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

Austin chef on space, smokestacks and charcuterie
Jun 26, 2014 4:00 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 3:00 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 12:00 pm
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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 3:00 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 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!

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