Located just across the street from the courthouse, this East Texas mainstay of 32 years has new owners in Jeffery and Leah Crabb, friendly foodies who have brought a creative and healthy flair to the menu. Try this: In order to earn a slice (or two) of the delicious cheesecakes, we chose Jeffery’s Verde Power Bowl, an energy-boosting meal of greens mixed with jalapeno-roasted chicken, quinoa, pepperjack cheese, and salsa verde. Props to baker Robin Croley, who has been the magic behind the delectable desserts since Laura’s opened, in 1989. We adore the pecan pie cheesecake. Pro tip: If you can’t make up your mind, ask for the sampler.
City: Mount Pleasant
Drinks: No bar