Taking a Hill Country trek? Join Pipe Creek residents-in-the-know at this tucked away bistro just off Texas Highway 16. Texana from tabletop to playground, the Backyard Bistro is our go-to for an end-of-week supper (it’s only open Thursday through Sunday brunch), especially when the weather lets you sit outdoors. Antiques are for sale in the dining rooms, the outbuildings, and the shop up front, but the food is anything but rustic. Country, yes, with big, bright-yoked eggs standing up for weekend brunch and herbs straight from the garden outside. Pecan-crusted chicken breast with honey butter sauce makes the most of simple ingredients, as does much of the menu. If the black pepper ice cream is available, don’t miss it.