It was a great Halloween turnout at Redbud Cafe – thanks for making it a spooktacular evening!
This week Dia de los Angelitos and Dia de los Muertos altars and celebrations commemorate friends and loved ones that are no longer with us.
Mexican cempasúchitl (marigold) is the traditional flower used to honor the dead. Arnosky Family Farms at the big blue barn has TONS of these fragrant blooms. Photo – Arnosky Family Farm
Here’s some history about this popular tradition:
The Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico developed from ancient traditions among its pre-Columbian cultures. Rituals celebrating the deaths of ancestors had been observed by these civilizations perhaps for as long as 2,500–3,000 years. The festival that developed into the modern Day of the Dead fell in the ninth month of the Aztec calendar, about the beginning of August, and was celebrated for an entire month. The festivities were dedicated to the goddess known as the “Lady of the Dead”, corresponding to the modern La Calavera Catrina.
By the late 20th century in most regions of Mexico, the practices had developed to honor dead children and infants on November 1, and to honor deceased adults on November 2. November 1 is generally referred to as Día de los Inocentes (“Day of the Innocents”) but also as Día de los Angelitos (“Day of the Little Angels”); November 2 is referred to as Día de los Muertos or Día de los Difuntos (“Day of the Dead”). 
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This Week’s Special
A twist on the traditional Phillie Cheesesteak…
Our Texas-Phillie Cheesesteak: thin-sliced roast beef, sauteed onions, bell pepper and green chilies, smothered in our house-made green chile queso, on a french roll.
With your Choice of side. $ 8.95
WEEKLY SPECIALS: Every week we feature a special menu item. Check our menu board, our updates page, or give us a call: 830.833.0202.
DAILY SPECIALS: Look for our homemade soups and quiches, sandwiches and entrees, made fresh daily.
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Music This Weekend
- Friday, November 6 , 6:30pm – 9:00pm: Frank Iarossi
- Saturday, November 7, 7:00pm – 9:30pm: Homer Whisenant
Our MUSIC PAGE has moved! As always, you’ll find the Music Calendar on the side bar of this page… and now, you’ll also be able to see the music calendar on our website, too —
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Art at Redbud Cafe
Uncommon Waters, the Liquid Landscapes of Hays County
Photographs by local artist, Andy Heatwole
Heatwole’s evocative photos will hang in the cafe through December, and will be available for purchase through Brieger Pottery, next door to the cafe.
About Andy Heatwole
For the last decade Andy has been traveling around Central Texas, photographing the natural beauty and forgotten places that make the region so unique.
The passion he exhibits for Texas landscapes can be seen in his personal work — Local Texas — as well as in his commercial work — Heatwole Photographic Services. In both arenas, he captures the inherent beauty of his subjects and gives them a sense of vibrancy and depth.
A local artist, Andy lives in San Marcos,Texas, with his wife, son, and two dogs.
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See you on Sunday
We’re open on Sundays from 10:00AM – 3:00PM
Enjoy our Brunch-tastic Sunday Specials
or order from our regular menu.
THERE WILL BE PANCAKES!
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