Goode Company's Brazos Bottom Pecan Pie

Brazos bottom pecan pie, named one of Oprah’s favorite things, is a homemade recipe created in 1977.

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This homemade, slow-cooked pie is a Goode Company specialty, packaged in a commemorative gift box reminding you to “thank your lucky stars you’re in Texas”… and that someone sent you something so delicious. I was fortunate enough to receive a complimentary pie in the mail and let me tell you what a joy it was to open the package and see the wooden crate.

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With Thanksgiving right around the corner, you’ve probably got one thing on your mind: holiday shopping. (With what to serve beside your turkey a close second, of course.) Goode Company – best known throughout the country for their delicious barbecue and Brazos Bottom Pecan Pie – is hosting an all-day Cyber Monday promotion, full of hourly deals on all of Goode Company’s most sought after items.

On Monday, November 28 from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., you will find a new deal every hour on the hour ranging from free barbecue sauce with purchase, 25% off of that delectable Brazos Bottom Pecan Pie and surprise gift card giveaways..  

To become a true Goode Company insider and to learn about the deals before anyone else, we encourage those interested to sign up for our newsletter at Here, they will be able to see the very first deal of the day at 7am, as well as learn more about Goode Company deals happening after Cyber Monday. Bargain-seeking BBQ fans will need to like us on Facebook and follow @GoodeCompany on Twitter to see each deal as it becomes available each hour throughout the day.

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Diamond Grill in Pineville, LA

Diamond Grill
924 3rd Street
Alexandria, LA 71301-8341


i had just driven into town and this was the first place I saw. we went in and saw some locals eating there and thought it must be good. unfortunately they had finished serving breakfast menu which was what i had read about online. after much pondering, we finally decided on two dishes. after 15 minutes or so, the waittress came back and let us know that they were out of what we had ordered and been waiting for for so long. to make up for it, they brought us out a slice of pie each on the house! they were both quite good.

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Court of Two Sisters in New Orleans
613 Royal St.
New Orleans, LA

Jazz breakfast buffet for $28 per person!

the charm gates from Spain, if you touch them you will be charmed (no, not the 3 sister witches)

when you walk in, you are handed a coin and asked to wait to be seated. when you get your table, you give back the coin. so magical:

when you walk outside, the first thing you see is this fountain. i couldn’t get over how rich the blue was!

the outdoor seating area was wonderful but the seats were lacking. the cushions were lose from the chairs (probably makes it easier to stack the chairs in case of rain).

in addition to being famous for outdoor eating area, the buffet has 80 items (well they had like 4 different types of blocks of cheese, and tons of cold pasta salads).

I got 3 plates of food: 2 hot plates + 1 dessert plate (gotta get my money’s worth):
my 1st plate: bacon/cheese omelette, creamed spinach, grits, bacon, sausage, cornbread, biscuit, and stuffing. my favorite was the creamed spinach.

2nd plate: creole shrimp omelette (which I didn’t eat because my 1st bite of shrimp was full of shells), creamed spinach, bacon, croissant, blocks of cheeses.

dessert plate: chocolate cake, apple crumble, bananas foster and pecan pie. the only thing i had room for was the pecan pie and bananas foster.

I don’t know why it didn’t occur to me that jazz music meant LIVE jazz music. haha. anyways, as I was sitting and listening to the songs, I realized they were all about heartbreak……how sad. is that really the mood we want to set for our meals? what if I was here with my significant other? geez! the music was nice in the background, the only thing that really bothered me was the waiters. We had a team of maybe 4 different guys waiting on us and it was impossible to deal with because they didn’t talk to each other at all so my table conversation was interrupted every 5 minutes asking if I needed more coffee or water or am I done with that plate.

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