Texas Monthly adds and updates approximately sixty restaurant listings to our Dining Guide each month. There’s limited space in the print issue, but the entire searchable guide to the best of Texas cuisine is at your fingertips online! Below are a few highlights from the new restaurants reviewed in our February 2021…
Walk-up sales have helped keep restaurants afloat in the pandemic—and they're likely to long outlast it.
Liven up your lunch (and breakfast, and midnight snack) with brisket and eggs, peanut butter and pickles, and more.
Jesse Griffiths goes hog wild to reinvent a favorite childhood meal.
You might have to wait an hour to try this hearty, comforting broth, but it's worth it.
Tomball's Tejas Chocolate & Barbecue is one of the best smoked-meat joints in the state, but it pours its heart into its bean-to-bar confections.
Plus: the Houston Heights gets a new taco stand and Midland gets a Baja-style eatery.
The unusual salsa has become the state’s must-have Mexican condiment.
Toast the long-awaited end to this year with any of these sparkling Texas wines, ciders, and even a ready-made cocktail.
If we all make this New Year's dish, maybe things will get better soon. It's worth a shot!
Plus, Texas tacos hit best of 2020 lists, Houston gets two new taco joints, and Gal Gadot tries Taco Bell.
Steamed for up to an hour in woven baskets, these tacos are a Mexico City favorite.
Try your hand at gardening, stargazing, mixing the world's easiest cocktail, and much more with this handy guide.
We raise a glass to some of our favorites.
Plus: mapping Houston's best tamales and resurrecting old favorites from Taco Bell.
Spread the love with this vibrant, versatile condiment that's a righteous kick to the system.
From the classic (Matamoros-style tacos) to the adventurous (birria wontons, anyone?), these are the best dishes I sampled this year.
What to order for takeout at restaurants around the state, plus some pro tips.
We set the record straight and offer several favorite options to fill your belly while fueling up your tank.
We tried dozens of them and compiled this definitive ranking.
The Italian food superstore opens its seventh North American location at Dallas’s NorthPark Center.
A longtime patron remembers the intimate Austin venue—where one could eat pecan pie and see world-class musicians—ahead of its demolition.
The Houston food writer credits her adopted hometown's immigrant community for encouraging her connections to her beloved childhood dishes, including this delicious holiday treat.
Don’t know a comal from a molcajete? We break it down (and share an easy recipe for discada, a northern Mexican grilled meat dish).
Plus: the only thing better than an ugly Christmas sweater is a taco-themed ugly Christmas sweater.
Three new indie coffee businesses have opened in Laredo this year, all building on the city’s vibrant Mexican American coffee traditions.
Three questions with the Houston chef, whose “gambling man” pal David Chang took a big risk to raise money for the Southern Smoke Foundation.
She spent decades feeding our family and bringing us together. Making her favorite treat was a small, sweet way for me to celebrate her and reconnect with my culture.
The smoky, citrusy soup is the perfect way to use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey, and it includes a stock recipe you'll be using all year long.
Sour pickles, Thin Mint cookies, buffalo wings, deep-fried Oreos: no flavor is off-limits.
Holt’s partner, Trina Nishimura, who was the beverage director at the beloved ramen shop, shares their story with Texas Monthly.
Your guide to the many types of tacos around the state, where to find them, and how to enjoy them!
Specialized taquerias and modernist Mexican restaurants offer more choices than ever before.
This Tex-Mex wonderland of a city has some of the best taquerias in the state.
A roundup of the city's best offerings, from beefy burritos to modernist cuisine.
There's a taste of everything in this city, from upscale Mexican cuisine to trucks specializing in globally inspired delights.
Where to find the region's specialties, from mammoth breakfast tacos to old-school barbacoa.
These taquerias, trucks, and restaurants show why this region is one of the best in the state for tacos.
The Dallas restaurant is a shrine to the owner’s love of lucha libre and his native Guadalajara.
This gem of a restaurant in El Paso keeps tortilla traditions alive.
Nicole Blaque stands out in San Antonio with her one-of-a-kind Jamaican tacos.
Dallas's Regino “Gino” Rojas stands out in Texas for his wildly creative food and his willingness to take risks (who says you can’t open a new restaurant concept during a pandemic?).
San Antonio's Alejandro Paredes helped changed the scene by focusing on one kind of taco.
The Austin trailer is one of the few Texas trucks that sell legitimate Mexico City–style street tacos.
These festive wines will cheer up any holiday table—and they're perfect for toasting the end of 2020.
What to order for takeout (plus pro tips) at restaurants around the state.
The Beaver nominally approves.
After her four decades of dining across Texas came to a halt in the pandemic, Pat Sharpe realizes that what makes a meal special goes way beyond the food.
Leonard Botello IV shares a longtime family recipe that’s become a staple at the Houston joint.
The Southwest—not California—was the birthplace of the U.S. wine industry; the Panhandle—not the Hill Country—is where Texas grapes grow best; and other little-known facts.