Dining Guide

Jose Guzman holds a gordita

Friends, family and good food make for a fantastic dining experience, and Elena’s Mexican Restaurant in Beaumont offers diners a great venue in which to enjoy all three, and a fabulous menu of tasty meals served hot and fresh to order.

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Mofo burger, chicken strip basket, philly cheesesteak
Jeff Moreland prepares the ‘1-foot pancake.’

From its Mofo burger and sidewinder fries to its ginormous pancakes,

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The Wright family in Vidor has been grilling meat the right way for generations, slow-smoking their brisket and ribs for hours to infuse the maximum flavor from the family’s special recipe sauce and seasonings into the delicious smoked chicken, ribs,

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Pat Bell and Louis Mueller

I recently had the pleasure of attending the Houston BBQ Festival at NRG Park. I bought VIP tickets the day they were released and waited anxiously the morning of the event to set off on I-10 in search of Houston’s best barbecue. There were roughly two dozen restaurants providing a wide variety of smoky goodness. 

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If you’re looking for fast food that isn’t “fast food,” pass up the chain restaurants and cruise on over to Beaumont’s White Horse Bar & Grill for a dining experience unlike any other. Open daily 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., White Horse is conveniently situated close to Parkdale Mall on the city’s north end, but nestled away from mall traffic on the opposite side of the freeway.

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Chocoholic Cupcakes

When Autumn and Aaron West found that store-bought cakes and cookies weren’t up to their family’s standards, they decided to whip out the mixer and start making their own goodies for parties. As word got around about their sinfully delicious desserts, the Wests began to cook up an idea to start their own bakery.

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44Farms Texas Rib Eye
Bacon and Cheese Omelette

What started out as a local, upscale dining getaway in 2009 has become one of Beaumont’s favorite jewels for fresh, quality dishes and relaxing environment.

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Brad Klein

Wow! It’s been a great couple of weeks in my barbecue journey. It started in February with judging the KCBS Shotgun Fred’s BBQ Cook Off in Huntsville. Sixty-one teams participated, and wouldn’t you know it, the ice storm in Dallas had us short judges. This means we had to “suffer” through additional meats in each category, plus we judged “chef’s choice” and dessert. I had the pleasure of eating the single best piece of chicken I have ever tasted.

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Pulled Pork

When driving up to this rustic-looking butcher shop, you feel like you are in a different time, back when quality was as important as quantity, and the freshness of products was a priority.

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The Monterey Sampler, Monterey Dinner and Margartia

Since 1963, Monterey House on South 11th Street has been the place to get some of the best Tex-Mex cuisine money can buy. 

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