We make our way to the Alamo City for big-as-Texas burgers that are some of the juiciest and messiest we’ve seen – these are not for dainty diners. The Longhorn Café started out as a small taco stand in the 50’s before becoming one of our go-to burger joints. Now’s it’s home to The Original Big Juicy™, their signature 6 ounce burger stacked with all the fixin’s.
Next, we drive to Houston to check out Calle Onze , a restaurant that’s a happy marriage of Northern Mexico and South Texas. The duo behind this fine dining Tex-Mex spot used to be in a boy band together before focusing their creative talents on food. Instead of mixing sounds, they’re mixing bone marrow with butter and basting it on their chargrilled oysters with fresh chimichurri.
Then, join me as I head to Temple for an Italian gem with more than 1,500 varieties of wine! Pignettis is a wine-lovers paradise – it’s received Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence for over 10 years. While you sip on a glass of vino, you’ll want to dig into all the authentic Italian plates, like the tender braised Osso Bucco or the Linguine with Clams. When you visit you might spot Waco’s famous Fixer Uppers, Chip and Joanna Gaines!
Don’t miss out on all of the action (and incredible H-E-B wines).