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Celebrate Your Un-Birthday With an Un-Cupcake

by Steven Doyle

If you are having a very merry Un-Birthday, you may wish to celebrate with our newest bestest buddy in the pastry world, the Un-Cupcake. You know you do not normally find us following the crazy cupcake-froyo-macaron-Ben & Jerry trends (although we do like brownies quite considerably), but holy mother of cakes this thing is big.    Continue reading

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A Beer By Any Other Name

beer1by Kevin Deweber

33 years ago, my mother gave birth to a good looking kid.  I mean, a real looker. The type of adorable that belongs on diaper ads.  Anyway, after 33 years, he didn’t remain that same level of attractiveness, but that’s not the point of the story.  On that day, my mother and father agreed that the squirming, peeing, squint-eyed, ball of baby fat, and curly brown hair should be named Kevin.  Kevin Deweber.   That first bit, I like.  The second bit doesn’t exactly roll trippingly off the tongue.  It’s not exactly the type of Surname that hints at historical significance, or of some exotic heritage.  Instead, it sounds like a cheese.  Like one of those fancy cheeses, the ones that your friend that drives the rented porche puts out at his condo he can’t afford.  Limberger, Meunster, Deweber, Glouchester.  I always wanted to be a Duchman, or an Armstrong. Something with interesting, or meaningful implications.  My point being, there is power in a name.   Continue reading

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Happy Cinco de Mayo! We Have 9 Ways To Celebrate In Style

by Steven Doyle

Let’s celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a splash of tequila.

On this special day thoughts may wander to the very first margarita machine that was invented in Dallas by restaurant owner Mariano Martinez in 1971. The Smithsonian was so thirsty they nabbed  the machine and is on view at the DC museum.

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Heat Things Up In The Kitchen

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Food can be a powerful tool—well, strike that, good food can be a powerful tool. With the right meal, you can successfully seduce your special someone, so much so that you can barely finish the meal before you’re tearing into one another.

But the real questions is, what should you whip up in the kitchen if you’re trying to get things going in the bedroom?    Continue reading

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A Trip To Square Burger In McKinney

by Steven Doyle

What do you do with a chef who graduated from the California Culinary Academy, worked at Spago, Abacus, Five Sixty and numerous other spots of similar caliber? Some might say have the chef move to McKinney and open a café that sells  great burgers and beer. That is the case with chef Craig Brundege who operates Square Burger in McKinney.

Square Burger has been running strong for over four years offering their power-house line up of great burgers and daily specials that will often include fresh fish and pastas. But what drives us 30 miles up I75 to downtown McKinney from the inner-workings of Dallas are those haunting burgers.   Continue reading

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An Interview with Zach Weinstein from the Production of Colossal

colossal

Zack Weinstein always knew he wanted to be an actor. A native of Massachusetts, he did plays and musicals in middle and high school and went on to major in theatre at Skidmore College in upstate New York. In the summer after his freshman year, however, Zack’s dreams were put on hold after a canoeing trip in Maine took a tragic turn and Zack broke his neck. The accident left Zack paralyzed and in a wheelchair.  Continue reading

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Meet Winemaker Michael Martini

by Steven Doyle

Several weeks ago we had a chance to sit with Michael Martini of Louis M. Martini Winery.  Martini chatted about the history and processes of his craft, giving us an excellent insight into what a day might look like for this third generation winemaker.

We asked Martini several questions, and in return we sat back and enjoyed nearly an hour of fantastic wine conversation.  Here are a few questions we asked Martini:    Continue reading

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