Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Hog Wild with Pigman and Smoked Birria Tacos

STORY BY BRI VAN SCOTTER When it comes to describing Brian Quaca, the term “hog wild” is an understatement. Also known as the Pigman, Quaca was given the by the many hunters he’s taken hog...

The Workin’ Man’s Brews

PHOTOS AND STORY BY DARREN DONALDSON These Bottles (and cans) won’t let you down! Fifty-two years ago (June 30, 1969), Merle Haggard poured out one of his greatest hits, “The Workin’ Mans Blues”—a tribute to his...

Tequila, Tacos, and a Life Well Lived.

Katherine Cobbs dishes on the perfect happy hour food and bev. STORY BY LEE HURLEY | PHOTOS BY BECKY LUIGART-STAYNER Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to Texan parents, Katherine Cobbs’ dad, a Presbyterian minister, was an...

Billy F. Gibbons – Have Mercy!

ZZ Top leader dishes on culinary interests and the great outdoors. STORY BY JIM HANNAFORD His plans for the summer may not be completely firmed up, but it’s a safe bet that Billy F. Gibbons won’t...

The Story of the Hunter Chef

If you were going to make a movie about Michael Hunter, the famed Toronto chef who...

Enchanted Rock Vodka

There are dozens of legends associated with Enchanted Rock—the mysterious pink granite...
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Happy Hour – It Might Be The Whiskey

It Might Be The Whiskey - Rebecca Creek is Texas Whiskey With Attitude Don’t think there weren’t times when Steve Ison wondered if maybe he’d bitten off a little bit more than he could chew...
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Good Grub – Deer Camp Chili With Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread Muffins

Deer Camp Chili Recipe With Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread Muffins Texas is known for a lot of things: having BIG everything, BBQ, live music, politics, Stetson hats, honky tonks, cowboys with custom boots, CEOs, rodeo,...
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Butchery Talk with MeatEater’s Steve Rinella

Butchery with MeatEater’s Steve Rinella Butchery is one of those things that you just have to do in order to truly understand anatomy, muscles, and cuts. But did you know the most crucial steps to butchering your harvest...
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The Tale of Tahwahkaro Whiskey

Two Brothers Brave the World of Whiskey - Tahwahkaro Whiskey There are a lot of “Texas” whiskies on the market, some of whom source their rye from colder, northern farms or lean on distillers and...