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Bits & Bites: Things to Do and Chew in Dallas This Weekend

Well, Fair Park Holiday has been cancelled, and I’m pretty sure the rest of Dallas is on hiatus for now.

This ice storm is putting a kink in our weekend plans, isn’t it? But at least we have our internet and heaters. (To the 200,000 people out there without power, I feel for you. Stay warm. Hug other bodies.)

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Taste Test Thursday: Chocolate Chip Cookies (Pt. II)

Don’t you dare tell me I never listen to you guys. Two weeks ago, I did a taste test with chocolate chip cookies, and I got slaughtered in the comments for not picking up the “right” cookies. You asked demanded, so I’ve delivered. This time, I’ve included JD’s Chippery, Creme de la Cookie, Potbelly, Starbucks, Baby Cakes […]

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Taste Test Thursday: Chocolate Chip Cookies

What makes a chocolate chip cookie perfect? Every day I wake up, brush my teeth, and ask myself this very important question. For me, the cookie must have a crunchy exterior and a soft, semi-doughy inside. It must be warm. The base and edges must be a tiny bit crispy. Chocolate chips have to be […]

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Don’t Eat This Now: Deep Fried Girl Scout Cookies at the State Fair

Dear deep fried Samoas, I can’t tell you how disappointed I am. Those 10 coupons I spent on you are 10 coupons I’ll never get back. I could’ve gone on the scary haunted house ride twice with 10 coupons! Instead, I wasted them on four of you. Why? Because I love Girl Scout Cookies. Whenever […]

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Trader Joe’s in Plano Will Open on September 7

The culinarily curious only have to wait until September 7, just one week from today. That’s the date set for the grand opening on Trader Joe’s in Plano. If you want to do more than shop at Trader Joe’s, you can click here and apply for a job.(They offer full benefits and 10% off store […]

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Faye Blackmon’s Culinary Class

Fudgenugget. I was born in the wrong school district. If I had taken Faye Blackmon’s culinary class back when I was in high school, I bet I’d be on Top Chef right now basking in the glory of Paul’s shiny knives. But I digress. Wednesday morning, I dragged along photo intern Micah Nunley to Duncanville […]

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Somebody Help This Poor Boy: Bolsa Mercado

Yesterday, I was having a nice chinwag with the bad boy of Bolsa, Chris Zielke. I asked him what he’s going to sell at his soon-to-open Bolsa Mercado. He admitted he was still looking for stuff to stock on his shelves. He’s been scouting local producers and come up with quite a bit but he […]

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Movember Cometh, People. Let’s Do This.

Last year, we watched the seemingly unflappable Ryan transform from cherubic imp to Keith Stone over the course of one wacky Movember challenge. This year (I hope) will be no exception. But should we fall down on the job—or should you not have the genetic material necessary to grow your own—there is an alternative: DIY moustache […]

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Free Vegan Milk & Cookie Class Next Sunday, Dec. 12, at Bliss Raw Cafe

I know what you’re thinking. Really, I do. How can a cookie be both raw and delicious? For the answer, go directly to the source: Chef Kelly Dennis at Bliss Raw Cafe on Sunday, Dec 12 for a free, vegan Holiday Milk & Cookie Class from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Dennis will demonstrate the gluten, […]

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Get Out Those Piping Tools and Gumdrops; It’s Time For the GermanDeli Gingerbread Haus Contest

This is your year — the year when you’re gonna show those know-it-all cookie moms down the block who’s the real mac daddy of gingerbread. An here’s how you’re gonna do it: you’re going to make a house — a whole house — enter it in the GermanDeli Gingerbread Haus contest, and win the damn […]

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State Veggie Fair Draws Veggies, Vegans, and Indie Rockers

Saturday’s State Veggie Fair at the open-use collective The Phoenix Project on Haskell Avenue catered (in a cruelty-free way) to all that is good and right about fair foods by showcasing a fine fried selection of treats sans animal products. jump for the details…

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Tiff’s Treats Opens a New Shop and Helps a Local Kid Make a Wish

On Oct. 23, to celebrate the opening of their new Addison location, Tiff’s Treats will partner with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to raise funds for local “Wish Kid” Sarah, a 7-year-old battling leukemia. During the event, Tiff’s Treats will sell boxes of one dozen cookies for only $3. Proceeds from the sales will go to help […]

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Special Report: DallasChocolate.org Chocolate Conference in Dallas

The  hot ticket ticket in town this weekend for foodies was DallasChocolate.org’s Chocolate Conference 2010. For eight hours on Saturday, the program was devoted to learning  and sampling chocolate. The day kicked off at 10 a.m. There were about 100-150 people present. By 1pm the numbers had swelled considerably and the registration line stretched out […]

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Restaurant News: Bits and Bites

Urbano Café will be closed for vacation from Tuesday, July 6 through Saturday, July 10, returning for regular service hours on Tuesday, July 13. Leave a message if you want reservations. They’ll be checking the phones.  214-823-8550. Mockingbird Station Market. This evening’s market from 4 to 7:00 PM will feature Grapevine Grains’ granola, cookies, breads, pastured […]

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