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Tea room style cafe offers gluten free options and more

SPECIALTY KITCHEN AND BAKER IN TYLER OFFERS PASTRIES, LUNCH OPTIONS, TAKE-HOME CASSEROLES  Writer: ELSA CAVASOS | Phtographer: SARAH A. MILLER | Tyler Morning Telegraph 7.24-17 Tonia Bankhead used to bake for PTA meetings in Whitehouse – and for fun. But ... Read More »

South Tyler Speakeasy brings Jazz Age vibe to nightclub scene

Writer: CALVIN MAYNARD / Photographer: CHELSEA PURGAHN / Tyler Morning Telegraph A slot opens in the door at about eye level. “What’s the password?” The voice is South Tyler Speakeasy’s general manager Mark Ruehrmund. He quickly laughs, says there isn’t ... Read More »

Gladewater’s Central Station Brick & Brew site for craft beer, food, music

Writer: JACQUE HILBURN-SIMMONS / Tyler Morning Telegraph GLADEWATER – Entrepreneurs Tim Barnett and Dale Rhodes, who grew a friendship amid coaching children’s sports, could be described as ordinary dads who dared to think big and act on it. Their latest ... Read More »

Roost Chicken Salad & Deli offers new takes on an old favorite

Writer: ROY MAYNARD / Tyler Morning Telegraph It is a truth universally acknowledged that a person in possession of a good half-hour for lunch is in want of a chicken salad. At least, that’s what restaurateur Scott Nordon believes. He’s ... Read More »

Saltgrass Steak House opens Tyler location

Writer: CALVIN MAYNARD / Tyler Morning Telegraph Texas staple Saltgrass Steak House’s new Tyler location opened for lunch on June 6 but its story was 12 years in the making. “The owner of Landry’s (Saltgrass’ parent company) has four sons, ... Read More »

Patrons crowing about the food at Red Rooster in Hawkins

Writer: ROY MAYNARD / Photographer: SARAH A. MILLER / Tyler Morning Telegraph It’s all about timing. That’s true of the music that emits from the stage of the new Red Rooster Icehouse in Hawkins – and it’s true of the ... Read More »

Piada Italian Street Food opens in Tyler

Writer: LOUANNA CAMPBELL / Photographer: SARAH A. MILLER / Tyler Morning Telegraph Fast-casual dining is one of the newest trends in the restaurant business. The concept of offering high quality food without table service is seeing a surge in Tyler. ... Read More »

FOOD SCENE / Aspen Creek offers fresh food made from scratch

  Writer: LOUANNA CAMPBELL / Tyler Morning Telegraph For the past month, Jeff Williams, managing partner at Aspen Creek Grill has involved the community in the restaurant. “Buck Norris” hangs above the front door to greet customers. The mounted taxidermy mule ... Read More »

FOOD SCENE / Candies Funnel Cakes and Moore specializes in fair food without the rides

Writer: LOUANNA CAMPBELL / Photographer: SARAH A. MILLER / Tyler Morning Telegraph Two years ago, former restaurant managers Jason Shields and Christopher Moore started looking for ways to start their own restaurant. The two began making funnel cakes and turkey ... Read More »

FOOD SCENE / Freddie Mae’s brings home cooking, family tradition to the table

Writer: ROY MAYNARD / Photographer: SARAH A. MILLER  / Tyler Morning Telegraph Ardie Mae Ross didn’t live to see the opening of Freddie Mae’s Original Home Cooking & BBQ, but she’s very much present there. The family matriarch, who died ... Read More »