The organization also recently purchased a large number of Scandinavian and historical California cookbooks. Scores of these donated books are extremely rare and to be found at no other library in North America.
Texas' beer, wine, coffee and cocktail cultures are bigger than ever. The Texas Issue celebrates the people, places and flavors that make the Lone Star State one hot drinking destination to explore right now.
For decades, the liquor has been maligned, but the real stuff, hailing mostly from the Mexican state of Oaxaca, can have wonderfully intense smoky notes and is an increasingly popular cocktail ingredient.
I knew instantly this was going to be my home away from home, especially since it had been described in one reviews as dark smoky places with surly bartenders, drunks who speak Latin, soulful musicians, oddballs and freaks.