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Hoot Sweet!

It’s a few minutes before happy hour on a Wednesday afternoon, and I’m playing a game with myself at The…

Walk the Wine

Last April I set out to experience the Granbury Wine Walk, an annual wine and food celebration that not only…

Roasts and Toasts

At 10 a.m. on a recent Saturday at Casa Brasil Coffees in Austin, I’m sitting at an L-shaped bar scattered…

McAllen's Entertainment District

Visitors to McAllen have a wide array of activities to choose from—including birding at Quinta Mazatlan, a 1930s adobe home…

Brewing in the Hills

It is a sunny and crisp Austin day, perfect for showing our visiting family some of our area’s attractions. We…

Brewery Tours

The craft-beer craze has officially taken Texas by storm, with more than 70 breweries and brewpubs now adding variety to…

Tips from Bartender Jeremy Corn

At Georgetown’s El Monumento Restaurant, Bar Manager Jeremy Corn can mix up a mean Manhattan while regaling guests with nuggets…

Drinking in the Details

I’m bellied up to the oval mesquite bar at El Monumento restaurant in Georgetown, waiting for my perfect negroni—an astringently…

Hot Chocolate with a Kick

I’ve got a soft spot in my heart for Hugo’s, the decade-old restaurant in the heart of Houston’s hip Montrose…

The Great, Grape Plains

A  six-foot steel sculpture of a corkscrew marks the entrance to McPherson Cellars in downtown Lubbock. Inside, the modern theme…

Hurricane Highball

This refreshing and elegant cocktail is perfect for patio parties. The house-made passion fruit- coconut drinking vinegar (known in bartending…
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