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.
However it first emerged, the sandwich-cookie concept is sheer mathematical genius: Eat two cookies at the same time, but by virtue of the fact that they are stuck together with a delicious substance, you can say that you have eaten only one.
Beets are the triple homicides of the vegetable kingdom: Everyone avoids them because of the messy red stains. But beets are my almost-favorite vegetable, trailing only Brussels sprouts (the Elephant Men of the vegetable kingdom) and a spinachy green known as pigweed.
Design features such as local cantera stone, slate gray and metallic accents, an infinity courtyard pool and artwork from cutting-edge Latin artists like Bosco Sodi and Nacho Rodriquez Bach make this hotel a radical departure from the town's typical hacienda-style B&Bs.
A piece of fresh butter-poached lobster on top of a deconstructed bisque was the seafood bite dreams are made of, and the meal closed out with a luxurious Patrón XO Dark Cocoa and chocolate chili sauce concoction that could have been a desert on its own.
Saturday is Cinco de Mayo, and while you can never go wrong with a Margarita, there are plenty of other tequila cocktails that highlight one of Mexico's most delicious native spirits -- here are six to try.
If you haven't had the time or inclination to pack an afternoon (after-school) snack, you'll likely find yourself in front of your dorm or office vending machine, gazing into that treat-filled tower and clutching your one dollar bill until you have finally decided how to spend it.