Paula Disbrowe

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We Love: San Antonio’s The Brooklynite

Style Editor Stephanie Granada claims one of the 35 chairs at the sleek The Brooklynite in San Antonio, Texas, celebrating the cocktail.

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Next Great Neighborhood: Oklahoma City’s Plaza District

In the 1920s, the Plaza District was a bustling neighborhood. After flourishing for decades, the area succumbed to a period of urban decay in the 1980s. Now, the small but mighty historic area has emerged as a hub of creative energy. These days, it’s a place where you can grab a slice of pizza before catching a live theater production, […]

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Where to Drink in Austin: Midnight Cowboy

Contributor Paula Disbrowe discovers that cozy booths, a secret buzzer, and killer cocktails crafted tableside make Midnight Cowboy the best incarnation of a speakeasy around. Not in Texas? We’ve included a recipe from the bar menu you can mix up at home! THE FRIENDLY BARKEEPS: Beverage director Bill Norris, known around Austin for his knack for giving classic cocktails a modern […]

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Southern Happy Hour: Rolf and Daughters in Nashville

Sample bracing Italian aperitivos and sorghum-spiked sours at Rolf and Daughters, one of Nashville’s coolest new drinks destinations. THE BARKEEP Matt Tocco (who amassed a fan base for his craft cocktails at The Patterson House) runs the bar. His use of fresh ingredients and bold flavors, such as bitter Italian amaro, has made Rolf and Daughters—a neighborhood restaurant serving Mediterranean fare with Southern […]

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Next Great Neighborhood: Austin’s South First Street

A-list chefs, internationally inspired fare, and hip artists have helped blossom this strip of South First Street into one of Austin’s most talked-about scenes. Here, some of our favorite new hotspots in the neighborhood.

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Southern Happy Hour: Mongoose Versus Cobra

Is it happy hour yet? We hit up Mongoose Versus Cobra and got the scoop on why it’s one of the best bars to enjoy a cocktail in Houston right now. And for those who can’t make the trip, we’ve included two recipes from the bar menu (both Test Kitchen approved!) you can mix up at home.

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Alongside The Alamo, The Rebirth Of An Iconic Hotel

Gargoyle masks (a nod to the Gothic Revival architecture and the historic carvings on the hotel’s exterior), a “pyschic happy hour” (think card readers, chair massages, and $2 martinis), and Alamo Re-Enactors? In San Antonio, they know how to throw a party. Last night The Emily Morgan Hotel (newly a DoubleTree by Hilton property), the official hotel of The Alamo, unveiled a […]

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What I’m Eating Now: Matt McClure

The current buzz in Northwest Arkansas? The Hive, the much-anticipated restaurant tucked into the 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville opened this week (the hotel will follow in February). We pulled chef Matt McClure off the line for a few minutes to find out what’s for dinner in Bentonville–and why he’s so excited to be back cooking in his home state. […]

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What I’m Eating Now: E.J. Hodgkinson

When Atlanta star Ford Fry (the chef and owner of No. 246 and The Optimist and Oyster Bar at The Optimist restaurants), asked E.J. Hodgkinson to step into the role of executive chef at JCT. Kitchen & Bar, the popular Southern farmstead-style restaurant that opened last year, the young cook didn’t think twice. 

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What I’m Eating Now: Trevor Higgins

For the frequent traveler, hotel fare–as in dining options in a corporate hotel–typically suggest forgettable club sandwiches and muffins speckled with splotches of purple masquerading as blueberries. In other words, “fresh” and “nourishing” aren’t the adjectives that typically spring to mind. But Roost, a new restaurant that opens today in Greenville, SC (one of our Tastiest Towns in the South), […]

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