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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…

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…

In Texas City, Boyd’s One Stop Goes Bonkers for Crawfish

As I pull onto Dike Road from Texas City’s Bay Street in the pastel dawn, bright pops of neon signage and illuminated…

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…

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…

Burgers, Airplanes, and Chicken-Fried Steak at Uvalde’s Hangar Six Cafe

For most of us, it wouldn’t occur to drive out to a town’s airport just to eat. But then again,…

Texas’ Only Caffeinated Plant Makes a Buzzworthy Tea

Jason Ellis, an ardent forager and naturalist, has long been passionate about organics. In fact, his East Austin home, within…

You know you want one: San Antonio's famous puffy tacos

Anyone who’s been to a Spurs game in San Antonio can attest that the city is filled with red-hot, habanero-grade…

Belton's Gin at Nolan Creek serves comfort food with side of history

When the rumbling of your stomach becomes louder than the 18-wheelers roaring past, options for an interesting meal along the…
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