Get The Best Of Texas Barbecue…In Brooklyn

Texas Monthly dinner event countdown: one week
Mar 21, 2014 9:00 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 10:00 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.

12 Restaurants And Bars You Just Might Be Able To Get In To At South By Southwest

How do we know? We called them.
Mar 6, 2014 10:00 am

Ah, so you're one of the lucky ones heading down to the South by Southwest Interactive, Film and Music festivals, beginning this weekend in Austin, Texas. You’ve marked down the panels and concerts you will be attending and prepared yourself to sleep on a friend’s hotel room floor. Whatever, nobody sleeps at SXSX. You good. But you've forgotten (or neglected to plan) one very important thing. Where are you going to eat! We've got you.

Alright, Alright, Alright. 9 Texas Dishes To Celebrate Matthew McConaughey's Win.

The Lone Star State swells with pride this morning
Mar 3, 2014 12:00 pm

By now you’ve read plenty about the McConaissance — how actor and longtime shirt eschewer Matthew McConaughey has pulled his career out of rom-com purgatory to string together a couple of critically acclaimed roles including his portrayal of a dying AIDS patient in Dallas Buyers Club. Last night we took home an Oscar and we had a salute the man in the way we know how. With recipes!

Texas Barbecue Map Declares War On Rival Barbecue Sovereignties

With a big middle finger to the rest of BBQ nation
Feb 5, 2014 3:00 pm

Here is a map that pulls no punches, and of course it’s from Texas Monthly. TM is a fine magazine that publishes thoughtful "think" pieces and political takedowns that has given the publication a sort of New York magazine of the South reputation. One of the initiatives that sets it apart from other sleepy regional magazines is the editor's obsession with the barbecue of their home state, by and large an all-beef affair. And this map serves as a large middle finger to the rest of the country.

2013 In Review: A Close Look At The Year Barbecue Absolutely Blew Up In America

BBQ really took off in 2013. Here's why.
Dec 16, 2013 12:00 pm

For a type of food that depends on cooking at a low heat very slowly, barbecue sure has gotten hot really fast. While we'd like to take some of the credit for the BBQ boom, in truth the rise of barbecue in the collective consciousness has been building for a long time and really hit a tipping point in 2013 because of several factors. Read on.

Big Weekend: Meatopia Debuts In San Antonio With 30 Chefs Going Whole Hog

Go for the meat festival, stay for the Alamo tour
Nov 5, 2013 2:00 pm

Meatopia very simply celebrates over 30 chefs best meat-centric recipes that highlight and honor great cuts. So, not filet. Yes, prime rib. Yes, chicken legs. Yes also to the 10 other animals that made appearances (many of them whole). Meat-eaters, you'll want to see these photos.

10 New Places To Eat And Drink In Austin, Texas

Where to dine during Austin City Limits this year
Oct 3, 2013 10:00 am

Austin seems to be growing as fast as any city in the country. Leave for a week and a new restaurant opens down the street from your house. Leave for a year and you hardly recognize the drinking and dining landscape when you return. If you haven’t been to Austin since last year’s Austin City Limits, let us give you an update on new places to eat and drink.


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