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Dallas Has the Most Amazing Chefs

How does Stephan Pyles find enough time in a day? Besides opening Stampede 66 just recently, Chef Pyles took time out of his day to do a calendar photo shoot for the Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas at his original restaurant with these two lucky kids. We have some amazing chefs who give of their time for […]

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Sneak Peek: British Beverage Co. in Uptown

Tomorrow the British Beverage Co., located at 2800 Routh Street in the Quadrangle, is opening for dinner service. It opens officially to the public on November 5. And on November 12, lunch service starts. Excited? Not Yet? You probably should be. Plan B – the same guys who brought you Bolsa and Oak – designed […]

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Don’t Eat This Now: Bombay Chopstix’s Food Truck

There’s a Bombay Chopstix restaurant in Irving and Richardson, and then there’s Bombay Chopstix’s food truck, Bombay Street Food, that features highlights from the restaurant’s menu. When I first heard that a food truck serving Indo-Chinese fusion was hitting the streets, my ears perked. I scoured George’s handy dandy food truck schedule. I waited. Then I pounced. […]

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Into Shelley’s Belly: What to Eat in Marfa, Texas

On my second venture to Marfa, I again found myself in absolute marvel of its energy, beauty and endurance. It is a strange little place, seemingly asleep and unkempt, but all the while buzzing with big city attitude and enchantments. Clean air and quirky sophistication abounds in this little big city. It wrapped me in […]

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A Photo Essay of the Blues, Bandits, and BBQ Festival in Oak Cliff

We sent photography intern Melisa Oporto off with her camera and a mission to capture the atmosphere at the Blues, Bandits, and BBQ Festival in Oak Cliff last Saturday. Clyde Biggins was there, of course, waving roasted legs in the air and having a ball of a time. Kids played in the grass, blues bands sang under trees, and […]

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Cook Hall Brings Casual Fare to the W Hotel

While we quietly mourn the loss of Craft Dallas and Ghostbar, W Dallas Victory Hotel is offering a brand new aesthetic to their upscale décor. Patrons will now be able to look forward to the inviting and laid-back atmosphere of Cook Hall, a classic American gastropub vision from NYC-based company CCHG (Culinary Concepts Hospitality Group). […]

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Into Shelley’s Belly: Avila’s on Maple Avenue

I don’t imagine anyone ever accusing Avila’s Restaurant of being too complicated. That being said, its simplicity embodies the heart that makes this restaurant sing. All of my chakras tingle every time I come here. Tucked away on the bustling Maple Avenue, Avila’s has been serving delicious, authentic Mexican fare for the last 25 years. […]

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October 29 Food Truck Schedule and News for Dallas/Ft. Worth

On Monday, thanks to Sunnyland Patio Furniture (7879 Spring Valley at Coit), Monday Night Foodball is back from 5-8 PM. North Dallas gets more food truck action on Wednesday at Prestonwood Baptist Church‘s Fall Festival.  Food trucks include Cajun Tailgator, Easy Slider, Ruthie’s Grilled Cheese, Ruthie’s Cheesesteaks, Rockstar Bakeshop, Tin Star Taxi, and Bombay Street […]

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Dallas Chefs Delight at March of Dimes Auction

Dallas’ top chefs were cooking up a storm last Thursday at the annual March of Dimes Auction at the Omni Hotel. Lead chef Kent Rathbun of Abacus, who has worked on this project for 15 years, led a team of over 20 top local chefs who each brought their own signature dish to the table. […]

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Shake-Up In Ownership at Acme F & B: Colleen O’Hare and Jeana Johnson are Out

Last week I heard there was trouble brewing at Acme F & B. My insider, Garganta Profunda de una Vaca, relayed intel: The four owners were in disagreement over the “meat allocation program and front of the house service system.” GPDUV said Acme  F&B c0-owners (Team Barcadia), Brooke Humphries and Brianna Larson, bought out co-owners […]

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A Casting Call for MasterChef is Happening Tomorrow in Dallas. Bring Your A-Game.

Tomorrow, master restaurateur, Joe Bastianich will be holding a casting call to see if anyone in Dallas has what it takes to be a master chef. Co-host of Fox’s hit series, MasterChef, Bastianich has been dubbed the “Simon Cowell of the Food Industry” so aspiring master chefs might want to bring their A-game and some thick […]

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Food Trucks Are Hitting the Streets in Denton, Keller, and Carrollton. Denton Foodie Truck Festival Tonight!

The City of Dallas started allowing “gourmet food trucks” in early to mid 2011 when there were about five on the road.  They were not allowed to operate in the Central Business District.   There were still lots of regulations, but the City, the Arts District, and the CBD worked through the details and, since […]

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