Trip Guide: Rockport

May 1, 2014 By andrea valdez

Plan a summertime weekend surveying the coastal art scene using this guide with tips on what to do, where to eat, and where to stay.

Interview: Kenny Hatfield of Hatfield’s Barbecue

Aug 21, 2013 By Daniel Vaughn

Owner/Pitmaster: Hatfield’s BBQ, opened 2013 Age: 53 Smoker: Wood-fired rotisserie pit Wood: Oak and mesquite No sooner had we put the original Hatfield’s BBQ in the Top 50, than a disagreement between partners meant he was out of the business. We wrote about the controversy while Kenny was still between the…

Which Hatfield’s Is the Real McCoy?

Jul 17, 2013 By Daniel Vaughn

In the business world, verbal partnerships are notoriously fraught with discord, and Kenny Hatfield, the pitmaster at Hatfield’s BBQ and Blackjacks Beer Garden in Rockport, Texas, recently learned this firsthand. Earlier this year, just six months after opening the restaurant with two friends, he was celebrating the news that his…

Hatfields BBQ & Blackjacks Beer Garden

May 16, 2013 By Texas Monthly

This tidy cedar cabin only opened in November, but pitmaster and owner Kenny Hatfield has been perfecting his craft for years, barbecuing brisket each Friday for his friends and employees at his nearby flooring store. Hatfield smokes his brisket for eighteen hours over a mix of oak and mesquite in…

Confessions of a Seventh-Grade Texas History Teacher

Jan 21, 2013 By John Spong

Bobby Jackson has taught students in the Aransas County school district about the Plains Indians, the Battle of San Jacinto, and Spindletop since the state celebrated its sesquicentennial. How he does it bears no resemblance to the class I took when I was stuck in middle school.


Jan 1, 2011 By Jordan Breal

Make like a whooping crane and head south to this coastal hot spot to indulge in seafood and collect treasures for your nest.