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Cooking at Home: Beat the Rising Cost of Eating Out

Eating out is more expensive than ever, with a 4.2% increase in the consumer price index for food away from home. Food costs across the board continue to rise, even as inflation slows. However, Vericast's 2024 Restaurant TrendWatch reports restaurant prices climb much higher and faster than groceries — an average of 5.1% annually versus 1.2%.

Mega Burger from Yum-Yum in Mission lives up to its name

MISSION — I was tasked with writing a review of a burger, which is both easy and difficult at the same time.

Gladys Porter Zoo’s Brew at the Zoo set for Saturday in Brownsville

The Gladys Porter Zoo will host Brew at the Zoo from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, with music continuing until 11 p.m.

Grapevine’s got ‘great’ tuna tacos

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Fish tacos with corn.

Phở-nominal bowls of flavor at Lê Phở House in Weslaco

WESLACO — Wanting to try something new and different, I came to Lê Phở House — a Vietnamese kitchen in Weslaco — with an open mind and I left with a stomach full of delicious noodles, broth, beef and a curiosity into a new cuisine.

Tequila town: Fundraiser planned for Market Square in Brownsville

Brownsville Beerfest LLC has come up with a new way to party to benefit nonprofit and civic groups: Agave Fest, a tequila-centric fundraiser scheduled for May 4 at Market Square.

Custom ice cream sandwiches shop set to open in SPI

An ice cream shop known for its custom ice cream sandwiches is set to open next month on South Padre Island — just in time for summer. 

Peruvian Passion: UTRGV professor puts two decades of devotion into book

In Peru, food is not just a source of sustenance, but a reflection of the country's rich cultural heritage and "Eating Peru: A Gastronomic Journey" by UTRGV's own Robert Bradley is a journey of 25 years into his knowledge, experience and appreciation of Peruvian cuisine and its fascinating lore.

San Benito’s Lali’s Café is a classic choice

SAN BENITO — The specials on the wall catch my eye so quickly I don’t even ask for a menu.

Mission chef again nominated for James Beard Award

Mission chef Ana Liz Pulido has been nominated for the prestigious James Beard Award for the second consecutive year.