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Smoke City Market Makes Our LA BBQ List

smoke cityby Steven Doyle

Friends and family traveling across the country often ask us where to find decent food in various cities. We certainly love the restaurants in New York, and think of Chicago as one of the world’s best food cities. How about brisket in Los Angeles? Travel to Sherman Oaks and you will find a displaced Texan that is sharing up his smokiness to the granola eating crowd in California.   Continue reading

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Luxury Oregon Resort Puts Out the Welcome Mat to Texans

Nicklaus_13th - 2by Andrew Chalk

Pronghorn, a luxury Auberge Resorts property in Bend, Oregon, and the only 5 star resort in the Pacific Northwest wants more Texans to come visit. So they holding culinary events this Spring and Summer. During each 2 day event a guest chef form one of the other Auberge Resort properties will host at Pronghorn with their own menus and cooking classes. The schedule thus far is:       Continue reading

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The Rundown’s Lowdown On Vegas

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If you have not subscribed to the Rundown, a daily reminder how fun your life can be, then check out the service that sends fun-sized love notes with the best events for your area. Of course we love Rundown Dallas, but we also enjoy Chicago, Las Vegas and other cities. This landed in our box from vegas this morning:

Half the fun of staying in Vegas is gambling on who can snag the most ridiculous room amenities. From leather whips to 24-hour butlers to in-room bowling alleys, here’s your rundown of the top VIP suites for living large in Sin City.          Continue reading

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Go Here: Ski Santa Fe’s Winter Wonderland

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAby Jennifer Thomas

It’s not too late to book an holiday getaway or ski trip in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico. Just 30 minutes from downtown Santa Fe, Ski Santa Fe is open and bustling. There is currently a 40 inch base with more snow expected this week. Here are just a few of the season’s specials to make for an easy snowcapped weekend:   Continue reading

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Fine Dining on the Texas Coast

by Joey Stewart

On our quest to seek out the “finer dining” gems along the south Texas coast we present GLOW, the second restaurant reviewed in as many weeks located in the town of Rockport, Texas.

Chef/Owner Karey B. Johnson showcases locally caught seafood in a restored boathouse just off the water in this fishing and vacation town.  “Our role at GLOW is to present the ingredients in a simple, elegant way that showcases the essence of the dish.  We wouldn’t want to muddle the flavors,” she explains.  “They speak for themselves.” Along with über fresh seafood, Karey also brings in meats such as antelope from Broken Arrow Ranch in the Hill Country and local goat for a featured slow-braised cabrito and masa dish.   Continue reading

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Meers Makes The Biggest, Baddest Burger

by Steven Doyle

When I was just a tween I was wrangled in on a camping trip with a group of friends to the Wichita Mountains in Oklahoma. There I took in my first snipe hunt, although I think we were just old enough not to fall for this bit and it backfired on the only adult that was with us that weekend.     Continue reading

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