Food & Drink

The Apprentice

Mar 22, 2017 By Patricia Sharpe

How a few formative years out in the middle of nowhere led Hugo Ortega to places he never imagined.


Feb 23, 2017 By Courtney Bond

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

Rabbit at Rest

Feb 22, 2017 By Patricia Sharpe

Paul Qui dispenses with pomp and pageantry at Kuneho, his ode to perfect bites and grateful smiles.

Here’s the Beef

Jan 25, 2017 By Patricia Sharpe

And the crab cakes, pork chops, and black-eyed-pea gumbo. It’s all here at Ronnie Killen’s latest and greatest.

Where To Eat Now 2017

Jan 25, 2017 By Patricia Sharpe

Check out our roundup of last year's best new restaurants, where you can sink your teeth into everything from jellyfish salad to the world's finest beefsteak.

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Dec 30, 2016 By John Nova Lomax

In the age of gastropubs and microbreweries, Texas still boasts a few real dive bars—where the jukebox is irreplaceable, the beer is domestic, and the patrons feel like family—if you know where to look.

Home, Home on the Bend

Dec 9, 2016 By Jessica Dupuy

Hudson's on the Bend has long been a sentimental favorite. So, does the recently renovated Austin establishment hold up under new ownership?

Feel the Burn

Nov 23, 2016 By Patricia Sharpe

A peck of tongue-tickling peppers will have you happily playing with fire at Houston’s newest Chinese restaurant.

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Brewing a Career

Oct 20, 2016 By Jonny Auping

How a small community college in Mesquite became the breeding ground for the next generation of Texas beer brewmasters.

Golden Age

Oct 19, 2016 By Patricia Sharpe

Why Austin's L'Oca d'Oro will keep you coming back for contemporary Italian fare.

Snow’s Queen

Sep 21, 2016 By Daniel Vaughn

On Saturdays Tootsie Tomanetz cooks barbecue the old-fashioned way for legions of loyal fans. That doesn’t mean she’ll ever give up her day job.

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Vino and Veritas

Sep 20, 2016 By Jessica Dupuy

Rachel DelRocco, Texas's best sommelier, the state's wine industry, pairing food and wine, and how to talk about wine when you don't know much.

The Greatest Burgers in Texas

Jul 20, 2016 By Texas Monthly

What do the L.U.S.T., the Heisenburger, and the Squirrel Master have in common? They are among the best offerings to the food gods our state has ever produced.

Patty Shack

Jul 20, 2016 By Brian D. Sweany

My all-time favorite hamburger came from the Country Burger, my family's beloved neighborhood restaurant in Plano.