Meet Christian Z: Four Star event planner Reply

Positive signs of growth are everywhere around Dripping Springs; signs like H-E-B, CVS, and Home Depot. One year ago, another well-known sign went up, heralding the arrival of a much-loved Austin original in the Dripping Springs area: Trudy’s Restaurant. This week, the local Trudy’s location celebrates its 1st anniversary, fittingly, on November 1st.

Each Trudy’s location has a distinctive name, like Trudy’s North Star, Texas Star, and South Star. The Dripping Springs location – Trudy’s fourth – is called Trudy’s Four Star, and is located at Highway 290 West and Four Star Boulevard (across from the Belterra entrance).

Last year’s grand opening on All Saints Day may not be mere coincidence. Surely, the Tex-Mex food & spirits saints were all smiling on Dripping Springs when Trudy’s owner, Gary Truesdell, decided to build the Four Star location here. Locals rejoiced and Trudy’s Four Star has slowly but surely been making its mark in the community ever since.

One of the reasons for that is events manager Christian Zertuche. Christian is an event planner’s event planner. He loves his job, and it shows! Just ask any of the hundreds of people who have already enjoyed events at Trudy’s Four Star, like rehearsal dinners, anniversary parties, birthdays, and banquets.

As the restaurant prepares to celebrate its 1st anniversary, Trudy’s Four Star has opened a private Rooftop Terrace that is available 7 days a week for these events. The Rooftop Terrace affords guests a great view of Hill Country sunsets to the west and south, and there is no rental fee for the space – the only rooftop party space of its kind around Dripping Springs. Zertuche says Trudy’s caters the Rooftop Events, and there is also a cash bar service available during private events.

To celebrate their 1st anniversary in Dripping Springs, Trudy’s Four Star and Zertuche invite the public – kids, too! – to the Rooftop Terrace for an Open House “Happy HourS”, from 5pm-10pm, on Saturday, November 3rd. Featured will be live acoustic music by popular local guitarist Tommy Mojica, and a complimentary 5-flavors salsa bar with chips & queso. A cash bar will also be available.

Zertuche hopes to meet as many locals as possible, and learn more about the kinds of events they would like to host. Here’s more about event planner Christian Z. and Trudy’s Four Star, in Zertuche’s own words:

WHAT’S YOUR AGE, HOMETOWN, AND BACKGROUND?

I am 32 years old, from Houston, Texas. I have worked in the Restaurant and Customer Service Industry for 14 years.  I am also More…

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Mercer Street Block Party Reply

The Dripping Springs Community is invited to come to the Mercer Street Block Party this Saturday, October 27, from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Bring the family, friends, neighbors, and lawn chairs for a FUN afternoon of food, live music, and activities for all to enjoy!

The City of Dripping Springs,the Dripping Springs Community Foundation and the Barber Shop Bar are working together to bring awareness to the Mercer Street Improvement Project that begins next year. The history and future of the Dripping Springs area will be highlighted at this event and the proceeds will benefit the Mercer Street Revitalization Project.

Illustrations of the Mercer Street Improvement Project will be on display with opportunities to provide your input by filling out an exhibit tent questionnaire.  Also available to review are a project to digitize the Dripping Springs Historical Downtown Walking Tour by Girl Scout Troop 523, and the nominations of Dripping Springs properties to the National Register of Historic Places. Come meet the author of the pictorial history book Around Dripping Springs, and see the concept for a potential Longhorn & Trail Drivers Museum in downtown Dripping Springs!

LIVE MUSIC will be provided by Homer Whisenant playing from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Alex Dormont and The Hot Texas Swing Band from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. FOOD AND DRINKS will be available for purchase from the Dripping Springs Cook off Club, New World Bakery, Big Drip Ice Cream, The Barber Shop and Dudley’s Wine Bar &Tap Room.

CHILDREN’S AREAS will include: Bounce house and obstacle course provided by the Hill Country Bible Church, Face painting provided by Girl Scout Troop 523, and Pioneer dress-up with free “Little Pioneers” souvenir photos and candy treat bags, provided by Trudy’s Four Star Restaurant and the Dripping Springs Heritage Circle. Glitter tattoos will be available from Sophie’s Garden. But wait! There’s more! How about a Halloween-themed coloring contest for 12 and under with prizes for winners provided by Lonestar Gifts, and a  Healthy At H-E-B Community Challenge with Hula hoop and jump rope contests. H-E-B will also provide pumpkins for pumpkin decorating. Sign-up at the H-E-B tent.

Finally, there will be a Halloween costume parade. Meet at the H-E-B tent at More…