Jordan Jackson once ran the pits at one of the best joints in the state—Bodacious Bar-B-Q, in Longview—but he says the drinking and the pressure were too much. Now he’s working for Aaron Franklin as he starts to rebuild his life.
The San Antonio native's debut book, about a woman known for riding her burro along remote roads, recently won two major poetry awards.
The Del Valle truck serves a well-executed barbecue menu, and its owners are hoping this is just the start.
She spent decades feeding our family and bringing us together. Making her favorite treat was a small, sweet way for me to celebrate her and reconnect with my culture.
The Lumineers lead singer and co-founder on the power of lonesome songs during the holidays, and an apples-to-apples comparison between Willie and Bruce Springsteen.
The smoky, citrusy soup is the perfect way to use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey, and it includes a stock recipe you'll be using all year long.
How Texas grandfamilies navigated the school reopening process during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Every other retailer has made this holiday season’s hottest item an online exclusive during the pandemic—except the Grapevine-based chain.
Plus, pork processing plant managers behaving badly and $2,000 brisket.
Equipment, accessories, and treats for the home barbecue chef in your life.
Sour pickles, Thin Mint cookies, buffalo wings, deep-fried Oreos: no flavor is off-limits.
The Grammy-nominated Houston rapper’s confrontational, irreverent debut album feels like an apt fit for the year we’ve had.
Let people have some joy for once in their lives.
Are possums ugly? Not when they’re wearing tiny purple sweaters, they’re not!
From their first date to opening up their own joint, the dynamic duo of Houston's Erin Smith and Patrick Feges spill the (sweet) tea on life as a Texas barbecue power couple.
GOP state legislators have proposed bills that could make it more difficult to cast a ballot in 2022. Some might backfire on the party.
Once one of Texas’s most prominent artists, Winter was known for depicting idyllic rural scenes and the good life in Dallas. But his later, more experimental work is just as interesting.
Get a closer look at a classic dress watch built for everyday.
Dallas-based airline JSX operates small planes out of private-jet terminals—meaning no body scans, pat-downs, or other TSA hassles.
Want to give your loved ones an experience that they’ll never forget? Give the gift of Port Aransas this year!
After decades of planning, the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building will open this weekend as a showcase of modern and contemporary art.
Plus, a San Marcos studio that specializes in hand-printed goods, an Austin group supporting women of color, and Richard Linklater’s new animal rescue show.
Crested caracaras used to range no farther north than Texas’s southern tip, but now they’re expanding across the state—perhaps because of climate change and habitat loss.
A Houston exhibit of images scavenged from junk shops and flea markets offers a view of the past that anticipates the present.
From Lake Travis High School hype to UT and SMU to stints on seven NFL teams, Garrett Gilbert's winding road back to Dallas.
Whether you’ve been wearing Western boots your whole life, or are looking for your very first pair, JRC & Sons boots were created for anyone who appreciates quality, craftsmanship, value and a little of the independent spirit of James R. Cavender.
Nearly fifty years ago, photographer Geoff Winningham spent months documenting wrestlers, and the fans who cheered them on, for his book ‘Friday Night in the Coliseum.’
The Texas singer-songwriter and country music star on a song she’s been singing since childhood, the origins of inspired lyrics, and how Texas country songs are designed for dancing.
Gloria Ferrer Winery, located in the heart of the Sonoma Valley, has made gifting easy with three perfect products for everyone on your list. This year, give the gift of a taste of Sonoma!
Expect marijuana, college football, and compromise to play central roles.
The Thompson Dallas hotel has transformed the First National Bank tower into a sleek and sophisticated space. Luxury residences and shops are coming soon, too.
The Austin trailer is serving up a small, focused menu after narrowly escaping a pandemic-induced closing in April.
Activists have always used the Bard’s work to make social statements. Jenni Stewart's new play explores that history through a feminist lens.
Alex Snodgrass is the author and blogger behind The Defined Dish. Originally from Celina, Texas, she now resides in Dallas where she has popularized healthy and wholesome weeknight recipes. In partnership with Cadillac, she’s taking a Culinary Road Trip to meet some of the most innovative chefs in the Lone Star State.
George McJunkin found a prehistoric bison skeleton that upended theories about human existence in the Americas.
Holt’s partner, Trina Nishimura, who was the beverage director at the beloved ramen shop, shares their story with Texas Monthly.
Your guide to the many types of tacos around the state, where to find them, and how to enjoy them!
This female-founded wine company is making Texas-sized waves this holiday season with its guilt free, zero-sugar canned wines.
Specialized taquerias and modernist Mexican restaurants offer more choices than ever before.
This Tex-Mex wonderland of a city has some of the best taquerias in the state.
A roundup of the city's best offerings, from beefy burritos to modernist cuisine.
There's a taste of everything in this city, from upscale Mexican cuisine to trucks specializing in globally inspired delights.
Where to find the region's specialties, from mammoth breakfast tacos to old-school barbacoa.
These taquerias, trucks, and restaurants show why this region is one of the best in the state for tacos.
The Dallas restaurant is a shrine to the owner’s love of lucha libre and his native Guadalajara.
This gem of a restaurant in El Paso keeps tortilla traditions alive.
Nicole Blaque stands out in San Antonio with her one-of-a-kind Jamaican tacos.
Dallas's Regino “Gino” Rojas stands out in Texas for his wildly creative food and his willingness to take risks (who says you can’t open a new restaurant concept during a pandemic?).
San Antonio's Alejandro Paredes helped changed the scene by focusing on one kind of taco.
One morning in late January 2019, Rhogena Nicholas texted a prayer to her mother, Jo Ann Nicholas, just as she did every day. A widow in her eighties, Jo Ann could no longer make the four-hour drive from Natchitoches, Louisiana, to visit her daughter and her son-in-law, Dennis Tuttle, at…