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Bite Fight: The Best Tres Leches Cake in Dallas

A fine tres leches cake is a beautiful thing. When there’s creamy vanilla sweetness coupled with a curious balance struck between light and rich, that’s when you know you’ve hit the jackpot. Pastel de tres leches is a dessert with a history soaked in Latin American cross-culturalism, burgeoned by canned milk production in the 1940s, and widely popularized in Texas by the 1990s. Dallas is rife with restaurants offering their own take on this ubiquitous, fluffy dessert, often upping the ante by changing its nomenclature. To find out how many milks it really takes to exemplify this cake, I tasted the tres leches at the health-conscious Kozy Kitchen, the cuatro leches at the trendy La Duni Latin Cafe, and the cinco leches at 2013’s Tex-Mex newcomer Mesero Miguel.

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El Corazon’s Tex-Mex Fare Captures the Hearts of Oak Cliff Residents

Someone’s been tinkering with classic Tex-Mex. No need to panic, though; it’s the Cuellars. After all, their role in defining the cuisine began when a young couple named Macario and Adelaida Cuellar emigrated to the cotton farms of North Texas from Nuevo Leon, Mexico in 1893. The couple had 12 children and—after opening a few cafes […]

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Kathleen’s Sky Diner on Lovers Lane is Closed

I’m waiting for a phone call from owner Robert Ellington, but my sources say Kathleen’s Sky Diner is closed and the Salvation Army trucks are on the way to make a pick up. Apparently it’s an issue with the landlord. Robert and Kathleen Ellington opened as Kathleen’s Art Cafe on Lovers Lane in 1988. It […]

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Bon Appétit Features Two DFW Eateries in its “Top 50 Best New Restaurants of 2012″

Holy cow, Bon Appétit just named Oak and Woodshed Smokehouse as two of its Top 50 Best New Restaurants of 2012. Oak comes in at #29, and this is what the magazine has to say about it: This swanky Design District spot is home to what might be Big D’s most talented restaurant trio: chef Jason […]

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Eat Cupcakes for Charity at Cupcake Camp Dallas 2012

Attention all sugar junkies, prepare yourselves for Dallas’ biggest bake sale of the year, Cupcake Camp Dallas is back and bigger than ever. This year’s event will see over 25 professional bakeries and 19 amateurs all donating more than 7,500 cupcakes for charity. The event benefits the LEAP foundation, a non-profit organization composed of volunteer […]

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Report From 2012 Savor Dallas: Top Ten Dishes Served at International Grand Tasting

The popular International Grand Tasting at Savor Dallas 2012 took place on Saturday night at Irving Convention Center in Las Colinas. Organizers noted the move from Dallas to Irving was to make it easier for the residents of Fort Worth to attend.  Any worry that the change in venue would deter event patrons was quickly […]

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The Hole Thing: The Latest in Donut Decadence

I’m not at all ashamed to profess my love for donuts.  Some may label these decadent morsels of fried dough a “guilty pleasure,” but when I sink my eager teeth into the perfect donut, I feel no guilt at all, simply a euphoric rush of gustatory satisfaction which no other breakfast pastry can provide.  Last […]

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Rockstar Bakery Throwing a Party to Launch Their New Whoopie Pie Truck

We could all use a little more whoopie in our lives.  This Friday, Dallas will see the launch of its first whoopie pie truck brought to us by the fine people at Rockstar Bakeshop.  Of course, Rockstar is not new to Dallas by any means, as they have been camping out behind a whoopie-strewn table […]

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Top Twelve Bites I Put in My Mouth in 2011

There’s a common sentiment among restaurant critics: We have to eat a lot of poor quality and mediocre food before we taste something memorable. But, oh baby, when that over-the-top bite hits your mouth, you know you’ve found it. Something about the drink, dish, or dessert pushes it above the hundreds of thousands of other […]

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