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Jan 21, 2013 By Patricia Sharpe and Patricia McConnico

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.

Lucinda Williams

Jan 20, 2013 By Patricia McConnico

When I moved to Austin in 1974, I used to play on the Drag near the vendors. You’d go down there and people would be everywhere. There was a certain vibe in the air. I always thought it was like how it must have been in San Francisco in the…

Choose. Click. Cook.

Jan 20, 2013 By Patricia McConnico

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. 

Nicole Miller

Jan 20, 2013 By Patricia McConnico

It’s funny because I was talking to Ralph Lauren once and he said, “Oh, this is a really painful business.” And I thought, “Well, if Ralph Lauren can say that, what’s it like for everybody else?” You need a lot of determination, and you need to stick to your goals.

I Say Burrito, You Say Taco

Dec 1, 2011 By Patricia McConnico

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.

Parent Trap

Sep 30, 2009 By Patricia McConnico

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?

Pillow Talk

Mar 1, 2009 By Patricia McConnico

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. 

Across the Border

Jun 30, 2006 By Patricia McConnico

Senior editor John Spong talks about finding Immigrant X, listening to him talk about coming to America, and learning about how he lives his life here illegally.

Texas Tidbits

Jun 30, 2006 By Patricia McConnico

To get primed for the motion picture release of Dallas, here are a few nuggets of information about one of television’s most popular series.

Into the Fire

Apr 1, 2006 By Patricia McConnico

Senior editor Katy Vine, who wrote this month’s story about the blaze that destroyed the North Texas town of Ringgold, talks about fire analysis, devastation, and rebuilding.