Chip Tate built Balcones into one of the country’s most innovative whiskey distilleries. But last year he lost the company in a bitter clash with his investors. Now he’s starting from scratch—again.
A decade and a half after I wrote about the poor quality of Texas wines for this magazine, Lone Star vintners are starting to turn heads.
The founder of Austin’s maverick Jester King Brewery talks about his big new project.
These eight breweries—as scenic as they are savory—are creating quite the buzz.
Alba Huerta, arguably the best bartender in Texas, chats about serving cocktails in Houston.
Inspired by Texas’s new array of homegrown hard alcohols, some of the state’s most innovative bartenders create five bold new cocktails.
Comfort Bending Branch Winery’s Tannat grapes, a dark, inky variety from Southwest France and Uruguay, make for innovative wines with rich fruit concentration and grippy tannin. 2012 Estate Tannat, CM, $60. Del Rio Val Verde Winery, founded in this sleepy border city in 1883, is the state’s…
Texans are a thirsty bunch, and our drinks package has everything you need to imbibe like Sam Houston's watching.
How Evan Turner opened the taverna Helen in a fit of passion—and brought Houston a modern twist on dolmades.
The Monterey, in San Antonio.
It don’t need no fancy name.
Tacos Dorados Verdes
Breakfast Tacos or Carne Guisada
Or at least within the Loop 1604 area.
How one Colorado-based outfit is bringing its formula for urban winemaking to Texas.
The poor 'Texas Monthly' taco team had to eat soooo many tacos.
A wine that showcases the terroir and climate of cool nights in the High Plains.
There has been a recent uptick in the number of meat thefts, but it's nothing new.
Chicken Puffy Taco
Bacon and Egg
Nopal and Egg
Are Houston’s suburbs ready for “gel spheres” and “carbonated pineapple conserve”?
The Townsend, in Austin.
A tradition of the trail—without the hide, hooves, or horns.
Four Texas restaurants are in the running for the magazine’s best restaurants list.
From Midnight Rambler, Dallas
The couple behind Rancho Loma is bringing high-end cuisine to a town of 4,500.
Hold the sugar.
Texas is poised to become a major player in the olive industry.
Provence inspired, Texas made, this summer rosé will have you sipping on the front porch long past sunset.
How Wes Mickel, a trained chef and hobbyist beer brewer found his way to being one of the first cider makers in Texas is a question he still asks himself on a regular basis. The Arkansas native took on the challenge of making cider from Texas-grown apples purely by happenstance.
Looking for a festive way to celebrate Independence Day? We've got a roundup of summer sippers perfect for any patriot party.
Tuscan in style, with bright red fruits, aromas of smoke, earth, and herbs.
They’re spicy, crunchy, and fattening. What more could a Texan want?
From South Padre Island to Mission, some of the greatest tacos in the RGV.
As the taco trend marches north—beyond our own state’s borders—it’s good to remind ourselves where the roots of this culinary delight are sunk the deepest. That would be Mexico, of course, and within our borders, the Rio Grande Valley. Tacos are as entrenched in Valley culture as muffulettas…
From Vox Table, in Austin.
At Italic, the couple behind 24 Diner, Easy Tiger, and Arro worked out the kinks before they opened their doors.
New York takes on Tex-Mex.
Kim McPherson of McPherson Cellars launches one of the first nationally-distributed Texas wines in collaboration with California Winemaker, Dave Phinney’s Locations brand, with the simple name that says it all: TX.
The Wine: Kuhlman Cellars Calcaria, 2013 Who Likes It: Philippe Place, the General Manager of Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery in San Antonio. Originally from the Loire Valley of France, Place came to San Antonio fifteen years ago via the hospitality industry in London and Paris. He recently joined chef…