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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…

On the Right Track

A plot of land 15 feet from an active stretch of railroad tracks is not generally considered a prime location…

Fearing’s at the Ritz

Dean Fearing strides across the dining room from his kitchen inside The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Dallas, delivering an appetizer of…

Look What's Cookin' in Port A!

My annual summer vacations to Port Aransas consist of two things: beach-bumming and restaurant-hopping, and I’m not sure which I…

Southeastern Spice

Watching an alligator glide through a murky bog, I’d have sworn I was in Louisiana. But no, this gator—one of…

Dog Days of Summer

I’m at the “coolest honky tonk on the Texas Riviera,” so claims the large, plywood sign outside. Having passed by…

Dining on the Dock of the Bay

Inside Dirty Al’s at Pelican Station in Port Isabel, I have a front-row seat for watching the Laguna Madre: A…

PieShake!

Pie captured my heart decades ago, when it was a menu staple of the small-town cafeteria where my extended family…

Czech Mates

Spoetzl Brewery, founded in 1909 and now the fourth-largest craft brewery in the United States, has made quite a name…

A Tasty Tradition

San Antonio has so many historic places it could take an out-of-towner a lifetime of visits to see them all.…

Braised Beef Tongue

Chef John Tesar of Dallas’ Spoon Bar & Kitchen and TV’s Top Chef, Season 10 was on hand at Fort…

The Deviled Egg and I

In a past life I wrote for Bon Appétit and other national food magazines—and the benefits such a career confers…
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