Great visuals explaining the history of westward expansion in the USA.
Now is a good time to look at what we have on offer. Visit us as MAPSandART.com to shop for authentic old vintage prints, original artwork on paper and antique maps.
What are our favorite restaurants at Round Top? Well, many people ask us “where should we eat when we come to Round Top?”.
There is an almost bewildering choice from small “shacks” and food trucks to restaurants that like to think that they are gourmet restaurants.
I have to admit that when we are doing Round Top, we don’t get to eat out as much as we would like to. Our Blue Hills at Round Top location stays open until 6pm most nights of Antique Week, and even though that’s not too late, by the time we close up all David and I are ready for is a shower and sleep! But over the many years that we have been coming to Round Top we have eaten in quite a few restaurants. If you are coming to Round Top from the Big City, (well, most towns qualify as the Big City in comparison with Round Top’s population of 93) remember that restaurants close early here – best to find somewhere to eat before 8pm.
When we do get out and about here are some of our choices, plus recommendations.
Royer’s Round Top Cafe
They describe their food as “sophisticated comfort food”, also famous for their pies. Large portions. Need reservations several days ahead for dinner during Antiques Week. Gets very busy.
Brazos Belle Restaurant
Country French Food.
La Grange, TX
Reservations advised during Antiques Week.
Methodist Men’s BBQ
Blue Hills at Round Top
Texas BBQ, and all profits go to charity. Open 11am – 3pm only.
Here is a question that we often answer to our clients. Woodcuts have a lot more work in them than first appears to the unpracticed eye. Without actually seeing how the process is done, few people can grasp even the concept of how a woodcut print is made.
The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) has some very informative videos that explain how woodcuts are made. We suggest you take a look. Click here to see the MOMA Woodcut Video
When is Round Top Antique show? This is a question we get quite often. Round Top happens twice a year in the Fall and the Spring. The show is promoted for what is called Antique Week, but this can be misleading as many venues at Round Top are open several weeks earlier.
This Spring 2016 Round Top is going on from Saturday 19th of March to Saturday 2nd of April. There are a whole bunch of different venues to shop for antiques, some open even before March 20th and all the shows are in full swing with the opening of Big Red Barn on Monday March 28th 2016 and Marburger Farms on Tuesday 19th March. You could say that the core of Antique Week is going to be Monday March 28th through Saturday April 2nd. Everyone will be open, but some of the best things may already be gone! By Sunday 3rd April everyone is packing up with many antique dealers on their way home.
During Round Top we sell antique maps, prints and original works of art at one of the best locations of all the shows : Blue Hills at Round Top in Barn A. Come and see us. There is more information about Round Top on our Blog. Check out our show schedule for more Round Top dates.
Where can I get WIFI at Round Top?
Being out here in the middle of the rolling green hills of Round Top, TX is beautiful, and now there are options for getting WIFI.
Many people connect through their accommodation, and that would be the best bet, as the places below can get busy at peak times, meaning a very slow connection.
Zapp Hall Beer Garden in Warrenton, TX
The Lounge at Marburger Farm has WIFI, and encourages all Bloggers to sit down and write about the show whilst you are there.
Oaks Family Restaurant south of Warrenton on 237 towards La Grange now also has WIFI. Sit under the trees and check your email.
If you need a computer the Round Top Family Library on the Round Top square has a couple of computer terminals. Donations are welcome, but not necessary.
Don’t forget that we have a special collection available exclusively on Chairish.com. New pieces added to the selection weekly. Come and give us some love!
Even though David and I are hardly ever awake past 10pm during Round Top, there are several places that cater to the party crowd, who have much more stamina than we do. Here are some ideas to find a party at Round Top.
The biggest party at Round Top is Thursday of Antiques Week is the Junk Gypsy’s Junk-o-Rama Prom night which starts at 7pm. It’s time to dress up and party. There’s a fun guide to what to wear at http://cactuscreekdaily.com/love-it/junk-gypsy-junk-o-rama-prom-what-to-wear-guide.
If you are in Round Top on any other night head down to Zapp Hall in Warrenton, TX where you can have a glass of bubbly – champagne or beer and listen to live music outside under the Texas stars.