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Beyond Pecans

As my friend and I pull into the parking lot of the newly renovated Dofflemyer Hotel in downtown San Saba,…

Sweet 16 (on Texas 16)

Many folks currently residing in Texas arrived only in the past few decades. And while those of us who go…

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;…

Praline Daze

One of the great pleasures of being in Texas (and the South) is the bounty of pecans. Oh, how I…

Nuts About Pralines

As a child, I looked forward to my mother’s homemade pecan pralines every Christmas. The sugary, nut-studded treats practically defined…
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