Category Archives: Crave Travel

There’s Something About Mary’s Cafe

by Steven Doyle

As we continue to celebrate Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day we wanted to pay homage to the very best Texas has to offer. To find Mary’s Cafe  you will need to barrel west on I20 to Strawn, Texas. Strawn is about 90 minutes from Dallas, but well worth the drive.  This made our jumbo list of CFS, and once you savor the flavor you will understand why.

One a recent visit we pulled in curbside 30 minutes before Mary opened her doors, but were invited in none the less once she spotted us sitting in our car. 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


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Chartroom In Key Allegro, Rockport

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


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