Los Pinos Ranch
It doesn’t get more picturesque than a restaurant at the edge of an East Texas vineyard. Try this: Never have we thought to pair onion rings with anything other than ketchup (we are Texans, after all), but we were won over by the Los Pinos preparation, which included a side of whipped goat cheese. The brussels sprouts were a tad on the firm side, but the glaze of Dijon mustard, balsamic, and honey was quite nice. We went back the next day for lunch to try out the Brie Burger, which was adorned with caramelized onion, fig tapenade, sun-dried tomatoes, and arugula; the fries on the side were hot and crisp. Pro tip: There’s live music in the evenings.