Friday nights in the fall mean lots of miles put in by sportswriters and photographers.
The Eagle covers 21 high schools in the seven counties surrounding Brazos County, and football Fridays are spent under the lights of a football field.
While the players gear up for big games, those attending and covering those matchups often get ready by getting a good meal beforehand. I made a point to venture to some local restaurants in the communities where I was covering games last season to try new places and also support local businesses.
Here is a look at four small-town spots that I visited last fall while covering games, along with Whitehall Cafe.
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Commuters on Interstate 45 can’t miss Woody’s Smokehouse in Centerville, which sits almost exactly at the halfway point between Dallas and Houston.
Greg Mallett started cooking blueberry muffins when he was just 4 years old. Now he’s the owner of three barbecue restaurants in the Brazos Va…
Janet’s in Bremond is best known for its hamburgers, and there’s even a warning sign outside the restaurant: “Our hamburgers can be addictive.”
The neon sign outside Penny’s Diner in Hearne always says “Open.”
Don Schoenburg and Christi Carter have owned Whitehall Café for almost 10 months, but the success of the burgers and barbecue joint off FM 298…