This week on Lifestyle Thursday we have uncovered a real hidden gem of a restaurant in a small town in Texas and the story of its owner that’s equally as impressive.

If you drive up Highway 187 in the small town of Utopia, Texas, you may think that you’ve crossed over into the French Countryside, passing fields of poppy’s that line the winding pebbled driveway up to the European inspired manor that houses the amazing Laurel Tree Restaurant.

Oh, and there is a treehouse dining room that seats six in the backyard. And, they’re only open on Saturdays, leading to the restaurant being booked months in advance.

On This Podcast Episode:

All of this wonderment was dreamt up and is run by Paris-trained chef Laurel Waters. We chat with her about how she’s created a must-visit destination in a super small town, along with how she showcases her serious culinary chops in the heart of Texas Hill River Country.

It’s a story about following your dreams and being committed to your vision – daring to be uniquely you.

My co-host for the podcast is my husband, Jeff Game, a travel, and music journalist that’s always on the hunt for a good story to tell.

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