Man About Town by Dr. Aubrey D. Sharpe

Texas Music City Grill and Smokehouse (TXM) is everything
that’s “the best of Texas.” The music, the Hill Country
look, the eighteenth-century black powder gun collection,
Miranda Lambert’s Pink Pistol, the unique Southwestern menu
with genuine Texas full-service bars and the legendary smoked
meats of Coyote Sam Wells. Put it all together and you have a recipe
for a full array of Texas fun, food and fantastic entertainment.

TXM is two locations with the same over-the-top food and
entertainment that’s “all about you.” Both locations “rock”
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. TXM Lindale,
located in the historic cannery district, serves the I-20 corridor
while TXM Tyler serves the fast-passed Old Jacksonville Highway
corridor. No matter where you are in East Texas, there is a TXM
Grill & Smokehouse within your easy reach. Bring your date to
Lindale and enjoy the high energy atmosphere, game room fun and
large country music stage with well-known artists performing. Then
bring your date to Tyler to “propose” on the beautiful oasis patio.
Make both places part of your life’s story together. In a nutshell,
TXM Lindale is a fusion of legendary Texas music and authentic
Texas cuisine. In 2019, this fusion grew with the addition of the
longtime favorite of Coyote Sam’s famous smoked meats. So, now
the games afoot.

The Tyler location has the look and feel of a rustic hill country log
cabin lodge. The huge two-story entry creates a mood for an “as
big as Texas” experience. It is casual, warm and cozy with every
wall appointed with items replete with interesting stories, waiting
to be told. Meandering through the restaurant, you are greeted
with the pleasing aroma of mouth-watering smoked brisket, which
whets your appetite for more. With three large dining rooms, a
magnificent bar and the most beautiful water featured patio in all
of East Texas, TXM is prepared to meet your every entertainment
need. The cozy bar, with a king size fireplace and black powder gun
collection has the vibe of a hometown local “watering hole” that
makes you feel like you’re in your ole stomping ground with friends.

The bar boasts a wide selection of domestic and imported beers,
extensive choices of spirits and cocktails and a new wine list to fit
any size pocketbook, with many selections by the glass or bottle.
Happy hour is 4:00-6:00 p.m., seven days a week with well drinks
for $3.50, domestic beer shorts, $3.50 and house wine, $4.50. The
latest addition is the Wine Hour seven days a week, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
with house wines for $3.75.

The menu is compact with an assemblage of Texas fare for every
appetite. The Texas Twinkies (large smoked jalapeños stuffed with
brisket, diablo cheese, wrapped in bacon with lemon herb dipping
sauce) are the top seller! A must to try. Other tasty selections include
fresh soups and salads, a fantastic selection of specialty sandwiches
and burgers, including the TXM Burger, which is a favorite of
the “Man.” The entrees highlight tastes of the southwest and the
legendary steakhouse/smokehouse items. Listen, the entire menu
is flavorful, fun and priced for a value. You won’t find better in a
casual dining environment with entertainment for an unforgettable
date night or a memorable family outing. By the way, don’t forget
the brunch on Saturdays and Sundays 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. with
$3.00 Mimosas and Bloody Marys. Perfect for a relaxing weekend.

Wanna have a special party for six or ten folks? How about an event
for fifty to one hundred fifty? TXM has large party rooms and patios
ready to welcome you and your guests. Call Jack and Sam’s Catering
at 903-509-4222 or 430-235-2100. They are experts for any size
event—their place or yours.

Bill Andreason, the corporate head of TXM, is always on top of
his game, so look for new and exciting things to be coming soon.
For starters, both locations will be hosting “Ladies Night” and “Late
Night Hospitality” 10:00 till midnight with small plates and Happy
Hour prices. So, buckle up and get ready to ride to TXM Music City
Grill & Smokehouse.

Now, our party, elegantly set in the eye-catching Red Room, was a
feast fit for royalty. Marsha Wells and her team planned a party for
eleven special friends including Mayor of Lindale, Jeff Daughtery,
and his lovely wife, Robin. The inviting table scape included large
wine glasses, perfectly placed napkins and flatware and centerpieces
of lighted candles in empty Miranda Lambert Red 55 wine bottles.
Marsha was on top of every detail and kept the “Man” on point
throughout the evening.

The five-course menu was classic. Our salad of mixed greens tossed
in Miranda Lambert’s Red 55 balsamic vinegar dressing, Habanero
cheese and candied pecans, is a new addition to the TXM menu
created by Bill Andreason. Appetizers were a delightful and simple
presentation of Sam’s slow cooked pork ribs with TXM’s tasty
Mexican corn. The entrée was a beautifully plated combination
of the tenderest 5oz. ribeye under heaven, a special preparation
of coconut fried shrimp with TXM’s favorite twinkie and a side
of beautiful deep green seasoned and steamed broccoli. As if this
was not enough, Sam’s famous bread pudding topped with
Bananas Foster sauce and ice cream tied a bow on an evening of
gastronomical delights.

The entire dinner was pared with Three Thieves’ chardonnays and
cabernet sauvignons, and Conundrum cabernets. The big surprise
of the night was Bill Andreason sharing a bottle of the best cellar
option, which is the finest, Caymus cabernet. What a treat! It
was quite time at the table as we all savored every sip. But that’s
not all. The capstone of the unforgettable dining experience was
our choice of Dripping Springs vodka martinis with espresso or
Godiva chocolate! The world was really looking brighter by this
time of night.

This was a dinner to remember with friends we cherish in the elegant
atmosphere of the Tyler TXM Red Room. It was time to “head to
the house” and dream good dreams of a fine time.

So, if you’re out and about, look for us, we will be about town!