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State of Great

Fredericksburg can claim its delectable peaches and celebrate its status as the epicenter of Texas’ wine tourism. Not only that,…

Mastering the Margarita

As a Tex-Mex-deprived Northeasterner, I try to get my spicy food fix as often as possible during my annual weeklong…

Steak Serendipity

At Sweetie Pie’s Ribeyes, a popular restaurant across the street from the pink granite Wise County Courthouse in Decatur, there’s…

Itchin’ for Fried Chicken

Before opening his restaurant Chicken Scratch in Dallas, Chef Tim Byres and a couple of friends made a five-day, 2,500-mile…

Grape Escape

When Bryan-based Messina Hof Winery decided to open a North Texas tasting room, there wasn’t much debate about which city…

A Century of Seafood

Not even 10 years old when my parents treated me to my first meal at Gaido’s, the famous restaurant on…

A Trio of Madeira Cocktails

Thomas Jefferson and Sam Houston probably drank their Madeira straight (and so can you, of course), but the wine—which is…

Fed at The Shed

Folks flock to the tiny East Texas arts enclave of Edom for several reasons. They come for its artisans, who…

Madeira Likes it Hot

Engineer-turned-wine-maker Raymond Haak and his wife, Gladys, didn’t intend to stir up controversy when they started making Texas Madeira at…

Way Out West

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

Cuisine Confidential: Penny Adams

In recent years, the town of San Saba—some 100 miles northwest of Austin—has reinvented itself as a tourist destination, complete…

Nuts About San Saba

Pecans permeate the shady town of San Saba, emerging in pies, jams, and candies; infusing local coffee, beer, and steaks;…
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