Susan Chadwick


Water Babies

Deepwater Gulf shrimp get all the press, but the sweetest, most succulent shrimp in Texas come from the bays.

Uncommon Market

San Antonio’s Farm to Market looks like an overgrown produce stand, but inside are some of the classiest groceries in the state.

A Goode Idea

How the owner of Goode Company in Houston took the three basic Texas food groups—barbecue, Tex-Mex, and burgers—and built an empire.

Pasta and Present

The latest news in Houston’s booming Italian restaurant scene is the savory cuisine of Tuscany.

The Right Stuffing

You’ll be stuffed, too, after you eat this Thanksgiving dinner.

What a Dish!

We cleaned our plate at restaurants across Texas. Here are the results: 66 irresistible specialties of the house.

The Pleasure of Their Companies

Three Texas caterers turn the tables on the ordinary holiday gathering­–they roll out the red carpet and bring on the food, but you feel like it’s still your party.

A Grande Finale

The common dewberry takes a leading role in a sophisticated shortcake.

Texas Primer: The Bowie Knife

Whether a frontiersman needed to skin a bear, chop wood, or fight in a due, Jim Bowie’s weapon was the tool of choice.

Home Is Where The Hearty Is

The resourceful chefs at Hudson’s on the Bend don’t always follow the nouvelle script: their robust improvisations, both ethnic and elegant, result in more rewarding meals.

What’s Good For the Goose

Most recipes for game birds amount to long, slow overkill. Only quick, hot cooking ensures that red-meat birds retain their rich flavor.

Texas Primer: The Native Texan

You don’t have to be born here to qualify. The mark of a true native is an undying passion to be one.

Texas Primer: The His and Her Gift

Once upon a time the His and Her Gift reflected a Texas that was extravagant and maybe a little gauche. Now the gift is no less extravagant, but it’s a lot less, well, innocent.

The Kathy Ratings

Kathy Whitmire’s substantial achievements as mayor of Houston are overshadowed by her bad public image and political ineptitude—not a good situation for a candidate seeking a third term.