Hypnotic Donut Dash’s 5K and Chubby Bunny Contest is Happening This Saturday

Hypnotic Donuts is weird, I’ll give you that. This Saturday, January 25, the funky donut shop is encouraging people to eat donuts and then run in their 5K run. Consumption is not absolutely necessary, but it’s definitely part of the fun. (Throwing up is not.) Three donut hole stations will be placed along the route, helping runners to stay in perfect donut shape along the way. There’s a chubby bunny contest starting at 9:30 a.m., so if you’ve got the stretchy cheeks to enter, please do so. We welcome your videos.

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Congratulations to Our Nespresso Pixie Machine Contest Winners!

For the last two weeks, we’ve had a Nespresso Pixie machine contest, and people all over Dallas have been submitting their entries via Twitter and Instagram. (Yes, we made y’all jump through some hoops, but that’s because this is a mighty big prize.) Well. We’ve gotten 29 entries and it’s been a real pleasure viewing […]

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I Am Still Sick of the Word: Foodie

Teresa “Gubbshoe” Gubbins posted a funny item yesterday: 12 signs of the new Dallas foodie revolution. Gubbshoe claims “ Dallas has two kinds of foodies”—old and new–and follows her thesis with a list that distinguishes them. Funny stuff. Except for one thing: her use of the term foodie. Wait, make that two: if one is old, they can’t […]

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2013 AIWF Wine and Food Menu Pairing Contest Names Truluck’s the Winner

While everyone was off enjoying this year’s Restaurant Week presented by Central Market, the American Institute of Wine and Food (DFW chapter) was busy holding its own little contest. Six to eight culinary professionals were tasked with the job of finding one restaurant that exemplified the best wine and menu pairing. This year, Truluck’s takes […]

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Special Taste Report: The Eight Fried Finalists at the 2013 Big Texas Choice Awards

Yesterday morning, the eight finalists in the 2013 Big Tex Choice Awards gathered at The Dock to compete for two prizes: “Best Taste” and “Most Creative.” In the end, Isaac Rousso took home the award for “Best Taste” with his deep-fried Cuban roll. Duo Justin and Rudy Martinez nabbed “Most Creative” with their fried Thanksgiving […]

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Photo Recap of Chefs for Farmers Sous Chef Competition

Behold, Sunday afternoon’s Chefs for Famers Get Some #@&% Credit Sous Chef Competition, to which my photographer friend and I were media guests. Eight sous chefs competed for $1,500 and bragging rights by making a dish with ingredients from one of the farms supported by Chefs for Farmers, the organization run by Matt and Iris […]

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Dallas Bartender Regrets His Performance at 2013 TGI Friday’s World Bartender Championship

A typical Wednesday night for me consists of spending some quality time with my sofa and DVR whilst I satisfy my never-ending sushi craving with Bluefish takeout. Last Wednesday, I stepped out of my comfort zone. I found myself at the House of Blues bobbing my head to a special rendition of Tupac’s “California Love,” […]

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Nothing to Do With Food: The Cutest Pet Contest

Today marks day one of our “Survival of the Cutest” contest. After going through hundreds of dog photos, Jason found the most adorable 32 North Texas canines for your bored-at-work-viewing pleasure, and he’s made it easy cheesy for you to vote for the most adorable Dallas dog (besides the one that’s curled up around your […]

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Bake Your Way to Fame: CBS’ New Baking Show Holds Open Casting Call in Dallas

CBS is looking for amateur bakers with great whipping abilities (in the kitchen). Its new baking series (no name yet) “follows the trials and tribulations of the competitors – young, old, from every background and every corner of the United States – as they attempt to prove their baking prowess.” The producers tell me that […]

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Hypnotic Donuts Hosts “Beat the Heat – World’s Spiciest Donut” Eating Contest

How long before extreme eating is an Olympic sport? Or synchronized slugging? Or…well I could go on and create a slew of categories for the Eating Olympics because I am on deadline, but instead, I will regurgitate a press release. Here goes: Hypnotic Donuts [ed note; gorgeous donut pics on that link] is putting on their […]

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New Sign Shipped to Dallas: Guess the Restaurant

Check out this vintage sign that was shipped to Dallas. It’s currently getting hooked up inside a local restaurant. Guess the name of the place and you will win a Godiva Chocolate black-almond-truffle-scented candle.

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Southwest Foodservice Expo Holds Ultimate Barista Frappe Challenge

Any Barista will tell you that there’s more to creating delicious frozen coffee than pouring your leftover morning joe and milk into the blender, but no barista in town knows it better than Mike Mettendorf, General Manager of The Pearl Cup. Yesterday Mettendorf packed up his portafilters and headed to the Ultimate Barista Challenge at […]

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Guess the Name of This Dallas Restaurant

We had so much fun the first time we played this game. Let’s play it again. Can you guess the name of this restaurant?

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TACA Lexus Party on the Green Gets a Taste of Mother Nature

Friday night’s soirée, TACA Lexus Party on the Green, took place on the lawn at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek.  There were cars up for winning, a cork pull, fabulous trips and dinners in the silent auction, and food. Oh, so much food. More than 30 chefs gathered in the courtyard to offer up […]

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Fish City Grill’s Oyster Eating Contest Was a Slurping Success

D Magazine intern Erin Ahlfinger files this report. As part of Oyster Fest 2012, Fish City Grill held its third annual oyster eating contest at the Preston Road location Sunday afternoon benefiting March of Dimes. The spicy aroma of Cajun seasonings welcomed contestants and attendees as they arrived, and drew in plenty of curious passerby. […]

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