Now is a Good Time for Sweets

With Valentines Day this week, many people are thinking of chocolates and special gifts for that special someone. County Line Magazine’s readers have chosen some great choices in the recent Best of the Upper East Side of Texas contest. Here are the results in the Best Pie and Best Malt/Shake categories.

(For the complete list of winners across all categories, visit

Best Pie

Oxbow General Store. Palestine. Mile-high meringue and Southern heritage collide for the ultimate dessert here. Located in an old mule barn built in the 1900s turned bakery, the Oxbow has served America’s favorite dessert since 2009 in Old Town Palestine. Owned and operated by a mother/son team, this place attracts pie lovers, including some famous foodies such as Chef Floyd Cardoz and Bravo’s Chef Master, to taste over a dozen delicious flavors. 215 E. Crawford Street, (903) 723 5100.

Now is a Good Time for Sweets

Best Malt/Shake

The Magic Scoop General Store. Sulphur Springs. This is a place to experience nostalgia. Along with 24 flavors of ice cream and many drink offerings, they have great shakes and malts, and a fun place to enjoy them. Throwback games, such as Rock-em-Sock-em Robots, Connect 4, Jenga and others are found on their tables. It’s fun to watch people come together and play in this technological world. Their upstairs window seating is a customer favorite. Main Shop: 210 Connally St.; Drive-Thru: 1401 S. Broadway. (903) 919-5053.

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