Beaumont, Texas Highlights

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Beaumont has more to offer than just terrific food. Gushers, gators, collectibles, orchids and more!

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Beaumont, Texas: Cowboy Cajun Cuisine and More

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Beaumont,Texas, is one of those towns that foodies pass by in route to food towns like Houston or New Orleans. They shouldn’t.

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Beaumont, Texas Highlights

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Beaumont has more to offer than just terrific food. Between bites, go boating, check out a gusher, love an orchid, or grab a gator.

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Jake Tortorice, Jr: Guardian of Tradition

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“I can’t believe I own Rao’s Bakery,” says Texan Jake Tortorice, Jr., grinning like a kid. He’s standing in the bakery’s original Calder Avenuelocation where the iconic Rao’s Bakery was born in 1941 in the little southeastern Beaumont, Texas.

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Mudbug Farmers Christine and Darby Douget

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Darby Douget never expected to love raising crawfish. That’s because he’s done it since he was 12.

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Rao’s Bakery, Beaumont, Texas

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Rao’s Bakery Coffee Café is the best way to start your day in Beaumont, Texas. Giacomo “Jake” Tortorice, Jr. adds a Sicilian touch by using many of his grandmother’s 100-year-old recipes from the old country.

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Fat Mac’s Smokehouse, Beaumont, Texas

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Fat Mac’s smokes his meat with a secret dry rub recipe and then serves a mild and hot homemade sauce on the side.

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