Restaurant Reviews

JUSTINE’S

  Justine’s, located at the Golden Shores Marina in Herricks Bay, offers plenty of outdoor seating overlooking Sabine Lake. You can come by boat and dock at the marina or if it’s full blow your horn and they will happily send a launch to pick you up.   They have an extensive menu from the standard local southern dishes such as She Crab Soup and Fried Catfish to the more exotic Spicy Shrimp Curry...
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KINGMAN GETS CHRISTMAS DELIVERY

by B J Beckman Kingman Petting Zoo received wonderful additions this Christmas. Due to a series of unfortunate events, Primerose, a private zoo in southern Ohio, was forced to close its gates.  The owner contacted several zoos, Kingman was among them.  “We have known the owner for about ten years,” said Nick Kingman, veterinary and head popper scooper, “My wife said ‘Certainly we can take a few’, before I even had a chance to...
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LINDLEY STUDENTS BRINGS CHRISTMAS TO JULY

by Shannon Longneck This weekend come on down to Lindley Commons and enjoy an early Christmas courtesy of the students of several Lindley schools.  The holiday festival is the most recent showing of  the community commitment to raise funds to replace the Lindley Branch of the New Grace Public Library. Homer Hampton Memorial Library located at 640 E Main had only been open to the public for two weeks before it was destroyed by arson...
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LUIGI’S ORIGINAL PIZZERIA

New Grace residents now have a new pizzeria featuring authentic Neapolitan and Sicilian pizza.  This charming pizzeria, complete with a red and white awning, welcomes the pizza loving enthusiasts. Upon entering the tantalizing aroma of tomato, Italian herbs and dough baking is irresistible. The restaurant is spacious, well lit and inviting.  There are coastal pictures of the Amalfi seashore and familiar Italian landmarks. I just loved the black and white checked tile floor the...
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MEMORIAL DAY FOOD FESTIVAL

                                                                                  By LIZZIE LINTON This years’ Memorial Day celebrating is shaping up to be one of the most ambitious and fun-filled ever.  They’ll be music hosted by our local radio station WNGR, Shag dancing, contests, Mayor Titus Tomes is very tight lipped about a promised surprise and of course lots of food.  Mayor Tomes has also arranged a barbecue chicken throw-down, amateurs only. Three slots remain open, so if you think you’ve got...
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MEMORIAL DAY IN BASTILLE PARK

by Shannon Longneck The town of Rosemeade celebrated memorial day with a parade ending in Bastille Park. Middle school children read thank you notes to the servicepeople in the audience.  Elementary students from throughout New Grace added pictures and thank you notes to care packages which will be sent to servicepeople over seas.   Mayor Titus Tomes kept his promise of a wonderful surprise. Grammy winner and hometown band The Copperheads took time out...
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Restaurant Reviews

MR CHOW’S

When the urge to have Chinese food strikes and nothing will satisfy you until you get it, a visit to Mr. Chow’s should certainly be on your list.  The combination of authentic cuisine in a beautiful, hospitable atmosphere was exactly the reason Bruce Chow spent a considerable sum to turn a vacant space into an elegant restaurant with big granite tables, intricately etched lamps and chopsticks adorned with shiny silver bands. Bruce and his...
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NEW LINDLEY LIBRARY DERAILED TWICE

by B J Beckham The New Grace County Public Library has agreed to build a new branch in Lindley to replace the one destroyed by fire on September 14, 2015.  There is some funding in place, but the county is hoping to pass a bond to raise money. If the bond is approved each resident will be required to pay one dollar on their state return to cover the cost. There will also be...
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NUTS FOR THE NUTCRACKER

by Colin Featherly – Yet another performance of The Nutcracker? It’s the Christmas performance all parents want their children to see again and again.  Rightfully so Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker was first performed in 1892 and ballet companies have made this piece a Christmas tradition for dances as well as audiences around the world. Well, New Grace’s fondness for this piece is no exception. However, as we are want to do, it seems that we have a...
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OKTOBERFEST VENUE CHANGE

by B J Beckman –  Monday morning Mayor Billy Clanton of Beaudeclaire announced that the annual Oktoberfest scheduled for October 23rd -25th in Desiree Park had been cancelled due to the rain which devastated most of the area.  The Historic District was hit hard and many of the shops will not reopen before the end of the year, if at all. The economic ramification of these closures cannot be calculated at this time.  The...
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