Hop & Vine

Nov 16, 2016 By Texas Monthly

The Great Northwest welcomes this small but powerful locally owned gastropub in the Alamo Ranch shopping center, an oasis in a sandy expanse of burgers, barbecue, and franchises. The menu is as small as the space, but what’s there is just as chic, and on-trend. Between our table and the…

Hudson House

Dec 10, 2018 By Texas Monthly

This Addison location hits the mark with a comfortable setting, good seafood, and cold martinis.

Ida Claire

Oct 5, 2015 By Texas Monthly

Three walls of windows make for a sunny lunch at this über-casual spot. Imagine a salad of mache, pan-seared okra and brussels sprouts, red and gold peppers, and Haloumi cheese with tiny cubes of sweet benne wafers and herbed tahini dressing—it’s a knockout. Even more amazing were the crawfish ravioli…


Jun 8, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Boy, this place has got Austin’s number. Which is not surprising, considering it’s the latest venture from the same empire that birthed Easy Tiger and Italic. Inside the smartly designed cafe/saloon or out back under the towering pecan trees, romper-clad young women and blue-shirted bros (this place is just steps…

J.T. Youngblood’s Texas Chicken

May 22, 2017 By Texas Monthly

In the fifties, the hugely successful fried-chicken chain Youngblood’s waltzed across Texas, resulting in lines out the door. It closed after an unsuccessful attempt to expand nationwide, but now three business partners—chef Todd Duplechan of Lenoir, restaurateur Jeffrey Weinberger of Jeffrey’s fame, and former Trio at the Four Seasons manager…

Jack’s Kitchen

Jan 29, 2019 By Texas Monthly

Nestled in the old Lakewood neighborhood, this intimate spot offers comforting food and friendly service.