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Owner John Wilson visits with guests at his new restaurant on the corner of Glad
The Corned Beef Hash at J. Wilson’s is made with succulent chunks of Cajun corne

On the corner of Gladys and Lucas in Beaumont’s West End is a new restaurant unlike any other in the area with an inviting atmosphere and food that is quickly becoming the talk of the town. J. Wilson’s has only been open for a few weeks but is already drawing brunch and dinner crowds many chain restaurants don’t see. The idea is homegrown from one of Beaumont’s own.


Known as the “fastest athletes on dirt,” thoroughbred horses will return to race at nearby Delta Downs Racetrack & Hotel on Friday, Oct. 16. The 2015-16 season runs through March 12, 2016, and features 86 racing dates with 32 stakes races whose purses total more than $4.6 million.

Racing days are Wednesday-Saturday with a start time of 5:40 p.m. As always, there’s no cost for admission, fans never pay for parking, and the horse track is kid friendly.

The Jalapeño Ranch Burger features fried jalapeños, lettuce, tomato, pickles, an
Hostess/server Erica Brown demonstrates one of the unique perks of eating at Mut

For Vidor High School students of decades past, Mutt & Jeff’s – once located where the district is building its new AIM Center east of campus – was where the cool kids hung out, and a popular place to eat. It didn’t have a lengthy menu, and was known mostly for its Frito pies, served in their original chip bags. You couldn’t miss it.


Nederland native and Lamar alumnus Gerald Duff, 76, recently released his 19th book, Playing Custer, a novel narrated from varying points of view, illuminating personal and political events leading up to the death of General George Armstrong Custer.

Mofo burger, chicken strip basket, philly cheesesteak
Jeff Moreland prepares the ‘1-foot pancake.’

From its Mofo burger and sidewinder fries to its ginormous pancakes,