Dining Guide

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

The Sunrise Burger features a farm-fresh, cage-free fried egg, pepper Jack chees

Just a few short days ago, Burger King gave fast food junkies something new — the Whopperrito.

ribeye steak cooked-to-order, scrambled eggs, grits and toast

Some of the best places to eat breakfast are ones you might not traditionally think of, and Hemingway’s Café is definitely one of those hidden gems.

Ana Reyes

When Ana Reyes began baking Mexican pastries in the garage of her Port Arthur home in 2002, she didn’t realize how popular her delicious breads would ultimately become.

“I would put the breads in my car and go out into the streets and sell them,” she said. “I wanted to open a business, but I didn’t have enough money.”

the Motley Que Sandwich

Las Vegas is know as the entertainment capital of the world. From world-class casinos, sophisticated shows, exotic pool parties, shopping, sights, sounds and some of the best food on the planet.

Of course there are the $1,000 steak rooms on each property like the ones you see on “Life Styles of the Rich and Famous,” yet there are plenty of options to choose from that are affordable yet make for the most incredible tasting experience you have ever had.

Owner Diane Martin visits with a customer

Family. That’s what you feel like when you go to Hard Bean Coffee in Lumberton. And that’s exactly what owner Diane Martin had in mind when she opened the coffee shop last February.