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Tidbits: Chocolate, Whiskey and French Food in Dallas

Dude, Sweet Chocolate's Fruity Crack. Photo courtesy of Dude, Sweet Chocolate.
Dude, Sweet Chocolate’s Fruity Crack. Photo courtesy of Dude, Sweet Chocolate.
How was everyone’s 4th of July? Did you recover from Friday’s festivities by eating out anywhere over the weekend?

There are a couple of things we wanted to give you a heads up about.

First, today is World Chocolate Day, and as an addict, I had to mention it. Maybe I’ll go to Dude, Sweet Chocolate after work to celebrate. What I really want to try is anything from Compartes Chocolatier (They have a Milk Chocolate Mole bar…and that art!). I also want to check out the Chocolate Chili pop at Steel City Pops – has anyone tried it yet?

Whiskey Tuesdays: FM Smokehouse in Irving is serving highly-rated whiskeys on Tuesdays through August 8th. Tomorrow’s limited release will be a 6-year-old Thomas H. Hand Sazerac Rye Whiskey. If you haven’t been to FM yet, know that they have a huge variety of whiskeys, scotches and beer (they have 42 on tap, 28 of which are from Texas). Upcoming Whiskey Tuesdays will host a 10-year Pappy Van Winkle, a 15-year George T. Stagg (2013 “Best North American Whiskey”), and a 25th Anniversary Booker.

Your favorite French restaurant of 2013, Boulevardier, just launched a new summer menu. Some of the new items: Escargots with Olive Tapenade en Croute, Harissa Braised Lamb Neck, and a Berkshire Pork Chop that is wood-grilled with Texas creamer peas, Texas peaches and sweet corn buerre blanc.