What if you could capture the essence of a real Texas cattle ranch—the wide-open skies; the acres of grassland stretching to the horizon; the herds of roaming cattle; the feeling of history held in the earth and the old weathered buildings that dot the landscape? Adam Jacoby, owner of Jacoby’s Restaurant & Mercantile . . .
On first glance, you might not peg blonde, bright-eyed Sidney Roberts as a neighborhood pusher, but you might notice her knowing smile as she watches customers rapturously inhale food at her G’Raj Mahal Café and Lounge. “That’s the crack we put in the food,” she says in a deadpan way.
Heading out of Austin on Highway 71, the road curves through Lakeway, then winds along Lake Travis—climbing deep into Texas Hill Country terrain. And just as the strip malls and supermarkets yield to tractor repair shops and barbecue joints in Spicewood, you’ll see a welcoming, honey-colored stucco-and-stone building wrapped in porches and surrounded by meadows and beehives. Welcome to Apis Restaurant and Apiary.