Dining Guide

Taking a cheese lover’s favorite like creamy mac and cheese and adding slow-smok
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit – Nederland owner Raju Ali slices jalapeño cheddar kielbas

Texans take their barbecue very seriously. Just take a look at the numbers. According to CHD Expert, a firm that collects data and restaurant information for more than 14,000 barbecue restaurants across the U.S., in terms of total barbecue places, Texas leads the nation with 2,238 total restaurant locations and 1,931 independent locations. In fact, when considering the number of barbecue restaurants per capita, Texas has one for roughly every 12,000 people.

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The holiday season is upon us, but you don’t have to settle for a regular turkey as your main course Thanksgiving. There are plenty of other options. It’s OK to break tradition, and you don’t have to be a Gordon Ramsey in the kitchen. Don’t forget the sides and desserts!

 

Honey bourbon glazed ham

Ingredients

 

1 (9 1/4-lb.) fully cooked

bone-in ham

40 whole cloves

1/2 cup firmly packed

light brown sugar

1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup bourbon

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Even though the weather is getting colder outside, it’s always a good time for some yogurt, no matter the season, because yogurt is good for you.

According to Erin Coleman, a registered and licensed dietitian and writer for Livestrong.com, there are several health benefits to eating yogurt, especially for women.

Yogurt contains high amounts of protein, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc and vitamin B-12.

“Women who eat yogurt regularly generally have a better overall diet quality than those who don’t consume yogurt,” Coleman writes.

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Tina’s Waffles & Chicken is named after the owner of the restaurant.
Bettina Williams-Evans, owner of Bettie Jean’s Homestyle Cooking, prepares liver

Bettina Williams-Evans grew up in a home with good food.

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Morgue-A-Rita

Thought Halloween lands on a Monday this year – Monday, Oct. 31, to be exact – how about a little pre-Halloween mixer this weekend with you and some of your favorite ghouls, goblins and witches?

Let’s start with some adult beverages, shall we?

 

 

 

 

Morgue-A-Rita

Goo:

1/4 cup light corn syrup

Green food coloring

 

Cocktail:

1/2 cup fresh lime juice

1 cup club soda

3/4 cup tequila

3 ounces triple sec

4 cherries

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Upon entering the restaurant, we immediately notice a message on the floor that
Burrito Rio Grande

When Victor Gonzalez came to the United States from Mexico, he had little money but a pocketful of ambition.

“He started his career in the restaurant business as a dishwasher making 50 cents an hour in 1965,” said Ashley Stone, general manager of Mi Pueblo Mexican Restaurant in Lumberton.

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Karen Kimball works a ribbon of frozen custard at her and her husband’s new shop

Frozen custard as a dessert first saw commercial success in Coney Island, New York, in 1919, when ice cream vendors Archie and Elton Kohr found that adding egg yolks to ice cream created a smoother texture and helped the ice cream stay cold longer.

In their first weekend on the boardwalk, they sold 18,460 cones, according to the article “Happy Days” by The Village Voice writer Robert Sietsema.

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The average American spends about $1,200 a year on fast food visiting these “restaurants” at least twice a week, spending, on average, $12.50 per meal. Seventy percent of Americans consume fast food up to three times a week, while 7 percent consume it on a daily basis. With that said, it’s time to head back to the drive-thru to see what fast food joints have added to their menus.

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Wings To Go

With football season several weeks underway and fans rooting for their favorite team or drafted fantasy player, we decided to stir up a little competition of our own.

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James Mouton, butcher at Robert’s Meat Market for more than 24 years
12-ounce ribeye, loaded baked potato and mixed vegetables

If you can’t find something on Robert’s menu you like, then you probably won’t find it anywhere. From fresh-cut ribeye steaks and lobster to enchiladas and gumbo, the restaurant pretty much has any dish you can fathom.

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