Dining

All That And a Bag of Chips: The History of Frito Pie

All That And a Bag of Chips: The History of Frito Pie

What is there not to love about Frito pie? To Texans, it’s something akin to instant cheese enchiladas. You ... Read More »

Cowboy-Up Chocolates Pays Homage to San Angelo’s Frontier History

Cowboy-Up Chocolates Pays Homage to San Angelo’s Frontier History

At Cowboy-Up Chocolates in San Angelo, Charles Mullin greets customers as “Wild West Charlie,” a character who ... Read More »

Recipe: Corn Dodgers Are the Perfect Cowboy Snack

Recipe: Corn Dodgers Are the Perfect Cowboy Snack

When professional horseman and cowboy Pete Lichau was growing up in 1970s Sonoma County, California, he idolized ... Read More »

New Community Cookbook Celebrates Fredericksburg’s Food Heritage

New Community Cookbook Celebrates Fredericksburg’s Food Heritage

Dozens upon dozens of local families and individuals contributed recipes handed down through generations, and a team of 15 Gillespie Country Historical Society volunteers compiled the works—including numerous family stories, anecdotes, and nuggets of history—to round out a 200-page book. Read More »

9 Unusual Ice Cream Flavors to Try in Texas This Summer

9 Unusual Ice Cream Flavors to Try in Texas This Summer

The resulting treats create buzz for these brands, and occasionally become long-standing customer favorites. Read More »

Famous Filipino Restaurant Chains Land in Houston

Famous Filipino Restaurant Chains Land in Houston

Suzette Garriel's family brought the first of the big Filipino restaurant chains to Houston with the opening of Gerry’s Grill in the Asiatown area in February 2018. Read More »

Wild Alligator is a Delicacy in Southeast Texas

Wild Alligator is a Delicacy in Southeast Texas

Holly Hearn is making wild alligator tikka masala in the kitchen of her father’s rural home near Beaumont. Her pug, Read More »

Lubbock Winemaker Kim McPherson Puts Texas Wine on the World Stage

Lubbock Winemaker Kim McPherson Puts Texas Wine on the World Stage

After studying grape-growing and winemaking in California, Kim McPherson returned home to Lubbock in 1979 and ... Read More »

There’s No Place Like Gnome Cones

There’s No Place Like Gnome Cones

Garden gnomes of all shapes, sizes, and dispositions line the grounds of an outdoor food court in Argyle and dangle Read More »

5 Small-Town Grocery Stores to Shop During Your Next Road Trip

5 Small-Town Grocery Stores to Shop During Your Next Road Trip

These markets carry everything you might need for a successful stay, whether it’s in a lakeside cabin in East Texas or a rustic teepee in West Texas. Read More »

Meat Church’s Waxahachie Storefront Welcomes Barbecue Devotees

Meat Church’s Waxahachie Storefront Welcomes Barbecue Devotees

Pittman started out as a backyard barbecue hobbyist, but he didn’t make the typical pitmaster pivot to operating a food truck or restaurant. Instead, he decided to make his mark on the retail side of the industry. Today, Meat Church generates over a $1 million in sales annually. Read More »

Burklee Hill Vineyards Brings New Life to Kress Department Store in Lubbock

Burklee Hill Vineyards Brings New Life to Kress Department Store in Lubbock

Located in a beautifully renovated 1930s Kress department store building, the winery opened in March 2020, and serves about a dozen wines. Read More »

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