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Taxolote brings Northern Mexican dishes with a twist to Bastrop

Owner Jose Gerardo Cavazos puts a twist on Northern Mexican cuisine with his Bastrop food truck, Taxolote.

In a nutshell

Cavazos opened the truck at Community Gardens in January, after months of testing his recipes at the former Austin location on Riverside Drive.Beautifully Wild Flower Truck blooms in Bastrop

Local Amanda Gruetzner said she has always been crafty but never found a way to express her passion that felt just right. After running a successful Etsy shop selling faux floral hoops and hand-painted items, she decided she wanted to step it up a notch, but she said she was unsure what her next venture should be; however, while traveling to see Taylor Swift perform in Nashville last spring, a seed was planted within her that has since blossomed into a flower shop on wheels.

What’s special about it?

At any given event, the bed of Beautifully Wild Flower Truck holds up to 20 metal buckets, each filled with a different type of flower. At the pick-your-own bouquet bar, people are invited to hand-select each flower for their personalized arrangement, which is then hand-wrapped and tied by Gruetzner—with the option to include a hand-written note or card.DivineLites Soap Shop finds a new home on Chestnut Street in Bastrop

Tucked away among suites of offices in 702 Chestnut St. is the only 100% natural bath and body specialty shop in Bastrop County. The store is decorated in bright pink, the “happiest color,” DivineLites Soap Shop owner Iris Noriega said. Noriega has sold soaps in Bastrop for over a dozen years and recently relocated her store to Chestnut Street in downtown Bastrop.

The inspiration

Noriega says she makes her soaps the way her great-grandmother would—all natural with locally sourced ingredients when possible. Goat milk soaps are a favorite among Bastrop customers.