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Carpenter Hotel
Go Inside Austin’s New Carpenter Hotel and Restaurant

Nov 13, 2018 By Lauren Smith Ford

Even though Austin’s newest boutique hotel, the Carpenter, had only been open for a week (official date was November 2), the lobby was already filled with locals who looked like regulars—one group sat hovered around the community table having a work meeting over kolaches, while others reclined…

Tracking Down Roy Hindes

Oct 9, 2018 By TM Promotions

In South Texas, if a hunter wounds a deer, there is only one person to call: Roy Hindes. Watch as Texas Monthly and Porsche take a trip to South Texas to meet Hindes, his hunting dogs, and hear his unforgettable stories.

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Alone at the Top of Texas

Jan 23, 2018 By Wes Ferguson

I ’d been hiking for hours along the southwestern rim of the Guadalupe Mountains, the highest range in Texas, when I came to a section of trail that seemed to have washed right off the mountainside. Up ahead, the limestone ridge of the Guadalupes loomed nearly a vertical mile above the rest of the Chihuahuan Desert. To my back, a dry salt lake shimmered white in the sun. I was… Read Story


Tastemakers: Houston

Apr 9, 2018 By Texas Monthly

Where to find the best banh mi, a place you can't leave without an order of tater tots, and a savory shrimp BLT—James Beard Award–winning chef Justin Yu of Theodore Rex guides us on the ultimate (and diverse) food tour of Houston, his hometown.

Katie Turpin
Tastemakers: Fredericksburg

Feb 28, 2018 By Texas Monthly

Discover the best of old and new Fredericksburg with resident Katie Turpin as the blogger behind Sunshine Texas Day and mother of three visits some of her favorite shops, with stops for wine and snacks along the way.

Rachel Lindsay
Tastemakers: Dallas

Jan 23, 2018 By Lauren Smith Ford

Find out what attorney Rachel Lindsay, the first African American lead of ABC’s The Bachelorette, has been up to as she takes us on a fun-filled tour of her go-to spots for shopping, sushi, coffee, "healthy" cocktails, and art inspiration.

Tastemakers: Austin

Jan 18, 2018 By Lauren Smith Ford

We go along for a ride in professional BMX rider Aaron Ross's 1985 Porsche 911 Carrera as he spends a fun-and food-filled day in his hometown, from hitting golf balls to enjoying his favorite grilled cheese.