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Bits & Bites: Things to Eat in Dallas This Week

From school closures to postponed events, icy conditions have nearly shut down the city. Texas weather sure knows how to play with our emotions. Still, the show must go on at several local restaurants. If you’ve watched every season of your favorite show on Netflix, lack the desire (or groceries) to cook, or just feel like getting out, keep reading.

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Chad Houser Chosen As One of United States Junior Chamber’s Outstanding Young Americans

Dallas chef and executive director of Café Momentum, Chad Houser, has been chosen as one of the United States Junior Chamber’s (Jaycees) 2015 Ten Outstanding Young Americans. For 77 years, the United States Junior Chamber has recognized men and women who are between ages 18 to 40 for their community engagement.

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Nancy Nichols Steps Down as D Magazine’s Lead Dining Critic

I was going to avoid writing this post until the March issue of D Magazine goes online, on March 2. That way it would be easier to explain the reasoning behind my decision to change my life and my job. But then the mail went out, and, after subscribers received their magazines and read my story, I received some supportive emails and texts.

Before the rumor mill mangles the truth, I will give you the short version.

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The Localist: Full Quiver Cream Cheese Spread

Full Quiver Farms is located in Kemp, Texas, about 30 miles east of downtown Dallas. They milk their cows twice a day, turning out several different types of cheeses. The farm offers Grade A raw milk, fresh mozzarella, cheddar, colby, monterey, and jalapeño jack cheeses and different yogurts. They also sell eggs and meat from the farm directly.

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Spice In The City Quietly Opens in Downtown Dallas

There’s a new addition to downtown Dallas’ dining scene that will add a little spice to your palate. Former Parkland Memorial Hospital dietician, Navin Hariprasad, made the decision to open a restaurant after answering numerous questions from patients about ways to make food with dietary restrictions more appetizing. Hariprasad says he wanted to take over the commercial kitchen and bring his vision to life. He wants to demonstrate how spices can be beneficial to health.

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Pour Judgment: A New ‘Secret’ Uptown Bar, Atwater Alley

Henry’s Majestic opened last October in the space that once housed ACME F&B. The restaurant and bar from the team behind Bread Winners Café has been plating dinner, brunch, and now lunch, and shaking up some serious cocktails ever since. Alex Fletcher, previously of the People’s Last Stand and more recently Victor Tango’s, has crafted a complex and rotating drink menu that packs a punch.

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How to Enjoy a Five-star Meal at Home

Not in the mood to go out but want a five-star quality meal? Rather than going to a steakhouse for perfectly cooked beef tenderloin, turn up the heat and cook it to perfection from the comfort of your own home using GE’s Monogram® induction cooktop and the up-and-coming sous vide. Enjoy this delicious Beef Tenderloin with Red Wine Veal Jus recipe  as if it was prepared by the GE Monogram Chefs, using swipe-friendly Glide Touch Controls that offer precise heating and sous vide technology that allows you to cook the meat to the perfect temperature without overcooking.

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DISH Preston Hollow to Open for Lunch and Dinner

DISH Preston Hollow opens at the northwest corner of Hillcrest and Northwest Highway next Tuesday, February 24. Chef Andrew Bell (previously of Nosh Euro Bistro, Bolsa Mercado, and Bolsa) is taking the reins as executive chef. Bell will plate up dishes like deviled eggs with applewood smoked bacon, and pickled red onions; charred okra with rosemary butter; jumbo diver sea scallops with sweet corn, bacon, pearl couscous, topped with a poached egg; and a stacked rueben sandwich on toasted marble rye.

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The Five Best Coffee Shop Breakfasts in Dallas

Breakfast food is as essential as concrete and sports in a man’s life. For all sexes, the equivalent necessity is coffee. When the two are combined, something cosmic breaks open one’s spirit animal and everything begins to make sense. Dallas has no shortage of coffee shops. But for this particular experiment, I decided to dip a little deeper into our coffee scene and find some awesome food coming out of their kitchens. First of all, they must possess a kitchen, and the aforementioned food must come out of it. The food we’re going for here is relegated to the breakfast world.

That being said, here are some tasty plates from around town to order alongside that cup of joe.

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