Alpine in awhile, you might not know about a burgeoning little business district behind the railroad tracks. The most noticable business is the Murphy Street Raspa Company at 5th and Murphy, in the old Valadez Grocery Building. They serve raspas (shaved ice) and coffee, sweet treats, and cold things to drink. They also sell artwork and pottery and rent bicycles, a perfect way to enjoy the beautiful, historic town of Alpine.
You can check out the Murphy Street Raspa Company on Facebook, and there are a couple of fun videos on making and eating rapsas over at WestTexasWeekly.com, here's the link!
For information about cycling in Far West Texas, visit our special webpage which includes a listing of cycle-friendly hotels and favorite routes: www.texasmountaintrail.com/bike