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Feast on Seafood, Music During Lent at County Line


County Line, 10101 I-1o W., is serving up some seafood specials and music during Lent and beyond.

Catfish at County Line.

Catfish at County Line.

The following specials run from Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18, through Easter Saturday, April 4:

Fried Tortilla-Crusted Catfish Sandwich: a fried catfish fillet with a cornmeal-tortilla crust served on a freshly made bun with fries; available at lunch and dinner for $8.99.

Fried Tortilla-Crusted Catfish: a plate full of fried catfish with a cornmeal-tortilla crust served with two sides and whole-wheat house bread, in two portions: “hearty” for $13.99 and “lite” for $11.49.

Grilled Salmon: a grilled 12-ounce boneless Norwegian salmon fillet served with a side salad plus choice of fries, garlic mashed potatoes or baked potato for $19.49; 6-ounce portion priced at $15.49.

Salmon Salad: hand-tossed Caesar salad topped with a grilled 6-ouunce boneless Norwegian salmon fillet for $14.99.

Happy Hour runs Mondays through Fridays from 3 to 7 p.m., except Thursday, when it’s extended until 9 p.m. for open mic night.

If you didn’t give up music for Lent, check out the three free music series, all occurring on the restaurant’s patio with Happy Hour:

Open mic night with local singers/songwriters runs Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m.’

Friday Night Live returns March 1 with full-service outdoor dining and acoustical music under the stars from 7 to 10 p.m. The lineup includes Joe Moreno (March 6), Kerosene Drifters (March 13), Luke Huggins (March 20), Meyer Anderson (March 27), Will Owen Gage (April 3), Johnny Kiser (April 10), James Pardo (April 17) and Jonathan Garcia (April 24).

Ancira Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram 2014 Live Music Series returns April 1 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. for its 15th season with Texas and national country music stars. It benefits the SA Food Bank.

Call (210) 641-1998 or visit www.countyline.com.

Enjoy these other Lenten offerings

Cantina del Rio, 1299 Gruene Road, Gruene Historic District at New Braunfels, (830) 515-1950 — The Lenten special is available Feb. 18 to April 2 and includes Fish and Shrimp Tacos seasoned and topped with avocado, cilantro, red onion, tomato and lime with your choice of homemade flour or corn tortillas. Fish tacos are also topped with South Texas Slaw. Available a la carte ($4.29) or as a plate served with two tacos, rice and refried beans ($9.99). 

Fried shrimp and fish at Gristmill

Fried shrimp and fish at Gristmill

Gristmill, 1287 Gruene Road, Gruene Historic District at New Braunfels, (830) 606-1287 — The Lenten specials are available Feb. 18 to April 2. The off-menu lunch special Monday through Friday until 4 p.. during Lent is the Shrimp and Fried Fish Platter with handmade hushpuppies and Hill Country Cole Slaw ($12.99). House favorites available all day:  Bronze Catfish, grilled with Cajun seasoning and topped with tequila lime butter ($14.99), Deep Fried Catfish ($13.99), Fresh Ahi Tuna & Fresh Catch at market price. 

Josephine St. Café, 400 E. Josephine St., (210) 224-6169 — The Lenten specials are available Feb. 18 to April 2. Gulf Shrimp Platter ($12.95), Salmon Salad ($13.95), Rainbow Trout ($11.95), Farm Raised Catfish ($10.95) and Fresh Catch at market price, all served the way you like it — fried, grilled, blackened or steamed with your choice of side. Friday’s Lunch Special features Fried Shrimp, a garden salad and choice of side for $8.99 until 4 p.m.

Mozie’s, 1601 Hunter Road, Gruene Historic District at New Braunfels, (830) 515-1281 — The Lenten special is available Feb. 18 to April 2. Fish tacos with fresh marinated tilapia (seasoned and grilled) comes topped with Mozie’s signature slaw, fresh avocado, diced tomato, red onion, roasted salsa, lime juice and a hint of cilantro. Three tacos served on corn tortillas for $11.99.

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Gruene Gets Ready to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Margaritas and More


Cantina del Rio's Premium Margarita

Cantina del Rio’s Premium Margarita

Cinco de Mayo is coming up this weekend, and the Gruene Historic District are planning to party.

For the first year ever, the District is joining in on celebrations at Cantina del Rio, 1299 Gruene Road, New Braunfels. On Friday and Saturday, stop by for $3 sangria and margaritas while Mexican beers are priced at $2.50 until 7 p.m. On Sunday, the official Cinco de Mayo, a live mariachi band will perform from 2 to 5 p.m., along with food and drink specials all day long.

Or, if you prefer to drink your own pleasure at home, here are some specialty drinks from restaurants within the district, include the Gristmill Restaurant, Moxie’s and Cantina del Rio.

Cantina del Rio Premium Margarita

1 3/4 ounces Don Julio Blanco Tequila
1/2 ounce Patron Citronage
2 ounces lime juice or margarita mix
Lime slices or orange slices, for garnish

In an ice-filled shaker, add tequila, Patron Citronage and lime juice.  Shake well and pour into a chilled margarita glass (with salt on the rim, if desired) that has fresh ice in it. Garnish with a slice of lime and/or orange.

Makes 1 cocktail.

Adapted from Cantina del Rio

The Gristmill's Famous Frita

The Gristmill’s Famous Frita

Mozie’s Mojito

5 or 6 fresh mint leaves
2 lime wedges
1 1/2 ounces Bacardi Silver Rum
Club soda
Mint sprig, for garnish

Muddle mint and lime together in the bottom of the glass. Add rum and and ice. Stir. Then fill glass with soda and top with mint sprig.

Makes 1 cocktail.

Adapted from Moxie’s

The Gristmill’s Famous Frita

This recipe makes plenty – enough for a party!

2 cups sugar
4 cups hot water
3 cups fresh squeezed lime juice
1 (1-liter) bottle tequila (whichever brand you prefer)
1 cup triple sec
Lime slices

Mix sugar with hot water until combined, then add in lime juice, tequila and triple sec. Stir vigorously. Pour into glasses filled with ice. Or toss in a strong blender, such as a Vitamix, with ice and slush it into a frozen margarita. Garnish with lime slices.

Makes 12-15 servings.

Adapted from the Gristmill Restaurant

 

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