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Cocktails for a Cause April 29

pupby Jennifer Thomas

After raising more than $30,000 for local rescue groups in its first two years, Kibble & Cocktails is back. On Tuesday, April 29 from 7 to 10 p.m. attendees will gather at this fundraiser held at 3015 at Trinity Groves in Dallas. Tickets are $100 per person and can be purchased at the website.

Hosted by Barking Hound Village, Kibble & Cocktails brings together the best-of-the-best in food and entertainment allowing guests to mix and mingle while raising money for their four-legged friends. This year’s monies will benefit the Voices of Justice program at DFW Rescue Me. Named after a four-month-old pit bull puppy who suffered tremendous abuse, Voices of Justice educates children with classroom presentations and take-home materials to learn about the proper treatment of animals in an effort to prevent future abuse.   Continue reading

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Free Simulcast of Dallas Opera’s Barber of Seville, Plus Winner of National Anthem Contest

barberby Jennifer Thomas

The Dallas Opera is thrilled to announce the winner of its inaugural, “Oh, Say, Can You Sing?” National Anthem Competition™. Keith Armstrong, 58, of Grand Prairie, Texas, was selected by popular vote from among five finalists. Nearly 1500 votes were cast to determine the winner.

Armstrong learned of the competition through a friend’s text. “They encouraged me to enter. Anytime I have an opportunity to sing the national anthem or “God Bless America”, I do. It’s my passion. I never served in the military so this is my chance to serve my country. I’m grateful for the opportunity to honor our country. I’m humbled to be included with those four other people, any one of which would have done a great job. I’m excited. It’s going to be a grand event!” said Armstrong.   Continue reading

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Meet Kelsey Timmerman At Chocolate Secrets Friday, April 18

Dancing Kelseyby Jennifer Thomas

Chocolate Secrets at 7:00 pm on Friday, April 18th to hear about Kelsey Timmerman’s latest travels and to learn more about his adventure to one of the most unattractive origins of chocolate.

While at Chocolate Secrets you may  purchase chocolates made from worker-friendly plantations or a glass of wine.They’ll even have Dallas’s only bean-to-bar chocolate maker, Sublime Chocolate’s Troy Easton, on hand for a tasting of ethically sourced chocolate.   Continue reading

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DTC Announces Season’s Line Up

christmas carolby Jennifer Thomas

You can have it all this season at Dallas Theater Center. Magnificent musicals. Uproarious comedies. Deeply moving dramas. A new world premiere. Get transported to Greece in 500 B.C., 17th Century France, 20th Century America and back to the present. Get swept up and wowed along the way with spectacular, never-seen-before stagings, both at the state-of-the-art Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre and our beloved, Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Kalita Humphreys Theater. Subscribe today, and buckle up… it’s going to be a sensational ride.   Continue reading

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Big Fat Elvis Alive And Well At Twisted Root

Big Fat Elvisby Jennifer Thomas

Today Twisted Root announced its new shake, a decadent treat that channels the King himself, Elvis Presley. The shake blends 12 ounces of Twisted Root’s creamy homemade vanilla custard with Dude, Sweet Chocolate’s Tub of Love spread; a combination of peanut butter, dark chocolate and banana; for a rich and delicious combination of Elvis’s favorite things. And for a little something extra, it has even more fresh sliced banana and two heaping scoops of Twisted Root’s roasted peanut and bacon mixture mixed in.

In creating the shake, Twisted Root owner Jason Boso called upon Dallas’s premiere chocolatier, Katherine Clapner of Dude, Sweet Chocolate fame, and he hinted that this is the first of many future collaborations for the dynamic duo.   Continue reading

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Pyles Concept San Salvaje To Open April 28

pylesby Jennifer Thomas

In late 2013, the new owners at 2100 Ross Avenue told Pyles they would be closing Samar – a James Beard Award semi-finalist for Best New Restaurant in America – for extensive remodeling on the building. They offered to completely refresh Samar or finish out an entirely new concept.  Their announcement was on the heels of Pyles’ latest trek to Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador and Peru.  A lover of innovation, he was struck with the idea of San Salvaje, which is Spanish for Wild Saint, and “is a play on Latin America’s long history of blending pagan and catholic beliefs into a cohesive, beautiful dance,” said Pyles.

“I wanted to do a restaurant that represents all of Latin America because of my extensive travels in Mexico, Central and South America.  Mexico, Peru, Argentina and Brazil will be well represented on the menu, but it will also have influences from Cuba and the Caribbean.” Chef Pyles said only half-jokingly that the menu at San Salvaje “will incorporate everything south of Harlingen.”   Continue reading

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