Brenham, TX

Brenham is more than just Blue Bell.  Don’t believe me?  Check it out for yourself.  However, let’s not pretend.  Brenham IS Blue Bell too.  And to explore the sweetest side of Brenham, head to the Blue Bell Creamery for a tour and a scoop to learn how the “little creamery in Brenham” got its start and went from producing 2 gallons a day to thousands.

For something more substantial in your stomach, how about a $100 hamburger?  Sound delicious?  For a hundred bucks, it better.  Well the good news is that the burger doesn’t actually cost $100 it is only worth $100 to folks who are willing to fly to the Brenham Municipal Airport just to eat it and who have voted it the Best $100 hamburger in the USA.  Try it for yourself at the Southern Flyer Diner a 50′s themed diner complete with poodle skirts, jukebox, and homemade cookin’.  More good news – they have a parking lot, so you can leave your private jet at home (if you want).

While in town, check out Brenham’s Historic Downtown, with shopping and good casual eateries like Must Be Heaven for soup, sandwiches, homemade pies, and (of course) Blue Bell.  You might also want to make a stop by the Pleasant Hill Winery to sip on a glass, or for something a bit odd, the Monastery of St. Clair, operated by nuns who raise miniature ponies.  NOTE:  the Monastery will close at the end of May 2011.  So, go quick if you want to check this out.