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Don't Miss This: Aaron Franklin And Paul Qui Are Cooking Dinner Together

Austin's big guns are raising money for charity
Dec 16, 2014 3:30 pm

Qui has been one of Austin’s most difficult tables to snag since opening last year. Franklin Barbecue is, well, have you seen the line that forms outside before it opens every single day? For one night only, the chefs behind the two immensely popular restaurants — Paul Qui and Aaron Franklin — are collaborating to cook dinner. Ladies and gentlemen, this is going to be a meal for the ages. Details, right here.

12 Houston Restaurants: New, Classics, The Best Pho In America?

There are many surprises in this booming food city
Dec 15, 2014 10:30 am

According to chef Justin Yu, Houston is an eating city.  “It’s really based on a lot of cuisines and cultures and people who base their life around coming together and eating,” he told us recently. And while we hear these sentiment of pride often when a local chef starts talking about his community, Yu pretty much hit it on the head. You go to Houston to eat. Period. And eat really, really well. Here are 12 places you should visit.

David Bull Transforms A Power Plant Into A Grill-Lover's Heaven

Austin chef on space, smokestacks and charcuterie
Jun 26, 2014 3:00 pm

Austin-based chef David Bull and his partners in the La Corsha group have announced plans for both a boutique hotel in East Austin and an ambitious project in Austin’s former Seaholm Power Plant. The restaurant’s theme revolves heavily around outdoor grilling and smoking – an idea both international and intensely local. We spoke with Bull about how a restaurant moves from business plan to reality.

It's Tiki Week In Texas! Break Out The Rum. And, Of Course, The Mole Bitters.

Lone Star State shakes up the Mai Tai status quo
Jun 25, 2014 2:00 pm

Part of what makes the event unique to the Lone Star State is the locals’ audacious approach to tiki. Bartenders are crafting menus with a distinct sensibility of regional pride and no fear of risk-taking. Agave spirits, mole bitters, ancho liqueur and pecan syrups all deviate from the tiki norm and bring a dash of the Southwest to the tropical rum-centric category.

This Is How You Make Frito Pie

Classic southern comfort food
Jun 10, 2014 11:00 am
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In 1982, Petro’s Chili and Chips popularized the walking taco at the World Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee and now, Morgan’s Barbecue is bringing the dish up north to New York City. Chef Andres Fernandez’s frito pie is served old-school style in a slit-open Fritos bag, smothered with Texas red chili and topped with white onion, cheddar cheese, sour cream, scallions and Morgan’s signature slow-smoked brisket. The recipe, after the jump.

Texas Potato Salad Recipe

A tangy Texas baked potato salad with the fixins
May 20, 2014 2:00 pm

Every great grill-out needs an arsenal of side dishes, and Tim Love's Texas-style potato salad is just that. Remember, food folks: mayonnaise is your friend. As are spicy chopped pickled jalapeños, plenty of tangy whole-grain mustard and toasted pumpkin seeds for crunch.

Get The Best Of Texas Barbecue…In Brooklyn

Texas Monthly dinner event countdown: one week
Mar 21, 2014 8:00 am

Texas Monthly's “50 Best Texas BBQ Joints” list is widely considered the BBQ bible and a definitive road map to the promised land. So, how to get in on the fun if your travel plans aren’t taking you to Texas anytime soon? If you'll be in New York City next week, you're in luck. Read on.

'10 Things I Hate' With John Tesar

Dallas chef on knives, snobs, liars, haters
Mar 11, 2014 9:00 am

The former Top Chef contestant was just named a semi-finalist for the 2014 James Beard “Outstanding Chef: Southwest” award, Spoon was listed as one of Bon Appétit's 50 Best New Restaurants of 2013, and Tesar's got a new restaurant opening in Dallas (Knife) and possibly more on the way. The dude is busy. But he does have time to set the record straight. Here are 10 things that John Tesar hates.

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