From entertainers to a tai chi demo to a cooking class this weekend, there’s a never-ending list of fun things to do. Come prepared ready to cook and fill your bags up with plenty of vegetables, meats, and fruits to last you the week.Full Story
It seems like everyone is becoming diary-free, gluten-free, and everything else that sounds remotely healthy. Is it a trend? Will it fade? Who knows. I, for one, have recently become lactose-intolerant. But before I mourned my dairy days, I decided to adjust old, familiar recipes to match my needs. Slowly, I’ve succumbed to my body’s peer pressure and have made a few dairy and gluten-free recipes lately.
I wanted to start off this series with the most original flavor: chocolate chip. (I had to add a twist, though. Cue the vegan caramel syrup.) This recipe, derived from Minimalist Baker, is made with coconut milk which makes the recipe not as heavy as normal ice cream flavors are typically. If you are looking for a light, sweet snack that won’t leave you feeling gross before you hit the sheets, then this recipe is exactly that.
Take a break, sip on a glass of wine and enjoy this beautiful weather. Why? Because you deserve it.Full Story
With it being Easter weekend, I’m sure most of you are looking for fun activities to do with your friends and family. Thankfully, there’s never a dull moment in Dallas. We’ve got you covered.Full Story
This woman may be the most pleasant and professional server in Dallas. We need more people like her in our restaurants.Full Story
This Easter weekend, make a family trip down to the farmers market this weekend. There is no reason you can’t eat healthy and buy fresh food when you have plenty of farmers markets to choose from.Full Story
Plan a date and bring your mate to one of these five wine, beer, and whiskey pairing dinners. Sip and taste your way through the night with a delicious meal accompanied with hand-selected beverages.Full Story
What’s gooey, cheesy, and dips perfectly in ketchup? Grilled cheese, of course. Tomorrow, April 12, is National Grilled Cheese Day, which is by far one of the best holidays ever invented. Whether it’s a plain Jane grilled cheese or a fancy prosciutto-and-tomato, there’s always room for one more.Full Story
Dallas is busy with family friendly activities this weekend. Grab the kids and plan a weekend of crawfish, hot dogs, and a fun run.Full Story
Do yourself a favor and make reservations today for these three wine dinners that will keep you up on your wine game.
You’ll be a much happier person for it.
The Final Four games start tomorrow, and you need two things to help you scream, “Go Badgers!” at the top of your lungs: food and drink. It’s a good thing, then, there are plenty of awesome deals hitting Dallas and Fort Worth this weekend. Let’s drink to that.Full Story
Grab your bags and get ready to head to your local farmers market. With the opening of a few farmers farmersMarket_02_charmarkets this weekend, you will have plenty of fun shopping action. Let’s hope the weather clears up.Full Story
This week’s Wine Dinner Wednesday list is something to feast your eyes on. Take a peek at these six delicious ways to wine and dine this week.Full Story
Restaurateurs, craft breweries, distilleries, and food artisans showcased their most savory treats to Fort Worth Food and Wine festival-goers this past weekend, bringing flavors of both Fort Worth and Dallas to the masses. I was lucky enough to attend two of the many events the festival had to offer, including the Grand Tasting and Sip & Savor events at the Renaissance Worthington. With enough food and drinks to go around, I can tell you I will not be eating for another week. But I will probably be hitting up one of the restaurants I sampled at the festival.Full Story
Pollo Tropical is bringing Caribbean flavors straight to Addison with its first Texas location, which opens today. This Miami founded, fast-casual chain restaurant serves meats, vegetables, spices, and sauces all prepared in-house. With an extensive menu at such an affordable cost, you can pick up, sit-down, or drive through Pollo Tropical for a taste of the tropics.Full Story
It’s a serious weekend with some serious brunch options. How can you pass up chicken and waffles or pancakes with bananas and caramel on a Friday morning?You can’t.Full Story
The luckiest day of the year is right around the corner, thanks to the Irish, of course. Bagpipers, red heads, beer, corned beef, and cabbage may be stereotypical of St. Patrick’s Day, but never under-appreciated in Dallas. Check out these 12 beautiful ways to celebrate St. Patty’s with some food and drink.Full Story
From a night of bohemian madness to a beer and music festival, you are bound to find something to occupy this (hopefully) gorgeous weekend.Full Story
Last night, I was invited to an event at the Community Brewing Company to sample Two Trucks’ newest addition to its food truck family, Texas Burrito Company. Texas Burrito Company serves burritos, tacos, burrito bowls, and salads, which all scream Mexican with a little bit of Texan on the side. I ordered the Rio Grande, a flour tortilla stuffed with Monterey Jack cheese, brown or white rice, black beans, sweet barbacoa pork, topped with a green chile sauce. Oh man, was this not your average Chipotle burrito. The sweet barbacoa pork paired with the spicy green chile sauce made for the perfect combination of pure burrito goodness. My friend ordered the Amarillo By Morning burrito, which comes with a four tortilla, queso fresco, brown or white rice, black beans, green chili chicken and roasted garlic with tomatillo sauce and a sour cream drizzle. If you’re into the plain-jane chicken burrito thing, then this is the burrito for you. It’s nothing crazy-adventurous yet still delicious.Full Story
La Perla d’Italia, Pho House, Mughlai Fine Indian Cuisine, and Maximo invited me as a guest on Wednesday for a food tour at the Village on the Green. I was given a tasting at each restaurant (the opposite of little Costco-sized samples), all thankfully within walking distance of each other. Four restaurants and way too much food later, I think it’s safe to say I was stuffed. If you didn’t think it was possible to have Italian, Indian, Vietnamese, and Mexican food all in one night, it’s definitely do-able, as long as you exercise portion control.
For a fun night, try taking your own food tour at the Village on the Green with family and friends. Order one or two dishes at each place, and experience four different ethnic cuisines at its best. Follow my lead or forge your own path. Either way, you’ll leave feeling full and satisfied.Full Story