Monday, September 16, 2013

It's Time to CHOW DOWN!

The oncoming of fall means many things: back to school, cooler weather, and best of all football! Many businesses in Gruene have fall traditions of their own, too. Mozie's has their Weekly Stu, and Cantina del Rio has the Chow Down Showdown!

What is the Chow Down Showdown, you may ask - is it an eating contest? Well, you could look at it that way. But we like to describe it as our ultimate school spirit event - a battle of the local high schools that allows us to support school spirit and football, and here's how it works.

In New Braunfels, there are two high schools that have been rivals as long as we can remember - New Braunfels High School and Canyon High School. To add to the rivalry (and do our part to give back to local schools), we created the Chow Down Showdown. During the weeks prior to the game between the two schools, we invite their fans to come chow down at Cantina del Rio.

When placing an order, customers have the choice to place their receipt in either the Canyon Cougars helmet or the New Braunfels Unicorns helmet. 10% of each receipt is donated to the designated team, and in the end, the team who raises the most gets an additional $500 and the prized Cantina Cup.

So grab your friends and come show your school spirit! The Chow Down Showdown starts this Friday, September 20 at 4pm and goes through Friday, October 11. May the best team win!!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Gruene's Best Bets for Back to School

Although you would never know if by looking at a thermostat, summer has come to an end. Labor Day has come and gone, and its time to buckle down and get back to the basics, and school. We've picked some of our favorite goodies to make going back to school this year a little more fun for the kiddos!

1. Big Tex Pencil
This jumbo size pencil will be the envy of the whole class! Not to mention, it will likely last the whole school year! Grab yours at Gruene General Store.
2. Hair Bows for Any Occasion
These super cute hair bows from Lone Star Texas Eclectic come in many colors and sizes to fit everyone's school spirit! Plus, the cute middle button is also a bottle cap!
3. Homework Table
A chalkboard-top table makes any homework more fun!! Grab this antique table (perfect size for the kiddos) at Gruene Antique Company.
4. Killer Lunchbox
A lunchbox as cool as these is sure to make any kid more excited about heading off on the bus in the morning! Gruene General Store has tons of old-fashioned boxes to choose from.
5. Antique Globe
Geography is much more fun when you can say you're using a globe from decades ago! Pick yours up at Gruene Antique Company while supplies last!
6. Cute Canteen
These cute animal canteens from Lone Star come with a tiny stuffed animal keychain to keep on your canteen or put on your backpack! Perfect for hydration on these hot days!
7. Some Great Advice
No one ever said it better. Grab this book to teach your kiddos the ropes at Cotton Eyed Joe's!