On the Road Eats: Beaumont, Texas

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I was flying to Beaumont for a meeting and had some time to grab a great lunch before and a quick “snack” on the way out.  I googled best dining in Beaumont and one restaurant won Best Restaurant, Best New Restaurant, Best Bar and Best Brunch which meant I had to go try it!

J. Wilson’s
Best (New)Restaurant, Best Bar, Best Brunch….was this really the best restaurant in Beaumont?  If so, I was going there for lunch.  I arrived on the early side and got comfortable. I ordered a lazy tamales, essentially a deconstructed tamale topped with gulf shrimp, lump crab, avocado and a fried egg.  Then it was time to check email and do a little prep for my meeting prior to my meal.  The food? It was very enjoyable, served in a cast iron skillet and took no time at all.  Plus the atmosphere was very laid back and I had excellent service. If only I was there at night, I would have had a drink at the bar!

Floyd’s Cajun Seafood Company
I visited Floyd’s years ago during my first trip to Beaumont.  I was there with a colleague and he ordered gumbo and I ordered bisque.  We both thought it was pretty good.  My second time to Beaumont also included a stop to Floyd’s for a quick cup of bisque and this trip, my third, was no different.  I made a quick stop on my way to the airport to grab a bowl of crab bisque.  I sat at the bar, checked email and enjoyed my garlic bread, rice and bisque.  I left for the airport with plenty of time to spare and a full belly!

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My 15 Favorites of 2015

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Happy New Year!  It’s been a fun year with over 130 new posts on Something to Share with You, the chance to “explore” 23 different cities and too many amazing meals to count.  Here are my 15 favorites from 2015.

Kid Friendly:

  • Surprise Mommy-Daughter Dates
    My favorite post of the entire year since I get to plan a surprise date with my daughter every month!  I hope you read this post and plan some fun dates with your kids!!

Beauty and Fashion:

Technology:

  • The Starbucks app
    Easiest way to pay for bottled water, snacks and oh yeah, coffee at the airport!

Just Because:

  • A Treat for the Feet:  Snoozies Slippers
    These are on my feet from the minute I get home till I get in bed!
  • Have time to read?  Liane Moriarty
    Download some books and find some time to read! Great for shorter flights!

Foodies: Recipes & Stuff:

On the Road Eats:

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  • Favorite Lunch- Peska in Houston
    $25 for an appetizer, soup or salad and an entrée.  Try the mexican shrimp cocktail and the Fideo Seco(mexican pasta in a light sauce with calamari, shrimp, clams and mussels).

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Hope you enjoyed this short trip back through 2015!  Looking forward to great new favorites this year!

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