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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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Vote For The Tastiest Town in the South!

As a friend would say, it was worth every sit up. For the second consecutive year in a row, we’ve eaten our way across the South and come up with our short list for the Tastiest Towns in the South in our February issue. We’ll profile each of the towns and reveal the ultimate Tastiest Towns in the May issue, which hits newsstands April […]

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What I’m Eating Now: Larry McGuire

Native Austinite Larry McGuire is one of those impossibly young, ambitious chefs that has earned an impressive amount of culinary street cred before turning thirty.

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The Ultimate Market-Driven Dinner?

The trend of pop up dinners–under the radar cooks and aspiring restaurateurs throwing elaborate feasts in unlikely venues–means you never know where you’ll stumble upon your next great Southern meal. Houstonians will soon be able to peruse the meaty cases at Revival Market, Morgan Weber’s and partner Ryan Pera’s passionately local cafe, butcher, and grocery that sells heritage breed, all-natural pork, lamb, […]

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Dig In to Houston’s Lower Westheimer

This funky, unabashedly Southern strip is pulsing with cocktails, craft beer, and a world of vibrant flavors.

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Modern Thai is Austin’s Hottest Table

Known mostly for breakfast tacos and brisket, the live music capital of the world is currently on a spring roll bender. The hottest tables in town, including Larry McGuire’s Elizabeth Street Café; Paul Qui’s newest food trailers (East Side Kings at The Grackle and Hole in the Wall, a live music institution on the University of Texas strip); and Ramen Tatsu-Ya, […]

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