Kick Off a Texas Brunch Trail in the Brazos Valley
Kick off the Texas brunch trail with some of the best-kept secret brunch spots located in the Brazos Valley.
Texasliving Featured Businesses: Couples Edition
Of all the many businesses that Texasliving has featured, some are unique in that they are run by couples. Whether they got into it through a family business, a shared passion, or some other way, here are a few of the entrepreneurial couples that have been featured.
Burgers for a Cause
It all started with a fire. It was the Bastrop, Texas fires to be exact when the most destructive wildfire in the state’s history left a swath of devastation in the fall of 2011. Like many other businesses and organizations, a new restaurant in Austin stepped up to help with relief efforts in the neighboring town. From its location […]
Milano’s: The Story Behind Weslaco’s Beloved Italian Restaurant
In 1944, the flat, undeveloped land in the Rio Grande Valley offered new opportunities for those who relocated to the tip of Texas. With rich soil and warm climate, the agricultural hotspot supported a booming citrus industry, one that still proves fruitful today. Northerners, like Emidio Milano and his wife Lisetta Berardinelli, moved in pursuit […]
Ronin Farm and Restaurant: Food-Body Connection
Brian and Amanda Light want to revive the connetion diners once felt with each other and their food. The couple set out to accomplish that mission with the opening of their 15-acre Bryan property, Ronin Farm, in 2012, and their restaurant, located just ten miles away, in 2018. Ronin Farm & Restaurant is a farm-to-table concept, with […]
Fajita Favorites that Will Make Your Mouth Water
Few states can lay claim to the invention of an entire category of food as can Texas, with its beloved regional cuisine known as Tex-Mex. Within that delicious realm is a crowd favorite: fajitas. Although now a ubiquitous dish, especially here in the Lone Star State, fajitas have evolved from humble beginnings. For many years, […]
Young Entrepreneurs Turn Brewers’ Waste into Gold
With microbreweries popping up all over Texas, many have probably wondered what happens to all that spent grain. For those who are not familiar with that term, spent grain is what is left of the grain after the mash has extracted most of the sugars (carbs) and nutrients, leaving primarily protein and fiber. Spent grain […]
Eight Healthy Dallas Restaurants To Help You Stick To Your New Year’s Resolutions
The tree has been taken down and the holiday lights are back in the attic; the holidays are officially over. If you are one of the millions of Americans who made a New Year’s resolution, you are probably wondering “what now?” Just how do you transition from a diet laden with holiday favorites back to […]
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..
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.
Cruising the Coast: A Culinary Adventure
Corpus Christi is an amazing place to get away from it all for the weekend. The coastal town is home to water parks, aquariums, museums, night life, music, fishing, and some amazing beaches. In an effort to find some of the best places to dine, I asked the locals and discovered some of Corpus Christi's favorite hot spots.