Category Archives: Chocolate

Bark Chocolate Premiered This Weekend At Carbone’s

by Steven Doyle

The word local as it pertains to the food we consume is bandied around to the point where we have almost become desensitized to the entire concept. Please do not allow this to happen.  The very idea that we can source products from people we live near not only supports our ecology, but our health and pocketbooks.

The latest young entrepreneur to step up to the local food movement in Dallas is Katy Priore. You may be familiar with her mother Susie who ran beautiful single named restaurants such as Suze and Iris, and is a champion of our local food scene.  It only made sense that her daughter, who herself is a food enthusiast, would eventually break out on her own to open chocolate business named Bark.       Continue reading

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Grapevine ChocolateFest Showers Crowd With Enticing Samples

by Jeanine Stevens

The rain didn’t keep chocolate aficionados from savoring the 8th Annual Grapevine ChocolateFest, held in the historic Grapevine Palace Arts Center. While event organizers admitted the crowds were somewhat less than expected because of the weather, the abundance of chocolate creations brightened the day for attendees of all ages. More than 14 vendors artfully presented their chocolate samples to guests who had paid $10 for 10 chocolate samples.       Continue reading

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ChocolateFest In Grapevine This Weekend

by Steven Doyle

When a physician tells us to do something we generally take heed. Recently we spoke to Dr Sue Williams who also happens to own Dr Sue’s Chocolate. The good doc is all about eating healthy, fighting obesity and generally staying fit, and she recommends we eat her chocolate.

Dr Sue uses European-style dark chocolate chockfull of cacao flavanols (that’s the healthy part) then adds various super foods such as blueberries and ginger to create the perfect treat.    Continue reading

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Taste Dallas by Chocolate Tours

by Jerry Stewart

Something pretty fascinating is going on each weekend in Dallas. A busload of food enthusiasts load up and discover Dallas by Chocolate, a fun recreational peek into all things culinary.  The main thrust of the tours has been chocolate but there will be a concerted focus in coming months to branch out into other food related arenas and going into unusual local markets, farms, cheese makers, restaurants and shops.   Continue reading

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Great One Cookie Company Swoons Academy Awards

by Steven Doyle

Last year we told you about Great One Cookie Company and the owner, Pam Denesuk. Since opening she has been selling  ton of cookies, and has been shipping all over the country. The tiny bakery on Monticello can really pump out some really good cookies.

Now Pam has really made the big time and caught the eye of some Hollywood types.  As a result her now famous chocolate chip cookie will be offered as swag at the upcoming Academy Awards.    Continue reading

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Going Local at Bolsa Mercado

by Steven Doyle

This weekend we took a stroll into the fairly new Bolsa Mercado top check out some of the local products they are moving at break-neck speeds. We ran into on of the owners, Chris Zielke and he showed us around a bit. You will recognize the name from his other Bolsa, the restaurant, just a few doors down the street.

“This is so much different than running the restaurant. I come in on a Monday morning and the shelves are bare, and I have to start all over again,” said Zielke.                Continue reading

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