Food & Drink
Meet Me at the Tailgate
If you are from Texas, you know football season runs the fall calendar. Over the years the art of throwing a good tailgate has become more and more important in making each game day one to remember. What you serve and how you serve it can help you pull together the perfect tailgate every home weekend.
Farley Girls Cafe – “A Little Bit of Everything”
With restauranteurs for parents, opening a restaurant was “in their blood” for sisters Rosmond and Ryanne. This powerhouse duo combines experience with creativity for a delectable dining experience. Their Galveston café serves delicious, unique dishes made to satisfy any craving. Guests are sure to find anew favorite, or an old favorite with a twist, on their expansive breakfast, brunch, and lunch menus.
Texas Sushi Strives for Perfection
Despite much of the state being landlocked, that does not stop Texas chefs from getting fresh fish from all around the world flown in, often on a daily basis. “When I started fifteen years ago, sushi was popular, but not that much. It’s amazing to see how sushi continues to grow in popularity in Texas,” said Uchi’s Executive Chef and Owner Tyson Cole. “Our timing could not be better now because people want something that’s fresh and creative.”
Maxine’s Cafe: Homestyle Cookin’ and Texas-Style Hospitality
A quaint café sits on Main Street in Downtown Bastrop, Texas beckoning customers to come in and experience its small-town charm and mouth-watering homestyle cooking..
Growing Farmers: Farmshare Austin strives to grow a healthy local food community in Central Texas
Juicy red tomatoes, deeply dark greens, fragrant melon, and crisp peppers are always more flavorful when they are fresh, and grown and picked close to home, but local farms and farm life are under threat in Central Texas.
Handcrafted Cheese Boards
A cheese board is all you need to serve guests. However, in order to stand alone, the food you place on the board needs to be exceptional and varied. Provide quality ingredients to ensure fantastic flavor and offer an assortment of cheeses with a variety of preserved and fresh foods to add pops of color to the board. With a fifteen-minute investment, you can have a truly artful display. The added bonus? There is virtually no cleanup.
The Hottest Salsas in Texas
When it comes to condiments, Texans prefer a little more pizazz than simply ketchup and mustard. As you might have guessed, salsa and hot sauce far outrank such mundane condiments. In fact, salsa overtook ketchup as America’s number one condiment back in 2013. According to the PEW Research Center, the Hispanic population accounts for eighteen percent of the nation’s population, and that statistic is higher in Texas, thanks to its proximity to Mexico.
Smokin’ in San Antonio
“When we came to San Antonio, most barbeque joints were kind of doing the same ol’ thing,” Conger said, who is originally from Dallas. “Not many people were even serving pulled pork, and me coming from Mississippi, I was like, ‘Man, you guys are missing out on the rest of the nation’s flavors.’ I took ideas from different restaurants.” He incorporated those ideas into Smoke Shack, which locals voted the best barbeque in San Antonio.
Playa Real Brings Artisan Fruit-Infused Tequilas to Texas
There is a new tequila in town. Well, in Texas to be exact, and it is starting to make some tasty waves. The new company, Davis Spirits Company, is based in Austin and recently launched a new line of premium tequilas called Playa Real. It has been on the shelves since January 2018.
Picking Perfection: Cake Tastings for the Big Day
While planning a wedding can be stressful, there are some sweet spots in the process, including tasting the cake! From extravagant ballroom affairs to intimate farmhouse settings, each happy couple envisions how their special day should look (and taste). With such an important role, wedding cake creators do not take their duties lightly; each cake must be a dream come true.