Austin food editor on hyperlocal re-con Reply

A mouth-watering review of what’s new in Dripping Springs, by Austin Chronicle Food Editor, Virginia Wood

Tasty new things are happening…


We recently took a drive through Dripping Springs on the way to the 5th annual Dripping With Taste Festival and made some very interesting discoveries long the road. Our Saturday morning departure time was just right for hitting the new WoodPile BBQ on 290 West but the new brew pub and wine bar weren’t open before it was time to come home. We’ll be going back.

I’d been following the WoodPile on Twitter for a few weeks and was eager to check it out, but their hours of 10:30am to 2pm on Saturdays don’t offer a big window of opportunity. Lucky for me, their location along 290 West was on our route to the festival and we arrived at 11am, hungry and curious. We ordered a three meat plate with side,some crispy ends, a brisket sandwich, and a slice of Royer’s pecan pie with a scoop of Amy’s molasses ice cream. While the ribs and sausage were definitely on the dry side, the sliced brisket was fine and the chopped brisket on the sandwich was lean and plentiful. The beans, cornbread, and sauce were all too More…