#TravelTuesday: So Much to See in Oklahoma’s Chickasaw Country

by Brian & Dana Maass on November 9, 2021

Ninety miles north of Dallas, just across the Red River bridge, you find yourself in the great state of Oklahoma. With a license plate proclaiming “Explore!” the Sooner State beckons you to do just that. ...

TXAway: Discover Three Lovely Luxurious Hideaways in Laid-back Lockhart

by Leean Vargas on October 6, 2021

Lockhart is known for its mouth-watering barbecue that leaves out-of-towners yearning for more, yet it’s much more than just the ultimate carnivorous fix. Located just 30 minutes south of Austin in Caldwell County, this tiny...

#FoodieFriday: Bastrop’s Store House Market + Eatery is Farm Fresh

by Leean Vargas on August 20, 2021

Who doesn’t love scratch-made comfort food fresh from the farm? Located in downtown Bastrop, Texas, lies an historic 175-year-old building at the corner of Main and Pine, Store House Market + Eatery. Owner and Executive...

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#FoodieFriday: Local Yocal Elevates the Brunch Game

by Kirsten Maxwell on February 21, 2020

Known for its specialty meats and outstanding barbecue, Local Yocal BBQ and Grill has now elevated breakfast dining with their Meatlover’s Dream Brunch. Housed in a former warehouse in downtown McKinney, owner Matt Hamilton has...

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Five Minutes With Kathryn Whitaker, Mom of 6 & “Live Big, Love Bigger” Author

by Lisa Davis on September 26, 2019

Kathryn Whitaker is a Dr Pepper super fan, Aggie-loving, Type A mom of six with a personality the size of Texas. As a native Texan, Whitaker's southern twang matches her Texas-sized sass. She met her husband...

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#FoodieFriday: Pleased to “Meat” You, 60 Years of Flavor at Davila’s BBQ

by Dawn Robinette on June 14, 2019

Texans can’t get seem to get enough barbecue. We discuss it, we debate it, we celebrate it and, oh my, do we love eating it. But as much as we love this flavorful gift from...

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Five Minutes With Ronnie Killen, Award-Winning Chef & Restaurateur

by Gabi De la Rosa on March 11, 2019

Brisket, boots and pizza? It seems like the unlikeliest of combinations, but there is one man that could make it work and that is Ronnie Killen. Famous for his BBQ, Killen has been cooking since...

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With BBQ, Brews and Blues, Smoke Session Kicks Off Foodie Weekend in Austin

by Bebe Brown on November 2, 2018

The James Beard Foundation awards are the Oscars of the culinary world. So, on November 15, when the James Beard Foundation Smoke Session event arrives in Austin, that’s something no self-respecting foodie fan will want...