Culinary Scene Tempts Taste Buds
Big juicy steaks, fat pizzas brimming with all the trimmings or a fresh plate of tasty sushi can be found in Beaumont’s buzzing restaurant scene. The fine spirit of Texas hospitality is in every delicious bite as Beaumont’s culinary menu is transforming the city into a foodie destination. So pull up a chair in a cozy setting for fine dining, or grab a stool at a casual eatery and enjoy hearty pub grub with good friends over a cold beer and so much more.
Just miles from the Gulf of Mexico, Beaumont is a destination for seafood that is fresh and plentiful. Local fish is available daily, along with shrimp, oysters and scallops.
Piping hot sides of creamy corn, green beans, cornbread and frosty glasses of sweet iced-tea are happy companions in Southern fare, and nobody does it better than Beaumont. Check out Republic Chicken or Suga’s Deep South Cuisine and Jazz Bar to discover new riffs on old favorites or uptown twists that leave your taste buds humming.
Sample sushi and innovative tapas in a sleek and casual setting at Koi Japanese Sushi Bar & Lounge for a change of pace treat.
For fall-off-the-bone tender barbecue, head to Tony’s BBQ & Steak House Inc. where pork ribs and brisket are filled with flavor to savor and smoked over south Texas hickory for eight hours.
Out and about, stop in for coffee at signature shops like Rao’s Bakery, serving breakfast sandwiches, pastry and gelato alongside piping hot joe. At Texas Coffee Company, the brew is crafted with fresh roasted and expertly ground 100 percent Arabica coffee beans, a tradition since 1921.
At Zummo Meat Co. pick up legendary sausages, thick-sliced hickory-smoked bacon and links of Cajun style boudain, a highly seasoned pork and rice dressing stuffed in a sausage casing, to take home. Serving the area since 1908, Zummo also offers online ordering for home shipping.
If you want to try it all, indulge in the best of Beaumont at the annual Taste of the Triangle celebration every Fat Tuesday when restaurants dish up a showcase of palate-pleasing fare. The party atmosphere whets the appetite with live entertainment, and proceeds benefit local charities. And for tried and true old-timey treats, try the carnival food offerings of the YMBL South Texas State Fair and Rodeo. It’s two weeks of food, fun and entertainment between late March and early April.
If you’re too tired to explore the restaurant scene after a full day of shopping, visiting museums or checking out festivals and events, just call for delivery or use a handy service like Waitr to pick up your food at restaurants of choice.