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Primo Brothers Pizza Celebrates Oktoberfest and is Giving Pizza Tossing Lessons

Luan Vraniqi -Oktoberfest Pizza-Primo Brothers (lower res)by Steven Doyle

Primo Brothers Pizza owner Luan Vraniqi has a history with pizza. In the late ‘60s his father and two uncles, who originated from Albania, worked for several pizza parlors, in nearly every capacity, before they opened their own place in the mid ‘70s.  Here they became known for their New York style pizza and sub sandwiches.  As a boy, this is where Luan, a Brooklyn native, began to consume the pizza business and when early notions of his own restaurant burgeoned.

In the 80’s the same family brought their own special version of the New York-style pizza to Dallas and soon gained a huge following with Brother’s Pizza. Dough made fresh daily with fresh ingredients drove the restaurant to stand out. Other Italian favorites including subs, pasta and salads were also popular.    Continue reading

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Robin Quivers Kicks Off 2014 Texas Veggie Fair


Radio host and outspoken vegan Robin Quivers will kick-off this year’s 2014 Texas Veggie Fair Presented by Earth Day Texas with a special pre-fair kick-off event on Saturday, October 18 from 3PM – 5PM at the McKinney Ave Contemporary. A first for the fair, Quivers will host a discussion and book signing. The pre-event is FREE and includes an advanced paperback copy of The Vegucation of Robin, but tickets are limited and must be reserved. Tickets can be reserved here.

Quivers is best known for her role as Howard Stern’s sidekick on the wildly popular radio show, The Howard Stern Show. Since joining the show in 1981, she has presented her perspective on current events and topics, affording viewers with well-rounded and balanced dialogue.   Continue reading

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Party Saturday To Celebrate Hutchins BBQ Opening In Frisco


Your drive to McKinney for BBQ just got a little shorter, but not by a much.

Hutchins BBQ is bringing its hometown dining ambiance and award-winning BBQ to Frisco with the grand opening of their second location this September. The 8,000 plus square-foot space is located at 9225 Preston Rd and will serve the same great barbecue that was named to the Texas Monthly “50 Best BBQ Joints in Texas” list.   Continue reading

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Party With Kent Rathbun At His 15 Year Anniversary Party

kentby Steven Doyle

For the past 15 years Kent Rathbun has seen every type of restaurant imaginable open and close in the Dallas area. Through times of great joy and adversity, Abacus has stood strong as one of our city’s finest. Rathbun continually upgrades his programs keeping pace with with trends and tastes, but has remained solid as a leader in his field.   Continue reading

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Make a Sandwich Save a Life September 20th

sandwichby Steven Doyle

The SoupMobile was founded in 2003 by David Timothy, whose mission in life is to bring dignity to the over 10,000 homeless in the Dallas area. Timothy, also known as the SoupMan, 200,000 hot meals per year from his mobile kitchen. Each day at noon he serves about 600 hot meals to the city’s homeless.    Continue reading

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Park Tavern Closed For Non-Payment Of Rent

SONY DSCby Steven Doyle

Park Tavern, one of the last of the Restaurant America restaurants in Dallas, closed yesterday from what we are told is non-payment of rent. Located at 8166 Park Lane in the Shops of Park Lane, the restaurant offered some unusual takes on typical bar fare, including the “animal tots” which was an early version of Dallas poutine. More recently Central Standard shuttered.  Continue reading

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Texas Chefs Association Chili Confrontation Nov 9


The Texas Chefs Association – Dallas Chapter (TCA) will host the Chili Confrontation 2014 on Sunday, November 9, 2014 from 11 am to 3 pm.  The Confrontation will take place at Four Corners Brewing Company located at 423 Singleton Blvd., Dallas in Trinity Groves.  Professional and non-professional teams will compete for cash prizes and a People’s Choice Award. There will be entertainment and additional food provided by the TCA and beverage booths.

The Chili Confrontation is being held in conjunction with North Texas Beer Week (NTBW).  NTBW is a 10 day celebration showcasing the people, places, and brews that make up the region’s booming craft beer scene with events overseen by local business owners and enthusiasts who seek to support the growth of craft beer across North Texas.   Continue reading

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