One of our very favorite bakeries in Dallas is Empire Baking Company owned by the very talented Meaders Ozarow. The bakery does the majority of its business wholesale to local restaurants, but they also have a store front located in Inwood Village just off Lovers Lane. Continue reading
Category Archives: Pie
When I lived on my farm in Amish country in Kansas, my neighbors would regale us with pie. These were by far the best pie bakers in the pie loving universe, and they did their magic without the means of a modern kitchen. In return I would send over dozens of fresh farm eggs from my coop and smoke their meats for the holidays. It was a loving relationship that began with a slice of raisin cream pie. This is how all relationships should begin.
Moving back to Dallas I had to develop new pie friendships. These were possibly simpler to make as all it took was a wad of cash and the motivation to seek out the very best, and now I have a list. Continue reading
Tomorrow is National Pie Day, which just so happens to be our favorite holiday besides National Whiskey Day and National Three Lunch Tuesday. We have plenty of celebration in order with a roll out of our favorite area pies, but today we wanted to share a deal you may wish to prepare for in anticipation of the big day Wednesday. Continue reading
As the State Fair of Texas approaches we will start hearing about all sorts of deals and attractions with the Big Tex theme. This one from the Palomar Hotel Dallas is more delicious that a box of Fletcher’s Corny Dogs. They are actually offering two Big Tex packages.
The package for $189, which is a good value, offers a room, DART rail passes to the fair, chef Graham’s triple fried potatoes and cotton candy in the room. Every room gets use of the corporate gold fish regardless. Continue reading
Just days ago I aimed my car west and headed to Keller, which until now has been known for its Babe’s Chicken, at least in my mind. Stepping into boutique restaurant Milk and Honey is like walking up onto the back porch of an Amish couple at supper time, which for the uninitiated, that is a very good thing.
The restaurant actually has a southern gentility to it, and is stocked with trinkets that your grandmother coveted so much. I am talking the needle-point, the glassware, and all the photos that could be stuffed into a trunk. It’s actually very quaint and comforting. Continue reading
This past weekend we were able to grab a slice of pie at the pop-up Pie Emporium located at 314 Bishop in Bishop Arts District during all the Mardi Gras hoopla. We not only sampled several of the mighty tasty pies, which were being sold by the slice, we also spoke to owners Megan Wilkes and Mary Gauntt.
“We started thinking about opening the store last Thanksgiving. We have been doing wholesale for a while now. We sell our pies to Urban Acres and Corner Market on Greenville,” said Wilkes. Continue reading