Diverse as Houston’s dining scene is, it’s nice to escape down the back highways of Texas every once in a while, in search of barbecue, kolaches, Tex-Mex, and … haute cuisine? Yes indeed. These days you can find steak tartare, dosas, natural wines, and entire tasting menus sourced from on-site gardens and bee colonies (!), in out-of-the-way places where you’d least expect them, like Irving, Spicewood, and Dickinson (you read that right, Dickinson). There are interesting, new, surprising things to eat and drink in hot spots like Austin and Fredericksburg, too. Try a food and wine trek through Texas the next time you need a getaway. You’ll be downright amazed by the deliciousness that awaits.

In This Feature:

The Future of Texas Wine Is in Hye

Some sweet grapes are hiding in the Hill Country.

09/21/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

The 10 Best Food and Wine Festivals in Texas

Sip and savor your way across the Lone Star State.

09/21/2018 By Timothy Malcolm

Some of Texas's Best Indian Restaurants Are in Irving

Yes, Irving, of all places.

09/21/2018 By Anna Caplan

Where to Eat in Dallas

These three buzzy spots are your best bet when it comes to dining in the Big D.

09/21/2018 By Anna Caplan

Where to Get Fancy Food in the Middle of Nowhere

There's boho-chic Instagram dining in Marfa.

09/21/2018 By Morgan Kinney

These Small Texas Towns Have Big Flavor

Four restaurants worth the detour.

09/21/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Is One of the World's Greatest Restaurants Just an Hour's Drive Away?

In which we venture to Chappell Hill to see if the Inn at Dos Brisas deserves its spot on the Forbes list. (Spoiler: It does.)

09/21/2018 By Scott Vogel

The Best Texas Hill Country Wine

Rebecca Beaman, sommelier at the Inn at Dos Brisas, shares five Texas favorites.

09/21/2018 By Rebecca Beaman

The Best Pie in Texas Is in a Bowling Alley in the Hill Country

The Blanco Bowling Club Café isn't messing around when it comes to its homemade pie.

09/21/2018 By Abby Ledoux

6 Hotspots For Austin's Asian Cuisine Boom

From temaki to tomatillo steamed buns, we got you covered.

09/21/2018 By Veronica Meewes

How to Eat and Drink Your Way Through the Quaintest Town in Texas

Good food, great wine, rustic boutiques, and legendary dance halls: Gruene has it all.

09/21/2018 By Abby Ledoux