Go native: Eat a kolache, which is plural—and you’ll want to eat more than one while you’re in La Grange. A single pastry is pronounced KO-lotch. Do NOT confuse a kolache with a klobasniky or pig-in-a-blanket unless you’re willing to risk the ire of a native Tex-Czech. Many bakeries in town serve the delicacies.

A stitch in time: Gawk at the “seamsmanship” of historic and current quilters at the Texas Quilt Museum in downtown La Grange. When you head out to antique, you’ll be able to tell the difference between Grandma’s Flower Garden and a Log Cabin pattern.

Czech it out: The Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center has exhibits, extensive genealogy records, an amphitheater and buildings that chronicle the Texas-Czech connection. Fayette County has more citizens with Czech ancestry per capita than any other Texas county.

Winner, winner chicken dinner: Eat more chicken at Gold’n Crisp. This little, local eatery specializes in fried chicken and has been featured on several foodie shows. It’s a La Grange tradition.

Almost everyone has a things to do list. While grocery shopping and picking up the laundry are undeniably necessary, they’re not nearly as fun as exploring the Roundtopolis. While the Round Top Antiques Shows are larger than life, they’re just the beginning of the discoveries waiting to be made in the region.

Use our suggestions to get going on your own personal adventure. Check out our ideas for Brenham, Burton, Carmine,  Fayetteville, Giddings and Round Top.

by staff