Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Johnson City: Benini Sculpture Ranch and Silver K Cafe

Our school has organized countless trips to the Hill Country, and they all seem the same: wine tasting, LBJ ranch, and German food in Fredericksburg.  That's all great, but I figured that there has got be other things around the Hill Country for it to be such a highly acclaimed destination!

After some searching on the internet, I found out that the metal bull, which I've passed by a gazillion times in the past on the way to Fredericksburg, is actually a sculpture ranch that's open to the public Friday - Sunday.

The Benini Sculpture Ranch is 140 acres of open space with sculptures by various contemporary artists.

This was a great break from the routine Texas Hill Country day trip!

Benini Sculpture Ranch

Artist, Jonas Perkins, working on "The Great Benini"

After a long day of climbing and walking, we settled on Texas-style comfort food at the Silver K Cafe in Johnson City.  The Honey Pecan Fried Chicken Breast was awesome!  It's super crunchy, and the sweetness of the honey isn't overwhelming.

Prickly Pear Iced Tea

Honey Pecan Fried Chicken Breast with Green Beans and Scalloped Potatoes

Chicken Fried Steak with Cabbage and Green Beans

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