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Roar of the Crowd |
November 18, 2015

Roar of the Crowd

So Texans, it turns out, really like barbecue. Last month’s article on “The Top 25 New and Improved BBQ Joints in Texas” drew a lot of attention—and a fair amount of, ahem, heat. On Facebook the story quickly tallied more than one thousand likes, shares, and comments,

Food & Drink |
November 18, 2015

Best Tacos: Houston

Cachete, Gerardo’s Drive-inType: Classic MexicanRating: 5Price: $2 One of the more curious culinary pageants in Houston happens every Thursday morning, when giant bins of cleaned cow

Food & Drink |
November 18, 2015

Best Tacos: Corpus Christi

Carne Guisada, Southside BarbacoaType: Classic MexicanRating: 4Price: $2.49 On Saturdays, the carne guisada tacos, filled with cubed beef in a rich and spicy chile gravy, come with

Food & Drink |
November 18, 2015

Best Tacos: El Paso

Potato and Egg, H&H Car Wash and Coffee ShopType: BreakfastRating: 5Price: $4.99/plate Put aside the fact that H&H is a half-century-old restaurant/car wash whose co-owner, Maynard

Food & Drink |
November 17, 2015

Best Tacos: Austin

Lengua, La PosadaType: Classic MexicanRating: 4.75Price: $2.80 La Posada is hidden between a liquor store and an insurance agency—blink and you’ll miss it. But don’t: this taco

Food & Drink |
November 17, 2015

Best Tacos: Lubbock

Carne Asada, CancúnType: Classic MexicanRating: 4Price: $8.59/plate Somehow mini-tacos make you feel as if you haven’t blown your diet. Cradled in double corn tortillas, the grilled beef

Food & Drink |
November 17, 2015

Best Tacos: Rio Grande Valley

Chilaquiles, Anita’s CafeType: BreakfastRating: 4.25Price: $1.79 Watching the tortilla lady at work in this little place, with its cheery rooster-themed decor, you feel like a guest in someone’s home. Best of a good lot: the taco de

Food & Drink |
November 17, 2015

Best Tacos: Fort Worth

Brisket, Mi Cocula Mexican GrillType: Modern AmericanRating: 4.5Price: $12/plate At this hidden shopping-center gem, tender shreds of smoked beef mingle with grilled onion inside miniature corn

Food & Drink |
November 17, 2015

Best Tacos: Galveston

Pork, Mercadito y TaqueriaType: Classic MexicanRating: 4.5Price: $2.29 The cheery, bare-bones joint won’t win awards for decor—it’s a grocery store—but it’s a favorite of cops, day

Food & Drink |
November 17, 2015

Best Tacos: Midland-Odessa

Al Pastor, Taqueria GuadalajaraType: Classic MexicanRating: 4.25Price: $2 At this American Graffiti–meets–Mexico joint, the baskets of cinnamon-and-achiote-spiked tacos al pastor are even better with a dash of chile de árbol salsa. (Your order is delivered carside but not on

Food & Drink |
November 17, 2015

Best Tacos: Amarillo

Al Pastor, El TejavanType: Classic MexicanRating: 4.75Price: $8.99/platter Here in cattle country, it’s beef—not pork—that’s cooked al pastor. The well-marinated steak is elevated by simple cilantro, onions, and freshly made corn tortillas; there’s also chunky guacamole, shredded lettuce,