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Ali Weighs In On Her Chicken Biscuit At Hypnotic

DSC04813by Ali Kay Hammer    photos by Steven Doyle

Editor’s Note: Earlier this month Ali married a beer. Just yesterday we announced that the young cheese monger had created a biscuit for Hypnotic Donuts using some fun, local ingredients. Today Ali sends word on how this all came about, and her thoughts on the process of creating the biscuit. The story was far too fun not to share with our audience, so find her words below. If you tried her biscuit and wish to offer comments, send her your cheers (or jeers) in comments. Having personally tasted the biscuit in question, I know you will all love this.

When James and Amy asked me to do a guest spot for January, they had no idea what they were getting in to, or maybe they did! I’m no chef, or cook, or any of that by any means. I’m simply an advocate for doing things that make you happy. For me, it’s easy. I like great food and I like to laugh, all of which I learned from my dad.

When I’m able to expose someone to the things I enjoy most and it brings a smile to their face, it makes everything I do worthwhile. Life is too short to not be ridiculous, and this biscuit is a reflection of just that. Go big or go home, I say! Let’s take it the extra mile, put MORE CHEESE on that; heck, throw some bacon on it too.  Continue reading

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Hypnotic Donuts Invites Cheese-Beer Maven To Create A Special Chicken Biscuit

DSC04799by Steven Doyle

Ali Kay Hammer is back on our radar again, this time the Scardello cheese monger is getting her biscuit on at Hypnotic Donuts on Garland Road in East Dallas. If you recall, just a week ago Ali was rocking the Peticolas house during their first anniversary with her wedding to the beer Velvet Hammer.

Beginning tomorrow and at least through the end of the month of January, you can experience what it is like in Ali’s mouth by ordering her version of the chicken biscuit. This is an ongoing program at Hypnotic and there have been more than a few fun versions of the chef driven biscuit since owner James St. Peter decided to invite chefs to play in his wacky kitchen once a month. Last month we all enjoyed The Grape owner Brian Luscher’s homemade sausages in a bun, this month we see what Ali has to offer.     Continue reading

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Celebrate National Burger Day With Our Comprehensive Dallas Burger Guide

by Steven Doyle

In honor of National Burger Day we wish to bring you some of our favorite burgers around the city of Dallas. The hamburger saw a major insurgence in North Texas last year, and that movement hasn’t lost much steam. With that we present you a list of some fine burgers we have enjoyed.  For those not wanting to read much today, this list is packed full of photographs to lust after.  Continue reading

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Dallas BBQ Tour Was A Meaty Success

by Steven Doyle

Each weekend I lead several tours across Dallas searching for the perfect bites. Most weekends the tours are chocolate themed as they seem to be the most popular. Although I have been leading food tours for several years now in the Dallas area, the thought of doing these professionally, even on a part time basis, seemed odd at best. Were there really that many people willing to give up their Saturday or Sunday to check out a handful of unusual foodie spots around town?   Continue reading

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You Asked For It, You Got It: Unforsacon Bacon Food Truck

by Steven Doyle

You may recall Adam West from his stint at Dragonfly at ZaZa in Dallas. The chef has been working at the executive chef at the ZaZa in Houston for the past year but is now coming home to open his own food truck in Dallas.

Chef West will soon be bringing home the bacon with his bacon themed truck he will call Unforsacon Bacon.

We were first tipped off to the food truck by West’s sister, Amber West, who is the bar manager at Central 214, but we were asked to sit on the story until West put in his notice at ZaZa.           Continue reading

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Win VIP Prize Packs To Taste Of Dallas This Weekend

by Steven Doyle

Taste of Dallas 2012 is this weekend and we have the hook up. We are giving away not one but two VIP prize packages for this fun family event. There is no better way than Taste of Dallas to try foodie fare from more than 60 of Dallas’ best restaurants: with no entrée more than $3, participants have the opportunity to savor plenty of different tastes without breaking the bank.

At the heart of Taste of Dallas are the chef demonstrations from high-profile chefs, teaching everyone their hard-won secrets behind their favorite recipes.  This year, the chefs will cook to music in genres they have chosen, from classic rock to country to bluegrass and opera and everything in-between. Chefs include Anthony Van Camp from SER Steak & Spirts at Hilton Anatole, David McMillan from Screen Door and The Commissary, Chef John Franke from Frontburner Restaurants, David Smith from Westin Galleria, Gerard Thompson from Rough Creek Lodge, Matt Mortimer with Blue Goose and Aw Shucks and more. Each chef demo includes an exciting demonstration and complimentary sampling from their exclusive restaurants.           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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