If you've read this week's feature -- The 30 Essential Texas Restaurants to Visit Before You Die -- by food critic Katharine Shilcutt at our sister paper the Houston Press, then you've no doubt already asked why X, Y or Z restaurant didn't make the list. Maybe you've asked this question angrily to ... More >>
ViaSeveral Friends of Unfair Park also found this photo taken around the same time in 1953.End of the day Friday I posted that photo of the enormous Santa Claus sitting atop Porter Chevrolet, taken some time in December 1953 and for sale, for one more day, on eBay. It was, I thought at the time, ... More >>
Photo by Steven DoyleHold the baby backs; give us a bowl of red.Sitting in traffic when it is 105 degrees outside takes a toll on a person's spirit. The heat in Dallas seems worse each year, but we are Texans, and we can handle a little weather. August was just as hot in the 19th century whe ... More >>
I've eaten Tex-Mex and Texas barbecue at least a half-dozen times each since moving here last month, but as my ate-that list was still short a traditional bowl of chili, I set out this morning for lunch at Tolbert's in Grapevine. Tolbert's, of course, is a legendary chili parlor, first launc ... More >>
Photos by Chris MeeseyRed's fire-roasted chicken quesadillas.Spring's awakening. The city returns to life after winter's long slumber. Of course, March means college basketball and St. Patrick's Day, but it also means the start of patio season, the all-too-brief time when we can dine alfresco be ... More >>
Given the popularity of chili, this was probably inevitable.Chili con carne, better known as chili for short, was named Official State Dish of Texas back in the late 1970s. Why chili and not barbecue or steak? According to Paul Burka, political writer, food guru, and all-around reside ... More >>
Chili cooks score one for multilateralism
If Gerald Peters, Talley Dunn, and Ted Pillsbury are all smiling, why go to court?
Bare breasts, a bowl of red, and bad blood among the chili brethren in the Big Bend. Texas doesn't get any better.
The man confronting you in the lobby of your apartment building just may be an artist
Texas artist Frank X. Tolbert2 gives us a new look at the Old World
April 29 - May 5,1999