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Take the Candy Bar Quiz

by Steven Doyle

On the confectionary scale of life, the lowly chocolate bar that is available at grocers, gas stations and convenience stores everywhere scores fairly low on the grand scale of treats. In Dallas we have some fine chocolate makers including Dude, Sweet Chocolate, CocoAndre Chocolatier and opening August 19th, Kate Weiser whose shop will be located in Trinity Groves. But the actual largest seller worldwide still stands the mighty Nestle’s, regardless of the quality.

As an impulse buy for someone needing a pick-me-up in the afternoon, or a chocolate hoarding fiend that doesn’t require much on taste or quality will find the average  bar satisfying.   Continue reading

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Dim Sum Of This At Kirin Court

by Steven Doyle

What might possibly be the Chinese version of tapas, dim sum is more than just a meal. It is a gathering and a ritual. Dim sum is as casual as it is formal.

For the uninitiated, dim sum is an assortment of steamed vegetables and dumplings, roasted meats, soups, noodle rolls, baked goods and tarts. Actually so much more hopefully. All the food items are presented in groups of threes in tiny steamer baskets made of bamboo or steel and hand selected based on the groups desires and shared communally with plenty of hot tea and lively conversation.               Continue reading

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Malai Pie & Recipe

by Steven Doyle

I have always been enamored by the incredible dishes at Malai Kitchen in West Village in Uptown Dallas, but wanted to share what was probably the best part of any of the meals I have had there – the coconut pie.

I loved the pie so very much that we called Malai and asked for the recipe.  Now we are not normally a recipe loving web site, but this pie is special.  It deserves all the love and attention it can garner.  If you can bake pies, use the recipe.  If you cannot, call them and reserve a pie for your Thanksgiving table.

Did I say it was good?     Continue reading

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Complete Guide To All Your Pyro Fun At Addison’s Kaboom Town

fireworksby Steven Doyle

For those looking to get out and enjoy an evening of fun and fireworks, and perhaps a side of airshow and a bit of live music thrown in for good measure, look no further than Kaboom Town in Addison for all your Independence Day needs. The beauty about the Addison party is that you can celebrate and still have the fourth for other excursions, such as sailing, body painting, and competitive dining.

We have a good list of restaurants and bars along Belt Line that are offering a place to avoid traffic and other distractions. It is always suggested that you grab one of the few remaining hotel rooms so that your holiday is the very safest. The area hotels that are not sold out in Addison are the Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Marriott Quorum and La Quinta. You can look up room rates at this link.      Continue reading

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Be The First To Sample The New Menu At Private|Social Free

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Chef Najat Kaanache has been under remarkable fire in the past few days with the announcement of the retooling of Private Social or P|S. We are fairly certain it reverted back to Private|Social, an name I actually thought was witty. It describes the restaurant perfectly.

You can read about the craziness at the Uncle Nancy website, where even the bad stuff gets a beating now and again. I will agree the P|S menu was over-the-top and for the most part inedible, even for this adventuresome eater. The chicken wings at the bar were thrilling, however.   Continue reading

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Tres de Mayo Party at Ku De Ta May 3

kudeta1by Jayne Chobot Herring

For those of us who do NOT enjoy spending our weekends sucking in our stomachs for photographers, there is now another way to enjoy the sexy and exclusive pool club Ku De Ta in Old East Dallas. But it is only for one night. The Top Rung Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to improving the Dallas community by raising money for different charities, is having a party this Friday night and we are all invited. Parris Rigby, the foundation’s leader and consummate hostess, along with her well-connected and philanthropic friends and partners, is taking over what they are calling “The Compound,” a first-time-ever combination of the Chicago pub-like Three Sheets, old dance hall reminiscent Southern Comforts, and the previously mentioned urban oasis Ku De Ta for a “Tres de Mayo” party, bringing attention to the foundation and a new crowd to the three properties owned by Patrick Tetrick.         Continue reading

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Win VIP Passes To The Londoner’s Party Saturday

st patsby Steven Doyle

The Londoner Pub, a traditional British pub with several locations around the metroplex, will celebrate this year’s annual Greenville Avenue St. Paddy’s Day Parade with a huge bash featuring tents, live music, and an exclusive VIP Rooftop Party for serious partygoers. The Londoner’s VIP Rooftop Party – sponsored by Tullamore Dew, Guinness, and Miller and Coors – is offering a select number of guests an exclusive experience high above the debauchery with a party of their own.   Continue reading

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