Author: Ashali Chimata

Best Signature Cocktail: West End Elixir

West End Elixir took over this category for the first time last year, and it is no surprise they are, once again, your winner for Best Signature Drink. With 11 in-house cocktail recipes and 68 traditional cocktails to choose from, West End Elixir offers drinks ranging from the “Love Potion” to the ‘Moscow Mule” and beyond. Order an old favorite or let the bartender mix up a signature drink of exquisite quality to your...

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Best Margarita: Mad Taco

Nothing quite hits the spot like a well-made margarita, and, while there are many margaritas to choose from in BCS, Mad Taco takes the prize. The margaritas are strong, but they’re made with tons of flavor. Mad Taco also boasts the largest variety of margaritas, from Mango-Ginger-Mint to Coconut Basil and Smoked Jalapeno. My personal favorites are the Strawberry Basil and the Vanilla Bean. You can even create your own! So designate a driver and head on down to Mad Taco for some tacos, cajun fries, and amazing...

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Best Pizza: RX Pizza

Rx Pizza is by far my favorite restaurant in the Bryan/College Station area, and it wins the honor of being voted the best pizza joint in town this year! Their cocktails are some of the best in town, and they have a happy hour Monday through Friday, from 3 to 7 pm (check out my personal favorite drink, the Honeysuckle Spritz). The star of the show, however, are their innovative pizzas; the Urban Cowboy is hands down the best pizza I’ve ever had. The place gets busy some nights, but the staff stays attentive and the atmosphere stays...

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Best Breakfast: First Watch

Brunch is the best meal ever created, which is why there can never be enough breakfast restaurants in Bryan/College Station. First Watch is a phenomenal and busy restaurant that offers  decadent and sweet breakfasts like lemon ricotta pancakes and healthy options like steel-cut oatmeal and avocado toast. The juices are fresh and different, and their staff is attentive. If you’re heading over here, don’t forget to hold your place in line with their...

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La Juerga Flemenco Ensemble

The Bryan-College Station area is always buzzing with cultural events and activities, and this week is no different. The Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts at Texas A&M University is hosting “Sin Barreras,” a Spanish flamenco dancing show. Flamenco is a professional dance style which originated in Southern Spain, but is thought to be influenced by various cultures. The dance is also well-known in many different parts of the world now. Originally, flamenco dancing was not done to music, but rather, hand clapping and singing. However, in present-day flamenco, guitars and music are commonly used. Many dancers also...

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