world? All this with food and drinks served right in the theater. Fun and uniquely Austin.

The Highball 1142 South Lamar
Attached to the Alamo South is the Highball, a rat-pack style adult playground. Food, cocktails, vintage bowling alleys, skeeball, karaoke rooms, games and more in a very cool ’50s-style lounge.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Austin Hotels

Some of you have asked about hotels in Austin for the days prior to the wedding. Here are a few that our past visitors have liked:

These are on the more affordable side and are only 5 minutes or so from downtown:

Doubletree on N I-35

Doubletree UT

These are downtown and are likely to be a bit more costly:

Doubletree Downtown

Omni Downtown

These are for someone who wants a unique Austin Experience and all are located off of South Congress:

Austin Motel

Hotel San Jose

Hotel Saint Cecilia

We will be updating this list as we get feedback about some others. If you have questions about another one that you found, please feel free to call or email us and ask.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Ceremony...

is going to be at Three Points Ranch (it's a ranch!) so casual attire is cool and good footwear is encouraged. People will be heading out to Marble falls (where the ranch is located, 50 minutes from Austin) on Saturday for the ceremony and reception, which are at the same location. We will be spending that night in Marble Falls and encourage anyone else who doesn't want to travel back to Austin to do the same.

If you want to make a long weekend out of your trip, you should find accommodations in Austin up until Saturday.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Accommodations in Marble Falls...

There are three great hotels in Marble Falls if you plan on staying out there Saturday night:

Holiday Inn Express, (830) 693-0707

We've got a good number of rooms held at this one. We know that the queen rooms have pull out beds and can sleep 5-6, the kings 3-4, so make sure you buddy up with friends so everyone has a place to stay.

La Quinta, (830) 798-2020

This place looks great, too. We've got some rooms held here as well. Details are available on the place page.

Hampton Inn, (830) 798-1895

We've just held a few rooms at this one, too. As with the other two, just say you're with the Wanezek/Wallain Wedding. Let us know if you have any questions about any of the places above.