purchased the cafe in 2010, and it has specialized in southern
Texas style cuisine seven days a week ever since. For Trish
Uselton, comfort food is defined as a pork chop.
“That’s always been my favorite ever since I was a little girl,”
Uselton said.”I grew up in the cattle industry... so we always had
steak and beef. But if you asked me what I wanted for dinner, I
wanted a pork chop. It just makes me feel good.”
The dish starts with a pork chop that’s
been brined for 24 hours with rosemary
and thyme. Then, it’s charbroiled and
served with a peach and habanero
sauce along with a choice of two
sides. Uselton enjoys hers with a
side of seasonal vegetables and
If you are looking for
a cozier home-cooked
atmosphere you can’t find
anywhere better than Linda’s
Fine Foods on FM 2325. Since
2006, Chef Linda Allen has
served up an eclectic menu inspired
by world cuisines on a changing
weekly menu, six days a week. But the
entree most often requested by locals and
visitors alike throughout the year is a bowl of
her chicken and dumplings.
While there are many different ways to make this hearty fare,
Allen prefers to saute carrots, celery, onion with sage and thyme
in a sauce of white wine, chicken broth, lemon juice, garlic and
cream. She adds simmered chicken and green peas, topping it
with a homemade buttermilk dumpling.
“I think it reminds a lot of people of the food their mother
cooked,” Allen said.
In contrast, for those whose stomachs call out for barbecue—
The Back Porch on Cypress Creek is the place to re-live the
nostalgia of barbecue cookouts past— with a modern
twist. Chef Jay Bachman combines traditional
barbecue with Cryovac and sous vide
techniques to serve up unique barbeque.
For Bachman, barbecue is the ultimate in
The “Hambulance” is Bachman’s
own creation combining pulled pork
with a beef patty for the best of both
worlds. Starting with a half pound of
Black Angus beef seared on a flat-top
and topped with cheddar cheese and
bacon, Bachman adds pulled pork
topped with their signature Dr. Pepper
sauce and Wimberley Valley Gourmet’s
“Sweet and Sassy Pickles” on a ciabatta
bun. “That’s my comfort food, and it works
for me,” Bachman said.
No matter what food you consider to be your
personal comfort food, restaurants like The Leaning
Pear, Cypress Creek Cafe and Buzzard Bar, Linda’s Fine
Foods and The Back Porch each offer their own take on what it
means to serve up comfort food in Wimberley.
Above: Chef Jay Bachman in front of his restaurant The Back Porch. Below: Cypress Creek Cafe and Buzzard Bar creates a pork chop.
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