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Legal Grounds Closes, The Heights Opens.

Sad day for those who got their morning fix at Legal Grounds. Once a coffeehouse where legal advice was offered with your latte, Legal Grounds, home of some of the best pancakes in Dallas, is closed. The keys have been handed over to Karin Powell Porter, owner of Poter House Provisions, who will open The Heights early next week.

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A Look at Chef Blankenship’s New Menu at CBD Provisions

I recently dropped in for a gratis sampling of the new summer menu at CBD Provisions, which is tucked inside of The Joule Hotel in Downtown Dallas. This was not my first visit back since examining Michael Sindoni’s vision back in October of 2014. However, it was my first occasion to enjoy the fare under the stewardship of the new executive chef, Richard Blankenship.

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Flashback Friday: Best and Worst (Circa 1979)

The January, 1979 issue of D Magazine covers the best and worst that Dallas had to offer at the time.

“Here it is again: our annual exercise in sheer effrontery,” the author writes. “Some of you are going to get mad. Some of you are going to write angry letters. Worst of all, some of you are going to telephone and demand to speak to The Jerk Who Wrote Best and Worst.”

So, what was hot in 1979? Rudolph’s Meat Market scored a nod for Best Meat Market, Texas Barbecue House No. 2 was awarded Best Baked Potato, and Lombardi’s restaurant snagged Best Waitstaff. Want to know who/what wasn’t so hot? Click the images to enlarge, and take a step back in Dallas dining history.

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An Exclusive Sneak Peek at Off-Site Kitchen at Trinity Groves

I stopped by the new Off-Site Kitchen location yesterday afternoon with my camera in hand. Owner, Nick Badovinus, and his team were rushing around the space, making last minute adjustments to the decor, and perfecting recipes in the kitchen. The casual burger joint uprooted from its Irving Boulevard location a couple of weeks ago, and the new Trinity Groves location opens today for lunch.

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Taste Test Thursday: Pizza Hut’s Hot Dog Bites Pizza

By now you’re surely aware of Pizza Hut’s hot dog bites monstrosity. For those of you not in the pop culture food loop, let me fill you in: as of today, the nation can call up their corner Pizza Hut location and dial in an order for pizza with cocktail weenies wrapped in the crust. My inner 7-year-old was jumping off the walls at the notion of hot dogs and pizza combined into the same food item, so I ordered a couple of pies to the office.

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What To Drink Now: Wines from Italy

From the edge of the alps to the very tip of the boot heel, the wines of Italy go well beyond the jug of unnamed Chianti that rests on the checked tablecloth at your favorite neighborhood pizza joint. More than 300 different grape varieties are grown in Italy, each defining their specific place and terroir. I have tried an interesting assortment recently. Here are a few stand outs.

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