The Emporium Pop-Up Pie Shop Opens Saturday in Oak Cliff

Megan Wilkes and Mary Gauntt have a wish. They want to make Dallas a pie-friendly city. They have been testing pies, selling pies online, and creating a business plan for a real pie store called The Emporium. To get the feel for how their pies and plans will work, they to pop-up up this weekend […]

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Book Your Valentine’s Day Dinner In Dallas

Good luck to you, dear sir or madam, if you haven’t already made your Valentine’s Day reservation. Life might really suck tomorrow. Luckily, I’ve updated this fabulous list of 65+ restaurants for procrastinators like yourself who are the future leaders of tomorrow. Check out this complete listing with phone numbers, addresses, and menus all included. […]

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Eat This Now: Tamale Tart at Stephan Pyles in Dallas

Imagine for one second that you happened to forget that it was Valentine’s Day next week.  Maybe you were busy at work, maybe you were simply swamped with World of Warcraft, who cares.  You forgot and now your wife  is giving you the what for. I know how you feel, I’ve been there before.  There’s […]

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What To Drink, and Give, Now: Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the mind turns to finding the perfect way to say I love you. Though jewelry is always sure to please; unique, personal gifts that speak directly to your sweetie mean everything, especially when that gift comes in a bottle. Here are a few ideas, some sent for editorial […]

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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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We Love Chocolate

As you’ve probably figured out from this month’s cover, we love chocolate. And we love our local chocolatiers. From shoes of chocolate to hand-painted pieces, it’s all beautiful and delicious. Before diving into the world of chocolate, I gave a call to DallasChocolate.org founder Sander Wolf. I asked him about the state of chocolate in […]

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Chocolate Festival at Central Market, Feb 8-14

Katrina Markoff of Vosges Haut-Chocolat, the woman who sells bacon chocolate candy bars for $33 a box and probably makes a darn good living from it, is holding two truffle classes (making bacon truffles?? maybe??) in Central Market for a pre-Chocolate Festival event on February 4. The real Chocolate Festival kicks off on February 8 […]

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Salad Dressing Scandal: Houston’s in Addison Denies Customer an Extra Serving

What is going on around here? First a restaurant won’t split a large bill for a table of eleven, now comes word that Houston’s in Addison won’t put dressing on the side. This note from a long-time Houston’s customer just popped up in my inbox: Me: “I’d like my dressing on the side.” Server:  “We […]

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A New Twist On Romance, Stay Home and Toast On Valentine’s Day

Though this day of romance calls for beautiful dinners out at some of our favorite spots in town, but if you are like me and prefer a quiet dinner at home with your sweetie, or watching The Bachelor  with 5 of your friends,  take some tips from a few Food Network favorites.  Chopped host, Ted Allen, […]

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Family Valentine’s Day Fun at Spoons

I love downtown McKinney. Great restaurants, fun shopping that isn’t a bunch of antique shops and quilting rooms, and a vibrant artsy vibe. It’s also family friendly especially at the popular Spoons Cafe. For Valentine’s Day, they’re hosting their annual cupcake decorating and Valentine buffet family feast. Chow down on meatloaf, chicken fried steak, fried […]

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If You Don’t Need to See Your Date, Try Dining In The Dark on Valentine’s

This weekend a dining concept that has launched in other cities throughout the country comes to Dallas.  For 4 days only, starting Friday night, guests will have an opportunity to really experience a meal, and their date, without the use of one of our key senses, vision.  Smell, sound, touch and taste will be at […]

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