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Vijay Sadhu Appointed Chef At Cook Hall

Chef Vijay Sadhu

Chef Vijay Sadhu has been named the new Chef of Cook Hall bringing to the table more than 20 years of experience cooking in some of the most esteemed restaurants around the world.  Chef Vijay Sadhu will implement updates and improvements to an already excellent menu.

Chef Vijay Sadhu began his culinary career in 1993 in Hyderabad, India at the ITC Grand Kakatiya Hotel & Tower where he learned the Royal Cuisine of India under Master Chefs Vikram Sihma and Irfan Qureshi. From there he moved to Sydney, Australia where he continued to hone his skills at the Sydney Tower and earn his Culinary & Business Management degree from the National Business College Sydney, Australia.  Continue reading

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Patrizio’s Grand Opening Tonight

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You won’t want to miss the grand opening of Patrizio’s Uptown location as they celebrate tonight with passed appetizers starting at 6pm along with their signature Pineapple & Peach Liqueur 43. The party continues all night long with half priced pizzas, music by  Damian Garcia & Company from 6:00 to 8:30, then GOGA performing from 9:00 to midnight.   Continue reading

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A Girl And Her Beer

beer weekby Susie Olson

If you had asked me a year and a half ago how I felt about beer I would have simply told you that I hated it.  I preferred wine, vodka, and the occasional hard cider. Actually, I preferred just about anything that wasn’t beer. Now, this doesn’t mean I didn’t want to like it. I had tried it on numerous occasions where beer seemed to be the drink of choice, or more often than not, I didn’t have any other options. The house party in the backyard with a keg in a tub of ice and red plastic cups stacked high on a cheap folding table. The wedding with the “open bar” that only served green beer because the wedding also happened to fall on St. Patrick’s Day. True story. I won’t name any specifics of the beers I consumed that continuously disappointed and discouraged me from drinking more beer, but I’ve often heard it referred to as “Big Beer”. Have you ever heard the song that says “I was looking for love in all the wrong places”? If you asked me now how I feel about beer, I could talk your ear off for hours.   Continue reading

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Dallas Margarita Meltdown May 24th

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The history of the margarita runs deep in Texas and no matter if it’s frozen or shaken, Dallas loves a great margarita. This is only one reason why you will want to check out the 5th annual Dallas Margarita Meltdown. The Dallas Margarita Meltdown will take place during Memorial Day weekend on Sunday, May 24th from 4pm-9pm in Dallas’ historic Bishop Arts District. The margarita competition will be 4-7pm with the winner being announced at 8pm.

The Margarita Meltdown is sponsored by Milagro Tequila. Bridging two worlds – the romantic, historic and honest world of traditional tequila, with the vibrant, international and sophisticated world of modern day Mexico City, this award-winning tequila from William Grant & Sons captures the true essence of the spirit’s origin, the blue agave, providing a bursting flavor of freshness with the smoothness of a world-class spirit.    Continue reading

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Thai Culture & Food Festival May 23-24

Thai dance groupby Steven Doyle

The Thai Community Center of North Texas is celebrating their first Thai Culture & Food Festival at the Buddhist Center of Dallas. Join them at the heart of the Thai community for a two-day festival filled with authentic Thai cuisines, cultural performances, dances, music and the arts.  Continue reading

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5th Annual Deep Ellum Brewing Co. BREW-B-Q

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5th Annual Deep Ellum Brewing Co. BREW-B-Q on Sunday May 24th from 5PM to 10PM with your favorite year rounds, seasonal and limited release beers with Rudy’s BBQ. We have local musicians Blake Burrow (5pm), Jes Spires (5pm), The O’s (7pm), and featuring Justin Pickard and the Thundering Winos (8:30pm) in the Beer Garden. Cost is $35.00 (online only) $40.00 at the door (door entry will be limited) – 5PM General Admission – Commemorative BREW-B-Q Glass, brew samples, Rudy’s BBQ plate and local live music.  Continue reading

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Hutchins BBQ Is Magically Delicious

DSC07578by Steven Doyle

We had a chance to check in and check out Hutchins BBQ located in McKinney, Texas recently with some pretty positive results.  In this world where BBQ can be an easy sell if you happen to have a smoker and a stacks of meat, perhaps with a kitschy name or theme.  Where the big chains fail is on delivery of the goods, and it is unfortunate that many follow their happily played tune.But we know better than all of this.

Hutchins is the real deal BBQ in a land of fake smoked meat. They actually use prime meats, which almost seems like a wasted effort. If you slow cook even the worst cut of beef it will eventually relent to an edible plateau, but why risk it? This effort shines through not only with the brisket, which comes out of a day long bath of post oak and pecan wood smoke with a rich and juicy superior meatiness, but also with their baby back ribs.    Continue reading

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