Texas Monthly adds and updates approximately sixty restaurant listings for our Dining Guide each month. There’s limited space in the print issue, but the entire searchable guide to the best of Texas cuisine is at your fingertips online!Below are a few highlights from the new restaurants reviewed in our
The Houston social media influencer is a gay Black man with a gift for the absurd and a passion for platform heels. He’s also a star dancer in one of the world’s most rigid, gendered, and segregated art forms.
Reader letters published in our November 2021 issue.
You love your pet. You love her so much that if you could, you’d buy an exact copy of her. Well, you can! Take it from Blake Russell, president of ViaGen Pets & Equine—and owner of a very unusual horse farm.
This exceptional Mexican restaurant has expanded into a larger space without shrinking any of its ambitions.
Yes, there are at least 100 very good barbecue joints in Texas.
Barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn enlisted the largest group of tasters ever for this year's Top 50 BBQ list.
Move over, potato salad—there’s a new starch in town.
A funny thing happened on the way to the barbecue joint . . .
In fact, some of the best joints in Texas are working hard to create innovative, and downright delicious, concoctions.
Across Texas, fusion barbecue is making a move—and vegetarian barbecue isn't far behind.
Plus, a man sued a restaurant for allowing him to get “too drunk.”
The ancient art of falconry is alive and well.
Ann Richards, Farrah Fawcett, Beyoncé. An excerpt from TM’s new book, ‘Being Texan,’ explores a strain of toughness in the iconography of the state’s females.
After a year of solitary pandemic quilting, devotees of East Texas fabric mothership Stitchin’ Heaven take over Fort Worth, ready to bond—and spend.
A loud minority of parents is making life miserable for Texas school officials—and shouting down the kids who speak in favor of lessons about the history and persistence of racial discrimination.
Taysha hopes to commercialize UT Southwestern’s groundbreaking gene therapies to benefit its shareholders—and desperately ill children.
Owners and employees of five haunted hotels describe their most unsettling encounters with less-than-corporeal guests.
As Texas Monthly’s new energy editor, Russell Gold will dig deep into one of our state’s most crucial industries.
Reader letters published in our October 2021 issue.
A searingly feminist 1925 memoir of life in small-town Texas rises from the dustbin of patriarchy.
Rarely does a museum’s restaurant rival its galleries, but this addition to Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts is poised to take its place among the masters.
What to order for takeout at restaurants around the state, plus some pro tips.
A new book explores the recent work and landscape-driven philosophy of the esteemed San Antonio architecture firm.
Texas Monthly spoke with experts about how Tejanos are influencing everything in the state, from cuisine to pop culture to entrepreneurship.
The party assumes people of color will turn the state blue. But most Tejanos consider themselves white. And more are voting Republican.
Texas start-ups are harnessing know-how born of the shale boom in pursuit of a greener future.
For almost eighty years, the name “Fletcher’s” has drawn state fair visitors. After a dramatic feud—and a pandemic—the family’s banner will fly again.
Wheal became a guru in the city’s self-optimization scene, hobnobbing with the likes of Elon Musk. But will anyone listen to his warnings about the movement that brought him renown?
Plus, home security footage captured a deer hoof-fight over corn feed.
Where to stay, eat, shop, and play in this borderland city that’s rich in architectural wonders and divine dining.
A shoot-out at a Big Bend ranch captured the nation’s attention: first as an alleged ambush by undocumented migrants, then as a fear-mongering hoax. The real story is much more mysterious.
Texas was once a model of how to safely and economically move away from mass incarceration. Now the old politics of “law and order” are back.
She now runs her family business, but Joella Gammage Torres of Texas Hatters still enjoys the craft she learned as a teen.
The East Coast may have invented rap, but today the Lone Star State rules the hip-hop world. Here’s a song-by-song history of how that happened.
Reader letters published in our September 2021 issue.
And he got there with help from family, some encouragement from Anthony Bourdain, and a fortuitous ride on the New York subway.
Plus, a boy flushed his grandmother’s wedding ring down the toilet, and a 72-year old trained for his 787th marathon.
Some of the healthiest coral communities in the world beckon off the Texas coast. Can unlikely allies save this undersea paradise?
How Dallas-raised Basinski’s life of trauma and creation prepared him to compose ‘The Disintegration Loops’ and console a grieving nation.
The Houston prodigy’s Olympic dreams didn’t pan out, but a silver lining is the state could become a new hub for ollies, nosegrinds, and kickflips.
One hundred years ago this month, a natural disaster devastated the city's poorest neighborhoods—and then transformed its politics.
Kathryn Paige Harden’s new book says social scientists must acknowledge how DNA shapes our lives. Critics call that dangerous.
These Olympians are worth the midnight coffee.
Mike Hall was recently honored for his incisive coverage of the Texas legal system, while Casey Gerald brought a singular voice to our cover story on Fort Worth singer-songwriter Leon Bridges.
After seven decades behind the mic, the Conroe deejay still spins the sort of country records they just don’t make anymore—for a town that barely resembles the one she grew up in.
Reader letters published in our August 2021 issue.
Mobile City was incorporated in the early nineties to facilitate alcohol sales in a dry county. Now residents—especially its devoted mayor—fear for the fate of their accidental utopia.
“ ... I’m not handsome enough to be here, I’m not a good enough songwriter. Just feeling like I didn’t deserve to be in the position that was handed to me.”
Plus, a thirty-year-old woman in El Paso County posed as her thirteen-year-old daughter to attend middle school.