We all love our local restaurants in Texarkana. From the good-ole home cooking to the truly unique we really have a  great selection of places to experience some great food. There is one Texaerkana favorite that has something new that I want to talk about.

Twisted Fork Grill and Lounge in Texarkana is one of those off-the-beaten-path restaurants that not only have a great food and beverage selection but an ambiance that can calm your hectic day.  They offer live music, a relaxed atmosphere, and new specials every week, and did we mention the cheesecake?

Twisted Fork has a new head chef and he is Texarkana native Tyler Standridge. I had a chance to talk to the recent Texarkana College graduate of the culinary school about his inspiration for becoming a chef this is what he had to say:

My inspiration for becoming a chef stemmed from simply my love of cooking and developing different flavors in my dishes. I also love to make people happy and smile, cooking is my form of art to express myself to the people around me.

Of course, I had to ask what his favorite dishes are that he enjoys creating and his answer got my mouth watering:

Some of my favorite dishes to create are classic Italian dishes such as Cacio e Pepe, Penne Arrabiata, Spaghetti Carbornara and so on. The southern in me also loves to make some of our classic southern foods such as Gumbo, Jambalaya and so on.
Tyler graduated from the Texarkana College Culinary arts program in December of last year. And is making a name for himself as the head chef. If you have not experienced the food at Twisted Fork you owe it to yourself to give them a try.
Twisted Fork is located at 5522 Summerhill Road in Texarkana Texas. They are open Monday through Thursday from 5 pm until 10 pm and Friday and Saturday from 5 pm until 11 pm.

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