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Paula Lambert to be Honored at El Centro’s Bits and Bites

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Shredded, melted, sprinkled and cubed – Americans love their cheese. And Dallas entrepreneur Paula Lambert knows just how much they love it. The Fort Worth native started a cheese revolution in Dallas more than 30 years ago when she opened The Mozzzarella Company, and it’s been growing ever since. Now Lambert is being honored for her contributions to the culinary and business community during El Centro College’s annual Bits and Bites “foodie” fundraiser this year. It promises to be a cheesy affair.

Lambert’s signature red “spectacles” sit front and center on this year’s invitation to Bits and Bites, which will be held on Sun., April 12, from 4 to 7 p.m. in El Centro’s Student Center. The annual showcase of food and drink will bring together area chefs who lend their hands and their talents to raise funds for ECC’s culinary arts program as they honor Lambert.   Continue reading

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Chef Justin Holt To Host Pop-Up Ramen And Yakitori March 28th Midnight At The Dubliner

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Justin Holt has been surprising people around the city of Dallas with underground Pop-Up Ramen Shops for the past four years. He began at Tradewinds and due to popular demand has been spotted at The Windmill Lounge, Oak Cliff Social Club, and Ten Bells.

“I’m thankful that the city of Dallas has supported me so much and I am excited to bring something new to the table.”  Continue reading

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Chef’s Choice Wine Dinner at Culpepper’s Invoked Spring

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by Steven Doyle

Few are as passionate as chef Chad Bowden at Culpepper’s in Rockwall. Sure, it is a little bit of a drive for those of us deep in Dallas, but the actually short and easy drive is well worthwhile. The steakhouse itself is an amalgam of add-ons to the building, and is interesting, and with plenty of character, much like the chef himself.   Chef Bowden started culinary training in Colorado working at Four star rated country clubs and restaurants. He then relocated to Texas where he became Sous Chef at the The Grape before moving on to be exec sous at 2900 Restaurant where they were nominated for a James Beard Award, one of the nations top culinary honors. He also won the 2006 Rising Star Chefs award. In 2007 he became the Executive Chef of Culpepper Steakhouse.

It is here where we pick up on one of the many wine dinners the chef hosts at his restaurant. Often Bowden will bring in friends who own wineries that he meets during his travels to California. Some top names in the industry have made the trek to Rockwall to spend time with the chef and his guests.    Continue reading

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Dallas Arboretum Announces 2015 Concert Series

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The premier concert series “Cool Thursdays” at the Dallas Arboretum is back in action. As Dallas’ only concert series overlooking the picturesque White Rock Lake on the award-winning Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn, tickets have been selling fast and selling out. This year the series will kick off on April 9 with a new band, Rocket Man: The Elton John Tribute Experience.

Rocket Man gives an insanely energetic performance time after time, throwing around jams such as “Saturday Night’s Alright” and “Pinball Wizard” before sending audiences exploding into space with extended 70’s instrumental versions of “Rocket Man,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” and “Levon.”  Rocket Man musicians actually portray Elton John’s intense 70’s & 80’s concerts down to the finest detail.  Continue reading

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Tesar Announces Kitchen Staff At Oak, New Lunch Menu

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In January, Apheleia Restaurant Group announced its partnership with Chef John Tesar. Today, Oak is pleased to announce that Chef/Partner Tesar has introduced Oak’s new Spring lunch menu. This menu represents Chef Tesar’s influence on Oak’s tradition of clean, elegant cuisine. Highlights include spice cured filet of beef carpaccio en Bolero, squid ink spaghetti, spicy arrabbiata and blue crab and Arctic char, black mushrooms
and dashi.

“Lunch should not only be contemporary and approachable, but since Oak is a neighborhood restaurant, we needed to make sure it was also affordable so locals and business professionals can come in everyday if they choose,” stated Tesar.  Continue reading

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10th Annual No Tie Dinner & Dessert Party March 28th

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Celebrating a landmark year, the 10th Annual No Tie Dinner & Dessert Party, presented by Purple Foundation, is going global to capture the magic, vibrant energy, and exotic flavors of The East in its Bollywood-style theme “Under the Yum Yum Tree.” The largest fundraiser for AIDS Services of Dallas, an expected 1,500 guests will gather at the Frontiers of Flight Museum on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. for the “after party” including complimentary cocktails, entertainment, dancing, colossal auction, and of course, tons of desserts! General admission tickets are $75 and VIP are $150.

Purchase your tickets today at the website or at the door the day of the event.

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Stream 75 With Reyka

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As we embrace warmer temperatures and sunny skies, the perfectly crafted cocktail to soothe our senses and refresh our taste buds is a welcome addition to our spring awakening. Enter the Stream 75, a crisp, vibrant drink using Reyka Icelandic Vodka that will have you kick back and take in the season’s flourishing vibe.  Continue reading

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