by Steven Doyle
Just a few weeks back we celebrated Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day and had a great week gnawing our way through the vast amounts of fried meat the city has to offer. This weekend we were flying down I20 out west and had Mary’s Café on our radar. If you recall, Mary’s made our jumbo list of favorites even though it is nearly 90 minutes outside of Dallas.
We pulled in curbside 30 minutes before Mary opens her doors, but were invited in none the less. Our waitress was busy making her tables ready and offered up a tall glass of iced tea she had just brewed and that took some of the road dust off our palates as we stared down the menu. Continue reading
By Joey Stewart
Finding something besides fried seafood and burger restaurants along the Texas coast can be challenging, so we are thrilled to have found an alternative on the island of Key Allegro, Rockport, in the form of six-month-old Chartroom.
Executive Chef Chris Veatch (far right) and his team boast a serious experience level as well as degrees from the New England Culinary Institute and Le Cordon Bleu
Located in a scenic setting on the marina, Executive Chef Chris Veatch aims to provide a finer dining experience to the area. “Our menu is upscale American, using only fresh ingredients. Everything, including sauces, is cooked to order. Nothing is held over. Even our desserts are made in-house,” he reports. “The focus is fresh, Gulf Coast seafood, but we’ve also created some interesting meat and poultry dishes.” Continue reading