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Bits & Bites: Things to Eat in Dallas this Weekend

With cooler weather upon us, it’s time to take to stuffing our faces outdoors. Whether you choose to gnaw on a turkey leg at the State Fair of Texas, wander the grounds of a culinary festival, hit a farmers market with your reusable bag, or simply sip your craft beer on a patio, there are plenty of options for you this weekend.

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Meet the Owners of Greenville Avenue Pizza Company

The Greenville Avenue Pizza Company we have come to know and love over the past seven years has changed. Put down that box of tissues and rest easy, though, because with this wave of change comes a refreshing interior, innovative range of toppings, and ease in the late-night flow of foot traffic. Pizza maker Sammy Mandell and “First Pizza Lady” Molly Mandell gave us a glimpse into their journey over the years, and and idea of what exactly makes their pizza so enticing. From a menu full of hashtags — like #MeatCandy — to a communal wooden table stretching through the back, this place still delivers that same crisp, cheesy pie-perfection, but with a polished update.

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Where to Grab a Bite and Catch the Game this TX/OU Weekend

The annual smackdown between Texas and OU kicks off at the Cotton Bowl this weekend. While I may not fall partial to either team, I will gladly partake in any and all food related specials throughout the weekend, as there are many to pick from. Choose your allegiance or simply choose your destination, but if you can’t make up your mind then I highly suggest jumping from one watch party to the next.

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Q&A with Wine Maven and Author, Lisa Mattson

From drinking Boone’s Farm to sipping a glass of rosé in the heart of Sonoma County wine country, Lisa Mattson has seen — and drank — a bottle or two of everything in the wine industry. Born in southeast Kansas, she ventured to Florida to break out from small town life, to that of sunshine and ocean waves. Fast forward forty-three states, twenty countries, countless road bumps and a handful of dating disasters, Mattson now serves as Director of Marketing and Communication for Jordan Vineyard & Winery. Prior to her career in wine marketing and public relations, Mattson was a news editor at Wine News magazine, and after that, she took a stab at winery event planning in California.

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Are You Ready For Some Football Brunch?

Unless you live under a rock or refuse to acknowledge another defeating season for the Cowboys (actually things are looking up this year), you know football season is in full swing. Whether you’re a sucker for Saturday college rivalries or end you’re Sunday church prayer with a few thoughtful mentions of your NFL team, you will devote weekends to drinking beer and celebrating touchdowns like you just won the lottery. Location, food, and beverage are all important decisions in making your team’s victory as sweet as possible.

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A Sneak Peek at Chipotle’s Cultivate Festival

It’s obvious this city has a place in its heart for three things in particular: food, local artisans and celebrating the two together. With at least two festivals a week there’s always a chance to get involved, learn a thing or two, meet the faces behind our favorite products, shuffle our feet to some tunes, party and most importantly, binge eat for three days straight. Well, this year there’s a new festival in town and it’s a Chipotle addict’s heaven. On Saturday, October 18 at Lake Carolyn in Irving from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Chipotle will host its Cultivate Festival. Here are some things you should know before you go.

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Tipsy Tuesday: Dallas Booze News & Events

After the past couple weeks of events, it’s probably time to mellow out with a beer on the couch and give yourself some rest. But then again, the Cowboys just destroyed the Saints on Sunday and there’s a couple of birthdays to celebrate this weekend, so that’s just not going to happen. Did I mention, John Tesar of Knife and the current king of juicy meat between two buns is hosting Burgers & Burgundy on Friday? Feel free to read on and get your liver excited for the days to come.

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Meet the Founders of Hutchins BBQ

Take the men of Duck Dynasty, combine them with the hilarious duo of Stepbrothers, mix in a little flair from BBQ Pitmasters, and you get the faces behind longstanding restaurant Hutchins BBQ. Texas natives Tim Hutchins and Dustin Blackwell may not come from the same bloodline, but sit down with the two together and you can tell their brotherhood runs deep.

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Tipsy Tuesday: Dallas Booze News & Events

This week seems to offer a whole lot of something for everyone. In order to take full advantage, I advise not getting picky when it comes to what fills your glass and checking out what each boozy category brings to the table. Prepare accordingly by packing some Advil and water in that bag as this is going to be one long week full of tastings, guzzlings, and pairings.

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