Spicy, complex Nepalese dishes in a cool blue setting.
Peking duck and fixings offered in this vast, busy restaurant.
This casual temple of pork parts and fermented food is among the city's best restaurants.
Authentic, regional Thai street food near the Dallas Farmers Market.
All you need are . . . carnitas.
A warm and welcoming (and unexpected) South African restaurant in Winnsboro.
Elevated Texas fare with a Mediterranean slant.
Friendly staff, fresh ingredients, and careful preparation mark this Houston favorite.
Once you stop in for a ribeye or fried catfish, you’ll never again sail past this small town.
Juan Rodriguez's multicourse Mexican affairs are reasons for celebration.
Small plates and noodles are hits at this tiny East Dallas spot.
An unassuming spot for great Peruvian food.
This no-frills counter-service restaurant offers top-notch seafood at modest prices.
Nestled in the old Lakewood neighborhood, this intimate spot offers comforting food and friendly service.
A modern, homey spot for Mexican standards.
Retro-chic cue joint off the beaten track.
A Columbian chef cooks up real-deal Italian food in Edinburg.
Refined soul food served with a side of cultural history.
Best Thai near Lackland.
Where heavy metal meets Japanese noodles.
Not your granny's vegetarian.
Expect to stand in line for braised oxtail and spicy jerk chicken.
An unpretentious spot with unbeatable Thai food.
You'll be delighted by what comes out of this unassuming little kitchen.
This former food truck still exudes backyard hospitality.
Sumptuous fare and a Texas-size personality make a winning combination.
From kebabs to tandoori, the buffet has it all.
Modestly priced pastas and pizzas in a cheerful setting.
The OG of Amarillo Thai food.
The chiles rellenos are tops at this homey Terlingua spot.
The price is right for tasty Bejing-inspired dishes at this casual dumpling and noodle house.
Traditional Thai from a family-run kitchen.
Roving peacocks and delicious barbecue in a lovely setting.
You know what to expect here—and live jazz too!
Even sides and desserts get loving care at Evie Mae’s.
Francesco Giustiniano trekked from Sicily to South Texas, bringing his 35 years of culinary experience, to help a friend open an Italian restaurant. The restaurant gig didn’t work out, but he decided to hang his toque in Texas after falling for a local lady. Together, the couple took a tiny…
The dog-friendly, music-friendly BYOB patio here (which is most of the seating space) may just be the best hangout spot in town to eat Frito pie, brisket-topped cheeseburgers, and the meanest, spiciest loaded fries—New Mexico red chiles and crispy jalapeños—in West Texas.
The siren call of smoked meat brings young parents with ebullient toddlers, seniors with winsome dogs, and pretty much every age in between to trailers scattered in empty lots throughout the city. This one, helmed by Evan LeRoy, the former pitmaster at Freedmen’s, is definitely attracting the Instagrammers, who snap…
This three-month-old barbecue joint in far north Austin is nothing if not appropriately named. The closest residential street is Oakwood Drive. Huge oak trees shade the outdoor pits and patio. Oak slats cover the walls—indoor and out—and oak is used for just about every piece of furniture in the place.
Sometimes you just need a pizza. In Corpus, your best bet comes courtesy of Authentic New York Pizza, owned by Brooklyn transplant Alan Kruger. This bustling, no-frills joint offers all the expected toppings, plus others that range from good to weird, like barbecued brisket and penne pasta. The house-made sauce…
Grab a bottle (or two) at nearby Wine Attitude, then make your way to Café Italia, where delicious sourdough-crusted pizzas await. Start with the seasonal wood-roasted vegetables (grown locally, of course); the fennel and eggplant are especially good. Then try the Bianco, a white pizza that boasts mozzarella, ricotta, Parmigiano…
The place where it all started, the original location on Spyglass, has been spiffed up with new tables and a more logical layout (which somehow makes it feel bigger). It’s arguably now the premier Austin Tacodeli location for chilling under the trees on a weekend morning, as bed-headed couples roll…
Inner-city fans of fiery Szechuan peppers can forgo the freeway foray out Bellaire Boulevard. In the heart of Montrose (on Fairview, no less), sisters Yunan Yang and Lily Luo are dishing up authentic, lip-tingling fare from organic ingredients. Go early, hunt for a parking spot, then dive into a bowl…
Our favorite funky little cave epitomizes a neighborhood hangout. Long on quirky characters and big flavors, the dive has cultivated a loyal following for exceptional sandwiches like the Green Gobbler, piling thickly sliced turkey breast and mozzarella on a dill roll with avocado and red onion slices. The Greek salad…
Brunch isn’t just for weekends anymore. This new cafe offers up fancy egg dishes, salads, sandwiches, and varied entrées seven days a week. For a twist on the traditional eggs Benedict, try the Rob Benny: poached eggs topping grilled asparagus, smoked pork loin, and savory bread pudding, all covered in…
Let the good times roll at this little seafood kitchen in Boyd. This fine establishment is loaded with character, and everything is made from scratch under the keen watch of owner and chef Kraig Thome. We started with the tangy shrimp and crab gumbo, then jumped right into the pan-fried…
A bar and nightly live music keep things hopping at this east-side burger joint. Burgers are large enough to share, and the never-frozen, ground-fresh-daily beef and lamb are the best-flavored meat in town. Breakfast burgers include bacon and fried or scrambled eggs atop a juicy patty, and one of our…
It had been too long since we’d visited with Shelley Brophy and her friendly crew at her ladies-who-lunch spot on a side street in downtown Nacogdoches. We almost gave in to our inclination to have dessert first, so drawn were we to the enticing pastries in the display case by…
Before spending an enjoyable day at Klyde Warren Park, fortify yourself with a Herculean breakfast (or lunch) at this pleasant space, with its blond woods and color palette of orange sherbet and blueberry. Although it took five minutes to read the mind-boggling list of choices, we decided on the West…
Hallelujah! This favorite market/coffeeshop/lunch stop in the Heights has removed the produce racks and expanded its space to allow for a seasonal dinner menu with table service. We devoured our salads—one was watermelon, basil, and feta with lots of fresh corn, and the other was an even better pickled shrimp,…