Earl Abel’s is closed.
It’s probably not fitting to call Georgetown a small town anymore. With incredible growth brought on by development in north Austin and Round Rock, a considerable university population and a burgeoning cultural scene, it’s hardly Mayberry, USA. But it does have a town square, a lunch counter, a historic
Cappyccino’s 10 Ideas To Improve Life Say please and thanks Avoid malls, discounters, and mass merchants Take Sundays off Plant seeds Enjoy sunrises and sunsets Make 100 year decisions Mass media only in moderation Balance high-tech and high-touch Reward teachers, artists,
For more than twenty years, the central Texas town of Brady has staged the World Championship Barbeque Goat Cook-off on Labor Day weekend. Cabrito is a delicacy that has its ardent admirers—and many detractors. To those who have failed to see the merit in a crunchy yet tender piece of
The West Lynn Cafe is closed. The vegetarian Cosmic Cafe opened at this location in July 2005.
The Warwick Melrose Hotel, Dallas is proud to showcase a culinary team led by Chef Jeff Moschetti. This creative team has been honored with the AAA Four Diamond award the prestigious DiRoNA award and the Wine Spectator award. In a city that boasts the highest number of restaurants per capita,
Our gadabout gourmet travels three thousand miles to answer the question. Where should you eat on your next Texas highway trip?
One of those places that a city has to have if it’s got any gumption at all.
Blessed art thou, who hath created Tex-Mex.
One man’s answer to nouvelle cuisine.
EVEN IF LA GRIGLIA were completely empty—which is highly unlikely—the enormous bawdy murals, busy mosaics, and bustling wait staff would give the impression of great activity. This popular eatery, located in the River Oaks Shopping Center, is a place to see and be seen—inevitable, since the restaurant is one of
Graze on the street corners of Texas for fast, tasty, and inexpensive meals.
JOSEPHINE STREET CAFE is a classic Texas roadhouse in an era where there are no more roads, just freeways. In fact, the freeway—Highway 281—roars over the patio, but that doesn’t seem to deter the loyal patrons of this popular neighborhood hangout. Nor did the recent collision of a truck with
SAN ANTONIO’S LIBERTY BAR is a landmark for many reasons: it has been in continuous operation since 1890 and the building has been owned by the same family for just as long. But also the Liberty Bar has a certain status as one of the world’s “leaning“ landmarks, perhaps eclipsed
ALL SO OLD-WORLD, the menu is a sort of compendium of the Mediterranean’s greatest hits. Even a standby like Shrimp Scampi, sauteed in a tangy garlic lemon butter sauce, comes off with flair. The delicate phyllo basket stuffed with steamed spinach, mushrooms, crab, and shrimp on a bed of tomato
HANKERING FOR HONEY-ROASTED PIGEON? How about Vietnamese fajitas? With offerings ranging from the frighteningly authentic to the infinitely accessible, Kim Son has paced the Vietnamese food explosion in Houston. Owned and managed by war refugees Tri M. La and family, Kim Son has grown from a hole in a graffitied
That may sound easy, but the combined constraints of the marketplace and the refrigerator’s contents make it a neat trick to put a satisfying meal on the table.
DESPITE ITS LOCATION on Dallas’ trendy restaurant row, Nero’s has a tucked-in feel reminiscent of the kind of cozy Italian place one might find downtown in New York City or scattered throughout Boston’s North End. Dark and atmospheric inside, strings of tiny white tea lights hang haphazardly from the vintage
By her dedication, her rigor, her almost overwhelming enthusiasm, Diana Kennedy forced a generation of cooks to take Mexican food seriously and jolted Texans into realizing that there is life beyond the combination dinner.
Son of a gun, they've got great food on the bayou.
It all started at my grandmother’s when I was seven years old. No biscuit has since measured up, but my lonely search for that sublime confection continues.
Fie on the cilantro fad, greaseless barbecue, and indiscriminate mesquite-grilling. Let’s hear it for Frito pie, catfish plates, and other gems of Texas’ true cuisine
Culinary one-upmanship has produced the designer chef, a food whiz who comes from afar to lend prestige and panache to Texas’ ritziest eateries.
And I’m telling you, if you can’t batter it, fry it, spike it with chiles, or bathe it in buttermilk, it’s not worth your time.
Ethiopian food is spiked with pungent spices, served without plates or forks, and eaten by the adventurous—and lucky—few.
Young caterers in Dallas are vying to hire the preppiest staff to serve the spiffiest food at the classiest parties.
Valley politicos block minority TV; Dairy Queens reign in small-town Texas; woman diver yearns for Acapulco cliffs; Houston takes its lumps.
Fess up now. In your heart of hearts, don’t you hate it, too?
So your kids struck out in baseball, tripped up in tap, and camp won’t take them back this summer? Try teaching them to cook.
If you’re looking for Houston’s elite, forget the Petroleum Club; go to the produce center at Jamail’s.
The raw truth about out steaks and chops.
Out of the Texas melting pot comes a food hot enough to melt anything.
Some boarding house-style restaurants where they can dish it out if you can take it.
Tipping is a game of give and take. If all goes well, both waiter and diner do a lot of both.
Introducing the perfect pickle.
Some days it seems like the complaints about restaurant reviews will never stop: “My family and I drove all the way from * * * on the strength of your good ole Anonymous and, like him, we received no special services—all to the tune of $35.15 for four of us.
George Bush has a secret; Marvin Zindler likes it raw.
Hint: It’s not two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame-seed bun.
In which our author goes sour on new-fangled cream.
Close your eyes and pretend it‘s roast beef.
Where the night owls find the best food.
Gulf Coast seafood is good eating even when you’re watching the scales.
There it is, right there on the plate. Just where is that?
We visit restaurants in Houston where lunches are the specialty.
DEGAS IN DALLASBetter known for his paintings, the French Impressionist artist Edgar Degas saw only one of his seventy-three sculptures exhibited in his own lifetime. Admirers of his work today are more fortunate. Seventy pieces, on loan for the first time from New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, are currently
You know about Tex-Mex cooking, but what about German-Tex? Its beauty lies in the stomach of the engulfer.
Everybody, Sing! If you always wanted to sing with an orchestra but no conductor ever asked you, plan to be at “The Sing,” Houston’s bright new community sing-along.“The Sing” is for anyone who wants to sing the world’s great choral favorites (yes, of course, the Hallelujah Chorus is included). No less
There are some restaurants in Austin that could coax wary gourmets out of their kitchens.
Modern Art In HoustonSince its establishment in Dallas 6 years ago, the Janie C. Lee Gallery has been known for showing the most celebrated of contemporary American artists. In mid-December, they opened a Houston branch that promises more of the same.The initial show is a group exhibition which includes most
Tex-Mex food is as indigenous to Texas as beefsteak. Here are some recipes which will water your eyes and wow your guests.