On September 21, 1921, brothers Austin and Tom Brookshire opened the first Brookshire Brothers grocery store in Lufkin, Texas. However they wanted a regional presence and so they grew to operating 33 grocery stores in East Texas.
Weekend quality time with friends and family often coincides with enjoying our favorite foods. While preparing for these gatherings, don’t pass up the opportunity to shop at the local farmers' market where freshness and variety are within easy reach.
Top This: National Coffee Day is September 29, but don’t wait until the end of the month. Try the brews at the region’s most creatively-named shops: The Pony Expresso in Canton, Sippy’s Coffee Drive-Thru in Henderson, Joe Pine Coffee Co. in Marshall, Rooster Roast Coffee Company in Sulphur S…
The Canton landmark restaurant known for wholesome fast food and tempting cool treats is now offering three new specialty burgers. The tempting flavor combinations add an upscale appeal to the Dairy Palace menu.
I strongly believe in using regenerative agricultural practices which focus on working with, rather than against, nature. Scientific data show these practices can do much to heal our current environmental and social issues.
We’ve all heard it’s important to drink eight, eight-ounce glasses of water a day but unless we lug around a half-gallon jug all day it can be quite a task. Thankfully it’s easier to fill in the hydration gaps with water-rich foods.
Dairy Palace is a popular Canton landmark for hungry tourists and travelers along Interstate 20. Over 37 years the restaurant has built a reputation for quality food with world famous burgers and treats and excellent customer service.
Cool, refreshing cucumbers are delicious ingredients for salad and dip recipes. Cucumber Salad and Tzatziki-Greek Cucumber Dip are two of my favorites. Either of these dishes are great sides for grilled or spicy foods and the dip is good with raw veggies or as a sauce for sandwiches. With sl…
A big advantage of living in the Upper East Side of Texas is access to a variety of fresh produce at local farmers’ markets. Small farmers sell locally-grown fresh vegetables, herbs, fruits, nuts, eggs, meats, and honey, as well as a variety of homemade treats such as baked goods, jams, jell…
Late spring and early summer are wonderful times to head outdoors to enjoy fresh air, sunshine, and beautiful scenery. It’s an ideal time for a short trip to a nearby park to enjoy the outdoors.
Living and playing in the Upper East Side of Texas for about six months of the year means easy access to fresh, locally grown produce. Rural folks and small town leaders know how to make a party out of anything and their markets are no exception.
May 25 is National Wine Day. The Upper East Side of Texas is home to many wineries, some of them winning international awards through the years.
Imagine dining on a terrace with a view of a relaxing sunset. People are walking, sailing, or biking along a shimmering lake. The air is fresh and liberating.
For those who enjoy a good cold beer, add these breweries in the region to your bucket list.
A Texas Snowball, a Thingamajig, and a Little Pud are just a few of the sweets known far and wide produced by Mary of Puddin Hill. But it is another treat that started it all and a recent turn of events that brings this famous fruitcake story full circle.
The small, but mighty, town of Winnsboro, Texas, always seems to have so many good things going on. Much of that has to do with the fact that its foundation is centered around food and art.
Sulphur Springs’ Celebration Dining District — where American and international flavors and beverages are all within a short walking distance — is an ideal location for a foodie tour. Visit these culinary standouts to sample some of the best cuisine in the Celebration City, or plan your own …
When mother and daughter Carolyn DeWoody and Amber Green found themselves with one acre of land tucked into a corner of the vineyards of Los Pinos Ranch near Pittsburg, it was easy to envision a perfect getaway destination.
Palestine’s Queen St Grille offers casual fine dining, serving patrons with sophisticated palettes without requiring them to dress up. To meet their needs, Chef Sam Moffitt prepares American cuisine that features flavors from all regions.
On Thanksgiving Eve, people line up along East Crawford Street in Old Town Palestine for blocks, waiting patiently for up to an hour on warm days to purchase the perfect pie at Oxbow Bakery. Owners Becky and David Wolfe sell about 400 pies before Thanksgiving — mostly to visitors from out of town.
Chef Angela Maria Melia, known to patrons as Chef Ang, creates fresh Italian dishes at Pizzo’s Sicilian Café, inside Uptown Forum, at 2610 Lee Street.
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