El Patio

Nov 26, 2019 By Texas Monthly

Tex-Mex migrates east along Highway 90 and shines with amazing salsa.

Guzzi Up

Aug 5, 2019 By Texas Monthly

Fill up in this former gas station on hand-tossed pizzas and bulging sandwiches.

Reata restaurant

Oct 2, 2018 By Texas Monthly

A downtown house where cattle barons would, and do, fit right in.

Judy’s Bread & Breakfast

Jul 31, 2017 By Texas Monthly

What really draws people seems to be the pastries: huge cinnamon rolls and other goodies that look as though they would need giant hands to make. Fluffy house-made biscuits play host to white sausage gravy while thick, wonderful slices of buttered multigrain bread sidle up to egg dishes. Laid-back customers…

Come & Take It BBQ

Jun 21, 2017 By Texas Monthly

Who could pass up that directive? Service is cafeteria style in the giant barn, offering brisket, pulled pork, sausage, sometimes burgers, and—lucky for us when we visited—pork ribs. Tempted by all, we found the pulled pork to be moist and oh so slightly sweet, the brisket perfect and pink-rimmed, and…

La Tratt

Mar 2, 2017 By Texas Monthly

We stopped into La Trattoria, a longtime Alpine favorite, to discover that it had lost not only its last four letters but also its previous owners, chef, and a few tables. The huge windows remain (the view is still Highway 90), and the new look is cool and sleek. Pizzas…

The Saddle Club

Jun 22, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Although this seems to be primarily a saloon, the food is much better than it has to be. Located in a downtown storefront, the loft-like spot features shiny corrugated metal on the ceiling and crystal chandeliers—go figure. The one menu constant is the Epic Fries, a meal in itself composed…