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Hello Beach! Where to Eat

Now that you're at the beach, where do you go to eat in Galveston, Bolivar Peninsula and South Padre Island?

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…

The Spice of Life

Around lunchtime on Galveston Island, there are few places I’d rather be than bellied up to the long, communal table…

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…

Cuisine Confidential: Carmelo Mauro

Lori Moffatt speaks with restaurateur Carmelo Mauro, whose Carmelo’s restaurant in the capital city dates to 1985, about his career…

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

Mexico's heritage and culture are an integral part of Texas, which was once a part of Mexico from 1821-1836. That's…

A Matter of Taste

On a typical Saturday night in Meridian, a town of some 1,500 people about 50 miles northwest of Waco, the…

Counter Culture

I’m standing with my wife and young son in front of Nostalgia Antiques/Soda Fountain in Bowie, a town some 47…

A Devotion to Craft

Located in a warehouse district just beyond the northern edge of downtown Houston, a 101-year-old brick building that once served…

The Fancy Place in Boyd

It calls itself “the fancy place in Boyd,” but you wouldn’t know it to look at it, gritty as a…

A Vintage Redux

At 6 p.m. on a Wednesday, I'm sitting with a good friend next to the cozy patio fireplace at Kent…

Pineapple Express

Over lunch with some new friends from Laredo last spring, I learned of an event in the Gateway City that…
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