Posts Tagged ‘texas

Texas Independence Day

In: Stuff

2 Mar 2015

Long before Rick Perry, Texas lawmakers dreamed of freedom from pesky, far-off rulers meddling in Texas’ bidness. 179 years ago, they did something about it, officially declaring independence from Mexico. Celebrate today with some native hooch: Cinco Vodka, so smooth they call it the five-star vodka. Shake up a Texa-tini (okay, I made that name […]

Moonshine Sweet Tea

In: Drinking

30 Dec 2013

Joele Porter says that back in the 1940s, his grandad was famous for making the best sweet tea in Mason, Texas. Now the Lago Vista resident is taking that recipe and brewing up a tasty sweet tea concentrate made with real cane sugar and no preservatives. One bottle makes 16 servings and goes for $7.49. […]

All next week, Go Texan restaurants will offer special menus highlighting the best Lone Star food and wine, and donate proceeds to local food banks. It starts next Monday and goes through Sunday, July 22 -28. Restaurants in Bee Cave, Drippin’, Blanco and Johnson City are joining this worthy cause. See the list below with […]

Every five years, Texas Monthly lists the Top 50 ‘cue joints in Texas. It’s a big job – over eight months, a team of 16 trained eaters fan out across the state, visiting 658 places to find the best. This year, there were 18 repeats from the 2008 list, and one of them was Spicewood’s […]

Who says historians don’t have a sense of humor? Spotted on a (not very) old house near Lake Travis.


In: Drinking|Eating

25 Jul 2011

All this week, hundreds of central Texas restaurants and wineries will highlight their best Lone Star tastes during the 2011 GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up (click here for restaurant list). Using fresh, local ingredients, chefs will create special menu offerings along with food and Texas wine pairings. Part of the proceeds will benefit local food banks, […]

(map) Dan Garrison is a brilliant man. Brilliant at making the first and best bourbon in Texas, yes. But also brilliant at luring a bunch of free help out to his place this month to help bottle his biggest batch yet. In return for their labor,


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