When we leave Texas for a New York visit, most of our trip is spent sashaying to trendy ’tini bars and fashionable upscale bistros. But when we long for something cowboy, we hit Cowgirl Bar K, a West Village respite for all things fried, hog-tied, and true. Try the margaritas, chow on the Jack Daniels-glazed pork chops, and sing yee-haw. 519 Hudson Street at West 10th Street. (212) 633-1133
— Eric Celeste

Denim Is Forever
It’s a long way from Levi Strauss & Co. to Juicy Couture. But both denim lines trace their roots to the Western frontier, as do cowboy boots — those on-again-off-again runway flirts. Visit From Necessity to Fashion: Clothing of the American West through year’s end at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in Canyon, Texas, and trace the wild ride of the wrangler’s wardrobe. (806) 651-2244, www.panhandleplains.org — Elaine Glusac