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Top 6 Spots To Check Out Addison’s Kaboom Town Tonight

by Steven Doyle

Independence Day is upon us and we plan to celebrate in grand fashion, which means the staff can sleep in tomorrow, hit the lake and hopefully work on that much needed tan. In the mean time we will all no doubt be celebrating tonight to get a head start on the party and fireworks. Addison’s Kaboom Town provides one of the most spectacular shows in the area, and is ranked one of the top in the nation.

We give all the fun details about the choreographed music and band stands set up in Addison, but we also wanted to share with you today some of the best views to watch the airshow and fireworks. You will want to head out early and stake your claim to a sweet spot. If you are off work early today you can beat the rush to some of these locations which we selected as the very best.             Continue reading

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Behind The Scenes At Fogo de Chao

by Steven Doyle

Perhaps you have been to a churrascari or a Brazilian steakhouse and sampled the flurry of meats that is served by the gauchos. If you have chances are you have been to Fogo de Chao, which started with 9 locations in Brazil before expanding to the United States, with Dallas as its first domestic location.        Continue reading

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Kaboom Town In Addison Contest — Updated Winners Announced

by Steven Doyle

Kaboom Town is one of Addison’s premier parties that celebrates Independence Day on July 3rd each year. This one day leg up on the celebration gives families and extra day of hoopla and fireworks. Speaking of fireworks, the 30-minute musically choreographed show in Addison is one of the largest and most spectacular in the nation, and it is in the backyard of 170 restaurants. This makes the show the perfect place to roost and watch.

The fireworks show is presented by Time Warner Cable and choreographed to music with a live radio simulcast on 100.3 JACK FM and TXA 21.          Continue reading

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Meatballs On A Roll

by Judy Chamberlain               photos by Carsten Howitz

I had some wonderful homemade meatballs between two hunks of bread at Kenny’s Italian Kitchen in Addison several weeks ago and have not been able to top them yet, although I have tried and am still trying.
 
I take meatballs on bread very seriously, and have been disappointed for years encountering various incarnations of frozen meatballs out of a package in lots of places that should be serving something better. Oh, and most of these places call the thing a “sub,” or a “sandwich.”               Continue reading

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Addison Food Truck Festival This Weekend

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Joe Chow Running For US Congress

by Steven Doyle

Just weeks ago we reported on one Dallas restaurateur taking to the campaign trail in a bid for US Senate. We are happy to report that John Jay Meyer has been slugging away as he makes his way to Washington.  With this news comes yet another Dallas restaurant mogul wanting a place in political history, Joe Chow.  Chow is running for US Congress in District 6. Chow has seven children with two that served in Iraq.   

We saw Chow this weekend as he glad handed during the Taste Addison festival and asked him a few questions.          Continue reading

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Check Out Our 2012 Taste Addison Picks

by Steven Doyle

The Taste Addison festival starts today. This means you have three days to dine your way through the very manageable crowds on the grounds of the event, tasting smaller portions of each restaurants best offerings. We have a few suggestions, but if the event is anything like last year, there are no wrong choices.

We heard from chef Richard Chamberlain that he will be roasting a whole pig with the use of chef Kent Rathbun’s ginormous smoker that he graciously loaned out to his chef buddy. Each year Chamberlain embraces this event and donates all his proceeds to a local charity. There are at least two thing you will want to sample on his Steak and Chophouse menu. The pulled pork platter is a mere $8 and the legendary pork chop on a stick is also $8.  Chamberlain also offers up some kobe beef items that are actually less pricey, but all is greatness and has that whole charity ring to them.    Continue reading

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