Ernie Manouse traveled to Amsterdam at the end of August 2012 but spent the three-day trip holed up in his hotel room, unexpectedly binging on the first two seasons of Downton Abbey.
On the afternoon of Thursday, January 30, 2014, I was sitting with Wendy Davis in her office on the third story of her gubernatorial campaign headquarters. The building is situated on the edge of Fort Worth’s once downtrodden, now buzzing South Side neighborhood, which has long been her sentimental favorite.
If there’s ever a tamal shortage in McAllen, it might be the Rio Grande Valley Vipers’ fault. The Houston Rockets’ minor league affiliate has always made a fair amount of three-point shots, so before the current season, local institution Delia’s Tamales sponsored a promotion: any time the Vipers hit a dozen treys at home, fans could bring their ticket stub into the restaurant for a buy-a-dozen, get-a-half-dozen-free deal, good for 24 hours.
So you want to start a restaurant. No problem—you’ll just need to secure investors, find a space, manage the renovations, hire a staff, run the gauntlet of city permits, and somehow find the time to, you know, cook. But if you happen to live in Dallas, there’s a better way. Since 2012, culinary up-and-comers have been routing their dreams through Trinity Groves, a buzzing hundred-acre complex at the western end of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge.
This week the Dallas Morning News/TEXSOM competition kicks off, and it's a special year for its organizers: it's the competition's thirtieth birthday. In its three decades, the event has established itself as Texas's premiere wine competition and the largest of its kind in the country outside of California.
Nestled in the northwest corner of the Hill Country, Mason is a pristine little town that is perhaps one of the region's best kept secrets. Fort Mason draws Civil War history buffs who want to know about more about several notable generals, including Albert Sidney Johnston, William J Hardee, and Robert E.
Let your aches and pains melt away like a Texas Sunset. This exclusive men's package begins with an Energetic Edge 80-minute massage followed by a Peppermint Zenergy Foot Treatment. End your experience with an organic Texas ale, included in the price. $265, all gratuities are included; tax is additional.
In the short time that it’s been open, Qui has earned a reputation for highly original dishes. Much of that has to do with the chef’s wide-ranging imagination and artistic process. Rabbit Seven Ways, a riff on the traditional Vietnamese dish Beef Seven Ways, was on the opening menu and became a signature item. Recently, the sprawling dish underwent a makeover, becoming smaller and more delicate. We asked Paul Qui to walk us through the steps his creations take, from idea to plate.
During a Twitter town hall last July, Attorney General Greg Abbott allowed that he disagrees with outgoing governor Rick Perry on several things, one of which is that he would prefer a different approach to economic development.