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FOOD & DRINK

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…

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…

Taste 290

Driving to Fredericksburg from the east on US 290, it’s easy to notice that spring adores the Hill Country: This…

Akita Bloody Mary

Bartender Luis Martinez places the ingredients for the Akita Bloody Mary on the black marble bar of The Patio on…
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