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Austin’s Famous Green Pastures Restaurant Is Reborn as Mattie’s

The first time I visited Green Pastures Restaurant, as a new Austin resident in the early 1980s, it felt like…

Mattie’s at Green Pastures Pimento Cheese Recipe

Mary Faulk Koock, the third of five children of Mattie and Henry Faulk and the original proprietor of Green Pastures…

Tour 2 Award-Winning Bourbon Distilleries in Texas

Blame it on Tito’s. The craft vodka from Austin, which grew from obscurity 20 years ago into one of Texas’ most…

“The Austin Cookbook” Showcases the City’s Essential Recipes

In a city where any casual conversation about food can turn into a heated argument before you can say “brisket,”…

They Had Us at Jalapeño-Infused Bacon

Unlike its coastal cousins, the city of Pasadena to the immediate southeast of Houston is not usually considered a getaway…

Clifton’s First Farm-To-Table Eatery

Chef Sonya Coté lives just minutes from her two Austin restaurants, Hillside Farmacy and Eden East. 

Head to the Garden Company in Schulenburg for Salads, Soups, and Other Healthy Fare

Taking a Much-needed respite from highway driving, I exit Interstate 10 in Schulenburg at US 77 and head south for…

Where to Find the Best Chargrilled Rib-Eye in Fayette County

There’s not much to do in Winchester, population 50, on the western lip of Fayette County. So when someone in neighboring…

This One-Of-A-Kind Chocolate from Hico Is Sure to Please Your Texan Valentine

I’m standing inside the Wiseman House chocolate-making studio in downtown Hico, and the chocolately, slightly salty aroma reminds me of…

Aw, Shucks. at Gilhooley’s, Kids Aren’t Allowed but Good Times Are

Oysters have the reputation of being an expensive delicacy—high-end fare offered at fancy eateries with prices to match. Not so…

Ross Coleman’s Black-eyed Peas Recipe

Growing up on the northwest side of Houston, Ross Coleman says his mama always took care of the holiday meals.…
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