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Ophelia's Soul Food, Malcolm Gage, Cordey Lash
Malcom Gage and Cordey Lash changed the way we think of food court cuisine with Ophelia's Soul Food at Collin Creek Mall in Plano.  Ophelia's Soul Food/Facebook
Rick Lowe in Vickery Meadow neighborhood in Dallas
 
Artist Rick Lowe of Project Row Houses in Houston.

 

Photo by Alison V. Smith for the Nasher Sculpture Center
Bobby Heugel bartender The Pastry War
Southern Living says Houston's Bobby Heugel put Texas cocktails on the map in 2009 with the opening of Anvil Bar & Refuge.  Bobby Heugel/Facebook
Biscuit Homegoods, Upper Kirby, shopping, September 2012, Christina Ducruet, Bailey Quin McCarthy, Isabel Wilson
Bailey Quin (center) of Houston-based Biscuit Home. Courtesy of Biscuit Home
Salt & Time butchers
Ryan Butler and Ben Runkle of Austin's Salt & Time Butcher Shop. Photo by Michael A. Muller
taylor bruce
Austin's Taylor Bruce of Wildsam Field Guides  Courtesy of Photo courtesy of Southern Living
PJ Stoops
Houston chef PJ Stoops changed Texas seafood by encouraging restaurants to incorporate bycatch into their dishes. His new place, Foreign Correspondents, opens this spring. Kata Robata Sushi + Grill/Facebook