Patricia McConnico


SXSW: Where to Get Trailer Food

A guide to the city’s best mobile eateries that are cranking out everything from Italian street food to funky gourmet doughnuts.

SXSW: Where to Eat

The definitive guide on where to grab a hangover taco, a soul-satisfying plate of ’cue, a beautiful piece of sushi, a see-and-be-seen table, a killer margarita, and more.

SXSW: Where to Eat Vegetarian

A guide to the city’s best restaurants that offer vegan tacos, gluten-free options, smoothies, and fresh alternatives to beef, chicken, and the other white meat.

SXSW: Where to Eat in Central ATX

A culinary guide for navigating your way through the city, from a casual Ethiopian spot to a classic burger joint.

Notable Openings and Closings

What you need to know about dining in Texas this week.

Notable Openings and Closings

What you need to know about dining in Texas this week.

I Say Burrito, You Say Taco

Our top-notch team of anonymous reviewers have some strong words on what to call those delicious tortillas filled with things like eggs, beans, or chorizo. Regardless of semantics, though, they all like to eat them.

The Bucket List

63 things that all Texans must do before they die.

Parent Trap

I’ve read more articles on overscheduled children than I care to count, and I like to think that I’m very in tune with trying to balance school, free play, and scheduled activities. But am I?

Being a Super Model

I avoid saying the word “diet” like the plague. I try to be careful about what I eat and what I do because I know my six-year-old daughter is watching me. She’s listening.

Choose. Click. Cook.

Whether you are planning a dinner party for twelve or a quiet meal at home for two, cooking has never been so easy thanks to chef David Bull’s new interactive cookbook, Bull’s Eye on Food. 

Feeling the Burn

I used to spend every weekend out by the pool, working on my tan. Now I check my body for changing moles or new spots, and call my doctor.

Pillow Talk

Kate Hersch and Lance Avery Morgan, the principals behind August Morgan, know how to throw a great party. Just mix champagne with friends and toss in some vintage needlepoint pillows. 

Confessions of a Working Mom

Every once in a while, it all seems to bite me in the you-know-what.


Eighteen hungry reviewers. 14,773 miles driven/flown. 341 joints visited. Countless bites of brisket, sausage, chicken, pork, white bread, potato salad, and slaw—and vats of sauce—ingested. There are only fifty slots on our quinquennial list of the best places to eat barbecue in Texas. Only five of those got high honors. And only one (you’ll never guess which one in a million years) is the best of the best.