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Comfort Food: Pies

Notice there is no category called “Dessert.” No category for cake, cookies, ice cream, or candy. Texans are very serious…

Comfort Food: Fish & Shrimp

More than 600 miles of Gulf Coast landscape shapes one long, arching side of the state. And from those waters…

Comfort Food: Mac 'n' Cheese

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

Comfort Food: Chicken-Fried Steak

  The most popular dish among cowboys driving cattle to market, the chicken-fried steak began as a simple pounded steak—usually…

Comfort Food: Burgers

If you’re a recent arrival in Texas, you may not have heard that our state gave birth to the hamburger,…

Comfort Food: Barbecue

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

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

Asking readers for their favorite comfort foods seems a lot like asking someone to name a favorite grandchild—the answers frequently…

Viva San Antonio!

You could argue that San Antonio had a head start in Texas Highways’ countdown of the Texas Top 40 travel…

Texas Top 40 No. 27, Lake Fork

Sportfishing rules at Lake Fork. In fact, the reservoir—which lies on the Sabine River 70 miles east of Dallas—ranks among…

Texas Top 40 No. 32, Dalhart

Dalhart, named for its location on the Dallam and Hartley county line, originated as a railroad town and developed as…

Texas Top 40 No. 37, Caddo Lake State Park

Every Texan should experience the primordial mystery of Caddo Lake State Park. With its ghostly, century-old cypress trees draped with…

Texas Top 40 No. 38, Bastrop

The same natural beauty and fertility that first attracted Native Americans and some of Texas’ earliest settlers to the pine…
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