Celebrate this holiday season with the one thing that brings all communities together—food. From the history of tamales at Christmas, to the perfect wine to pair with each dish, to a bevy of Instant Pot recipes and a Christmas tree made of best wurst, this holiday collection from Texas Monthly and our partner H-E-B is sure to inspire. Happy holidays!
The coastal hot spot features a menu of midcentury island-time sippers, perfect for any time of the year.
When eating here, you can do far more with your money than enjoy great food and drinks.
Ray Gene, proprietor of Longview’s singular It’ll Do Tavern, passed away last weekend.
Decide for yourself how well some of our Lone Star State favorites stack up against international competition.
Radio host Kristopher Hart's dream flight shows the range of what’s possible from Texas whiskey distilleries.
A decade ago, there was no Texas whiskey. Today, the state’s craft distillers are making world-class bourbons and single malts—and slick imitators are trying to stake a claim.
The Hill Country craft distillery turned to Austin's Cuvée for its coffee liqueur.
The beloved Texas pit stop’s brew placed first in the nation for the third year in a row.
Go globe-trotting at this travel-themed lounge.
The lemonade-infused version, which debuted last year, makes for refreshing cocktails. Here are three to try at home.
Get there early for this Friday lunch special from pitmaster Jordy Jordan.
Where to stay, shop, eat, drink, and explore its thriving arts and sports scenes.
Any of these 37 vintages from throughout the state make for a perfect accompaniment—and bit of relief—to the season’s heat.
Jester King Brewery will host dozens of producers from around the world who specialize in a minimal-intervention approach to winemaking.
The fast-growing brand of flavor-infused vodkas opens a newly expanded space this weekend.
The Dallas bar and eatery offers a delightful drink selection based on agave- and cane-based spirits.
This new, genteel club in the inn's basement specializes in top-notch cocktails, served with a side of jazz.
It's the National Beer of Texas, but light on the calories and the alcohol.
The Old Fashioned is always in style at this cozy bar, one of the leaders in East Austin's craft cocktail scene.
Which wine complements both gravy and Brussels sprouts? What can you serve alongside pumpkin pie? We've got you covered.
From the most extensive lists to the best by-the-glass offerings, these 35 Texas restaurants are a wine lover's dream.
Mudhen Meat and Greens in Dallas offers up this dark drink, made with gin, activated charcoal powder, and aquafaba (a.k.a. drained chickpea juice).
The movers and shakers behind the state’s craft cocktail scene keep it interesting with these hot spots, all opened in 2018.
Our five chefs recommend cocktails, wine, and beer that go well with their menus—as well as with football, fall, and cooler weather.
Out of the 180 new vintages we tasted from across the state, these are the bottles we highly recommend this season.
Why are the world’s biggest wine names spending August in a Dallas suburb? Take a trip inside TEXSOM.
Summer may be wrapping up, but your next tropical night out is just around the corner.
Enjoy them straight, on the rocks, or in an inventive cocktail, such as the Tejas Ponche from Treaty Oak in Dripping Springs.
Parishioners of all ages can come for divine service, cold drinks, and an ambitious menu.
The recently acquired delivery startup will bring its parent company’s beer and wine to customers in under an hour.
These tropical drinks are a breeze to make.
Vianney Rodriguez's 'The Tex-Mex Slow Cooker' offers easy recipes for comfort food—plus slow-cooker cocktails.
Twenty places across the state where the food is just as good as the craft beer.
Here are fourteen of our favorite wines, ranging from blush to bold and shades of pink in between.
Our state took home eleven medals from the World Beer Cup in Nashville. Which are you drinking this weekend?
Texas vintners held their own at the competition, which included more than 3,200 entrants.
An Abilene man wants to know what our brew-lovin' columnist thinks of the mania for newfangled Texas ales.
San Antonio bartenders serve up tequila and mezcal concoctions perfect for celebrating at home.
In ”Parties Around a Punch Bowl,” Kimberly Schlegel Whitman offers a year’s worth of seasonal cocktail recipes.
Go ahead and give these a swirl. Our favorites for the season, from crisp whites to juicy reds.
The owner of Houston’s Julep dives deep into the region’s beverage history and shares recipes perfect for porch sippin’.
The Austin speakeasy's updated menu, themed around the art of conversation, features the striking Paradox.
The National Podcast of Texas hit the road for Texas Monthly’s second annual Whiskey Affair, held this week at Houston’s Silver Street Studios.
Rollin Soles spent his college days hanging out with Robert Earl Keen and Lyle Lovett. Here's how he became one of Oregon's most prominent winemakers.
What does Keurig's acquisition mean for the national soft drink of Texas?
And why the company, started by Austin billionaire John Paul DeJoria might have been worth even more.
The Italian restaurant has built its drink program around this herbal liqueur. Try the Life Aquatic.
Despite its rich Texas history, sotol is a little-known spirit. The men behind new Driftwood distillery Desert Door want to change that.
By bringing head brewer Nate Seale back to Austin, the new brewpub draws beer geeks as well as fans of ’Supernatural.’