Because of its location in Southeast Texas near the Louisiana border, Beaumont is a city with an interesting mixture of Texas culture and Cajun heritage. That’s one of the reasons that visitors, whether here for work or pleasure, leave Beaumont feeling a little more cultured and entertained. Beaumont is a destination unlike anywhere else, and if the company or organization you belong to happens to plan an event or meeting in Beaumont, you have to try and hit some of the best hot spots in the city during free time. Here are the top things you can do with a group—big or

Best Fair Food When it comes to fair food, there is nothing too extreme for your taste buds. In fact, the bolder, the better. Who needs fast rides with all these thrilling flavors? With the arrival of the YMBL South Texas State Fair, all diet restrictions go out the window. This is the one time a year that locals come out in droves for unique items such as deep-fried Oreos and grilled pork kabobs. In 2018, the selection of vendors to choose from has never been better. Our list of must haves includes several veterans and a handful of newbies who earn a spot for unusually tasty and creative

Who doesn't love a good brunch? Tasty breakfast foods, hearty sandwiches and washing it all down with a mimosa or bloody mary is the best. Lucky for those of us in Beaumont, we got it all. Whether it be a long-time brunch spot, some favorites that have just started serving brunch or brand new establishments, we couldn't be happier to welcome them with open arms. With delectable food and lively atmospheres, these Beaumont eateries do brunch the right way.   Katharine and Company 1495 Calder Ave.  Beaumont, Texas 77701  2nd Sunday of Each

The Sabine Area Restaurant Association has named Charles Duit and Debbie Bando-Duit as its 2018 honorees for 35th Taste of the Triangle, Feb. 13 at the Beaumont Civic Center. The annual fundraiser showcases the diverse cuisines of Southeast Texas and benefits local charities as well as support students in the hospitality and food service industry. In what has become a Fat Tuesday tradition in Beaumont, over 40 area restaurants will be serving up everything from Italian, Cajun and Thai, to country classics and soul food, in a festive Mardi Gras atmosphere. Beverage companies will offer wine and

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In recent years, Americans, as a whole, have been spending more money going out to eat than ever before. At the same time, the restaurants everywhere have stepped up their game due in large part to social media leading culinary tourism to be on the rise. Online outlets such as Facebook and Instagram have played a monumental role in driving the interest and enthusiasm when it comes to the daily food experiences of diners everywhere. In fact, discovering innovative eats and photographing beautiful meals has never been more popular. The most interesting aspect of this foodie revolution is the

There has been no busier year than 2017. Sometimes it seems like 24-hours doesn’t leave enough time in the day for work, errands, and quality time with the ones you love. Interestingly, when it comes to feeding you family, most baked goods and dinner items you see these days often come from local grocery stores or neighborhood restaurants due in large part to time constraints and pure convenience. Although we are grateful to have these easy options, nothing quite compares to a slow-cooked, homemade meal. With the holidays fast approaching, there is no better time to bring the family

In the South, football season welcomes parties almost every day of the week starting in September and lasting until the Super Bowl in February. When it comes to outdoor gatherings during the day or night, folks along the Neches River tend to congregate around the smoked meats while everything else follows suit.  With the Friday Night Lights in full force, we need enough tasty sustenance to feed a hungry team while maintaining our energy and enthusiasm for the three-hour game ahead.  With our list, we’ve got a few local recommendations to take your tailgate to the next level.

The Beaumont Farmers Market is a locally run, open-air market that allows people to shop for fresh, regionally grown produce and other food products. Every Saturday through December, the market is open, rain or shine from 8:00 am – 11:00 am. Beaumont Farmer’s Market Vendor Spotlight: Wild Earth Texas Do you know where your meat comes from? If not, now you can. Meet Rachel Wilson, one of Beaumont's own (a local Kelly Graduate) who raises 100% grass-fed, grass-finished, hormone and antibiotic-free cattle from her sustainable homestead. Rachel's agricultural approach was

Did you know that Beaumont has some home-grown delicacies that can help you to customize your convention so that your meeting in Beaumont is made-to-order? Here are three signature food concoctions to use when planning a great convention in Beaumont, Texas With A Little Something Extra. Signature Drink The “Beaumont Mary” is a cocktail the Beaumont CVB suggests to meeting planners to offer as a signature drink; particularly at hospitality receptions or a brunch meetings. This special Bloody Mary drink uses a local seasoning to give it our own flair. Tex Joy Steak Seasoning is

Pho? In Beaumont! Yep! First off, It’s OK if you don’t know what Pho is. After doing much research I’ve discovered “pho” is often called liquid heaven. It can cure a broken heart and apparently is the best hangover remedy ever. Pho = happiness. And, now you can get your pho fix in Beaumont. Sweet Basil Vietnamese Noodle House is now open at 4026 Dowlen Road. Owners Calvin & Be Pham grew up in Southeast Texas. They graduated high school and college from Beaumont and have always wanted to serve the community in some way.  “We’ve always dreamed