‘Top Five’

Starring: Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson

Directed by: Chris Rock

Rated: R


From a comedian who has tried writing and directing a couple of times before (“Head of State,” “I Think I Love My Wife”), this is Chris Rock’s best effort yet. The keen observations of pop culture that fuel his comedy are used here to craft a wickedly funny movie that has a surprising undercurrent of pathos to it.


For over 20 years, the Honey-B Ham Company,  off of Calder, has been serving Southeast Texans some of the best soups, salads and sandwiches for lunch. The old fashioned shop has made a name for itself for not only offering a fast meal with friendly service, but for also having premade meals ready to take home with you on a moment’s notice.

Photo by Kevin King

Las Vegas just got a little bit closer to Southeast Texas. The Golden Nugget casino, known throughout Sin City for its saucy shows, five-star lodging, top-notch table games, the best in entertainment, and the hottest slot action in town, has finally made its long-awaited Lake Charles debut. The 290-acre casino and resort is owner Tilman Fertitta’s fifth. He purchased the Las Vegas Golden Nugget in 2005.


When Raising Cane’s founder and CEO Todd Graves came up with the idea to open a restaurant that sells only chicken tenders, people were less than supportive. College professors, as well as loan managers, weren’t sold on the idea and were skeptical of a business plan revolving around such a niche market.

Ron White

It’s Mr. Tater Salad himself, Ron White, back in Beaumont on Thursday, April 23, with the “Nutcracker Tour” at the Julie Rogers Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the mature-audience show are $59.75-$46.75 and can be purchased beginning Friday, Dec. 12, at 10 a.m.