We’re suckers for any press release that contains the following sentences:
It seems a couple well-intentioned entrepreneurs have teamed up with J&D’s Foods to create a little something they’re calling baconlube—the world’s first bacon-flavored, water-based, American-made, personal lubricant.
Billing itself as the “gold standard of meat-flavored massage oils” (natch) baconlube, they say, is like the McRib of sex: it’s delicious, makes men crazy, is here for a limited time, and is in short supply.
If you’re thinking “stocking stuffer!” (let’s stay on track here), we’re right behind you. But the boys only made 3,000 bottles of this pork-flavored nectar. It hit the interwebs yesterday at www.baconlube.com. How much, you ask, for a product that promises such a satisfying holiday season? Only $11.99.
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The Wine and Food Foundation of Texas has just announced the celebrity chefs for this year’s Stephan Pyles Celebrity Chef Dinner and Auction. This annual event funds the $15,000 Stephan Pyles Culinary Scholarship. The press release announces:
The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas is thrilled to announce the culinary line up for the 12th Annual Stephan Pyles Celebrity Chef Dinner & Live Wine Auction to take place December 4, 2011 at Chef Pyles’ flagship restaurant, Stephan Pyles. The event is presented in part by sponsor Central Market.
Six celebrity chefs, including Chef Pyles, will present a spectacular five-course wine dinner followed by a lively auction to benefit one of the nation’s largest culinary scholarships, The Stephan Pyles Culinary Scholarship. The scholarship winner will prepare passed hors d’oeuvres served during the champagne reception. The short but action-packed live auction will include restaurant packages, rare and fine wines and other luxury items. Each course will be prepared by a different chef including:
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Continuing its 23-year holiday tradition, Norma’s Cafe, the original Dallas comfort-food icon that has served Texas home cooking for 55 years, will again host its annual free Thanksgiving Feast on Nov. 24 from 11 am to 1 pm at its Oak Cliff location on 1123 W. Davis Street in Dallas.
During the event, 55 volunteers, many of whom helped start the tradition in 1988, will serve more than 4,000 home-cooked, Thanksgiving meals to hungry Dallas community members.
“The purpose of this day has never changed in 23 years – we enjoy sharing this day with the community and invite anyone who needs or wants a hearty, home-cooked meal to join us. That’s the meaning of the holiday to us,” said Ed Murph, owner of Norma’s Cafe. “At Norma’s Cafe, we are so thankful for our talented staff, loyal customers, and our volunteers and sponsors who make this event possible every year.”
Guests who partake of the Thanksgiving Day feast can expect a full spread of holiday staples, including turkey and dressing with cranberry sauce and gravy, mashed potatoes, peas, salad with ranch dressing, homemade rolls and cornbread, and fruit or a slice of the famous Norma’s Cafe Mile-High Cream Pies for dessert. In addition to the Oak Cliff event, Norma’s Cafe will be collecting monetary donations for the North Texas Food Bank and will be delivering to-go turkey dinners to several local churches and charity organizations.
This year’s event is made possible in part by several generous sponsors, including Ben E Keith, Schepps, Classic Caps, Clicks Radiator Service, Instant Whip Foods, Community Coffee, and Tyson.
In honor of Dallas Beer Week, the ever-vigilant Teresa Gubbins over at Pegasus News posted a bang-up synopsis of Dallas’ growing growler scene. She covers all the basics, and frankly I couldn’t have said it better myself, so follow the link for her tips on where (and why) you should add growlers to your weekly routine. They’ve also put together a extremely user-friendly rundown of all of the Dallas Beer Week activities.1 Comment »
One night after a Texas Rangers game I passed a gas station with a bold sign with a red habanero pepper announcing: Habaneros, Taco Revolution. Several weeks later I returned to find out what the revolt was all about.
The weekday lunch crowd was active with people stopping by just for the tacos which is always a good sign. I found plenty of graphics and promotional signage inside the taqueria. Someone spent some good money at Kinkos giving Habaneros a professional, almost fast-food chain look. Fortunately, the staff didn’t consist of teenagers asking if I wanted fries with my order.
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