Thursday, December 19, 2013

Tyler Texas Bed and Breakfast-The Rosevine Inn-Best in East Texas

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast
It is not too late to make a reservation at the Rosevine Inn to ring in the New Year!
Just click on our name and make your reservation online. We always include a small bottle of bubbly and a Happy new year trinket for our guests on Dec 31st!

January is quiet and relaxing time in Tyler-don't get me wrong-there is still plenty of music in the evening. There is still plenty of shopping and great food at our many great restaurants !

One of our favorite spots downtown is Jakes!!
This spot is downtown-the food is fantastic. They have a really fun 'happy hour" menu Monday through Friday with drink and appetizer specials that is really a great value. The Chaveta is a rooftop experience that is unique to Tyler. We love going and watching the sunset while relaxing with a beverage mixed by the wonderful bartenders. Jakes is also perfect for a special evening! The menu is available online at .

Next door to Jakes is our favorite Mexican Restaurant
Don Juan
This is a really good Mexican restaurant-if you are looking for Tex-Mex -this is NOT the place for you. The food here is not alot of chili and cumin! Click here for menus and photos! if like a really good margarita may I suggest "The Short Steve" !!

Next on the List is
                                Marios Italian Restaurant
They do not have a website-but let that stop you-This is a great spot for
a date or a big family group! The food is classic Italian-just what you
Israel Entertains
expect to find-the Pizza is really good but the pasta is too!!                                 An added bonus---the great people who own and work there!
On Thursday, Friday and Saturday-Israel will entertain you with his wide selection of music.  Here is a link to see the menu and get directions

We have a famous BBQ joint in Tyler    Stanley's Famous Pit BBQ
featured in Texas Monthly Magazine as on of the


Stanley's is the oldest operating Mom & Pop BBQ Joint in Tyler, Texas. Serving up true, pit smoked BBQ for over 50 years.  Stanley himself has been off of the scene for more than a decade, but with a new owner and pit master, who took over the nearly 60 year-old-joint in 2000, has revived the quality of its barbecue--all the usual suspects plus ham and turkey--and spruced up the atmosphere: It's now a cross between a fifties diner and a rustic hunting lodge.  They also tinkered with the tangy house sauce, but the thick slices of lean brisket (smoked for 16+ hours) and juicy pork-and-beef sausage taste better left alone.  If you visit at lunch, consider a sandwich called the Brother-in-Law: hotlink, chopped beef, and cheese. Yes, cheese.  You'll wonder why it hasn't been a barbecue staple forever.   Click here For much more information!!

Okay-This one has been our favorite for Years!!

Bernard's was envisioned as a getaway, where all East Texans could escape to and experience the great tastes of the Mediterranean. With that in mind we have paid special attention to the relaxing atmoshpere and the extraordinary tastes you will experience at Bernard's. They have great steaks, pasta, wonderful fresh fish dishes, etc-All with a French flair! Click here for menus and directions

Another really wonderful fine dining experience in our city is CURRENTS 
An oasis tucked away in the heart of the city, Currents offers elegant and contemporary interpretations of French and American cuisines in a contemporary atmosphere.
Serving lunch and dinner for over 17 years, Currents is a great place to meet your friends for a casual lunch, enjoy a romantic dinner for two, or reserve the entire place for your next private event. 
CLICK HERE for menus and directions
A fabulous place that we send many people to is
From Steak to Seafood, Gourmet Sandwiches to Salads, Soup to Desserts you’ll find something on our menu to satisfy every taste.

Our signature dishes include…                     

  • Strawberry Spinach Salad

  • Chicken Crepes

  • Heavenly Chicken Salad

  • Fresh Soups, Made Daily

  • Hot & Cold Spiced Tea

     Dine & Dance!   Live Music every Friday and Saturday Evening as “Bob and Kenny” play favorite songs of yesteryear.  Click here for more info  

    OK what is the deal with Italian Restaurants and websites!!  Well another really good "Mom and Pop" in Tyler is                    Little Italy

     They make their own pasta and the food is delicious !! Click here for more info

     Last but not least is Villa Montez

     East Texas' Contemporary Latin Kitchen 

    Villa Montez is a unique casual family dining restaurant,bringing you the best of the “Cocina Latina” Latin Kitchen. Our festive and friendly environment is the perfect place for celebrating special occasions, hosting a business lunch or gathering for a delicious meal with friends and family. Our vision is to provide a unique dining experience in Tyler’s most beautiful setting. We will empower our team members to deliver a memorable experience for every guest, every time! We will cook with the best quality and freshest ingredients available to us. This is why all of our sauces are made fresh daily in house. We are committed to being the BEST CHOICE of East Texas. During the Summer we grow all our own organic herbs & vegetables! Click here for more info   

    Check back-if you don't already!-there are new spots opening all the time and this list is by far not complete!!  We will talk about the newest restaurant is Juls can't wait to try it!!

    Let us not forget canton First Monday Trade Days 

    January 2-5 2014-this is always a good one!!

    Do not miss it-really good bargains.

     The Tyler Civic Theatre next production is

     Huge oil reserves have been discovered in The Chagos Islands and O.P.E.C. is pressuring the Chagosians to join the cartel.A CIA agent, who gets caught in all his own booby traps and security measures, and an under Secretary of State, whose life appears to be run by her libido, are sent to a safe house in the mountains of Virginia to begin negotiations for the U.S. to place the Chagos Islands under their protection. Except, no one knows who the islands' representative really is. Could it be the stranded televangelist, his innocent secretary, the ex-marine caretaker or the mysterious neighbor?   What a comedy!

    Showing   Fri, Jan 17 at 7:30pmSat, Jan 18 at 7:30pmSun, Jan 19 at 2:30pmThu, Jan 23 at 7:30pmFri, Jan 24 at 7:30pmSat, Jan 25 at 7:30pmSun, Jan 26 at 2:30pm

    click here for more info   

    East Texas Symphony Orchestra presents

                                                           The Five Browns

     Five famous siblings, five grand pianos, Richard Lee and your East Texas Symphony Orchestra make this a unique concert experience you won't want to miss. 

    January 18 7:30 pm at the Cowan Center!!   For more information click here

    Also at the Cowan

    Dance Theatre of Harlem: Believe Again

    January 23 at 7:30 pm


    DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM is a leading dance institution of unparalleled global acclaim, encompassing a performing Ensemble, a leading arts education center, and Dancing Through Barriers® — a national and international education and community outreach program. Founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook, DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM was considered “one of ballet’s most exciting undertakings” (The New York Times, 1971). Shortly after the assassination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mitchell was inspired to start a school that would offer children — especially those in Harlem, the community in which he was born — the opportunity to learn about dance and the allied arts. Now in its fourth decade, DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM has grown into a multi-cultural dance institution with an extraordinary legacy and unprecedented success, bringing innovative and bold new forms of artistic expression to audiences across the country and around the world.

     For more information click here

    Well that is about it -We hope everyone rings in the new year safe and sound
    Hope we get to see every one of you in 2014. Come visit us at THE ROSEVINE INN BED AND BREAKFAST WHERE





     Innkeeper Becca Signing off!!