China Chef

No doubt, East Texas has a restaurant to satisfy nearly every palate (except for Egyptian food…still looking for some good schwarma around here).  There’s plenty of BBQ, Southern Cooking, and even Cajun and Seafood offerings.  There’s also a good handful of Chinese food restaurants but few, if any, can rival the simplicity, cleanliness, and comfort… Continue reading China Chef

American Freedom Museum

Take in over 200 years of American history at the American Freedom Museum in Bullard, TX, just a few miles outside of Tyler.  On the campus of the Brook Hill School, visitors to the American Freedom Museum are greeted by an 1861 Parrot Rifle Cannon and an 1857 Congressional Desk and Chair in the museum… Continue reading American Freedom Museum

Bryan’s Cheesecakes

Yeah, that’s exactly what you think it is … BANANA PUDDING CHEESECAKE! Who’s responsible for this marriage of all-things-good-and-right-in-the-world?  Bryan’s Cheesecakes. The longtime staple at First Monday Trade Days in Canton, Bryan’s Cheesecakes have made their way to Broad Street in Mineola joining one of the greatest collections of antique shopping and fun dining in… Continue reading Bryan’s Cheesecakes

The Stand

  In East Texas, there are four major food groups:  BBQ, taqueria, hamburgers, and Cajun.  It’s all good, but it’s nice to find something different every now and then and the good folks at The Stand are happy to oblige. The beauty of The Stand is in the simplicity of its menu.  Nothing but hotdogs,… Continue reading The Stand

Bud Jones Bayou

So, you need your car AND your appetite fixed?  Would you believe you can get both issues addressed at the same place?  Just wheel your bucket of bolts over to Bud Jones Garage to drop off your car.  Then walk next door to Bud Jones Bayou. What all started as a concession trailer next to… Continue reading Bud Jones Bayou

Cool Down Your RV with Inexpensive Sun Shades That You Can Custom-fit Yourself

Summer’s here and that means RV season is in full swing! If you’re new to the whole glamping scene like we are, you’re probably figuring things out as you go.  That’s certainly the case for us. We got our RV late last summer and didn’t do much camping until the fall. As a result, we… Continue reading Cool Down Your RV with Inexpensive Sun Shades That You Can Custom-fit Yourself

Collin Street Bakery – Lindale

Hey, did you know the world-famous Collin Street Bakery has made it to Lindale! For the uninitiated, CSB rose to prominence as a purveyor of fine fruit cakes  <insert fruitcake jokes here>.  But over the years, the company has expanded its offerings to include cakes, pies, and cookies.  Similar to locations in Corsicana and Waco,… Continue reading Collin Street Bakery – Lindale

Howdy, folks!

Big Tex, State Fair of Texas

“Howdy, folks!” If that phrase sounds familiar, it’s probably because you’ve been to The Great State Fair of Texas. Or, if you’ve lived in Texas long enough, you’ve received that hearty greeting from one of the locals. It doesn’t matter if you’ve lived in the Lone Star State all of your life or that you’ve… Continue reading Howdy, folks!

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