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What To Do In Kerrville, Texas | REVIEW: Monroe’s [7/10]

Perhaps I’m overly harsh at times. Or a snob. Or harsh because I’m a snob. But when we have so many choices in the world for so many things, and when the free market dictates what businesses succeed and fail (no, we’re not going to talk about “too big to fail”), why wouldn’t we want …

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The 3 Coolest Places To Stay In Kerrville, Texas

Lots of people visit Kerrville, Texas during hunting season or the summer, when they drop their kids at one of the nearby camps, or simply because it’s a beautiful area. Out of appreciation for how Kerrville has grown qualitatively and also where it’s going as a small town, I wanted to review what I think …

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Restaurants In Utopia, Texas | REVIEW: Lost Maples Cafe

How could one not want to go to Utopia?! I mean, that’s a no-brainer. But what to do once you get there and are there restaurants in Utopia; that’s actually harder than you think. Because Utopia, population 227, is actually a census-designated place (CDP) by the Federal Register, meaning that there’s only enough of a …

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Best Places In Grapevine, Texas | Carolyn Pollack Jewelry

In early October 2019, Karen and I drove to Grapevine, Texas for a conference. As one of the organizers, I got to do advance work in Grapevine and see some of the local sites in addition to the hotels. One place that the ladies out there — or the woman in your life, if you’re …

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What To Do In Kerrville, Texas | The Best Place For Bagels and Cream Cheese

You might not associate semi-rural Texas with bagels and cream cheese. Growing up in New York City, practically living off these daily or at least several times weekly, being distantly Jewish (great-grandmother was Jewish from Poland), and for a long time living about three blocks from bagel heaven (Zabar’s), I developed a certain…let’s say opinion …