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33 Roadside Restaurants for Your Next Texas Road Trip

Texas is vast, and the decisions are wide open when hunger strikes on those long hauls across the state. Sure,…

Port Aransas Seafood Eatery Phoenix Restaurant and Bar Bounces Back After Being Destroyed by Hurricane Harvey

The question of whether The Phoenix Restaurant and Bar in Port Aransas would reopen after Hurricane Harvey was not “if”…

Tannat Is the New Texas Wine Everyone Will Be Talking About

The growing throngs of oenophiles traveling what is known as Wine Road 290—the winery-heavy stretch of US 290 between Johnson…

Ronin Brings an Ever-Changing Farm-Fresh Menu to Downtown Bryan

It was the bok choy that changed Chef Brian Light. Or maybe it was that perfect heirloom tomato, soft and…

Help Yourself to Bacon, Biscuits, and a Side of History at the King Ranch

My kids know I’m happy to travel for a meal, particularly when huevos are involved, but in their minds, this…

Interactive Map of Family-Owned Restaurants Across Texas

Plan your food-inspired road trip with these 33 mom-and-pop restaurants across Texas.

How Phoenix Restaurant and Bar in Port Aransas Got its Caribbean Flair

Chef Tiana Worsham’s earliest memories of cooking for others “happened in a little house on Polaris Drive in Portland,” her…

Passionate Chefs Make Boxed Sandwiches A Thing of the Past at These Fort Worth Museums

When chef Denise Shavandy walks into the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, she often wonders if she’s dreaming. Before…

What the Heck Is Sotol? Visit This Hill Country Distillery and Tasting Room and Find Out

In 2016, graduate students Judson Kauffman, Brent Looby, and Ryan Campbell stood around in a college parking garage drinking Mexican…

Opa’s Smokehouse in Fredericksburg Has Kept Generations of Customers Coming Back for More

Walking into Opa’s Smoked Meats in Fredericksburg is a bit like stepping foot in your grandparents’ kitchen—especially if you call…

Opa’s Smoked Sausage & Gnocchi with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Spinach Recipe

Pair savory smoked sausage with the sweet-tart intensity of sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, and a hit of garlic and Parmesan in…

Meetups in Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas Aim to Preserve the Battleship Texas

The USS Texas, America’s last existing dreadnought, is in danger. Docked in the brackish waters of Buffalo Bayou east of…
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