On the Road for Turkey, Pies, Burgers, Jams and Bail Bonds

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Lauren Drewes Daniels
This weekend we loaded up the wagon for a trip to Rhineland Farm, just a few miles south of Glen Rose, to pick up a heritage turkey for Thanksgiving. The Rebstocks raise chickens, quail, goats, sheep and guinea fowl; there's also a hen raising a duckling (their granddaughter found a duck egg and the hen gladly helped out). When the weather agrees, they have a blackberry patch and lavender field. Check their Facebook page for updates and occasional events.

The Rebstocks still have turkeys left for this year, and will be at Eden's Organic Farm next weekend, but call Rhineland Farm ahead of time to reserve a bird. Read on for more photos from the adventure.

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Lauren Drewes Daniels
Green Chili Cheddar Burger from the Green Pickle.
For lunch we stopped in town at the Green Pickle, which is just off the Glen Rose town square. Yes, that burger tastes as good as it looks, as did the fried jalapeños (bottle caps). The menu is mostly burgers but they have daily specials like chili.

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Lauren Drewes Daniels
Chocolate Pie from Pie Peddlers.
After lunch we walked to Pie Peddlers. Jean Ford and Rhonda Cagle started making pies from scratch for church and school functions years ago and saved their money from the sales to open this shop at 102 Walnut Street east of the square. Pie Peddlers is open Thursday through Saturday 10 a.m. through 6 p.m. for whole pies or by the slice. They offer lots of flavors, including lemon, chocolate, buttermilk, pumpkin and pecan, and they load up the weekend prior to Thanksgiving.

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Lauren Drewes Daniels
There were a few vendors set up around the square on Saturday. One farmer was selling pecans out of the back of his truck for $9 a pound (versus $14 around Dallas). There was also an elder couple selling homemade jams, jellies, including cinnamon pear butter and blueberry jam.

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Lauren Drewes Daniels
One-stop-shopping: gas, bakery and bail bonds.
Never before has one-stop-shopping included gas, bail bonds and a from-scratch bakery. According to their Facebook page, Tiger Corner in Glen Rose also dabbles in wedding planning. The lady who runs the bakery is extremely nice has lots of indulgent options; I can personally attest to the iced pumpkin bread.

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Lauren Drewes Daniels
Tiger Corner Bakery.


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17 comments
G_David
G_David

I think I gained 3.5 lbs. just reading this. 

Nic Rodriguez
Nic Rodriguez

Homemade jams and jellies sound awesome. Plus, that farm raises goat. íCABRITO PARA TODOS!

therrick
therrick

Hell I'd be more interested in the quail myself.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

What part of Dallass is Glenrose?  Now us good ol country folks are gonna be overrun by you hipsters in your skinny jeans..trying to find an outlet to charge up your Prius's..Daggummit.

LaurenDrewesDaniels
LaurenDrewesDaniels

Why you picking on me? I've cover outside the loop regularly: A'ton, a barbeque joint out in Mineral Wells, a burger joint in Waco. I love me some road trips. I'll be honest though, I've yet to find a decent meal between Denton and KC. Seriously, can we get something besides McD's in the middle of the road? 

Frenchy
Frenchy

The best suggestion I could give you (and your multi personality alter ego, the kergo krapper spaceship) would be to move back to wherever it was that they ran you out of town from.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

well after writing a story about heritage turkeys last week, Im sure the douche folks wanted to know where in Dallas to buy one.  unfortunately, you have to leave the bubble to get one and that was the closest place.  Glad to see our eater venturing outside the loop

therrick
therrick

Hell yeah, that's how we used to cook quail and dove.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Sorry Mrs. Double D..just hate that the hipsters may try to invade my little corner of paradise, cause of your excellent reporting.  Let us know how that turkey tastes, y'all gonna smoke it? Fry it? Set it free down by the Trinity? 

Got a few destination suggestions:

Waco: George's (Big O's-beera, Crazy wings-my favorite dish in the Great state, great chicken sandwiches) 

Ponder: Ponder Steak house (CFS, some say best in Tejas)

Strawn: Mary's diner (CFS, quality tex-mex, hamburger bigger than your head)

Fredericksburg: Alamo Springs Cafe (Cover burger)

Oklahoma territory: Smokin Joe's bbq and RV park just off of I35 at the Davis exit. (they have smoked Sirloin on Saturday nights that's crazy good, goes really fast..and excellent q the rest of the week.)

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Thanks for the suggestion little miss run on sentence..I'll take it under advisement post haste.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

No, it was a good follow up! In fact, im impressed u left the d proper for a story! We dont get that often. Far as i remember the farthest someone went for a story was dfw airport to review the admirals club...but apparently never actually went

LaurenDrewesDaniels
LaurenDrewesDaniels

It was solid follow through. Not only did I tell you about the turkeys, I did the reseach too. Would a follow up after t'giving on how the bird compared to store bought birds be too much? 

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