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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: Tex-Mex

It’s a Texan birthright to argue for a favorite Tex-Mex plate and place. What all Texans seem to agree on…

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: Kolaches

Of the many treasures bequeathed to Texas by European settlers who began arriving more than 200 years ago, perhaps the…

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…

State of the Plate

Texas comfort foods come in an amazing array of flavors. They also trigger a wide range of emotions. From the…

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. 3, Waco

For those unfamiliar with Waco, the little city in the heart of Texas might be tough to decipher.
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