|Rachel Ashwell's The Prairie, Photo:Rachel Ashwell|
I really want to see her new place, but we were on a mission, AND we were hungry, AND we were headed to Royer's.
As we arrived, a blessed cool front was coming through and I thought I might need a sweater before the evening was over. (Now that the temperatures here are firmly in the 90's, I am still savoring those three days of cool we had with overnights in the 50's.) Royer's is on the square in Round Top, right in the middle of all the action. Well, it is amazing how much goes on here in such a small town. I know the sign says "Population 77", but I have my doubts. I suspect it is over 100 now. I blame it on urban sprawl.
Since it was a Friday night, the wait for a table was pretty short; Saturdays and Sundays are their busy days. We enjoyed a few minutes on the porch wating for our table.
|Glider at Royer's|
I have seen the sign below many, many times, but it just never gets old. I always point to it so that Mr. CH can enjoy it again, and again. Apparently he can't be trusted. It says, "Beer and wine on the honor system, 'cept bankers and attorneys which are cash only!"
|Sign at Royers|
And the sign below is for my teenage daughter, not that she would ever whine, oh no, never!!
|No Whining Sign|
|Glider on the front porch at Royer's|
Our server, Lindsey, has been featured on the cover of Texas Coop Power, holding those famous Royer's pies. You may not have heard of the magazine, but we have a subscription that apparently we get, since we use an electricity coop service. I love the magazine, since it is a slice of rural life.
Lindsey says it is not a good picture of her, and I do agree that she is much more adorable in person, but that is because you get to enjoy her bubbly personality.
|Photo: Texas Coop Power|
The food was delicious as always. The girls had the Funky chicken, Mr. CH had the beef tenderloin plate, and I had a burger on a salad, no bun. And Lindsey didn't even flinch at my bizarre request.
You can visit Royers online here. Below you can see the pies they had ready to go at a moment's notice. Our pie came to the table warm, with a scoop of ice cream. Man it was good.
|Pies, pies, pies|
We selected Bud's chocolate chip pie, shown below.
|Bud's chocolate chip pie, Photo: Royer's|
|Lindsey and Miss Pinkpalooza|
A drive through the Texas country-side, a stroll in the Square in Round Top, and dinner at Royer's; that's my happy place.
"Then they took some of the fruit of the land in their hands and brought it down to us; and they brought us back a report and said, 'It is a good land which the LORD our God is about to give us.' Deuteronomy 1:25