taste tour

Taste Tour

Welcome to the 11th Annual TASTE event benefiting United Way of Hays and Caldwell Counties. We have completely re-imagined TASTE from being an in-person, 400+ attendee event to a tour that will take you and your taste buds on a journey across our communities. From Dripping Springs to Luling and all of the cities in between, our area has some of the tastiest food in Central Texas. TASTE Tour 2020 is your opportunity to sample some of the fantastic restaurants that Hays and Caldwell Counties have to offer. By purchasing a TASTE Tour 2020 Passport, you are not only supporting local restaurants and merchants who have affected by the ongoing pandemic, you are assisting UWHCC in providing critical dollars to our partner agencies who are working to:

• Ensure that children who are victims of neglect or abuse have the necessary support through Greater San Marcos Youth Council and CASA
• Provide hot and healthy meals to thousands of shut-in senior citizens through Meals on Wheels in Hays and Caldwell Counties.
• Fund mentoring programs for hundreds of San Marcos Youth Service Bureau, Girls Empowerment Network and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
• Provide nutrition classes and healthy food options to senior adults needing assistance from the Hays County Food Bank.
• Assist residents of San Marcos Public Housing Authority make and execute a plan that will allow them to move out of public housing.
• Help families who are facing their own crisis pay their bills through Salvation Army.
• Give hope to families of children born with a learning or physical disability by funding therapy services through Any Baby Can.

Make sure to check in often as we continue to add more deals!




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Taste Tour

  • Mobile exclusive
  • Instantly delivered via text and email
  • No apps to download
  • Save on the best of Hays and Caldwell county
$35.00

Step 1 - Get Your Pass

This mobile exclusive passport is a collection of curated offers from your favorite restaurants and retailers in your area.

Step 2 - Receive Text

Your passport will be instantly delivered to your phone via text and email and is ready to use immediately! There is no app to download. Your pass can be saved to your phone’s home screen for easy one-tap access.

Step 3 - Redeem

When visiting a participating business, simply present your phone to the attendant or staff member to redeem available discounts.

Included Venues

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Brooklyn's Down South
Brooklyn's serves a eclectic menu featuring traditional American, Cajun/Southern and
traditional items from Mexico. In the heart of Buda Brooklyn's is home, looking forward to
hosting you soon!

What's Included

  • A Gumbo Cup - Our Delicious Chicken And Sausage Gumbo Topped With White Rice
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Cody's Restaurant Bar & Patio
Since 2012, Cody’s has been providing an exceptional dining experience in the Hill
Country, with seasonal dishes made from fresh, local ingredients. We take pride in
providing first-class service to our guests. Cody’s is where friends, new and old, can
gather to break bread and celebrate...
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What's Included

  • Free Tuna Tartare (Avocado, Melon, Onion, Lemon, Cilantro, Ginger Soy, Wontons)
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Figaro's Pizza & Pub
A place where neighbors become friends around great pizza, hand-crafted burgers, unique pastas, craft beer, artisan wine and masterful mixology. From our signature pizzas and pepperoni rolls made on fresh-daily bread to our flavorful wings, burgers, pastas and salads, Figaro's Pizza and Pub has something for everyone.

What's Included

  • Free Appetizer
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Hays Co. Outfitters
Hays Co. Outfitters is a lifestyle and outdoor outfitter carrying men's and women's clothing, footwear
and accessories from brands including Patagonia, Simms, Chaco, Birkenstock, Hydroflask, Yeti and
many more. We are here to outfit you for everyday or your next big adventure! Hays Co. Outfitters...
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What's Included

  • $25 Off $100 Or More Purchase
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Industry
On the south square in San Marcos featuring a scratch kitchen and full bar, voted best overall
restaurant & best cocktail 2019.

What's Included

  • Free Order Of Sprouts With Purchase Of An Entrée
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Los Olivos Market, Buda
Like the gift of two olive trees given to Papá Ramon from our Aunt; Los Olivos is our gift
to you. We strive to redefine what a true marketplace should be by bridging Old World
tradition and Texas Charm in everything we do. This is felt through our collaboration with
local farms and producers...
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What's Included

  • Wine Tasting Or Beer Flight
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Louie's Craft BBQ
We Proudly Serve Hartley Ranch Beef & Berkridge Bershire Pork! Come and discover Texas Craft
Barbecue at it's best!

What's Included

  • Free Small Side With Purchase Of 1LB Or More Of Meat
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Market Street Cafe
Market Street Cafe is located on town square in beautiful historic Lockhart Texas across from the Caldwell County Courthouse, one of the most photographed buildings in Texas. The cafe is located within the original bank of Lockhart built in 1878 and still sports the penny tile floor And original...
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What's Included

  • Free Appetizer For Each Passport Holder
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Mochas & Javas
Mochas & Javas was born out of a need for a comfortable place for the San Marcos
community to come together while enjoying extraordinary coffee, food, and legendary
customer service. Everything we do is to this end. Our signature espresso blend was
developed and is roasted in Austin, TX exclusively...
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What's Included

  • One Free Handmade Beverage
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North Street Beer Bar & Curry Shop
Neighborhood joint serving up Indian & curry dishes, coffee & espresso drinks, wines &
rare beer finds as well as Texas favorites.

What's Included

  • Free Curry Queso
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Palmer's Restaurant Bar & Courtyard
Discover Palmer’s Restaurant for yourself on a romantic date, a lively lunch, a warm family gathering, or a pleasant business dinner. Located in historic west San Marcos, Palmer’s is a beautifully renovated building constructed in the 1920's. The courtyard is a showcase for dozens of plant...
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What's Included

  • Sample Of Our Hill Country Caprese W/ Local Goat Cheese, Sample Of Our Award Winning Chocolate Bread Pudding, 10% Off Our Fabulous Pecan Crusted Chicken Entrée
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Rolling In Thyme & Dough
Just 30 miles west of Austin, Rolling in Thyme & Dough in Dripping Springs is where
French and Texas “roll” into a warm and inviting bakery and cafe. Come out for a special
brunch or stop in on your way for a day in the Hill Country.

What's Included

  • One Free Drip Coffee Or Iced Tea
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Spring's Bistro + Bar
Situated midway between Austin and San Antonio and just on the edge of Texas Hill Country,
Holiday Inn San Marcos offers the most options for any traveler. Our Full-service restaurant is
located inside Springs Bistro + Bar an inviting well lite atmosphere with local art celebrating the San
Marcos...
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What's Included

  • Homemade Meatballs, Lasagna Roll Ups, Chicken Parmensan, Baked Bread + Toasted Garlic
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Texas Roadhouse
Texas Roadhouse we’re famous for our Hand-Cut Steaks, Fall-Off-The-Bone Ribs, Made-FromScratch Sides, Ice-Cold Beer and our irresistible Fresh-Baked Bread. We take great care in everything we prepare, served with big smiles at a great value. We’re proud to be your hometown favorite and are...
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What's Included

  • Free Cactus Blossom Or Fried Pickles Appetizer With The Purchase Of Two Adult Entrées
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The Leaning Pear
A testament to the eclectic spirit of its hometown, The Leaning Pear is Wimberley’s destination spot
for unique, well-crafted, delicious food in an idyllic hill-country setting.

What's Included

  • Free Dessert
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ThunderCloud Subs
ThunderCloud Subs is your neighborhood sub shop with a rich tradition of good-natured
people serving FRESH, FAST & HEALTHY food in a comfortable atmosphere. We
started ThunderCloud in 1975 with a simple philosophy of selling a fresh meal at a
reasonable price and we proudly maintain that same course today.

What's Included

  • Buy One Sub, Get A Free Sub Of Equal Or Lesser Value
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Tiff's Treats Cookie Delivery
Indulge in delicious, fresh baked cookies anytime! Order online for same day pick up or delivery. Tiff’s Treats warm cookies make the sweetest gift! Valid only for online and mobile orders in San Marcos.

What's Included

  • 15% Off All Online And Mobile Orders
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Two P's & Calli's Boutique
Two P's & Calli's is located conveniently across the highway from the San Marcos
Outlet Mall on Center Point Road next to Starbucks. We offer a one-of-a-kind
shopping experience to any one who walks through our doors, providing shoppers
everything from shoes, accessories, and the latest fashion...
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What's Included

  • $15 Off A $50 Or More Purchase
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Water 2 Wine
Uncork the winery experience at Water 2 Wine. We are an actual operating winery where
all of our wines are blended, oaked and fermented on site. We start with grape must
sourced from vineyards around the world to bring you an outstanding collection of wines
made right here in Buda, Texas. Come in...
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What's Included

  • 10% Off Food With The Purchase Of Wine
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Weusi Wellness Cafe
Weusi Wellness Cafe provides health coaching, healthy prepared meals, locally roasted
coffee, smoothies, homemade bread, and a variety of high quality food, drink, and
supplement options. Our vision as a wellness cafe is to create and nurture an
environment where locals can enjoy motivation and...
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What's Included

  • Free Smoothie Of Coffee Of Your Choice