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Where to Find Tamales in Texas This Holiday Season

Where to Find Tamales in Texas This Holiday Season

We’ve rounded up the best delivery and take-away tamales and tamale-making classes around the state so you can celebrate Christmas deliciously.

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.

Dinner and a Movie for Valentine’s Day—Texas-Style

Dinner and a Movie for Valentine’s Day—Texas-Style

If there was ever a Valentine’s Day to stay indoors, it’s this one. With the COVID-19 pandemic and freezing temps …

Eat Gourmet Insects at San Antonio’s Witte Museum

Eat Gourmet Insects at San Antonio’s Witte Museum

On the evening of March 26, the museum is hosting Bug Bites, an event where people can sample chef-crafted dishes featuring a variety of insects. With a menu that includes coffee-blackened grasshopper street tacos, grilled scorpion with pineapple mojo, roasted orange-ant mole, and cricket carrot cake, bugs might just become a welcome addition to culinary classics.

Three Country Stores that Hark Back to Old-Time Texas

Three Country Stores that Hark Back to Old-Time Texas

Small country stores once dotted the state’s landscape. Today, many have either disappeared or else sit abandoned at lonely road crossings, but some mom-and-pop shops have found ways to thrive while carrying on rural commerce. Here are three such markets where travelers can drop in for a snack, some conversation, and a taste of old-time Texas.

James Beard Award-Nominated Chef David Ugyur Conjures the Spirit of Italy at Lucia in Dallas

James Beard Award-Nominated Chef David Ugyur Conjures the Spirit of Italy at Lucia in Dallas

At Lucia, one of the most coveted dinner reservations in Dallas, Jennifer and David Ugyur conjure the spirit of their journeys through Italy. If you look closely, you’ll notice David’s international driving permit from one of their trips framed on the wall. Beyond inspiring the décor, a laid-back, European sidewalk café vibe permeates the Bishop Arts District space.

Fire Street Pizza Brings Neapolitan Fare to Belton

Fire Street Pizza Brings Neapolitan Fare to Belton

The road to Fire Street Pizza seems more likely to lead to nowhere. As you wind around cedar trees and open, mostly empty ranch land on FM 439 near Belton, you might think you’ve gotten lost. But the red laser-cut sign hanging over the restaurant’s driveway will put hungry travelers at ease: “There’s no place, quite like this place, anywhere near this place, so, this must be the place.”

Culinary Institute of America Opens New Restaurant at its San Antonio Campus

Culinary Institute of America Opens New Restaurant at its San Antonio Campus

For a sneak peek of up-and-coming culinary talent, make plans to visit Savor in San Antonio.

The restaurant opened Jan. 22 inside the Texas campus of the Culinary Institute of America at the Pearl entertainment district. Led by professional instructors, students working toward associate degrees prepare and serve local and seasonal, “modern American” food that draws from various cultures they’ve studied, from Asian to European cuisine.

This South Texas Olive Orchard Feels Like a Mediterranean Oasis

This South Texas Olive Orchard Feels Like a Mediterranean Oasis

Visits to Italy in 1994 and Spain in ’99 inspired
Winokur to recreate that Mediterranean setting in her home state, just south of San Antonio. After living in Manhattan for 14 years, taking art classes and illustrating children’s books, she had returned to Texas to help take care of family. “I’m a sixth-generation Texan, and most of my folks ranched, so certainly I wanted to have cattle, but I also wanted to do something else,” she says. “It seemed to me that olives could be a good crop for Texas.

History, Hushpuppies, and Seared Salmon at Salado’s Stagecoach Inn

History, Hushpuppies, and Seared Salmon at Salado’s Stagecoach Inn

 

Salado’s Stagecoach Inn, founded in 1861, was one of the state’s oldest continually operating hotels until it closed for restoration in 2015, although it may be known best for the hushpuppies served at the inn’s restaurant.

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

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 several blocks in search of lunch. Here, at the corner of Kessler Avenue and College Street, a restored white farmhouse with the Garden Company Marketplace & Café logo emblazoned on its side attracts my attention.

Dog-Friendly Trails, Restaurants, and Lodging in Central Texas

Dog-Friendly Trails, Restaurants, and Lodging in Central Texas

When that road-trip itch needs scratching, I can always count on one friend to join me: my big mutt Max.

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