Bits & Bites: Things to Do and Chew in Dallas, Nov. 22-24

The weather is pretty gloomy today, isn’t it? I guess it’s fitting, considering the events that this date recalls. Most people focus on the sadness surrounding this day, but what we tend to forget is that Dallas was still an active city, even during those tough times. I’m sure they had plenty of things that […]

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Okra Takes Over The Lot at the Third Annual Okra Palooza

Yesterday, at the third annual Okra Palooza that took place inside The Lot, six home cooks and three chefs from the Dallas area okra-battled it out. All nine participants found varying uses of the vegetable as they tried to secure the title of Okra Palooza champion and a staycation prize at Hotel Palomar. The money […]

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Dallas Dames Host Fundraiser for Area Women Seeking Careers in Culinary Arts

Mark your calendars, everyone. March 3 is when Les Dames d’Escoffier International’s Dallas chapter is hosting its annual Raiser Grazer from 5 to 8 p.m. at Union Station. Once upon a time, in 2010, Nancy attended this event and  ”won” four nights in a Jamaican hotel for $250. She said it was a great travel bargain. […]

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Buy Lunch at Stephan Pyles Next Week, Support Childhood Nutrition

With a third of America’s children overweight and one in four going hungry, Chef Stephan Pyles of Samar and  Stephan Pyles has decided to stand in the gap.  From Monday, Oct. 15 through Friday, Oct. 19, Pyles will host a Lunch Break for Kids fundraiser at his restaurant, Stephan Pyles, during lunchtime hours. Organized by […]

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Bolsa Mercado Hosts Guest Chefs to Benefit Café Momentum

Today marks the start of Bolsa Mercado‘s new program to host weekly guest chefs who’ll be cooking three-course to-go dinners (as part of the “Dinner for Two” program) in Bolsa Mercado’s kitchen. These guest chefs will be incorporating vegetables from the Dallas Youth Village‘s garden in their menus, and a portion of the dinner sales […]

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Restaurant News: Bits and Bites

Pearl Cup Coffee will open a new location in Richardson in late August or early September. The shop will be in the II Creeks shopping center at 2701 Custer Pkwy near the Richardson Community Theater. Besides coffee creations, they will sell beer and wine. The North Texas Food Bank has formed The Round Table, a group […]

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Soups for a Cause: the 13th Annual Empty Bowls at the Meyerson

Editorial intern Michelle Saunders popped into the North Texas Food Bank’s yearly fundraiser last Friday. She files this report: When I headed over to the Meyerson Symphony Center Friday morning for the annual Empty Bowls fundraiser, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Since it was held on DSO’s turf, I assumed that it would […]

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The Dames of Les Dames d’Escoffier Did Dallas Proud Last Night

There is a reason that the international organization Les Dames d’Escoffier is one of the most prestigious organizations for women in the food, fine beverage, and hospitality industries to be a part of: the women included are some of the very best in their field.  With a mission of education, advocacy and philanthropy, the invitational […]

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Marquee Grill Execuchef Tre Wilcox is Auctioning Himself Off

Eater Dallas and Park Cities People may have talked about this already, but in case you’ve been hiding in a cave: Marquee Grill Execuchef and “Top Chef Allstar” Tre Wilcox is auctioning himself off for charity. You heard that right, ladies. It’s time to start bidding on Charitybuzz. Winner gets to spend two days in […]

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Abraham Salum Popped Up at Cafe Momentum Last Night

I deputized Disher Melisa Ambers to cover last night’s sold-out Café Momentum dinner at the the Communities Foundation of Texas on Caruth-Haven. The concept behind the dinner series, developed by Chad Houser and Janice Provost of Parigi, is dedicated to teaching young, at-risk youth with life skills. Café Momentum works closely with the programs of […]

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The Mercury, Execu-Chef Chris Ward, and GALT Host The Dog Days of Summer

This Saturday, The Mercury’s executive chef Chris Ward will fundraise for our furry friends with a Dog Days of Summer event. From 2 to 5 pm, The Mercury will transform into a venue for cooking demos, tastings, and a silent auction at benefiting The Greyhound Adoption League of Texas (GALT). The ticket price of $65 […]

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Cool Off With Adult Popsicles

Last Thursday, The Park and Stanley Korshak held a fashion show in Korshak’s courtyard. Within seconds of getting out of my car, I was a sweaty mess. Yet, none of the beautiful people around me seemed to be having issues with the heat. Why is this? I wondered. Then a server walked by with a […]

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Stuff the Catering Van and Get a Free Appetizer at Desperados’ “Say Adios to Hunger” Food Drive

Wondering what’s going on with the Desperados’ Greenville Avenue renovation? Looks like we’ll see some action there in the coming week.  In the meantime, let’s talk about the fact that September 1 marks Desperados’ 35th anniversary. In honor of the date, Desperados will launch their  Say Adios To Hunger campaign with the North Texas Food […]

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Success Story: Shannon Stone Fundraiser at Pecan Lodge Catering in Dallas Farmers Market

I received several texts and tweets from peeps who attended last nights barbecue bonanza fundraiser at Pecan Lodge Catering at the Dallas Farmers Market. According to one of the organizers, the event raised close to $10,000 for the family of Lt. Shannon Stone, the fireman who died in July after falling head first from the […]

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Chef Chris Ward Supports Greyhounds With Afternoon of Foodie Fun At The Mercury

Dog days of summer got you down? Prepare to perk up on from 2 to 5 pm on Saturday, September 10 when Mercury chef Chris Ward will host an afternoon of food & fun and a silent auction at The Mercury benefiting The Greyhound Adoption League of Texas (GALT). Tickets run $65 and include one […]

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Café Momentum Version 3: Sharon Hage at Garden Cafe

On Sunday night, ace contributor Julissa Treviño attended the third Café Momentum dinner and sends this report… On Sunday night, Chad Houser and Janice Provost held their third pop-up dinner under the Café Momentum umbrella at Garden Café in Dallas. If any restaurant has been getting hype in the city, it’s this duo’s project. Café […]

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