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Belly Up to the Texas King (if you dare)!

Texas is known for its many triumphs and defeats. There’s the Space Center in Houston, and the Alamo in San Antonio. There’s the SXSW Festival in Austin and Dealey Plaza in Dallas. Perhaps the only place that has seen both triumphs and defeats is The Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo. A steakhouse restaurant and Read More…

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Best Dang BBQ in Virginia!

You’ve got to love more than the food when you’ve been managing a fuel stop/restaurant for more than 27 years. “No question our food is the best,” says Ted Connor, general manager of Smiley’s BBQ and travel plaza in Raphine, Virginia just off Interstates 81 and 64, “but I love working here because I feel Read More…

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Tiny Place – Big Tex-Mex Taste!

Just three years ago, Forbes magazine named San Angelo, Texas, fourth in the nation under “Best Small Cities For Jobs.” Three years before that, CNN Money ranked San Angelo as one of the best cities to launch a small business . . . a small successful business like El Paisano Restaurante as evidenced by its Read More…

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A Designer Burger?!

You’re going to flip when you check out Ralph Lauren’s [yes, THAT Ralph Lauren – the American fashion designer] award-winning burger recipe. Ralph’s Special Sauce ½ cup mayonnaise (preferably Hellmann’s or Best Foods) ⅓ cup ketchup (preferably Heinz) 2 tablespoons sweet relish 1 tablespoon finely chopped cornichons 1 tablespoon finely chopped red onion 1 teaspoon Read More…

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From 6 Feet and 10 Items to 100 Feet and 50+ Items in 44 Years

Forty-four years ago on June 15, 1973 a young couple (he was just 19 years old, she just 18) a week after they were married, opened The Country Store in “Benton, R-Kan-Saw.” Once a building for a candy manufacturer, the Store became the home for “Good Country Cookin’.” A year later, seeing the popularity of Read More…

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Here’s the Beef!

Truckers on the road in Tyler, Texas don’t have to spend too much time asking, “Where’s the beef?” For hundreds of truckers since 2008, the best beef is at the Texas Best Smokehouse truck stop. According to manager, Leo Hena, the beef is best not just because it’s “high quality and tasty,” but also because Read More…

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Truckers Celebrate Any Holiday in Holladay

Infamous for its daily food buffets, North Forty Truck Stop in Holladay, Tennessee is especially infamous for its holiday buffets, including its Easter buffet. According to Rita Palen, general manager, “Truckers know that we put out stuff that your grandmother would make – baked ham, roast beef, chicken strips, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, Read More…

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“R” You Ready for the R-Place Eatery?

“Our place has been in business for 50 years and there’s a reason for that,” says Kathleen Romines, manager of R-Place Eatery off interstate 80 in Morris, Illinois. “There are three components to making a successful restaurant,” she continued, “great food, terrific service and an interesting and unique atmosphere. That’s what we’ve created here at Read More…

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St. Paddy’s Trucker Chow

According to Yahoo, these St. Patrick’s Day dishes are the most popular:   Shepherd’s Pie – a humble classic, full of hearty meat and potatoes and baked into a thick bready crust.   Corned Beef – “corned” refers to a process where the beef is cured in a brine solution.   Irish Soda Bread – Read More…

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History of Green Beer

Green beer has become a staple of the increasingly popular St. Patrick’s Day celebrations the world over. Just about any bar you walk into on Friday, March 17th will be serving the festive favorite. But where did the tradition come from, who invented it? What’s more, what’s the right way of making it because it Read More…