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  • November 8, 2018
    From meats to sweets, the holiday season is often when we spend time with family and friends around the dinner table. Take off one thing from your to-do list by hiring out the desserts. No matter what part of Houston are you are in, there is a popular pie stop near you! Hamilton’s Restaurant & Bar - Port Arthur Mile-high meringue tops pie creations at Hamilton’s in Port Arthur. In the Southeast Texas area, the Hamilton family is connected to good food at several popular...
  • November 1, 2018
    Meet the Blues Brothers Rao’s Bakery was founded in 1941 by Johnny Rao and has been a Beaumont favorite ever since. Offering both decadent sweet pastries and cakes and savory sandwiches and wraps, Rao’s is the place to go. Sit out on the front porch or the patio outside at their original location or visit their other locations around Southeast Texas. Take a selfie in front of the “famous” Blues Brothers statues that greets you outside. Enjoy Art and Music The Art of...
  • September 21, 2018
    As the weather starts cooling down, there’s no better way to enjoy time outdoors than to hang out on a patio with friends. It’s even better if you can find a restaurant where you can bring along your four legged friends. We’ve sniffed out a few dog friendly patios to meet up with friends just beyond the Houston area. Bakkhus Taverna Bakkhus reflects a small Greek family style restaurant that serves Greek and American fare with a southern twist. They offer a diverse menu and...
  • August 8, 2018
    There is no bad kind of bar-b-que (except the kind from California and New York – sorry, guys, keep trying). But luckily some of the most delicious sauces, premium meats and drool-worthy sides are just a short drive away, so get in your car and get moving before these places sell out and close up for the day. Patillo’s Bar-B-Q Texas Monthly calls it “the oldest family owned barbecue joint in Texas.” In fact, the Patillo family recipes have been luring Beaumont diners...
  • June 6, 2018
    Ahh, summer. In Houston it symbolizes the time of year when it’s perfectly acceptable to spend all day doing nothing at all - preferably in front of a fan with a beer in hand. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite places outside of Houston to do just that. So kick back, relax, and enjoy some ice cold suds or a chilly glass of refreshing wine at some of our favorite day trip destinations. Breweries BAKFISH Brewing Company BAKFISH is Pearland ’s first microbrewery and is a...
  • Killen's Burgers Credit: Kimberly Park
    May 29, 2018
    While we prescribe to the notion that there’s no such thing as a bad burger on a hot summer day, there are burgers that rise above the rest as “must-haves.” We’ve got a list for you, just in time for the spike in temperature that signals it’s time to get out of your kitchen and onto your favorite patio. Killen’s Burgers – Pearland Located at the original Killen’s Steakhouse location and revamped with a 1950s diner feel, this local spot...
  • February 21, 2018
    It’s finally crawfish season and the best mudbugs in Texas are just a short drive from Houston. You can’t call yourself a true crawfish enthusiast if these places aren’t on your bucket list. Get huge, spicy crawfish at Texas Mudbugs and Bones in Baytown . During peak crawfish season, the guys at Texas Mudbugs and Bones park their food truck at 5011 Sjolander Road and give hungry patrons an outdoor Cajun experience under a giant oak tree. Take a seat at the picnic tables and...
  • The Pancho Burger from Guru Burgers & Crepes Credit: Trish T. - The Pancho Burger from Guru Burgers & Crepes
    July 12, 2017
    Foodies and casual diners can take a trip around the world through Sugar Land’s foodie scene. Reflecting its location within the most globally-diverse county in the United States , Sugar Land boasts an array of cuisines just a few miles apart from each other. Begin your journey at local restaurants that are putting their spin on American classics. Jupiter Pizza & Waffle Co . specializes in exactly what its name suggests, pizza and waffles, but its unique flavors are what keeps people...
  • July 5, 2017
    Once known as that little place out in the country that you passed through on the way to the Texas Renaissance Festival, Tomball is fast becoming a foodie destination. Just 28 miles northwest of downtown Houston along the rambling rails of the BNSF Railroad, the small town is now home to an array of restaurants that attract food lovers from near and far. Texas Monthly Magazine named Tejas Chocolate Craftory & Barbecue on North Elm Street the sixth best barbecue joint in Texas. Craft barbecue...
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