Gruene, Texas IS Texas! The culture, the music (All the Texas musicians, i.e. Willie Nelson, Jerry Jeff Walker, Robert Earl Keene and others like them play at Gruene Hall), and all the shops and restaurants selling Texas ambiance. It is one of my favorite things to do. I love going out there and hanging out in the shops for a while, then ending up at our favorite place, Janie's. It's an old homey restaurant that sits right on the river. Built around the huge oak trees that sit right in the dining area with you. Course, we'd rather sit out back on the river, shaded by enormous trees that reach out over the deck. It's an awesome place.