Curious shoppers who venture inside Spiceman’s FM 1410, Tom Spicer’s unassuming storefront on Fitzhugh Avenue in Old East Dallas, could emerge with any number of things: a plastic bag full of fiddlehead ferns, a paper sack bursting with morels foraged from Central Texas, or even a single goose egg. What Spicer can’t grow on his own farm or forage himself he tracks down from a network of farmers and other producers—both local and far-flung—that he’s cultivated a relationship with over his thirty years in the business.
The bar at Austin’s most hotly anticipated opening of 2013 does not disappoint. The cocktail list shows an innovative handling of complex flavors, which are showcased in photo-ready presentations. In addition to cocktails, the bar offers a menu of Filipino pub food. 1600 E. 6th. quiasutin.com
Drink to try: Fjord Fairlane
Sam Shepard’s Pen
Prize package includes 2 VIP Passes valid for the Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair valid for:
-The Grand Tasting, April 25
-Sip & Stroll at Imperial, April 26
-Bistro Brunch, April 27
Winner will also receive a two-night stay at the beautiful Sugar Land Marriott hotel. Each event features culinary delights alongside tastings of fine wines, craft beer, and spirits galore. The largest and longest running festival of its kind in the region, this weekend getaway is sure to delight.
Since 2012, when he burst onto the scene with Underbelly, his celebrated snout-to-tail restaurant, Chris Shepherd has been the best-known evangelist of Houston’s food scene.
That IPA you prefer may be local, but stop calling it a “micro.” The suds formerly known as “microbrews” have officially evolved into “craft beers,” a lexical shift that reflects the exploding popularity of independent breweries (there are currently 2,500 nationwide, the most since the 1880’s). In Texas this means that more awesome beer is flowing than ever before.
In 2006 two men dressed in black suits walked into Centro Cultural Aztlán, a modest art gallery located in the design district near the historic Old Spanish Trail in San Antonio. The men walked to the offices tucked away in the back of the deco building, where they confronted Centro’s executive director, Malena Gonzalez-Cid.
Dan Jenkins is very likely the only person who started off writing for the afternoon newspapers in the forties and ended up as a maestro of Twitter. But although the Fort Worth legend’s longevity is mind-blowing—next month he’ll cover his sixty-fourth consecutive Masters Tournament—even more impressive is the effect his funny, bracing writing style has had on American sportswriting (newbies looking to sample Jenkins’s prose should start with his pro-football novel, Semi-Tough).