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Cafe Momentum on The Rachael Ray Show

A couple Sundays ago, I attended Cafe Momentum’s pop up brunch at Knife. When I walked in the door, I saw cameras everywhere. I gave Chad Houser, Executive Director at Cafe Momentum a quizzical look, and he explained it was for a taping of The Rachael Ray Show. At the beginning of the meal, we were informed of the taping and we all gave consent for us to be on television.

Last week, the day after Houser turned 39, the crew taped the show in New York. Houser talked about the restaurant and classroom space Cafe Momentum is opening in December. The segment is titled “Meet a Chef Who Is Using Food to Change Lives.” It will air at 10 a.m. on October 30.

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LYFE Kitchen Needs To Go Back to SKOOL

Perhaps you’ve heard of the newly opened LYFE Kitchen on McKinney Avenue. A whole bunch of smart people are behind the national chain, but I’m guessing not a one of them has a degree in English. LYFE, you see, is an acronym. It stands for the restaurant’s slogan, which is “love your food everyday.” They were so proud of that phrase that they trademarked it. Only problem: it doesn’t make sense. The word “everyday” is an adjective that means daily or commonplace. What they need for that phrase was an adverb. “Love your food every day.” Two words. Either that, or they need to change their name to LYFED.

Until this issue is resolved, I’m not eating there.

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FD Magazine Is a Lying Liar Magazine That Prints Lies

Please take a moment to look at page 46 of the current Morning News-produced luxury free magazine called FD (nee FD Luxe). I’ve provided a picture of that page here, for your convenience. If, like me, you have fortysomething eyes that don’t see so good, you can open the image in a new window and read the type more easily. But I’m here to help. The title of the story is “The $30,000 Dinner.” Here’s what the subhead says: “Restaurant critic Leslie Brenner blows the cost of a small Mercedes on the most expensive meal in Dallas.”

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July 7 Food Truck Schedule for Dallas

Every month, Ruthie’s picks a worthy group as one of it’s “Ruthie’s Dozen”. Then, they give back 10% from the Ruthie’s Grilled Cheese truck and at the same time help create awareness. This month, they’ve chosen Heroes on the Water, an organization that serves wounded and disabled active duty troops through therapeutic kayak fishing outings on the water.

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Continental Avenue Bridge Opens With a Gospel Brunch

While a gospel choir from a church in West Dallas sang, I dug into my salad of grilled Texas peach, arugula, and Paula (Lambert)’s fromage blanc. I couldn’t find my husband. He’d finished his sweet summer corn bisque and gone to get a drink from Eddie “Lucky” Campbell, who was holding court at the bar. The wind picked up and the crowd collectively sighed. We were sitting in the middle of Dallas’ newest park, the Continental Avenue Bridge, which used to be a motor vehicle bridge until its neighbor (the Large Marge) opened in 2012. Sunday, the Continental Bridge opened to pedestrians and cyclists. We were there for the Gospel Brunch, which was part of the Trinity River Revel’s bridge opening celebrations. It was around 12:30 p.m., and though the sun wasn’t at full force, it was out. And it was hot. But the breeze felt great, and the venue couldn’t be beat.

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People We Love: Driftwood’s New Chef Kyle McClelland

Chef Kyle McClelland—previous chef at The Cedars Social and most recently, the chef at Prospect in Brooklyn—has made his way back to the Dallas food scene. Boy, we’re glad he did. He’s ready to surprise Oak Cliffers with Driftwood’s soon-to-come renovations and ever-changing seafood menu. Make a reservation and maybe you’ll be lucky enough to have a visit at your table from the chef himself.

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