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Stanley-Fisher House Bed and Breakfast
I heartily recommend the Stanley-Fisher House Bed and Breakfast in Matagorda.
Matagorda is one of those small coastal towns that retains the flavor of Texas in the 1950s. The Stanley-Fisher B&B is quite the historical spot. It is said that Stephen F. Austin, the “Father of Texas,” slept here, as well as Sam Houston. The hospitality is second to none. You can enjoy breakfast in the main dining room or on the screened-in porch, or have it delivered to your room. They have a pear tree out front that produces enough fruit to make many jars of preserves. I remarked to owners Rik and Peggy Stanley that surely they must have the best job in the world. They agreed wholeheartedly.
CHARLIE WILSON, Houston
The Stanley-Fisher House Bed and Breakfast, 107 St. Mary’s St.; 979/863-2920; www.stanley-fisher.com.
The Texas Pie Company
Several weeks ago we ate lunch at The Texas Pie Company in Kyle. What a treat! Their special of the day was meatloaf, and it was better than what my mother used to make. The pies were outstanding! They were still baking when we arrived so that we were able to eat warm pies there, as well as take some home. The crust was the best I’ve eaten in a restaurant. I took home two, both warm: peach and lemon chess. Wow!
MARGIE SCHWEND, Georgetown
The Texas Pie Company is at 202 W. Center St.; 512/268-5885; www.texaspiecompany.com.
Chef Point Cafe
The Chef Point Cafe in Watauga has five-star food in a gas station. You can get things like rack of lamb, stuffed New York strip, escar-got, and shrimp scampi. Not your typical gas-station food! Check their Web site for a video about the chef, Franson Nwaeze. He has had no formal training but makes some of the best food you will ever eat. Don’t have to get dressed up and pay extra for this one!
P. MERRELL, Arlington
Chef Point Cafe is at 5901 Watauga Rd. (at the Conoco gas station); 817/656-0080; www.chefpointcafe.org.
My Place Bar and Grille
One thing I love about living in Texas is the “hidden treasure” restaurant. We found one on US 281 in Bulverde—My Place Bar and Grille. Great, and I mean great, food. A delicious steak cooked just right, the best queso I’ve ever had, wonderful grilled salmon, and terrific service. The wait staff and owner David Lozano couldn’t have been nicer.
LESLIE ANDERSON, Spring Branch
My Place Bar and Grille is at 29094 US 281 N.; 830/980-3663; www.myplacetx.com.
I love the burgers at Butcher Boys in Nacogdoches. It’s an honest-to-goodness meat market, and owner Billy Huddleston is really entertaining. I’ll put his onion rings up against any in Texas. The food is cheap, plentiful, and good.
JOHN PAUL PLEMONS
Butcher Boys Smokehouse and Deli is at603 North St.; 936/560-1137; www.butcher boysnac.com.
We were in the Meridian area and ate at Zur Autobahn, a great German restaurant. The food was good, especially the red cabbage, and the prices were very reasonable. The area is pretty and makes for a nice drive.
LUCILLE KEITH, Fort Worth
Zur Autobahn is at 10668 Texas 22; 254/597-2500; www.zurautobahn.com.