You Never Can Tell

Apr 11, 2014 By Patricia Sharpe

The setting and wine list may be sophisticated, but down-to-earth French fare gives Austin’s La V everyday appeal.

The Rough Guide to Frackistan

Apr 8, 2014 By Michael Ennis

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, should rank alongside the smartphone as this young century’s most transformative technology. Over the past decade, so much oil and gas has been unlocked from previously impervious rock that America’s generation-long energy crisis has all but ended. Instead of a crippling strategic vulnerability—dependence on foreign…

Greener Pastures

Mar 6, 2014 By Jordan Breal

With its craft beers, kale smoothies, and vintage LPs, Dallas’s Lower Greenville stakes its claim as one of the state’s newest hip neighborhoods.

In a Pasta Life

Mar 6, 2014 By Patricia Sharpe

The team behind Houston’s Revival Market channels a rustic Italian spirit at their new Heights bistro.

Sea Change

Feb 11, 2014 By Patricia Sharpe

Hugo Ortega’s new restaurant puts a sophisticated spin on interior-Mexican seafood.


Feb 11, 2014 By Courtney Bond

A little care and attention can raise your ribeye to new heights.

Can You Dig It?

Feb 11, 2014 By Jordan Breal

Reading about old bones can be boring. Seeing them with your own eyes is a whole other story.

French Connection

Jan 9, 2014 By Jordan Breal

Paris, Texas, has a lot more to offer than just jokes about its famous namesake. (But those are fun too.)

Grand Central

Dec 10, 2013 By Patricia Sharpe

With an intriguing menu and a chic space, Dallas’s CBD Provisions transcends the merely trendy.

Mole Poblano

Nov 16, 2013 By Courtney Bond

Making this complex sauce is the most delicious meditative experience you’ll ever have.

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.

By the Starlight

Oct 14, 2013 By Jordan Breal

You may go for the solitude, but in the stark expanses of far West Texas, you’ll still find plenty of friends.

French Toast

Oct 11, 2013 By Patricia Sharpe

Austin chefs Drew and Mary Catherine Curren offer a simple—and simply irresistible—take on French cooking.


Sep 23, 2013 By Kristie Ramirez

In the right designer’s hands, it’s not just a bony appendage or a hunter’s prize. It’s art.

Corny Dog

Sep 23, 2013 By Courtney Bond

If you don’t make it to the state fair, you can batter and fry your own wieners at home.

The Texas Canon

Sep 23, 2013 By Jordan Breal

Turns out the charming town of Gonzales is just as spirited as when it launched the Texas Revolution.

Park and Recreation

Aug 13, 2013 By Patricia Sharpe

At my favorite new Dallas restaurant, two transplanted L.A. chefs are winning over locals with an ambitious, globe-trotting menu.

Southtown and Down

Aug 13, 2013 By Jordan Breal

Remember the Alamo, but don’t forget San Antonio’s stately historic district and flourishing creative community.