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Five D Cattle Company Steakhouse

Worth the Drive: Five D Cattle Company Steakhouse and Meat Market

Darlene Jacobs has her own take on the real estate maxim ‘Location, location, location.’ She’s happy to leave prime locations along well-traveled thoroughfares in high-density cities to others. Her Five D Cattle Company Steakhouse and Meat Market in tiny Avinger, population 444, tucked...

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Expect the Unexpected: Tyler’s Villagio del Vino

One would not expect two experienced retail clothiers to dive headlong into a fine dining venture. And one would certainly not guess that they would select a former bank in which to do so. Four years ago when Bridgette and Harley Hooper opened Villagio del Vino, they definitely went beyond their comfort zone, challenged the...
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Eastex-Mex: T. Blanco’s Mexican Café

For years Longview locals have headed to a popular spot on the southern outskirts of town to fulfill their Tex-Mex cravings. Ronny and Debbie Maxey stopped in regularly for dinner after a long day’s work. When they were approached about buying the long-established business known as T. Blanco’s...
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The Bartonville Store and Jeter’s Meat Shop

Small talk can lead to big things.

Just ask Chef Michael Scott.

Catering a local Christmas party a couple of years ago, Michael was introduced to Tim House by hostess Meghan Anderson. Michael recalls, “She told me, ‘He’s going to buy that Bartonville Store,’” a...
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