Egg Roll Express

Dining

Hey, Egg Roll Express is far from being the prettiest barn on Front Street….but for Chinese-in-a-hurry, this beats waiting in the crowd at Peking’s. Limited menu makes the choosing easier…and I went with the Beef and Broccoli. It was served pretty quickly, piping hot, and it was as good as any I’ve had from a […]

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Daniel Boone’s Grill & Tavern

Dining

The five of us took in a little Daniel Boone’s one Sunday afternoon after seeing and hearing numerous advertisements for it quite some time. The theme of the restaurant is loosely based upon the old 1950’s Daniel Boone TV show, complete with a log-cabin look-and-feel and silly signs such as, “On this spot in 1890, […]

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Jalapeno Tree

Dining

Tasty, but I don’t understand why Jalapeno Tree is so expensive. Granted, two can have lunch for less than $25, but if you take the family of five on, say, a Saturday night….you can count on spending upwards of $60. The food is very good….and the guacamole “green sauce” is a delicious compliment to the […]

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Vietnamese Pho Restaurant

Dining

OK, I admit it…my first effort to try out this restaurant led me to the “safer” Mexican food place down the street…only because I feared making a fool of myself attempting to eat Pho. But I cowboyed-up on my second attempt and, boy, I’m glad I did! Full disclosure — I did my homework. I […]

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Mama’s Restaurant

Dining

Took the family of five to Mama’s Restaurant for our last ‘lunchtime with Daddy’ before school starts. Chips and salsa to start, then came the Chicken Strips for my daughter, a pair of Burger Club Sandwiches for the boys, Quesadillas with rice and refried beans for my bride, and Grilled Chicken with fried okra and […]

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El Mejicano Mexican Restaurant

Dining

Mexican food along the lines of a tacqueria…but with some TexMex and American favorites that gives El Mejicano broad appeal. At $8.99, that’s a little more than I’d generally want to spend for lunch…but that’s a competitive price for a buffet. Overall, you’ll not see this much variety in a buffet outside of a Chinese […]

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Salsarita’s

Dining

This is a Freebird’s/Chipotle-like “build-’em-as-you-order-’em” kind of place. Southwestern-style Mexican food (meaning black beans and white cheese) with a wide assortment of selections. I went with a Taco Salad and my wife went with the Nachos. Since you’re the one who decides what goes into your meal, it’s pretty much up to you to mix-and-match […]

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Ken’s Pizza

Dining

East Texas has no shortage of buffets and when it comes to pizza, few can rival Ken’s Pizza in Tyler.  It seems most pizza restaurants spend more time trying to come up with “experimental” flavors.  Ken’s, however, does a great job of keeping the traditional favorites coming while inserting something new here-and-there.  Hamburger, Cheese, Pepperoni, […]

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Bodacious BBQ

Dining

The folks at Bodacious BBQ have been serving up the good stuff since 1965 and if you’re anywhere close to the Tyler-Longview area, there’s a Bodacious near you. There’s a new location just north of  SSW Loop 323 on Hwy 155.  When you walk in the door, there’s no doubt you’ve walked into a Bodacious […]

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Bud Jones Bayou

Dining

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 […]

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