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Val Verde Winery, the oldest in Texas, has been making wine in Del Rio for 135 years

  Wine lovers say the best wines tell a good story, each sip imparting a depth beyond the taste of…

Hickory Hollow is Houston’s go-to spot for comfort food and bluegrass jams

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

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…

12 Texas Chefs Share Their Favorite Holiday Recipes

In the coming weeks, families across Texas will gather to puzzle over index-card recipes, stir sticky pots, peer into ovens,…

Holiday Comfort Food Recipes from Your Favorite Texas Chefs

The spectacular cooks featured in our coverage of Texas holiday meal traditions also shared the secrets of their favorite dishes.…

The New Food Court: Diverse Cuisine Options at Houston’s Conservatory

Arriving during the dinner rush at Conservatory Underground Beer Garden & Food Hall, a bustling eatery in downtown Houston, I…

Find Big-City Kitchen Shopping at Le Petite Gourmet Shoppe in La Grange

While I’m an avid cook and food writer, I’m not usually a fan of “gourmet” kitchen stores. In my experience,…

Waco Wine Shoppe’s Tasting Room Aims to Expand Your Wine Horizons

If you venture to Waco on any given day but Sunday, you’ll find Magnolia Market buzzing with starry-eyed devotees of…

Drink Alongside Cowboys at this Historic Watering Hole in Fort Worth

When friends and family visit me in Fort Worth, they ask to see the real Cowtown. Piece of cake, I…

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

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

No Fast Food Here! 3 Mom-and-Pop Eateries on I-45

Driving the 240 miles of Interstate 45 between Dallas and Houston reveals gentle changes in elevation, pastures in the north,…
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