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New Year, New in San Saba

We’ve shaken off the holiday hangover, got some rest and we’re here to wish you a very happy New Year! Though it feels like January was a long month, we hope it is off to a wonderful start!

We’re excited to start 2019 out with exciting new businesses and city updates! Here’s who we’ve recently welcomed or will welcome soon to downtown San Saba!

So Fresh and So Clean

The San Saba Soap Company has been keeping us luxuriously clean for a few years now. They became a fast favorite of guests at the boutique Dofflemyer and, happily, have recently opened a storefront one block behind Old Man Scary Cellars at 302 E Commerce Street. The beautiful storefront looks as good as it smells and carries their entire handmade line.

San Saba Soap Company, owned and operated by Marcus Holley, uses a cold process method using local Texas agricultural products and Brazilian essential oils to craft their products. The soapmakers craft small-bath luxury soaps locally in the Texas Hill Country from premium Texas olive oill, goat’s milk and Brazialian essential oils. Their soaps are all-natural and come in a variety of luscious scents like lemongrass lavender, pink clay and tobacco bloom, activated charcoal with holy basil, brown sugar texas fig, and more!

Their Field and Flower collection is a line of six intoxicating salt soaks with dried flowers, herbs, teas and blended with essential oils. And, they also carry essential oil blends, facial teas, body polish and face-beard oil.

Stop in, say hi and soap up! Their hours are 10:30 am thru 5 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

New Food in Town

All-American Bakery

We were excited to welcome the delicious offerings of Bread to Dough bakery to town in 2018. The scratch bakery makes incredible artisan cakes, pies and bread fresh daily. (She also bakes specialty cakes like Italian Cream, bundt cakes and chocolate sheet cake and cake balls that are sinfully good.) The bakery also sells breakfast, lunch and dinner much to our pleasure. We love the paninis and sandwiches on artisan bread and there is a great selection of burgers and shakes (!!) as well. If you’ve got a cowboy’s appetite, try the Crazy Cowboy burger (two beef patties with whiskey barbecue sauce, Monterey, grilled onions and zucchini). And of course, there’s the crowd-pleasing Molly Moo, an open-faced chicken fried steak sandwich with gravy and mashed potatoes, or the Chicken Coop with barbecue-basted fried chicken and jalapeno slaw smushed between two fresh waffles. Bread to Dough is located at 301 East Brown Street and is open from 7 am to 2:30 pm Wednesday and Thursday and 11 am to 8 pm on Friday and Saturday.

That’s Amore

Napoli’s Italian Resturant has brought a little slice of Italy to San Saba. Located in the former Bella Sera space (210 E Commerce St), Napoli’s has become a quick favorite for pizza and pasta. BIG news…they are also open until nine and on Sundays.

Tex-Mexy Margaritas!

La Hacienda is bringing their famous handmade tortillas and Tex-Mex classics to the former Dairy Mart space at 1203 Wallace Street. They officially opened on Monday, January 28, and we are excited to throw back some $2 margaritas during happy hour! That’s right…La Hacienda will have a full bar! Hooray and bienvenido a San Saba!

New Year, More Beauty

In other, non-edible news, we are thrilled to have opened our brand new San Saba Visitor’s Center in late 2018. The city is also currently undertaking beautification projects at Mill Pond Park while the downtown corridor have been revamped with new banners, flower planters and built-in flower beds.

We can’t wait to have y’all up here at the top of the Texas Hill Country to experience San Saba, bigger and even better – if you can imagine that.

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