Sunday, May 30, 2010

Picnic Fare from Stone Village Market in Fort Davis

After two nights in Marfa, we headed to Fort Davis.  I found Fort Davis quite likable.  The landscape of the Davis Mountains is very varied throughout the scenic loop.  You have to drive through the full Loop 118 if you're in Fort Davis.  It's absolutely gorgeous, and you may just be given a friendly warning by a hot state trooper like we did for going slightly over the speed limit.

When we got into town, it was about lunch time.  We wanted to make sure that we had time to visit the Fort Davis Historic Site as well as drive the entire scenic loop, have dinner, and drive back on the loop for the Star Party at the McDonald Observatory.  We opted to grab some picnic fare at the Stone Village Market in town and to eat at the historic site.

I read a lot about how great The Get Go is in Marfa, but the Stone Village Market in Fort Davis (507 N State St, Fort Davis, TX 79734) is certainly superior in variety and freshness.

Stone Village Market; Deli Counter

Boy did we have a fantastic lunch!  Fickle Foodie had the roast beef on Jewish rye bread, mom and I shared a turkey with Monterrey Jack cheese on wheat bread, and we shared deviled eggs and bacon potato salad from Stone Village Market.  We drank Apple Sidra that we had brought along with us from Austin and ate peach empanadas that we had purchased from one of the vendors at Farm Stand Marfa that morning.

Picnic Spread-roast beef on Jewish rye, turkey and Monterrey Jack on wheat, deviled eggs, bacon potato salad, peach empanada, and Apple Sidra

Deviled Eggs from Stone Village Market

Bacon Potato Salad from Stone Village Market

Peach Empanada from a Vendor at Farm Stand Marfa

Fort Davis Historic Site

Lone Tree Seen from Loop 118

Scenic Loop 118

Action Shot on Scenic Loop 118


  1. We're headed to West Texas for an office retreat next month, and your posts from your trip are getting me excited! I'm taking notes...thanks!

  2. Cool! I'll try to hurry up and post the rest of my West Texas stuff then! I still have to write about Terlingua and Big Bend. If you're going to be in Terlingua/Big Bend, you'll have to try and stay at Ten Bits Ranch. The place is amazing!

    Will this be your first time? You'll love it!