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Well, It’s Been Too Long for 125 Years

In 1895, 16-year-old Lyman T. Davis appeared on the Streets of Corsicana Texas, and began selling his “ranch” chili from the back of a wagon in front of the Blue Front Saloon.
December 21, 2019

Czech Please

Sandy Ferrell begins her days at 1 a.m. so that her customers at Czech Please Microbakery have the freshest warm baked goodies each morning.
December 20, 2019

Wine Garden Debuts at First Monday Trade Days in Canton

The City of Canton teamed up with Sip and Shop Texas to bring a wine garden to the First Monday Trade Days grounds in Canton during the monthly market shows.
August 20, 2019

Castle Oaks Winery & Vineyard Offers Good Wine and Hospitality

Castle Oaks Winery and Vineyard in Athens stole a “peach” of my heart when they met me and my Sip & Shop Texas tour buddies recently with a tray full of their handmade peach sangria.
August 20, 2019

Hatch Green Chile Fest Returns to Paris

Hatch Chile Fest returns to the Market Square in Paris, Texas, on Saturday August 31, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Roasted chile peppers from New Mexico, mariachi music, kids games, and burger sliders are all part of the festivities.
June 21, 2019

Local Wines Take Home Big Awards in International Competitions

The 2019 San Francisco Wine Competition recently announced winners with two located in the Upper East Side of Texas.
April 15, 2019

Texadus Family Farm Shares Recipes Made With Home-Grown Ingredients

Texadus Family Farm is owned by Harold and Lynn Jones, two current Texans who made their exodus from California to Texas, along with their eight children, back in 2004.
April 15, 2019

Former Bank Drive-Thru Now Serves Gourmet Coffee

The Pony Expresso is a locally-owned coffee house in downtown Canton. This charming establishment was once a drive-thru bank facility and was repurposed into a coffee house. The owner, Katie McFarland, opened the shop in November 2018 serving coffee and more to the residents and visitors of Van Zandt County.
April 15, 2019

Experience Farm to Table Outdoor Dining

With the rural areas of the Upper East Side of Texas filled with farms growing fresh, organic produce, it’s no wonder that the concept of farm-to-table dining is a fixture in area restaurants. It’s also feeding a growing trend of summer outdoor long-table community dinners that make for a memorable culinary experience that people travel for miles to enjoy.
April 15, 2019

East Texas Sip and Shop

East Texas Sip & Shop takes guests on guided tours to select wineries, breweries, restaurants, art galleries, and boutiques, promising discounts and a good time along the way.
February 22, 2019

Pork Sandwich That's Just Right for Colder Weather Appetites

Taking a bite of The Dancing Pig sandwich at Moore’s Store in historic downtown Ben Wheeler is a deliciously messy roller coaster of flavor. The hammed up concoction is loaded about four inches high with pulled pork, sliced ham, house-rubbed candied-pepper bacon, and caramelized red onions.
November 13, 2018

Try This New Winery in Edom

There’s a new goat in the rolling countryside outside Edom, Texas, and it’s green. The Green Goat Winery opened recently at 12362 FM 279, a stone’s throw from Blue Moon Gardens.
November 2, 2018