Texas Highways Magazine

Chiles and Spice and Everything Nice

Step beneath the top hat logo gracing the dormer over the front porch of Pendery’s World of Chiles and Spices in Fort Worth, close your eyes, and breathe deep: Intermingled fragrances from exotic lands flood your olfactories—perfumed Sri Lankan cinnamon; pungent Iranian cumin; sultry Jamaican allspice; smoky Spanish paprika; and chiles, lots and lots of chiles.

“I’ve been coming here since I was a kid,” says David Hollister, the Fort Worth born-and-bred executive chef at Dallas’ Gas Monkey Bar

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