5 Shaved Ice and Snow Cone Shops to Help You Cool Down in the Summer Heat

Nothing beats a feathery and fluffy shaved ice (or even a snow cone) to make the summer heat more bearable. But let’s not waste any time waxing poetic about these cold treats. It’s 100-something degrees outside, and all of us are sweating our fannies off. Two intrepid D Magazine interns, Marley Dablo and Hayden Harrison, ran […]

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Look What I Made: Root Veggie Chips

It’s an awkward week for recipe bloggists — big holiday last week, Christmas isn’t for a month. Sigh. There’s nothin’ to do, man*! What am I gonna talk about, cheeky uses for Thanksgiving leftovers? You know years in advance the kinds of depraved things you’re going to do with your leftovers; you don’t need me […]

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Look What I Made: Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

I don’t know where or when the great sweet potato fry deluge began. One day sweet potato fries are a novelty on bar menus, the next you can order them at (wait for it…) Burger King. It just… it all happened so fast. Not that I’m complaining. I love a good french freedom fry, but […]

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Sneak Peek: Tried and True by Nick Badovinus

Last night I dropped by Tried and True, the newest bar/restaurant creation by Nick Badovinus. I don’t know how this man does it, but he has pulled together another unique and spirited concept. Badovinus has a loyal team of chefs who helped him construct yet another ingenious food menu. It’s short, but oh so cool: […]

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What Do You Remember About the Corner of Lovers and Greenville?

Before Central Market was built on the corner of Lovers and Greenville ten years ago, that spot was occupied by LouAnn’s nightclub, the “hub of the Dallas dining scene.” Performers like Lawrence Welk and Jimmy Reed use to bang up the stage with their music. Plenty of you, I’m sure, have stories to tell about […]

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Be Scared: Cupcakes ATMs are Coming to Dallas

It’s 1 a.m. and you have a massive cupcake craving that’s ruining your entire night. What do you do? Suck it up? Brave the night, albeit cupcakeless, as man was designed to do since the very beginning of time? No, because starting as early as fall, word has it that you can go to a […]

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Alan “Patric” McClure is a Full-Time Chocolate Maker and Part-Time Model

Alan “Patric” McClure, owner of Patric Chocolate, is the kind of guy who blushes when you tell him, “My editor sent me here because you’re famous.” We’re standing in the middle of Central Market’s busiest intersection – a place where people and grocery carts collide – and it takes him a couple minutes to recover […]

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Pouting Over Poutine

A couple of weeks ago I gushed about my love for the burgers at Kenny’s Burger Joint.  One of our Sidedishers, “Kirk,” commented that they offered “the closest facsimile of poutine in the DFW area.”  When I heard this, it was not long until I found my way back to sample the Kenny’s version.  As […]

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This Little Piggy Went Downtown

We’re suckers for any press release that contains the following sentences: Yes, this is really real. Don’t you judge us; we all knew it would end up here someday. And yeah, your right we probably did go too far this time. Sorry, Mom. It seems a couple well-intentioned entrepreneurs have teamed up with J&D’s Foods […]

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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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Eat This Now: Empanadas from Empa Mundo in Irving

It’s Wednesday and time for Eat This Now by Daniel Walker of DeepinthegutofTexas.com: I’ll admit, it’s been a while since my high school Spanish class, but I’m pretty sure “Empa Mundo” translates loosely to either “world of empanadas” or “empanadas-so good-they’ll-melt-yourface-off.”  Although this humble establishment may be a bit off the beaten path, this is […]

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Tiff’s Treats Opens a New Shop and Helps a Local Kid Make a Wish

On Oct. 23, to celebrate the opening of their new Addison location, Tiff’s Treats will partner with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to raise funds for local “Wish Kid” Sarah, a 7-year-old battling leukemia. During the event, Tiff’s Treats will sell boxes of one dozen cookies for only $3. Proceeds from the sales will go to help […]

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Exploring Paciugo

We were told Paciugo was doing some special things for its anniversary. So we sent Taylor Walker, one of our fearless interns, to dig around the gelato giant. Read on to see what she found. As I sat in my car outside the Paciugo Gelato corporate headquarters waiting for my digital clock to read 10:20 […]

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CuriousDish: Guilty TV Snacks!

Tonight is Thursday night and almost time for one of the most mind-numbing single hours of television experience.  Families used to gather around the TV for Bonanza.  Now we snuggle up for Wipeout.  Admit it.  You love it or you know someone who loves it. So help out a snack-challenged family.  I’m tired of microwaved […]

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Society Bakery Sells Whoopie Pies; The WP Trend Is On

Last week, Nancy told us about whoopie pies at Tart Bakery and and Maple & Motor Burgers and Beer. One more, and whoopies were a trend, she said. Well, here’s our third: Society Bakery is selling them, and they brought us some to try. In the box: chocolate mint (gourmet Thin Mint, they say), brown sugar, […]

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