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Eat This Now: The Snob Sandwich at Grange Hall

Upscale Dallas boutique, Grange Hall is more than a destination for exotic scented candles, Myriam Schaefer leather bags, and Tahitian pearl bracelets. The eclectic shop is also home to a fine dining, lunch-only restaurant. Chef Chad Martin — who’s background includes a stint at the French Room and a decade-long run as executive chef at Hotel St. Germain — is plating playful, and decadent dishes. And the most playful of them all is something called the “Snob Sandwich.”

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Eat This Now: Brisket Cheddar Sausage on a Pretzel Bun

I pulled up a stool at Blind Butcher’s bar a couple of weeks ago. It was 30 minutes after they opened, so I had the entire restaurant to myself, with the exception of a scruffy, young man sitting at the end of the bar. He was working his way through a draft beer and a hardy portion of duck poutine (duck fat fries, cheese curds, duck leg confit, a fried egg, and duck gravy) when I sat down.

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Forget the Mambo Taxi, Here’s the Only Drink Conan O’ Brien Should Have in Dallas

So no offense to Angie Harmon, but the Mambo Taxi no longer reigns as the best frozen margarita in Dallas. She has been in Hollywood La-La-Land for too long. The late-night talk show host already visited Al Biernat’s on Saturday night, but if he leaves without drinking one of Pakpao’s Chula-rita Swirls, he’s in for big cryfest upon his return Los Angeles.

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