Monday, October 18, 2021

Big Bucks from Bourbon

Kentucky’s famous export is alluring, even to deer. STORY BY JIM HANNAFORD Long associated with bluegrass music and champion racehorses, Kentucky has an even bigger claim to fame as the undisputed Bourbon Capital of the World....

Elk Meatball Enchiladas

Kristy Crabtree is not your typical chef, which makes sense, because she’s not your typical hunter, either. STORY BY PJ DELHOMME Kristy Crabtree will be the first to admit she is neither a professionally trained chef,...

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...

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...

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...

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,...