It has been about a year since I last visited the people at 44 Farms. You most likely recognize the name from the many top quality menus that feature their beef. They feature the beef for good reasons. Such as the fact that 44 Farms refuses to use hormones for their grass fed beef, and have strict quality control over their herd. It is also important to know where your food is grown and how it is handled. The transparency makes a world of difference. Continue reading
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Knowing exactly where your food comes from is comforting, to say the least. Knowing how your food is treated while it’s alive is even better. Because eggs are my primary source of animal protein, it’s important for me to know the chickens that produce them have a happy and healthy life. Keeping and caring for my own backyard chickens is the best way for me to ensure they do.
There is a big difference between a store-bought egg and a farm fresh egg. Factory farmed chickens are confined to small spaces with no access to the outdoors. Precious sunlight and foraging are not a part of their lives. Our options at the grocery store are better now that stores carry more organic and free-range eggs. However, even chickens raised in large scale “organic” or “free-range” operations may be confined with limited outdoor access for a majority of their life. As a result, a typical grocery store egg tends to be somewhat runny with a pale yellow yolk. Continue reading
It’s haunting that there are so few weeks left in 2015. This means cooler temps, Fall parties and terrifying romps through DFW’s best haunted houses.
Most haunted houses have two prices, one for regular admission, and a second speed pass price to exit through the long lines that you will surely meet. Jump in the haunted pit of horrors for a list of our local favorites. If you wish to add to our list send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Continue reading
There is little to make a sandwich wonderful other than fantastic bread, well thought out seasonings and spreads, and a filling that should be unsurpassed. When deciding a list of our favorites, it seemed a more daunting task than originally thought. So many more came to mind as the list was settled.
With all the heartache of selecting which can stand alone as the very best, we humbly submit in no particular order sandwiches that we enjoy. Tell us your favorites and we will run out today and sample one. Continue reading
Visitors and residents have marked the Bedford Blues and BBQ Festival on their calendar every year, as this event grows in national recognition. Every Labor Day Weekend, Bedford welcomes over 20,000 music and food lovers from all over the world to get their groove on. Three days of blues and rock musicians along with down home southern BBQ, the 7th annual Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival is sure to please the senses. Continue reading
Jameson, the world’s favorite Irish whiskey, collaborated with American breweries as part of their Drinking Buddies programs. Continuing on last year’s successful collaboration with KelSo Beer Company of Brooklyn, Jameson selected breweries from across the US who exemplify devotion to the spirit of their neighborhoods and share Jameson’s passion for craft and quality in the beer they produce.
The five breweries include – Angel City Brewery in Los Angeles, Hilliard’s Beer in Seattle, Deep Ellum Brewing Company in Dallas, Great Divide Brewing Company in Denver, and Captain Lawrence Brewing Company in New York. Jameson invited each brewery to the distillery in Ireland, and then sent them home with Jameson Whiskey barrels to create a limited edition beer inspired by both their experience in Ireland, and their own unique neighborhood. Continue reading
I stopped into Pera for the luncheon special. Pera is a Turkish restaurant located on Preston Road in Far North Dallas and is the sister restaurant to Istanbul Grill in Arlington owned by Sam Sensel and his brother Habbib. The brothers are from a coastal city in Turkey where they enjoyed a fantastic Mediterranean view and will speak of it fondly by the mere mention. Continue reading