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We Love Our Mudbugs

The crawfish at Larry’s French Market in Groves looked like a pile of bright red miniature lobsters heaped on a…

Eric’s Texas-style Chili

Although the origins of chili are a bit soupy, some historians claim it stems from a spicy stew concocted by…

Long and Wine-ding Road

The Texas Hill Country has long attracted visitors for its combination of outdoor recreation and historic towns, and in recent…

On a Roll at Gil’s Broiler

When Gil Rainosek walks into the San Marcos restaurant bearing his name, he chats with the kid behind the counter,…

Salud! to Tasty Adventures

In a demonstration kitchen within shouting distance of Davy Crockett’s fiddle, a 650-pound purple amethyst, and circus memorabilia from the…

Drink with Your Dog

Folk wisdom maintains that one year in a dog’s life equals seven for you. Some experts say that the math…

Elevating Abilene

The blackboards covering the walls of Abi-Haus, Abilene’s buzziest eating-drinking hotspot, serve as more than artful design elements, though they…

An Apple a Day

Near the confluence of Bear and Onion creeks on a 20-acre ranch in far south Austin, I’m touring the fermentation…

Crazy for Crumbzz

Since relocating to the Dallas suburb of Forney, I’ve discovered not only the charms of living in a small town,…

'Holidaze in a Glass"

Most cocktail recipes call for a dash or two of Angostura bitters, but this lush and spicy number uses the…

Howling for Barbecue

At 5:30 on Saturday afternoon, my husband and I turn off US 67 onto twisty, narrow Somervell County Road 1004…

Gardens of Beer

Halfway through a pumpkin porter and a bluegrass song, my Thursday night is humming along nicely. I’m sitting outside at…
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