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Way Out West

Just a few hours into our first visit to Rancho Loma, it was clear that my husband and I were…

European Flavor in Bay City

Soft recessed lighting and exposed brick walls, smooth jazz on the sound system, and the mouthwatering aroma of butter and…

A Dark & Stormy Twist

On my first visit to the Railean Distillery’s new Buccaneer Bar—which opened the weekend of September 19 last year to…

Hico Hideaway

For my husband and me, Hico has become a hideaway destination when we seek rest and relaxation. Time was when…

Slow and Steady

A busy work week behind us, my husband and I headed west from Fort Worth late on a Friday afternoon…

Wild West Wine Bar

Imagine yourself in Fort Stockton’s adobe Grey Mule Saloon, around 1894. Sidle up to the bar and order a shot…

How Sweet It Is!

People tasting fresh-squeezed orange and grapefruit juices from the Rio Grande Valley often use adjectives such as “luscious” and “ambrosial.”…

Marshall Sparkles

On the Northeast Texas town of Marshall—where I’m closer to the borders of Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma than the state…

Fun Fare

These days, whenever I bump into someone from my hometown of Victoria, the conversation inevitably turns to Bloody Mary shrimp…

Texas culinary scenesters get James Beard nods

Looking for something tasty in Texas? The 2014 semifinalists in the James Beard Foundation's awards for best chefs and restaurants…

It's a Wrap!

The first thing you should know about San Antonio’s Tamales! festival is that it’s not only about tamales. In fact,…

Hot Chocolate with a Kick

I’ve got a soft spot in my heart for Hugo’s, the decade-old restaurant in the heart of Houston’s hip Montrose…
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