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The Localist: On Pure Ground’s Divine Texas Chèvre

Last week, while tasting my way through the display case at Scardello, I told the cheesemonger I wanted to focus on sampling Texas-made cheeses. Without missing a beat, he immediately reached for a wrapped disk of fresh chèvre. Within a matter of seconds, he handed me a small tasting spoon with a sample. It was love at first bite. I adored the creamy consistency and vibrant fresh flavor. The chalky texture that plagues so many goat cheeses was nowhere to be found here. It was mild and pleasingly rich. The flavor was gentle enough to appease the most discerning palate, while thoroughly impressing my cheese nerd friends who arbitrarily rate the quality of a cheese by the volume of its sweat sock aroma.

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CBD Provisions Opens in Downtown Dallas Today

When Consilient Hospitality—the hotel and restaurant management company owned by Tim Headington and Tristan Simon—wants to do something right, believe me when I say everything goes according to plan. Its newest project, CBD Provisions, opened its glossy doors in the old Charlie Palmer space to the public this morning at 7 a.m. It’s at 1530 Main […]

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Trader Joe’s Opens on Greenville Avenue Today

Stop what you’re doing, because whatever you’re doing — saving lives, even — isn’t nearly as important as the fact that Trader Joe’s on Greenville Avenue is opening at 8 a.m. this morning. Yes, friends. Dallas has a Trader Joe’s now. We already have a TJ’s in Fort Worth and Plano, but this is the first one […]

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Bits & Bites: Things to Do and Chew in Dallas This Weekend, August 2-4

I don’t know about you, but I really enjoy petting zoos. You’ll have a better understanding why I do as you continue reading. Point is, I’m going to Grand Prairie tomorrow because of a petting zoo. Have I already talked about these before? Sorry, I love animals. Enough about that, continue reading to find out […]

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Taste of Dallas 2013: A Recap of All the Crazy Food We Ate

This weekend was my first time attending Taste of Dallas – actually my first time to attend a “Taste of Anywhere” – but it won’t be my last. Last Friday evening, I met up with Kellie Spano, the administrative assistant at D, and a couple of our friends at Fair Park to see what this festival […]

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Sneak Peek: Weekend Coffee at the Joule Hotel

We’ve all been waiting forever for The Joule Hotel finish its renovations, and now we can almost taste the day when we won’t see ugly construction barring us from our downtown gem. The new Joule has expanded its lobby to provide entrances from Commerce and Main streets. If you enter from Main, you’ll spot a […]

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Bits & Bites: Things to Do and Chew in Dallas This Weekend, March 15-17

So many things to do, so little time. Pick and choose wisely, my friends. This weekend is crazybusy. Drink plenty of water, call a cab, and watch where you’re walking. I once fell into a large crack in the middle of the road and almost died. Friday I guess you could start your St. Patty’s […]

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Plano Farmers Market Debuts on April 20 at Fairview Farms

Heyyyy, suburb area north of Dallas. You’re getting kinda cool these days. New restaurants are opening, and you already have the Coppell Farmers Market, which – let’s be honest – is one of the best farmers markets in DFW. (I could be biased.) Anyways, now that Plano is opening its own farmers market, I’m easily […]

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Teiichi Sakurai Will Open a Fresh Fish Market at Sylvan | Thirty

Nancy’s about to quit SideDish. She just wrote me an email that’s too funny not to post. “HOLY S@#$. HOLY S@#$  Save me a space I’m coming to work at S30 HOLY S@#$.” It’s true. I’m fixin’ to move to West Dallas too. Teiichi “Teach” Sakurai is not only about to celebrate the four-year anniversary of […]

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Teresa Gubbins to Join CultureMap Dallas

Last week I reported PegasusNews was bought by the Dallas Morning News. In the post I pondered the whereabouts of ace reporter Teresa Gubbins. The rest of the PegNews staff are now employees of the DMN, but Gubbins didn’t make the move. (More likely, she wasn’t asked to make the move. She’s been there and […]

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What Do You Do With a Dead Gator From Trinity River? Make Nuggets.

Is it bad that when I first got a glimpse of David Schecter’s dead gator discovery on his Twitter yesterday, my brain processed the news in this exact progression? 1) There is no way I’m stepping foot in Trinity River. Ever. Not after that Mud Run participant died there, and especially not after this 11.5 gator […]

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Restaurant Review: Central 214 in Dallas

This month Todd Johnson checks in with Graham Dodds, the newish executive chef at Central 214. His cooking is a far cry from his predecessor Blythe Beck. Have you tried the newish Central 214? With his shaggy beard and dark painter’s cap, Graham Dodds looks out of place in Central 214, the restaurant he now […]

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Michelle Obama (and Some Top Chefs) Heading to Dallas

Hello. I am simultaneously chewing on almonds and silently going crazy because I might be standing in the same room as Michelle Obama this Friday. Bravo just announced that Top Cheftestants Richard Blais, Fabio Viviani, Jenn Carroll, Spike Mendelssohn, Grayson Schmitz and Ed Lee will be joining the First Lady on one of her national […]

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My Sugar Box Can Beat Up Your Velvet Taco

In what feels like a dessert response to all of the overtly suggestive taco joint names we’ve seen in the last year, Sugar Box officially opens tomorrow night in Uptown at the Mondrian. The grand opening fete runs from 5 to 9 pm and features freebie selections from the new dessert bar’s palate of cupcakes, […]

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What Would Happen if Women Opened Restaurants With Male Body Parts as Themes

‘Scuse me while I saddle up my high horse. Am I the only woman who is concerned about the sudden surge in Breastaurants. I mean really 35 additional Twin Peaks? A bar opening in downtown called The Spread Eagle? Seriously boys? How would you like to take your daughter into one of the restaurant’s the […]

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CBS to Host Most Valuable Blogger Competition

I bet Steven Doyle doesn’t even know about this!! I just happened to stumble across it on the CBS site.  Looks like they are going to have a Most Valuable Blogger competition. I would never suggest who you should nominate but The Scott at Dallasfood.org has already made his sentiments known. This is going to be […]

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Hot Link: The Tesar, The Truck, The Doyle and Camarena Tequila

We sent a reporter to cover the most exciting news of the day but she mistakenly went to the wrong location. But Steven “Crave Me” Doyle was there. So was John Tesar. The Tesar is now making tacos for a taco truck supplied by Camarena Tequila. They float around the country and partner with local […]

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Dallas’ Mozzarella Company Wins Four Ribbons at the American Cheese Society Annual Competition

Cheese maven, Paula Lambert, sends word from the Great White North. Dallas’ Mozzarella Company won four ribbons at the American Cheese Society Annual Competition last weekend in Montreal, Canada, more than any other Texas cheesemaker. They were one of a very select group of cheese companies to win three first place ribbons!  This marks the […]

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