December 2013


Bowl of Dread

Nov 12, 2013 By Paul Burka

I was aghast when chili was first anointed our official state dish. More than 35 years later, my feelings about this greasy mush haven't changed.

Better Off Red

Nov 14, 2013 By Nate Blakeslee

It’s not all sweetness and light in the grapefruit groves of the Rio Grande Valley.


Bar None

Nov 16, 2013 By Jordan Breal

Houston’s Market Square is one of the state’s most historical spots. Lately it’s also one of the hippest places in the country to get a drink.


Food, Glorious Food

Nov 14, 2013 By Jake Silverstein

Were it not for the fact that it looked a little weird on the cover, I would’ve insisted that we call this a food issue, not the food issue. Magazines are always putting out what they call “the Food Issue,” and this is precisely what we set out to do six…


Five Things You’ll Be Talking About in December

Nov 18, 2013 By Jeff Salamon

1. Romo Agonistes You remember Danny White, don’t you? He had the misfortune to replace Roger Staubach as the Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback after the beloved number 12 retired with two Super Bowl victories. Though White broke numerous Cowboys records—for passing yards in a season, for touchdown passes in a season,…

Quesada, Sera

Nov 19, 2013 By Andy Langer

The founder of the Grammy-winning Grupo Fantasma is striking out on his own. For his next act, will he remake Latin music again?

Bipolar Order

Nov 19, 2013 By Michael Ennis

Contrary to what the national media would have you believe, Texas is not politically monochromatic. It is, and always has been, a state with two minds.