Weekly Dish

Mike Dougay

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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BBQ Stuffed Turkey, pork loin stuffed with boudin and cream cheese, swineapple

I declare barbecue season open for business. This is the time of year when friends and family spend time together in the great outdoors and/or their backyards centered around fun summer activities and their desired cooking apparatus. Many folks incorporate some sort of mixture of meat and fire into their meals during the season.

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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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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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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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SnoBiz, 5945 College St., Beaumont • (409) 860-3474

SnoBiz, 5945 College St., Beaumont • (409) 860-3474

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Three-year-old Ralph Rhymes III enjoys his large ice cream cone and says he love

The fair in is town, and you know what that means! Rides, midway games and, to be honest, the real reason you came — the food!

We’ve scoured the South Texas State Fair to find the best bang for your buck just in time for the final weekend.

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Bistek Relleno

The building to the left of Texas Inn on Eastex Freeway has been home to several restaurants over the past decade – Willy Ray’s BBQ, Lone Star Steak House, and more recently J.A.C.K.K’s Diner – and while these barbeque places were smoked out, a new eatery might have what it takes to stay awhile.

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