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A Trio of Madeira Cocktails

Thomas Jefferson and Sam Houston probably drank their Madeira straight (and so can you, of course), but the wine—which is…

Fed at The Shed

Folks flock to the tiny East Texas arts enclave of Edom for several reasons. They come for its artisans, who…

Madeira Likes it Hot

Engineer-turned-wine-maker Raymond Haak and his wife, Gladys, didn’t intend to stir up controversy when they started making Texas Madeira at…

Way Out West

Just a few hours into our first visit to Rancho Loma, it was clear that my husband and I were…

Cuisine Confidential: Penny Adams

In recent years, the town of San Saba—some 100 miles northwest of Austin—has reinvented itself as a tourist destination, complete…

Nuts About San Saba

Pecans permeate the shady town of San Saba, emerging in pies, jams, and candies; infusing local coffee, beer, and steaks;…

Shrubs for Summer

“Imagine that it’s 1780, and there is no electricity, no railroads, and you’re a locavore because you have to be,”…

Silo House Rules

I’d bet anything that the Silo House in San Angelo would be the state’s best restaurant located in an abandoned…

Sweet on Susie’s

The first thing I notice when I walk in the door at Susie’s South 40 Confections is the unmistakably sweet…

Righteously Refreshing

This is the most delicious thing I’ve had to drink at breakfast, or maybe ever,” says my friend Leslie, pointing…

Top Texas Tables

The restaurant scene in Texas is as hot as a two-dollar pistol, with new eateries and bars throughout the state…

Texas Wines Outshine

 Now that the dust has settled from the 4th annual Austin Food & Wine Festival, which took place at Auditorium…
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