Last Saturday, business was booming at Pecan Lodge in Shed #2 at the Dallas Farmers Market. I was eating tamales from La Popular, another vendor at the market, and it was great to see such vibrancy in at Shed #2. Just a few years ago, when Pecan Lodge opened,…
“You can master this process fairly quickly.” This was the quote from Slow Bone owner Jack Perkins a few months before he opened his first barbecue joint in April of this year. Perkins has been a force in the Dallas dining scene since his much heralded burger joint,…
Justin Fourton Owner/Pitmaster: Pecan Lodge; opened in 2010 Age: 37 Smoker: Steel smoker with an offset firebox Wood: Mesquite and Oak I called Justin Fourton on his day off to set up this interview. His voice mail was full. He is a man in demand,…
Traditional barbecue is having a moment, not just in Texas but around the country. So it’s natural to wonder when the backlash might come. Though it may be overdoing it to call Josh Ozersky’s story in the Wall Street Journal, “The New Barbecue,” a call to arms, he does…
Shed #2 at the Dallas Farmers Market is a vast, enclosed, and fully air-conditioned structure that essentially serves as a city-owned food court where up-and-coming restaurateurs crowd in to show off their skills. The unquestioned anchor tenant of this gastro-carnival is Pecan Lodge, a three-year-old barbecue joint producing what is…
The closest some Dallasites will get to a Central Texas barbecue experience could well be ordering meat by the pound at Lockhart Smokehouse. The similarity to Kreuz Market, in Lockhart, isn’t an accident. Co-owner Jill Bergus is part of the Schmidt family, who run Kreuz Market, and she and her…
In Dallas, our newly not-so-unpopular forty-third president tries to bend the arc of history’s judgment.
John Carona is a state senator from Dallas who chairs the Business and Commerce Committee. He’s also the CEO of the country’s largest homeowners’ association management company. And the word “recusal” isn’t in his vocabulary.
J. Kyle Bass, a Dallas-based investor, forecasted the mortgage bubble and the European collapse. But what happens if his third prediction comes true?
Jamie Meltzer, a documentarian, talks about his new film "Freedom Fighters," about a grassroots detective agency started by a group of exonerees in Dallas.
The Armed Citizens Project, a Houston-based nonprofit seeks to provide free firearms for residents of high-crime neighborhoods in an effort to fight crime. Not surprisingly, opinions vary on the programs goals.
Some Texas cities top the list for the fastest growth rate, others top the list for the greatest number of new residents. The reason behind both? Jobs.
At Spoon, Dallas chef John Tesar doesn’t let his ego eclipse the seafood.
A 35 percent drop over six years, according to a recent report.
Under heavy media fire, the NFL quarterback cancels his appearance at the controversial First Baptist Church of Dallas, but not everybody's happy that he did. (AP Photo/Aaron M. Sprecher)
Three of the Top Ten cities for single women are in Texas, according to an online study.
A&M QB Johnny Manziel has a little fun post-Cotton Bowl, to the delight of TMZ, and the distress of some prigs in the media.
And the year's best new restaurants are...
The Lone Star state constructed over 36 million square feet of energy-efficient space last year.
Cedric Golden of the Austin American-Statesman wonders when Jerry Jones will "will trade in his designer suits for a set of silver-and-blue warm-ups," a la former Raiders owner Al Davis.
Modern Texas, as told through the archives of Texas Monthly.
All my life we’ve wanted top billing. But in the eyes of the world, we’re forever the sidekick: Dallas–Fort Worth. We’ve tried, over the years, to use that thirty-mile-long hyphen between the cities like a battering ram, deriding our rival for having fewer museums, no Bass brothers, and no sense…
How I’m learning to love the Cowboys. And the Mavericks. And the Rangers. And the Stars. And . . .
A return to the Trinity.
The nomenclature of the area known as Dallas–Fort Worth.
In a city that loves its parties, there’s perhaps none so aesthetically significant as Two x Two for AIDS and Art, Dallas’s most cutting-edge fundraiser—and one hell of a good time.
My unsentimental education in the wheeler-dealer ways of the most American of Texas cities.
Thoughts on the gradual march of civility and urban sprawl across the lost frontier.
The Stars' first game of the lockout-shortened NHL season was an announced sellout, but at least one seat in the American Airlines Center appeared "empty," as the team had a little fun with last week's biggest sports story.
H-town and two other Texas cities have some of the worst drunk driving fatality rates in America.
Friday's Cotton Bowl gives Longhorns fans a chance to decide which team they hate more: the University of Oklahoma, or Texas A&M.
Teams from Texas—all former members of the Southwest Conference—went 5-1 in the pre-New Year's college football bowls.
Big Tex will be back. Sadly, we cannot the say same of Larry Hagman, Darrell Royal, Amarillo Slim, Leslie, and the many other Texans we lost in 2012.
Guess what's number one (hint: look at the picture).
Texas business tax incentives, yay or nay? What people are saying about the lengthy front-page New York Times investigative piece by Louise Story.
Larry Hagman, who died Friday at at the age of 81, was both a native and, as Dallas anti-hero J.R. Ewing, an international icon.
World's biggest Frito pie? Check. Most consecutive back handsprings? Got it. Largest pecan pie? Indeed. But when it comes to some truly important Guinness records, Texas is playing second enchilada.
Playboy's annual list of "Top 10 Party Schools" is out, with SMU scoring number one for "Best Nightlife." Former champion UT is still in the top ten, along with TCU.
The ones at Cowboys.com, that is. A URL the Dallas Cowboys failed to buy is now a "an online dating community for men who enjoy the same country living lifestyle."
Yes, according to Forbes' list of "America's Coolest Cities to Live."
Turnout is better than expected, with participation in most of the state's largest counties outpacing both projections and the two-week early period from May's election.
Those were the only Texas cities to appear on a list of the country's fifty manliest cities.
The Fordham Institute singles out zip codes in Austin, Houston, and Dallas, but his criteria is limited and imprecise.
The GOP nominee is expected to raise $15 million on fundraising stops in Texas's four largest cities this week.
Haggar, who ran Haggar Clothing Co. for 25 years, famously took a presidential pants order from LBJ.
Which rush hour thoroughfares in Dallas, Houston, and Austin cracked the upper reaches of the Daily Beast's third annual "Highways From Hell" survey?
In addition to announcing a $163 million first-quarter loss this week, the ailing retailer, which has recently tried to reinvent itself, will no longer pay quarterly dividends.
David Dewhurst is backed by the Morning News and Chronicle, but the Star-Telegram and Statesman go for Tom Leppert and Ted Cruz, respectively.
The "¡Ask a Mexican!" columnist and author of Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America talks about Tex-Mex, Houston versus Dallas, and Ray's versus Henry's.
The city tops Forbes' annual list for the second year in a row, while Dallas, Houston, San Antonio all crack the top ten.