Dining Guide

Goat Cheese Burger with applewood-smoked bacon.

When restaurateur Dave Jones founded Novrozsky’s in 1983, he wanted to provide quality burgers beyond what fast food franchises could offer. The concept was wildly successful and there are now nine Novrozsky’s throughout Southeast Texas. His original location at the corner of Calder and Lucas, however, didn’t fare as well with hurricane damage, and a two-year Calder Road construction project limiting access to the site.

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Jeremy Fults, managing partner, stands in front of the LongHorn Steakhouse’s bar

The competition for steak lovers’ hearts just heated up. LongHorn Steakhouse opened its doors Monday, Aug. 10, in Beaumont, bringing a fresh and exciting new option for Southeast Texans to curb their carnivorous cravings.

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Whether you’re after a bottle of Budweiser or a $150 shot of single-malt scotch, Tradewinds is the perfect low-key hideaway for an after-work cocktail or a quiet dinner.

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The Jalapeño Ranch Burger features fried jalapeños, lettuce, tomato, pickles, an
Hostess/server Erica Brown demonstrates one of the unique perks of eating at Mut

For Vidor High School students of decades past, Mutt & Jeff’s – once located where the district is building its new AIM Center east of campus – was where the cool kids hung out, and a popular place to eat. It didn’t have a lengthy menu, and was known mostly for its Frito pies, served in their original chip bags. You couldn’t miss it.

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The Shrimp Lover (top) and Larry Judice

When a Texas-born butcher named Larry Judice planted his Louisiana roots in Groves and bought his father’s French market in 1978, Larry’s French Market was just a Cajun grocery store with a Cajun deli.

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The Big Bopper Burger, onion rings, and a root beer float

When Bruce Self was a boy, he often visited his favorite drive-in burger joint on Texas Avenue in Bridge City to grab some hand-battered, crispy-coated onion rings.

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 What’s the best barbecue? I get asked this question almost daily. Being that tastes vary from region to region and person to person, I thought the best thing for me to do was to put together a list of my favorite barbecue.

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Back when the Logon Café first opened for business, things were different. The process of connecting meant “dialing up” for  5 to 45 minutes.

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Pickett House dinner

When I think of my MawMaw, I think of fried chicken. I have lots of memories of her, but the best have always been of when I was young and Sunday dinner after church. She had seven children and every one of them, along with their families, came to Sunday dinner.

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Charles Brewer

When Asian takeout is reduced to its basic elements, quality food comes from a guy (or gal) with a wok. By the same token, excellence in barbecue often comes down to a guy with a pit.

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