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Many who enjoyed dining in downtown Beaumont at the Quality Café were more than sad when it officially closed for the last time in 2014. Some went every day to 730 Liberty St., and those who still talk about the tasty meals always mention the Thursday special — spaghetti and meatballs.

Get those taste buds ready because on Tuesday, July 25, from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. at J. Wilson’s will be the return of the Café’s spaghetti and meatballs cooked by Cheri Parigi herself, who last owned the restaurant in 2014.

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Electric-powered, oversized plush reclining seats, wall-to-ceiling screens, state-of-the art surround sound systems and beer and wine selections at the concession stand are luxuries that Southeast Texans might have never imagined their local theater would offer.

But those luxuries, which many traveled to Houston or Austin to enjoy, are now available right here in Beaumont.

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Actor and comedian Mike Epps is set to bring his hilarious comedic act to Beaumont at the Julie Rogers Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 21. Epps grew to fame in the mid 90s through his appearances on the Def Comedy Jam series then got his movie break in 1999 co-starring with Ice Cube as Day-Day Jones in Next Friday and Friday After Next. He went on to star in such movies like The Hangover, Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins, The Hangover III, Next Day Air and next year will return to the big screen as Day-Day Jones in Last Friday. Tickets are $69-$44.50 and go on sale Friday, July 14, at 10 a.m.

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The city of Beaumont is hosting its highly anticipated third annual Beaumont Craft Beer Fest on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the downtown Event Centre from 2-6 p.m. Presented by the city, Giglio Distributing, and 2-Row/Del Papa Distributing, the festival will showcase Texas and national craft breweries and is anticipated to sell-out quickly. Advance tickets go on sale Tuesday, Aug. 1, at 10 a.m. at the Civic Center box office and online at Ticketmaster.com. General tickets are $20, which includes event entry, a souvenir cup and a tasting card.

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The Isley Brothers featuring Ernie and Ronald “Mr. Biggs” Isley have been cited as having enjoyed one of the “longest, most influential, and most diverse careers in the pantheon of popular music,” and the two will perform inside the Grand Event Center at Golden Nugget in Lake Charles on Saturday, July 22, at 8 p.m. They began performing in 1954, and 16 of their albums charted in the Top 40 with 13 of those having been certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum.

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