Whether it’s a dish from your childhood or a favorite meal,
comfort food occupies a very special place in the hearts of
many. For rainy afternoons, long work days or a longing for
a taste of the past— everyone has a favorite dish that warms
With The Leaning Pear, Cypress Creek Cafe, Linda’s
Fine Foods and The Back Porch, Wimberley has excellent
comfort food to suit every craving. Each restaurant draws
from a different style of cuisine to take comfort food to
Located on River Road, The Leaning Pear specializes in
cuisine cooked with the ingredients of the Hill Country.
Since 2007, Matthew and Rachel Buchanan have strived to
make their restaurant a place to relax and enjoy. The Leaning
Pear serves lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday with
brunch on Sundays.
For Chef Matthew Buchanan, comfort food at the
Leaning Pear is all about Chicken and Grits— a staple in the
south. Starting with a boneless chicken breast, vacuum sealed
and cooked long and slow, Buchanan gives it a quick finish
in his wood fired oven to give the outside a nice crispiness.
Using Homestead Mill grits spiced with poblano peppers,
cheese and bacon, Buchanan serves the finished meal in a
cast iron skillet with a seasonal vegetable from the farmer’s
market. “It’s just one of those dishes that has southern
ties and feel. It’s kind of comfort foodie,” Buchanan said
referring to the ‘foodie’ trend of unique, gourmet food. “We
put our own little twist on it.”
Step into downtown Wimberley, and the Cypress Creek
Cafe and Buzzard Bar has a different take on serving up
comfort to visitors. Owners Randy and Trish Uselton
The Hambulance, from The Back Porch, is every meat-lovers dream.
Linda’s Fine Foods makes a tasty bowl of chicken and dumplings.
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