Entertainment

Cowboys and cowgirls have known for years that if you want something cooked right, like it was in the older days of the wild, wild West, get out the old iron skillet inherited from grandparents or the old trail cook. Add some really fresh meat and vegetables, and use tested recipes to whip up a good meal, and sit down in a comfortable environment to enjoy it with friendly folks. Southeast Texans and others visiting our part of the country can still do that today, except that they don’t have to stand over the campfire and do the actual cooking.

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One of the best Po’boys in Southeast Texas can be found in one of the most unlikely of places.

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‘Magic Mike’ 

Despite many 11th hour predictions that “Magic Mike” would top the raunchy teddy bear comedy “Ted” from Seth McFarlane, in the weekend box office wars, it did not happen. Still it was a record-breaking weekend as both movies exceeded profit expectations — a first for two openers on the same day. There is something to be said for giving the people what they want.

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A Saturday night dinner date with my husband turned out to be a fun night at El Potrillo Mexican Restaurant in Beaumont. The brightly lit, festive atmosphere was the first thing to draw us into the cheery, comfortable and conveniently located eatery on the Eastex Freeway. Once inside, we found friendly servers and management, and very good food. When the salsa and chips were delivered to our table, we knew we were in good hands.

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