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Nixta Taqueria Chef Edgar Rico on the Joys of Tacos

January 31, 2024 | By S. Kirk Walsh

“Tacos have always brought me joy,” says Edgar Rico, executive chef and co-owner of Nixta Taqueria in East Austin.

The South Texas-Inspired Pizzas of Chef Janet Zapata

January 15, 2024 | By Luis G. Rendon

San Antonio’s Delicious Tamales Lives Up to Its Name

November 21, 2023 | By John T. Davis

How Amarillo Became a Mecca for International Cuisine

October 24, 2023 | By Claudia Kolker

Lubbock’s Culinary Evolution Brings Something New to the Table

October 24, 2023 | By Cynthia J. Drake

Take a Taco Tour of El Paso

December 29, 2022 | By ire’ne lara silva

Project Pollo’s Plans to Take Its Vegan Chicken National

September 29, 2022 | By Cynthia J. Drake

Editor’s Note: Valley Roots

September 29, 2022 | By Emily Roberts Stone

This month’s story on Texas’ only native pepper, the chile pequin, originated from a conversation between our new senior editor, Danielle Lopez, and her father.

Texas’ First Black-Owned Taproom Opens With an Educational Twist

June 30, 2022 | By Ruvani de Silva

Peeler Farms Is One of Texas’ Premier Purveyors of Wagyu Beef

February 24, 2022 | By Steven Craig Lindsey

Raz Halili Is the Oyster Prince of Texas

May 27, 2021 | By Mai Pham

Try These Four Restaurants During the Round Top Antiques Show

March 16, 2021 | By Jill Coody Smits

Of course, the tens of thousands of treasure-hunting shoppers tramping their way from field to field are bound to get hungry from their efforts. Rest assured, there are plenty of options for good eating, from elaborately outfitted sit-down dinners to humble ham salad.

Shiner’s Sunken Gardens Blends History with Healthy Dining Options

May 8, 2019 | By Michael Corcoran

From its opening in 1936 until the late ’50s, when the advent of air-conditioning moved the party to indoor venues, Sunken Garden made Shiner the swingingest small town in Texas. All the big Texas swing and polka bands, including Houston’s Blue Ridge Playboys, played here to capacity crowds of 500, according to the Lavaca County Historical Commission. But these days, dining, not dancing is the draw.

Jose Andres’ Frisco Restaurant Zaytinya Shines at The Star

December 19, 2018 | By June Naylor

Frisco’s entertainment complex at the Dallas Cowboys’ headquarters, The Star, exudes all the glitz one expects from a Jerry Jones-adjacent operation. One boutique, for instance, sells a kid-size sparkly blue Ford F-150 emblazoned with a silver star for $15,000. But Zaytinya, the Mediterranean restaurant from chef José Andrés, shines in a different way.

Passionate Chefs Make Boxed Sandwiches A Thing of the Past at These Fort Worth Museums

August 29, 2018 | By June Naylor

When chef Denise Shavandy walks into the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, she often wonders if she’s dreaming. Before she found her way to cooking, Shavandy considered other career paths that might have landed her in a place like this. Fortuitously, her job as executive chef of Café Modern, the museum’s restaurant, involves crafting beautiful food next to some of the most important art anywhere, inside a building created by one of the world’s foremost design talents.

Has Brenham Become the Hamptons of Texas?

August 27, 2018 | By Michael Corcoran

There aren’t enough synonyms for “quaint” in describing Brenham, that rare landlocked town that feels like it should have a lighthouse. Arranged around an Art Deco courthouse which, built in 1939, is one of the newer buildings downtown, Brenham keeps history in its place.

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

June 27, 2018 | By June Naylor

 

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.

No Passport, No Problem: Authentic Mexican Fare at Austin’s Fonda San Miguel

October 15, 2017 | By Paula Disbrowe

Even before you step through the restaurant’s massive, hand-carved wooden doors, you’ve been transported to a place that usually requires a passport.

Fort Worth’s Black Forest

October 14, 2014 | By Celestina Blok

I’m cutting through a slice of Black Forest Cake at Swiss Pastry Shop in Fort Worth, running my fork through the confection’s crispy, crackly layers of golden baked meringue, which are slathered with sweet whipped cream and heavily garnished with dark chocolate shavings and sprinkles.

On the Right Track

June 17, 2014 | By Michelle Burgess

A plot of land 15 feet from an active stretch of railroad tracks is not generally considered a prime location upon which to open a fledgling restaurant.

A Family Affair

January 3, 2014 | By Ramona Flume

Fnding good food on the road is always a gamble. Long stretches of Texas blacktop can be a blur of fast-food joints.

Youngblood’s Stockyard Cafe

January 17, 2010 | By June Naylor

At first glance, Youngblood’s Stockyard Café in Amarillo appears to be your everyday rural coffee shop.

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