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Houston’s Raven Grill

Houston’s Raven Grill

Although Cheers ran its final episode in 1993, there’s still a place “where everybody knows your name.” In the Upper Kirby area of Houston, The Raven Grill has been serving neighbors and creating relationships for just over 20 years. The Raven is located just southwest of downtown, in the prime wedge formed by Main...
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Gambling on Kilgore:

Jack Ryan’s Steak and Chophouse

When brothers Brad and Wes Ebey decided to roll the dice on an untested restaurant concept in East Texas, they couldn’t have chosen a more inspiring location than historic downtown Kilgore. Just across the tracks is where wildcatter C. M. “Dad” Joiner, undeterred by naysayers, struck black gold in 1930 with...
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High Seas Meets High Plains

Amarillo’s Drunken Oyster

Fresh oysters in the middle of the arid Texas Panhandle might seem like a stretch to most. But Rory Schepisi didn’t get where she is today by thinking conventionally. New Jersey born and bred in a food-loving Italian family, her wild ride into Texas began in 2005 as a contestant on...
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Dagar’s Catering:

Daring to Dream

Changing times and trends are the downfall of many businesses. But for the Dagar family of Austin, they are just a signal that it’s time to adapt. For over 65 years their flexible, market-savvy approach has maintained a viable family business, evolving from a small neighborhood brick-and-mortar to two broad-ranging catering operations. In 1952,...
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