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Born May 7, 1878, F.H. Eilenberger was a German immigrant who established a successful — and still operating — bakery in Palestine, Texas. He worked at bakeries in Galveston and Fort Worth before starting this company in 1898. Originally located on the corner of John and Oak streets, the ope…

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.

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.

Sidekick’s Restaurant in Emory is a home-cooking, family-style restaurant that makes hungry people happy. They are known for big portions, friendly service, and for serving breakfast all day. They are also known by many as having the best chicken fried steak in the region, a title that obvio…

The Dinner Bell cooks are part of First United Methodist Church in Sulphur Springs and along with serving meals every Wednesday to those who need a hot meal, they produced a cookbook, Feed My Sheep, a few years ago under the direction of Chef Lyndsay Caldwell. Many delicious recipes are avai…

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.

The 2019 San Francisco Wine Competition recently announced winners with two located in the Upper East Side of Texas. White Fox Vineyards near Murchison won Double Gold for their Red Native/Hybrid Varietals Noble Muscadine, and three Silver awards for their Strawberry, White Dry, and White Sw…

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 …

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 me…

More and more restaurants in the Upper East Side of Texas are offering brunch on Sunday mornings and some on Saturdays as well. Brunch is the playful blend of breakfast and lunch and, to many, it is a favorite weekend activity rather than simply a necessary morning meal. These brunches offer…

Love wine? Love to shop? Kristi McDonald has come up with an exciting way to enjoy both pastimes – East Texas Sip & Shop. Her 15-passenger van takes guests on guided tours to select wineries, breweries, restaurants, art galleries, and boutiques, promising discounts and a good time along …