Lauren Dodd

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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President Barack Obama signed H.R.

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With high unemployment numbers, the economy still in recovery, and student loan debt surpassing credit card debt for the first time in U.S. history, it’s easy for young college students to feel discouraged.

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