restaurants

Longtime North Texas Chain El Chico Serves Warm Memories

February 23, 2024 | By Eric Webb

Restoring Gulf Coast Barrier Reefs One Oyster Shell at a Time

September 19, 2023 | By Cynthia J. Drake

There’s Never Been A Better Time to Visit Fort Worth

September 29, 2022 | By Sarah Hepola

A New Book Explores the Lost African American Restaurants of Galveston

November 24, 2021 | By Kimya Kavehkar

Editor’s Note: Good Eats

October 28, 2021 | By Emily Roberts Stone

Asking someone to select the best thing they’ve ever eaten in Texas may seem like an unfairly difficult question, but the responses to our query may have resulted in our most mouthwatering cover story yet.

People Across the Country Flock to San Antonio for Elevated Caribbean Flavors

March 25, 2021 | By Steven Lindsey

What It’s Like to Open a Restaurant in Texas During a Pandemic

February 6, 2021 | By Jill Coody Smits

Despite the daunting landscape, however, indefatigable chef-entrepreneurs across the state are also opening restaurants, hiring back eager-to-work staff, and serving delicious food.

New Book Shares Stories of Aransas County’s Culinary History

May 15, 2019 | By Kimya Kavehkar

Full of recipes and anecdotes, the tome dives into this Gulf Coast region’s food culture

Texas Gets 27 Nominations for the James Beard Awards

March 6, 2019 | By Kimya Kavehkar and June Naylor

Four Texans are finalists for the Best Chef: Southwest category. After the finalists for the annual James Beard Awards were announced in Houston on Wednesday, the number of Texans in the running for the honors dwindled from 27 to four—all chefs vying for the title Best Chef: Southwest. Representing Austin are Kevin Fink of Emmer & Rye, Michael Fojtasek of Olamaie, and Bryce Gilmore of Barley Swine, and representing San Antonio is Steve McHugh of Cured.

5 Texas Restaurants That Will Change Your Mind About Vegan Food

February 19, 2019 | By Robyn Ross

If the thought of vegan food conjures images of a giant plate of alfalfa sprouts, it’s time to revisit the concept. These days, vegan restaurants in Texas tend more toward soul food than rabbit food, and they use creative stand-ins for beef (protein-rich seitan, made from vital wheat gluten), cheese (soaked and pureed nuts), and pork (the shredded flesh of the giant Asian jackfruit) that can satisfy even die-hard carnivores. While Austin has long been considered the capital of Texas’ vegan scene, other cities now offer stiff competition in the way of veggie-forward, animal-free fare.

La Kiva Restaurant Helps Heal the Terlingua Community

January 31, 2019 | By John Davidson

On the banks of Terlingua Creek, a ramp leads down into La Kiva, one of the most famous bar/restaurants in the Big Bend area. In Hopi culture, a kiva is an underground chamber used for religious and political meetings. But this kiva is a meeting place for the dreamers, lost souls, river guides, and tourists who are drawn to the old mining town and surrounding desert.

Ronin Brings an Ever-Changing Farm-Fresh Menu to Downtown Bryan

October 4, 2018 | By

It was the bok choy that changed Chef Brian Light. Or maybe it was that perfect heirloom tomato, soft and sweet, the way it tasted impossibly good after ripening in the sun.

33 Roadside Restaurants for Your Next Texas Road Trip

September 26, 2018 | By

Texas is vast, and the decisions are wide open when hunger strikes on those long hauls across the state. Sure, you could pull up to the nearest drive-thru window (again), but there’s nothing boldest or grandest about a bag of fast food—especially when exceptional mom-and-pop restaurants are dishing up affordable comfort a little farther down the line. Whether you’re hankering for a taste of home or the meal less traveled, sometimes you just need to get out of the car and into a diner booth.

Interactive Map of Family-Owned Restaurants Across Texas

September 18, 2018 | By

Plan your food-inspired road trip with these 33 mom-and-pop restaurants Texas. The decisions are wide open when hunger strikes on those long hauls across the state. Sure, you could pull up to the nearest drive-thru window (again), but there’s nothing boldest or grandest about a bag of fast food—especially when exceptional mom-and-pop restaurants are dishing up affordable comfort a little farther down the line.

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