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Bottega Italia Announces They Will Open In Sylvan| Thirty

Daniele Puleo in front of buildingby Jennifer Thomas

As Sylvan | Thirty gets closer to opening I get more excited.  There is promise of so many more new restaurants and shops without the tomfoolery of the chains that smite the dining landscape in Dallas. The news is trickling and today we learned about Bottega Italia which is set to open in December, just in time for that holiday dinner you wanted to invite me to.

Local chef Daniele Puleo has signed a lease to open Bottega Italia, a cafe, market and coffee and wine bar, at Sylvan | Thirty, the much-anticipated mixed-use development at the crossroads of West Dallas and North Oak Cliff. Construction on the 4,400-square foot market, which will also feature a 2,200-square foot patio, will begin in the coming weeks, with an anticipated opening date of December 2014.    Continue reading

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Slow Food Dallas Hosting Ice Cream Social

Dalriada Festivalby Jennifer Thomas  photo by Nick Visser

There is a super cool Ice Cream Social on FRIDAY, June 20st, from 7 to 10pm at Garden Café (5310 Junius Street). This event is a fundraiser to support Slow Food Dallas’ new education partnership with Skyline High School’s culinary department. Funds raised will be used to support and expand the program in the 2014-2015 school year.

Tickets are on sale now and include:   Continue reading

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Swim Free With The Fishies June 28 At Long John Silvers

by Jennifer Thomas

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How long has it been since you darkened the doors at Long John Silvers? I was always more of an H. Salt Fish and Chips gal when they still existed in Dallas, but what do I know –  was only 3. Anyway, you can now see (and taste) what you have been missing with this free offer. Why not?

Or, you could check out some of the best fish and chips around at 20 Feet Seafood Joint in East Dallas, but that will cost you actual money.     Continue reading

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Celebrate Wine Poste 1 Year Anniversary With Graham Dodds And Matt Ford

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On Thursday, June 26th the Wine Poste is celebrating its 1 year anniversary with a Locally Sourced Pig-Centric Dinner and French Wine Pairing Event. SWINE & WINE will be hosted at the Wine Poste and will feature two of the top farm-to-table Chefs in Dallas:  Chef Graham Dodds of Hibiscus and Chef Matt Ford of the Joule.

Each Chef embodies farm-to-table dining like few others in North Texas.  We are excited to be celebrating food, wine, and life at such a wonderful time of year.  There are so many delicious vegetables and fruits that are currently in season.  As always, the evening will begin with a Sparkling Wine reception at 7pm, followed by an elaborate five-course feast with wine pairings at the Wine Poste’s communal tables. Menu items include:   Continue reading

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Snap Kitchen Invades Dallas This Summer

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Austin-based Snap Kitchen – a major option in the fast healthy takeaway segment—announced today that four stores will debut soon in Dallas, providing a convenient option for delicious meals that fit within a healthy lifestyle. Opening late summer you will find  a healthy, fresh made meal at any time of the day without compromising on taste. The first two locations will open in mid-summer and are located at: Snider Plaza, 6601 Hillcrest Avenue, Suite 6601-E (across the street from SMU) and Uptown at 2222 McKinney Avenue, Suite 110 (across from the Crescent). The following two stores are slated for early fall and will be at: Preston Royal Village (6025 Royal Lane, Suite 314-B) and then another in Uptown at Fitzhugh and Central Expressway.   Continue reading

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III Forks Hosting Wine Down Wednesdays

wine_pour-fullby Jennifer Thomas

Wine lovers will rejoice at the fantastic wine tasting opportunities each week at III Forks in Dallas.  Every Wednesday from 5-7 p.m., the legendary steakhouse hosts Wine Down Wednesdays.  For $15 per person, guests will sample six wines selected by the Wine Director at III Forks and paired with hand-passed hors d’oeuvres created by Executive Chef Chris Vogeli.    Continue reading

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LYFE Kitchen Opening Three Locations In Dallas Area

LYFE-Kitchen-10-1-131by Jennifer Thomas

This summer, Dallas residents will be introduced to a unique dining experience that breaks conventions when it comes to delicious food that is good for you. LYFE Kitchen – opening in Plano (June 13), Preston Center (June 27) and West Village (July 25) – will be the perfect restaurant destination for the busy work crowd and area families who seek great tasting food that is also nutritious, convenient and affordable.

“The LYFE Kitchen mission is to ensure you Love Your Food Everyday, so we are constantly challenging ourselves to create recipes that get people excited about eating well,” said Art Smith, Executive Chef of LYFE Kitchen. “I would describe our menu as ‘guilt free indulgence’ because everything on it is as delicious, familiar and fun as it is good for you.”   Continue reading

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