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Rebecca Rather keeps the pastries and adds sophisticated down-home food to new venture, The Pink Pig

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The Pink Pig

Where: 6266 E. U.S 290, Fredericksburg

Hours: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; and 10 a.m. to close Sunday.

Information: 830-990-8800; pinkpigtexas.com.

Other eats in Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg is bursting with restaurants, too many to list here. Each of these has its own special twist on upscale dining. Be sure to call ahead or check websites; some are closed early in the week. For more information on dining in Fredericksburg, call 888-997-3600 or go to www.visitfredericksburgtx.com.

August E’s (203 E. San Antonio, 830-997-1585, august-es.com, dinner only). Deemed “Noveau Texas Cuisine” featuring seafood, game, steak and chops. A full sushi and sake menu with fish flown in daily. Thai Tuesdays bring in a crowd when Executive Chef Leu Savanh dishes up his native cuisine. Sleek, spare urban-inspired interiors with revolving art on display.

Cabernet Grill at Cotton Gin Village (2805 S Hwy 16, 830-990-5734, cottonginlodging.com, dinner only). Chef Ross Burtwell knows his way around Hill Country cuisine with a penchant for seafood and Certified Angus Beef Steaks. Renowned for the restaurant’s extensive all-Texas wine menu. Save room for Chicken Fried Pecan Pie with Jack Daniel’s chocolate ice cream.

Farm Haus Bistro at Fredericksburg Herb Farm (405 Whitney, 830-997-8615, fredericksburgherbfarm.com, lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch). An 1890s historic rock house is the core of this charming destination that includes the restaurant, edible and floral gardens, spa, gift shop, and Sunday Haus Cottages B&B. Chef Taylor Fraser makes his culinary mark on the menu while keeping long-time favorites.

Navajo Grill (803 E. Main St., 830-990-8289, navajogrill.com, dinner only). Chef Josh Raymer dishes up food-forward, chef-driven seasonal cuisine that blends the best of Southwestern and Hill Country fare, relying heavily on local ingredients. Outdoor rustic limestone patio and bar is perfect for a cocktail and app or a full meal.

The Nest (607 S. Washington St., 830-990-8383, thenestrestaurant.com, dinner only). Intimate dining in a cozy old home off Main Street with an emphasis on French-inspired cuisine and sauces. Dessert specialties include house-made ice creams and sorbets.

Troisi’s Italian Ristorante (On FM 965 near Enchanted Rock, 830-685-3415, troisestate.net, dinner only, reservations required). A one-of-a-kind setting with modern adobe construction meant to recreate an artistic village that houses a restaurant, event space, B&B, day spa, and extensive art and historical collections. Breathtaking views of Enchanted Rock accompany modern Italian cuisine.

Vaudeville on Main (230 E. Main St., 830-992-3234, vaudeville-living.com, lunch, dinner Mondays only). New to the scene. A combination gourmet market, coffee house, French-style bistro, and wine cellar plus home furnishings and indoor/outdoor event space. Check out three-course, prix fixe Bistro Mondays.

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