Snow’s BBQ – Lexington, Texas

Texas Monthly recently released its Top 50 Best Barbecue Joints in Texas list.     Of all the lists of all the Barbecue joints in The Great Lone Star State, the annual Texas Monthly list is the Bible of Barbecue. With it comes faithful followers, heated discussions, non-believers and those who make their own interpretations….

Sid Richardson Museum – Fort Worth, Texas

Not big in size, but enormous in talent and rich in acquisitions is the Sid Richardson Museum in Downtown, Fort Worth. Who is Sid Richardson, you ask? Sid Richardson was a Texas businessman and a generous philanthropist.   Early on, his fortune was made with oil and carbon.  In the 1930’s he became involved in ranching.  It…

The Fairmont Hotel – Dallas, Texas

I felt like swimming this weekend.  I checked prices to some local water parks and then thought about the crowds and the noise and wondered if it would be worth it. Then, a lightbulb went on over my head and I started to ponder other options.  Eventually, I was on Priceline and wound up getting…

Mercat Bistro – Dallas, Texas

Blink and you might miss this gem. Located in the Harwood District of Downtown Dallas is the quintessential example of a European Bistro.  Surrounded by shady trees in the area of St. Ann’s Court, you feel precisely 4,942 air miles away.  The moment you consider that you are next door to a big tall building…

Fort Worth – This is Texas, Y’all

Texas.  We have it all.  Big cities, small towns, country.  World class museums, hole in the wall restaurants.  Better Mexican food than Mexico.  Canyons, beaches, swamps, deserts, the Hill Country.  It is hotter than fire, but we get some snow too. Austin keeps it weird.  Dallas lives large and thinks big.  Houston is the city…