Kid Kritics: Cupcakes from “The Cup Cakin’ Machine”

We debuted Kid Kritic last November. Our kritic is 10-year-old Elizabeth Chandler. She loves sweets. Today she reviews The Cup Cakin’ Machine, a food truck of sorts, but officially it’s a mobile grocery.  “The Machine” can often be found in the Arts District or roaming the DFW Metroplex.  Read on to see what she thinks […]

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Oak Cliff Cellars Wins Awards at 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Congratulations to Oak Cliff Cellars. They’ve just announced the recent awards at the the 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Here they are: 2009 Firebrick Zinfandel – Silver 2009 Lover’s Lane Petite Sirah – Bronze 2010 Wild Diamond Mourvedre – Bronze 2010 Rogues Blend (GSM) – Bronze Jim Richardson of OCC: “The 2009 Firebrick Zinfandel […]

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Eat This Now: Black and Blue Burger from Kenny’s Burger Joint in Frisco

When do you know that you have started to become a little too familiar with a restaurant? Well, if you pull into Kenny’s Burger Joint and your kid starts cheering, “Yay! Uncle Kenny.”  And no, I’m not related to Kenny Bowers…and my kid hardly even recognizes his grandparents.  Perhaps this familiarity could be seen as […]

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Restaurant Review: Zio Cecio Cucina Italiana in Dallas

In the spring of 2005, I took a press trip to a hotel on the island of Sardinia, about 120 miles west of Italy. Forty-five seconds after the tour bus entered the walled community, I realized the property was a horrid Disneyland version of an Italian resort. It could have been in Frisco. Brand-new buildings […]

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