I became such a habitual Ruta Maya patron that going to a competitor felt like having an affair. All these years later Spyder House is still strong and Ruta is now a wholesaler. Spyder House is one of the nicest outdoor venues in Texas. Giant pecan trees keep their patio a pleasant temperature. Funky yard art and outdoor furniture create interesting settings with a semblance of privacy. I did several paintings there. Except for a sense of community, Spyder had everything I desired.