Lincoln Street Wine Market

Lincoln Street Wine Market
111 S Lincoln St
Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Quickies: wine selection (4/5); cigar selection (2/5); cigar prices (3/5); setting (5/5); service (3/5); food (5/5); food prices (4/5).

Lincoln Street is THE place to get a cigar in Fredericksberg. There are other places to get wine, but the selection, prices and setting to enjoy it cannot beat this beautiful piece of luxury. The cheeses and other appetizers are incredible. We ordered the pesto and a cheese, costing three of us $4 a person. We felt we'd gotten a bargain.

There are imported (and domestic) beers for those who don't have a taste for wine. Their cigars were a bit lacking, but they had enough strong selections at an acceptable price. In other words, we didn't feel we'd been robbed at cork-point for the stogies we took out to the veranda with us.

Above all this, I need to say again that the setting is simply striking. The inside is luxurious and feels immediately inviting. The veranda is an even more beautiful setting, where vines climb up walls, across the hatched wood ceiling and down the fireplace. Anyone stopping into Fredericksberg for even only a few hours should be sure to check out Lincoln Street Wine Market.

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Pearls Before Swine

Pearls Before Swine
by Stephan Pastis


Pearls Before Swine
Pearls Before Swine
Pearls Before Swine

Pearls has a larger cast of characters than many comics, but each one is so well defined that it is easy to remember and recognize them. Pig and Rat are the main players, Pig being the optimist who loves everybody... but is a little dim... then Rat, who is the pessimist and wakes up every day to remind everyone that it's all about to end. Other than the two main players, the crowd favorites have actually turned out to be the crocodiles. No, seriously, check it:

In the end, Pearls is an off-and-on read. It is "on" twice as often as it's not. When it is "on", it has moments of painful laughter that are not easily topped in the modern world of comic strips.

Pearls Before Swine Books:
* Da Crockydile Book o' Frendsheep
* Macho Macho Animals
* Da Brudderhood of Zeeba Zeeba Eata
* The Ratvolution Will Not Be Televised
* Nighthogs (the original best seller!)
* This Little Piggy Stayed Home
* The Saturday Evening Pearls