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Courtney Bond is an executive editor of Texas Monthly's Food & Drink and BBQ sections. She occasionally writes about travel, too.

101 Articles

The Grand Galvez, in Galveston, on March 13, 2023.
Where To Stay Now|
April 5, 2023

Welcome to the Return of Glam at the Best New Hotels in Texas

Turndown service! Amazing cocktails! Small but expensive soaps! These ten new and renovated hotels (and ten more honorable mentions) know how to treat their guests.

February 23, 2017


If Proust had lived in Texas, this fried pastry would have been his madeleine.

Food & Drink|
November 23, 2016

Knives Out

There are certain dishes that every good Texan knows and loves. But do you really know how to grill a flawless ribeye? Season that cast-iron skillet in your cupboard? Make sure your dough rises? We asked experts around the state to share some how-tos and a few recipes that will

April 20, 2016

The Chilton

West Texas’s claim on this fizzy, lemony cocktail is unprovable? We’ll drink to that.

January 27, 2016

Texas Sheet Cake

What could be better than a massive slab of cocoa, butter, sugar, eggs, and buttermilk?

Food & Drink|
October 21, 2015

Pecan Pie

Our state nut goes just fine with some cream and bourbon.

Food & Drink|
May 13, 2015


It’s not easy being green. So make sure you start with some good avocados.

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