Five Popular Destinations Are Latest Additions Into Hall of Fame
“The best” is often debatable, but excellence speaks for itself. County Line Magazine established a hall of fame for the places and people in the Upper East Side of Texas that consistently win in the annual “best-of” balloting.
The criteria are simple: win the same category three times, and make the hall of fame the next year.
The five 2013 additions are Art & Espresso, Four Winds Steakhouse (for a second category), Moore’s Store, RC & Moon Pie Mural, and Thee Hubbell House B&B.
Art & Espresso in Winnsboro won best coffee in 2012, 2010, and 2009. They moved to a historic corner building across from the art center this past year and continue to display artwork and create an environment with great vibes. They serve the best espresso with steamed milk or hot chocolate, cappuccinos, lattes, iced coffees, and more. Plus freshly brewed loose-leaf teas, light lunches, and desserts including Blue Bell ice cream and homemade pastries. 111 E. Broadway (Hwy 11), 903.342.3343. www.artandespresso.com.
Four Winds Steakhouse in Wills Point made it into the Hall of Fame two years ago for winning the best restaurent in the Upper East Side of Texas for several years and this year they are being ushered in for their winning steaks which won best in 2012, 2010, 2009, and 2006. Steak entrees include ribeye with brandy peppercorn sauce, filet mignon, and New York strip. 21191 FM 47. 903.873.2225. www.fourwindssteakhouse.com.
Moore’s Store in Ben Wheeler won best live music venue in 2012, 2010, and 2009. They still feature live music Friday and Saturday nights ranging from country dance to blues-rock. The big stage is backed by a mural depicting an earlier era of Ben Wheeler’s history. Small dance floor. 1551 FM 279. 903.833.5100. wwwbenwheelertx.com.
RC/Moon Pie mural in Ben Wheeler was voted favorite sign in the region in 2012, 2011, and 2010. Painted by Brent Hale in red, yellow, and other colors on the side of a restored 1940s grocery store turned ice cream shop and motorcycle museum in the heart of downtown, a smiling, freckle-faced country boy with his Moon Pie and big ol’ RC conjure seemingly simpler times of yesteryear. 903.833.1070. www.benwheelertx.com.
Thee Hubbell House Bed and Breakfast Resort in Winnsboro won best B&B in 2012, 2008, and 2007. The Southern plantation estate near the heart of Winnsboro is nestled among 400-year-old oak trees and landscaped gardens. Period antiques furnish the rooms and common areas. Each room in the Mansion and the Carriage House is en-suite and has its own sense of inviting warmth (plus high speed wireless Internet). Get a full country breakfast – bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, pancakes, coffee, and orange juice – between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. or make arrangements for a more convenient time. 307 W. Elm. 800.227.0639. www.theehubbellhouse.com.
These five join the growing list of excellent inductees that show off some of the best of the Upper East Side of Texas.