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Bookstore, home decor and more: Check out reader-awarded shopping experiences in the Upper East Side of Texas.
January 29, 2019

The Gentle Zoo of Forney

This place has a petting zoo, playground, picnic area, indoor party room, train ride, giant maze, a giant jumping pillow, and more. The animals are conditioned to be handled and pet by children and adults alike
January 1, 2019

The Excelsior House Hotel

The Excelsior House has welcomed travelers to Jefferson since the 1850s including famous people like Ullysses S. Grant, Oscar Wilde, and Lady Bird Johnson. They boast about their Southern charm and elegant decor with rich rosewood, cherry, and mahogany furnishes and the outside is constructed with brick, timber, and lacy iron work.
January 1, 2019

Special Gifts for the Soule

This shop supports local small businesses by selling their unique and artfully hand-made gifts. It doubles as an eatery with a warm and inviting atmosphere to keep guests coming back for more yummy goodies and heartwarming gifts. The shop sells items from jewelry and stationary sets to air fresheners, candles, lotions, bath and body care, clothing, things for the kiddies, and special holiday ornamentals.
January 1, 2019

Mineola Draws a Crowd with the Best Barbecue at Cowburners

With mouth-watering, flavorful, fall-off-the-bone barbecue, Cowburners offers brisket, turkey, sausage and “rib candy” by the pound; half and full rack ribs; Yankee, Diablo, and Texan sandwiches; and sides including the Gut Bomb baked potato, pork rind nachos, fries, okra, and more. They also have numerous draught beers and a kid-friendly menu
January 1, 2019

Best of the Upper East Side of Texas 2018

​County Line Magazine celebrates its 15th year of conducting the annual Best of the Upper East Side of Texas readers survey. More than 3,500 nominations were received with an expanding list of gems in this growing region featuring delicious food, wonderful attractions, beautiful backdrops, one-of-a-kind shops, exciting entertainment, and many talented individuals. New this year were numerous nominations for food trucks, one of a handful of growing trends in the region with award-winning cuisine readily available in downtown areas and an increase in marina kitchens. Sounds like a good time.
December 25, 2018

Best of the Upper East Side of Texas 2017

In its 14th year now, County Line Magazine’s annual survey keeps uncovering more and more local gems in the Upper East Side of Texas.
December 29, 2017

Fun Finds at Uptown Forum

Greenville's Uptown Forum won in the shopping category for the 2016 Best of the Upper East Side reader survey.
February 24, 2017

A Scenic Getaway in Arp

High Hill Farm in Arm was voted "Best Getaway" in the Best Of the Upper East Side of Texas Contest.
February 24, 2017

Downtown Mineola is Great Shopping Experience

Park the car and stroll the downtown shops of Mineola to find antiques, apparel, gifts, coffee, fudge, fried pies, furniture, garden art, home decor, jewelry, and more.
December 30, 2015

Sabor a Pasion Named Best Getaway

The onsite bed and breakfast is an escape for relaxing and unwinding with breakfast provided as a delicious start to the day.
December 30, 2015

Greenville Restaurant Wins Best of 2015

Winner of several national awards this past year for their crafted wines, Landon Winery & Bistro in Greenville is a favorite dining location as well as wine tastings, local happy hours, and other special events.
December 30, 2015