Taste Tender Top 50 Barbecue, Spicy Thai, & More This Weekend

We’re heating things up this weekend with one of the Top 50 barbecue joints in Texas. Then, it’s time for hot cheesy chile rellenos from one of the Alamo City’s BEST spots for Mexican food. You’ll ‘get the hots’ for Austin’s hot spot for tempting Thai food — and of course, my brand new wine finds!

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We know of a ‘hot spot’ that’s cranking up the heat on traditional Thai food — Sway in Austin! You’ll swoon for Sway’s seriously tasty Thai food that has a familiar Texas twist — the chef took his cues from learning Texas barbecue! It’s one of the hottest restaurants in Austin, thanks to mainstay menu items like the Tiger Cry with char-grilled hanger steak and red chili nahm jim sauce,  as well as their ‘crush-worthy’ curries. Cool off the spice with one of Sway’s refreshing homemade “Drinking Vinegars” made with fresh fruit and herbs — you’ll get the recipe to make one yourself. This weekend, hear how a game of darts brought the chef to Texas.

El Chaparral Mexican Restaurant

Locals L-O-V-E El Chaparral in San Antonio not only for its mouthwatering Mexican food, but for the big hearts of the family that’s been running it for more than 40 years. You’ll love their Texas-sized plates with cheesy enchiladas and crisp beef tacos, served piping hot! This weekend, you’ll hear why every part of El Chaparral, from their breezy patio garden to their refreshing margaritas, takes on special significance. We love their Chile Rellenos, especially Christina’s Shrimp Chile Relleno made with a fresh poblano pepper, Gulf shrimp, and a steaming ladle of creamy jalapeño sauce — you’ll get the recipe this weekend.

Pecan Lodge

Prepare yourself for seriously good barbecue this weekend at Pecan Lodge in Dallas, one of Texas Monthly’s Top 50 Barbecue Joints. The pitmasters behind Pecan Lodge’s juicy, finger lickin’ good barbecue love their smoker so much, they even gave ‘her’ a name! This weekend, you’ll meet the maestro of the meats who’s setting the barbecue world on fire with true Texas barbecue that’s earning accolades all over the world. They’re not stopping at barbecue though. Their Southern Fried Chicken is some of the best in Texas and locals absolutely love the Lodge’s ‘Hot Mess’ baked potato. This weekend, we’re sharing some of the Lodge’s tastiest side dishes.


Houston| KPRC | Sat 5 p.m.
San Antonio | WOAI | Sat 6 p
Austin | CBS Austin | Sat 6:30p
El Paso | KFOX | Sat 5p
Amarillo | KVII | Sun 11:30a
Lubbock | KLBK | Sun 5 p.m.*
Waco | CW 12 | Sun 6p
Bryan/College Station | CW 8 | Sun 6p
Midland-Odessa | KWES | Sat 5p ; CW-West Texas | Sun 12:30p
Rio Grande Valley | KRGV| Sun Noon
Corpus Christi | KUQI FOX | Sat 6:30p
Beaumont | KFDM | Sat 6:30a ; Sun 1p



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