comfort food

Get Your Fill at Griff’s Grill in Waco

July 28, 2022 | By Michael Corcoran

11 Classic Comfort Food Recipes to Cook at Home

April 1, 2020 | By Kimya Kavehkar

As COVID-19 keeps Texans at home, there’s never been a better time to cook up comfort food. Expand your recipe repertoire with these hits from the Texas Highways archives.

Hickory Hollow Is Houston’s Go-To Spot for Comfort Food and Bluegrass Jams

December 14, 2017 | By Heather Brand

In Texas’ booming restaurant scene, new eateries seem to spring up overnight, and sometimes they fall by the wayside just as quickly.

Comfort Awaits

January 12, 2017 | By Caroline Gnagy

Inside the modest painted-brick building that houses Huntsville’s Farmhouse Cafe, comfort awaits—both on the plate and in spirit.

Leave it to Bevers

October 14, 2016 | By Melissa Gaskill

When in need of sustenance on my frequent travels around Texas, I seek out local places—establishments where I know the food will be fresh and I can count on a few locals hanging around to make me feel welcome.

Comfort Food: Pies

October 21, 2015 | By

Notice there is no category called “Dessert.” No category for cake, cookies, ice cream, or candy.

Comfort Food Sans Meat

October 19, 2015 | By Jane Wu

Texas comfort food is the centerpiece of our November issue, featuring 24 pages of our Reader’s Choice Top 40 Comfort Food Destinations.

Comfort Food: Tex-Mex

October 19, 2015 | By June Naylor

It’s a Texan birthright to argue for a favorite Tex-Mex plate and place. What all Texans seem to agree on is that Tex-Mex is simply the finest variation of Mexican food in existence.

Comfort Food: Kolaches

October 16, 2015 | By June Naylor

Of the many treasures bequeathed to Texas by European settlers who began arriving more than 200 years ago, perhaps the single most beloved is the kolache.

Comfort Food: Mac ‘n’ Cheese

October 16, 2015 | By

Never underestimate the comfort factor in a bubbling-hot crock of cheese-cloaked noodles pulled right from the oven.

Comfort Food: Fish & Shrimp

October 16, 2015 | By June Naylor

More than 600 miles of Gulf Coast landscape shapes one long, arching side of the state.

Comfort Food: Chicken-Fried Steak

October 16, 2015 | By June Naylor

 

The most popular dish among cowboys driving cattle to market, the chicken-fried steak began as a simple pounded steak—usually a cheap cut that the chuck-wagon cook tenderized with a good walloping—that was cloaked in flour, salt, and pepper, and then fried in a skillet.

State of the Plate

October 13, 2015 | By Robb Walsh

Texas comfort foods come in an amazing array of flavors. They also trigger a wide range of emotions.

Comfort Food: Burgers

October 13, 2015 | By June Naylor

If you’re a recent arrival in Texas, you may not have heard that our state gave birth to the hamburger, but now you know: Allegedly created in the late 1880s at an East Texas café owned by a man named Fletcher Davis, the hamburger was introduced to a larger audience at the 1904 St.

Comfort Food: Barbecue

October 13, 2015 | By June Naylor

Few topics in the Texas food world get people more excited than barbecue.

Readers’ Choice: Texas’ Top 40 Comfort Food Hot Spots

October 12, 2015 | By June Naylor

Asking readers for their favorite comfort foods seems a lot like asking someone to name a favorite grandchild—the answers frequently come in a flood of options, as they have since we put out the call early this year.

Get the Magazine

Save up to 62% off the cover price

Subscribe

Sign Up for Our Newsletters

Sign up for magazine extras, upcoming events, Mercantile specials, subscription offers, and more.