Craft Brewery and Coffee Shop Lead Cisco’s Revival

Craft Brewery and Coffee Shop Lead Cisco’s Revival

 
While gourmet coffee on Madison Avenue in New York City may sell for $24 a serving, you can sip a similar cup for $2 in the Eastland County town of Cisco at Waverly’s Coffee & Gifts, a cozy refuge in the center of this newly percolating community.

Ozona Outpost: Stop Off and Relax in Wide-Open Ozona

Ozona Outpost: Stop Off and Relax in Wide-Open Ozona

You get the idea of just how empty and remote the country around Ozona is when you learn that local officials installed a red light on top of the 1902 Crockett County Courthouse not only to summon the sheriff’s deputy but to guide travelers to town after dark.

All’s Well at Castell’s General Store near Llano

All’s Well at Castell’s General Store near Llano

It’s a Saturday afternoon, and mesquite smoke from the barbecue pit perfumes the Castell General Store, a weathered old building that houses a grocery business, café, and saloon.

Eyes on Emory

Eyes on Emory

Located between the angling hotspots of Lake Tawakoni and Lake Fork, the northeast Texas town of Emory is like a favorite secret fishing hole for fishermen, who stop by to fuel up on comfort food and stroll the quiet courthouse square.

Exploring Graham

Exploring Graham

Traveling with a group of friends devoted to eating and exploring, I arrived in Graham on a sunny June day to attend the annual Food Truck Championship of Texas, which featured some four dozen trucks in heated competition.

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