Brandi Haskett

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.

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 Offering quality burgers, fries and shakes in a laid back atmosphere, Daddio's Burger, created in 2013 by Novrozsky's owner, Dave Jones, is located in former GEO Burrito building on the corner of Calder and Lucas

Keeping it all natural

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Crown Pizza has made a name for itself for selling unique pizza in Beaumont and has even sparked the interest of a few competitors, and the restaurant isn’t even a year old yet. The brainchild of Willy Burger owner Colburn McClelland, Crown Pizza’s name came from an old sign from a motel on Highway 90.

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Whether you head down Flint Road off of South Major or take Highway 365, be sure to follow the quiet Labelle Road to great food and wonderful atmosphere. Pine Tree Lodge is a fun, family-friendly place to enjoy from-scratch entrees while relaxing on the water. The restaurant has been many different establishments, from a lodging office to a biker bar.

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Assistant U.S. Attorneys Randall L. Fluke and Christopher T. Tortorice secured a nearly 20 year prison sentence for Ronald Seabridge Sr., the 60-year-old owner of Lumberton’s Brass Dragon Karate, who was found guilty by a jury Feb. 27, 2014, of receiving, distributing and possessing child pornography.

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Mike and Milly Dougay, or as their grandchildren affectionately call them, Boogie and Tootsie, have a reputation for bringing delicious cuisine and signature recipes to Southeast Texas. As the former owners of The Tamale Company and Willy Ray’s BBQ, these two know a little something about good food and fast service.

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By Brandi Haskett and Lauren Dodd

Richard’s Café will warm your soul and fill your belly. Near downtown Beaumont, Richard’s is just a couple blocks south of Interstate 10 on Magnolia Street. They offer made-from-scratch dishes that will transport you back to grandma’s kitchen.

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By Lauren Dodd

By Brandi Haskett

The Vautrots believe in big smiles and bigger proportions. They have been serving up this family tradition for more than 21 years. The resilient restaurant, Vautrot’s Cajun Cuisine, is a testament to the family’s spirit – having survived four disasters: a flood, two hurricanes, and most recently, a devastating fire.

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By Brandi Haskett

By Lauren Dodd

Staff Writers

Owner Ed Grissom says his pub is designed to be a place for people to take a break from the daily grind. “It’s still and always has been, I call it, ‘designed as a diffusion.’ You go out into the world, get stressed out, have anxiety. Isn’t it nice to come into a place and just diffuse?”

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