April 1993 Issue



Beer Brawl

There’s trouble brewing at the Capitol this spring, and it has lobbyists and legislators foaming at the mouth. The issue? Your right to drink a glass of fresh, tasty beer.


“Why Us?”

Since AIDS infected their lives, the proud, the deeply religious Allens have been left to ponder the eternal questions of faith and suffering.

How They Do It

How Jim Wright schoozes, George Foreman bruises, ZZ Top trims, and Janet Evans swims, plus the straight skinny on everything else from nearly fifty other Texas celebrities.



Saffron Rice

Hilltop Hotel Farm’s Saffron Rice 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 1/2 large shallots, thinly sliced 1/4 teaspoon whole coriander seeds Pinch of saffron threads 3/4 cup short-grain rice 1 1/2 cups chicken stock or canned broth 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1/2…


Flowerpot Bread

Hilltop Hotel Farm’s Flowerpot Bread 4 four-inch clay flowerpots Nonstick cooking spray Wax paper 32 ounces bread dough To prepare pots, wash in dishwasher, spray with cooking spray, and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Repeat spraying and baking process 4 times, allowing to cool…


Cornish Game Hens Acapulco

Hilltop Hotel Farm’s Cornish Game Hens Acapulco 1 tablespoon garlic purée 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 cup lemon juice 1 tablespoon ground coriander seeds 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh oregano leaves (or 2 1/2 tablespoons dried oregano) 1 tablespoon salsa…


French Twist

In Texas, singer Calvin Russell can barely fill a club. In France, he’s more popular than Willie—and sells more records.


Power Flower

Mother Nature made it impossible to grow azaleas in Dallas’ alkaline soil—unless you mulch with money.


State Fare

State Fare

“We thought about closing Hilltop after we bought it, but we just about had a mutiny on our hands,” says James D. Smith, Jr. He was speaking of the legendary country eating place that Madalene Hill opened 38 years ago in Cleveland, just a few miles from its present incarnation…



Hog Wild

Houston’s young execs take to the streets on a fleet of shiny Harleys.

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