June 1994 Issue



Death Watch

In Houston, Kennie Matthews’ wife was killed in a midday robbery. Another senseless murder, and yet another reason why Texans’ fear of crime has never been higher.

Vain Glory

Jerry Jones may have the biggest ego in football, but don’t bet against him. Even without Jimmy Johnson, he still has the best team.


Down by the Riverside

More people visit San Antonio’s River Walk than the Alamo. Here’s why—our complete guide to the sights, restaurants, shops, and lore of Texas’ most popular urban park.


State Fare

State Fare

Even without fancy dressing, this showy Mediterranean-style salad makes a spectacle of itself. Chef Timothy Keating of the Omni Houston Hotel’s La Rèserve restaurant (4 Riverway), created the “intense” salad, as he calls it, for a fundraiser last year on a Hollywood soundstage, where he was “elbow-deep in roasted vegetables,



What a Way to Go

Before he sold his legendary wine cellar, Marvin Overton threw a Texas-zise party with a Longhorn named Bubba.


Nerve Center

A Dallas clinic offers hope to pain patients, treating chronic suffering not as a symptom but as a disease itself.



Rage On

Who is the loudest, angriest, and hottest metal band you've never heard of? Dallas' Pantera.



Greco-Roman Salad

Recipe from La Rèserve restaurant, Omni Hotel, Houston Salad 1/2 ounce white vinegar 1/2 lemon 1 head fennel 6 baby artichokes 1/2 pound cipolline (pearl onions optional) 1 pound small red potatoes 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil Kosher salt 1/4 cup pine nuts 3 red bell peppers 1/2 cup


Cannellini Bean Capriata

Recipe from La Rèserve restaurant, Omni Hotel, Houston 1/2 cup cannellini (white kidney beans) 1/2 large onion, minced 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 clove elephant garlic Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 1/2 head radicchio, cut in sixths 1/2 loaf country bread, sliced 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

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