Best of West Texas

It’ll surprise you out here. French grocery stores, powerful contemporary art collections, creative & communal hotel experiences and two seriously beautiful parks to be explored, all in West Texas? From Alpine to Marathon, to Marfa and Big Bend National Park, you’ll leave swooning over this corner of the Lone Star State. Giddy up.

S Highland Ave
All that art at the Chinati Foundation and walking through Marfa to check out the art installations will leave you hungry. Do yourself some good and hit the Food Shark food truck Wednesday through Saturday from 12 noon to 3 pm under the pavilion next to the railroad tracks on S. Highland Ave. Their food changes daily and it truly covers the globe with a serious hint of Mediterranean inspired dishes. For a more communal, lounge, sit down experience, make sure you do not miss their new cafeteria branch just down the street at #120. Wine by the glass and seriously thoughtful, foodie selections. It’ll leave you satisfied and then some.
207 Highland St, Marfa, TX 79843, USA
I couldn’t be a bigger fan of hotelier Liz Lambert and all that she’s done at El Cosmico. My last minute choice to head to Marfa meant that they were all booked up and I headed to the Paisano Hotel for a lovely, old school experience and one heck of a beautiful outdoor dining experience in the courtyard next to that sparkling fountain. A bike friendly location if you have one in tow, and famous for hosting the cast and crew of ‘Giant’ when filming in the 1950’s. Designed by architect Henry Trost, it was at first built to be lodging for cattlemen to make necessary business meetings and consultations. The space is warm, historical and classic and being in the heart of town it makes it easy to explore on foot at any point in your day. If you’re staying elsewhere in Marfa for your hotel, try to still bike or walk over to the Paisano Hotel for a drink and or dinner. The outdoor courtyard dining experience on a cool evening is a real treat.
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