Jefferson

Carpe Museum

May 13, 2015 By Jordan Breal

When you’ve got Barney Smith’s toilet seat exhibit, who needs the Rothko Chapel?  

Joseph’s Riverport Barbecue For Sale

Jan 23, 2015 By Daniel Vaughn

Stephen Joseph aims to sell out of his barbecue every day, but earlier this week he announced that he’s looking to sell more than brisket. Joseph’s Riverport Barbecue in Jefferson, Texas is officially for sale. Joseph has weathered a devastating fire and an economic downturn to keep the doors open for…

Joseph’s Riverport Barbecue

May 15, 2013 By Texas Monthly

A devastating fire in 2012 destroyed all but the thin brick facade of this joint, which faces Polk Street in downtown Jefferson. But once the flames were extinguished, owner and pitmaster Stephen Joseph started rebuilding, and seven months later he was christening the new Bewley smoker. The refurbished interior is…

A Q&A With Katy Vine

Jan 21, 2013 By Evan McMurry

The senior editor on attending a Civil War reenactment, preserving history, and standing inside the Globe of Death.

The Skirmish Will Be Followed by a Ladies’ Tea

Jan 21, 2013 By Katy Vine

The Civil War may be 150 years old, but that doesn’t mean it can’t still stir up a fuss (Confederate license plate, anyone?). Just ask one of the hundreds of very accurately uniformed reenactors who descend on Jefferson every year to die for the cause.

The 50 Greatest Hamburgers In Texas

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

On our first-ever quest for the state’s best burgers, we covered more than 12,000 miles, ate at more than 250 restaurants, and gained, collectively, more than 40 pounds. Our dauntless determination (and fearless fat intake) was rewarded with a list of 50 transcendent burgers—and you’ll never guess which one ended up on top.

Cemeteries

Jan 20, 2013 By John Morthland

Simple wooden crosses in Terlingua, carefully delineated stonework in Jefferson: Five great graveyards that run the gamut.

Hotels

Jan 20, 2013 By Suzy Banks

Big, breezy porches in Port Aransas, the only heated pool for miles in Marathon: You’ll get more than just a bed and breakfast at these ten appealing places to stay.

Shops

Jan 20, 2013 By Anne Dingus and Pamela Colloff

Elegant antebellum furniture in Jefferson, Latin American folk art in Smithville: Where the buys are in two dozen communities.