Category Archives: News & Announcements


Now Available – Smoked Meats and More From Bear Creek Smokehouse in Marshall, TX

Nestled in the East Texas piney woods of Bear Bottom four generations of family tradition surrounds Bear Creek Smokehouse. Originating with Hick and Nellie Shoults who raised and cured their own smoked meats, the smokehouse has grown from a backyard smokehouse with 600 birds in 1943 to today’s large facility producing a wide variety of

World’s Only St. Patrick’s Day Pickle Parade

MANSFIELD, TEXAS - March 4, - The second annual World's Only Best Maid St. Paddy's Pickle Parade, sponsored by Best Maid Products, Inc., will be on March 16 in Mansfield, Texas. Unlike the Greenville Ave St. Patrick's Day parade in Dallas, the World's Only Best Maid St. Paddy's Pickle Parade will be family-friendly and appropriate

Houston BBQ Festival

1st Annual Houston Barbecue Festival

The goal of the Houston Barbecue Festival is to celebrate and recognize what is unique about Houston barbecue. Specifically: - Make the citizens of Houston (and Texas, and the U.S., etc.) aware of the long history of barbecue here and that the quality of Houston barbecue is comparable to other regional styles of barbecue. -


Zoës Kitchen Opens its Doors in Rice Village

HOUSTON – January 21, 2013 - Zoës Kitchen, a popular, Mediterranean-inspired, fast-casual restaurant featuring fresh, savory dishes, is opening its sixth location in Houston. Zoës new restaurant marks the company’s 78th location reaching 13 states. Zoës Kitchen is located in the Rice Village shopping district at 5215 Kelvin Drive. “There has been tremendous growth in Houston


The Bird is the Word – Turkey Cooking Tips

Our friends at Heaven Made Products shared some turkey cooking tips with us, so we're sharing with you! With a few simple tips you can make this Thanksgiving Turkey the best Turkey you have ever cooked. 1. Bring your Turkey or any piece of meat for that matter to "Room Temperature" before cooking. This will

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Houston Margarita Festival Celebrates Local Food and Beverage Scene – Inaugural Event Features Live Music and Local Vendors

This year marks the very first Houston Margarita Festival, which will take place at Discovery Green on October 13, 2012 from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The event will showcase a wide variety of local Mexican, barbeque, seafood, and Cajun cuisine, as well as an exotic selection of margaritas in Houston. Festival goers will enjoy


Smither Family Kitchen Salsa & Dillapeño Now Available on

If you are tired of running to the store to replenish your salsa stash, it's time to step up your game to bigger jar. Now available at, Smither Family Kitchen Salsa and Dillapeño in huge 24oz jars! Salsa: A unique Texas style salsa created out of a passion for our mother's homemade salsa.  Mom

Texas Monthly’s Third Annual BBQ Festival Announced

May 24, 2012—Austin, Texas—Building on the success of its first two BBQ Festivals, Texas Monthly today announced that it will hold its third annual BBQ Festival on September 23 on the City Terrace at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in Austin. Festival attendees will enjoy an afternoon of barbecue sampling, great live music

Food Tours of America Launches Dallas’ First Walking Food Tour

DALLAS, TX (May 19, 2012) - Food Tours of America recently announced the launch of Uptown Dallas' first walking food tour. More than just lunch, Food Tours of America is a complete sightseeing experience. The Uptown Dallas Food Tour offers participants an insider's view of Dallas' most pedestrian-friendly areas with a special focus on the

Wichita Falls Downtown Cajun Festival – May 12, 2012

Are you ready for boiled crawfish and the best Cajun food around? Cajun Fest is full day of music, Cajun and Creole foods, children's activities and all around ragin' Cajun fun!  Downtown Wichita Falls Development and the Elks Lodge #1105 once again put a Texoma twist on The 5th Annual Cajun Festival taking place Saturday,