Stillhouse Wine Room in Killeen offers its patrons a respite from noisy sports bars that dot the landscape of the city. There is no blaring music, just the soft sounds of jazz, or crooners, like Frank Sinatra, singing in the background, and there is no TV showing the latest news or sporting event.
For a taste of Thailand, visit Narunya’s restaurant in Belton. Family owned and operated, Chef Narunya prepares from scratch curry dishes from her native Surat-Thani, Thailand, and a fusion of other Thai recipes. Everything on the menu, except for the noodles, is homemade. That includes her mango sorbet she uses in her Sticky Rice with Mango Sorbet dessert.
Housed in a historic building in downtown Belton, the Sarsaparilla Saloon and Café offers diners a unique lunch menu that is ever-changing. Owned and operated by Belton native Tammy Wilson, since 2008, she said she was inspired by her friends to open her own restaurant because she was such a good cook.
Benny Ismaili is no stranger to the restaurant business. Born in Italy and raised in the former Yugoslavia, owning a restaurant was an extended family tradition.
So Natural Organic Restaurant and Market in Harker Heights offers its customers a healthy choice for dining out. Owned and operated by Luvina and Jameel Sabree, it is a family-owned and operated restaurant that serves locally raised grass-fed organic beef and locally sourced organic vegetables, along with a side of whole foods education. Luvina’s six children, ranging in age from 7 to 17, also work at the eatery and all of them have their after-school assignments.
Geechie’s Southern Style Restaurant brings a taste of the coastal Sea Islands of South Carolina to Killeen. It’s family-owned and operated by retired U.S. Army veteran Jerry Lewis Moore Sr., executive chef and CEO, and his wife, Latanya White-Moore, COO. His three daughters also pitch in to help at the restaurant when they are not in school.
Ambrosia Tea Room in Salado offers its guests an atmosphere of geniality with its vintage décor that is reminiscent of a turn of the 19th century cafe.