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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.

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Food & Drink|
September 30, 2012

Pecan Pralines

The creamy-crispy confection looms large in Texans’ collective taste memories.

Street Smarts|
July 31, 2012

Johnson City

1. TASTE WINE + ARTWhether your preference runs to oils and acrylics or tannins and bouquets, stop in at this old stone building that Warren Vilmaire and Susan Kirchman have transformed into a showcase for their respective passions (he’s a retired engineer and full-time oenophile, she taught photography at A&M for

Eat My Words|
October 25, 2011

Judging the 2011 Gypsy Picnic Trailer Food Festival

Flickr/Sean Loyless Equipped with cash, personal utensils, and moist towelettes, a peaceable horde of eaters descended on the Gypsy Picnic Trailer Food Festival the minute the gates opened. Employing a divide-and-conquer approach, they dispersed to the forty or so trailers, only to return minutes (not

The Horse's Mouth|
September 30, 2009

Being a Grammarian

Bryan A. Garner on being a grammarian.

Food & Drink|
September 30, 2004

Eating Around

Slow Boat With ChinaHow does this sound? A three-day float down the Rio Grande through a majestic Big Bend river canyon with periodic stops for gourmet camp cuisine: eggs Benedict in the morning; meats, cheeses, and pâtés on the riverbank at lunch; and in the evening, a hearty feast, courtesy

Food & Drink|
April 30, 2004

Liquid Assets

The Thrill of the ChaserSangrita … the name alone suggests mystery, romance, a little vida loca. Loosely translated “little blood,” sangrita is not the most famous tequila chaser (salt and lime take that honor), but it’s certainly the most exciting. Resplendent in sunset hues, this saucy potion more than holds

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