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Olivella’s Rolls Out Pizza Food Truck

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Olivella’s, Dallas’ rustic Italian restaurant and pizzeria that is widely recognized for its Neapolitan pizza and Roman-style pizza, is introducing a new pizza truck. The restaurant that brought Dallas one of its first wood-burning pizza ovens will now offer fried pizza and other Naples street food staples from its pizza truck.

The pizza truck will debut September 12, 2015 at Southern Methodist University  when Olivella’s assumes the role of official pizza concessionaire of SMU athletics. The selections will vary day-to-day, but will include an assortment of Olivella’s’ favorites like Margherita and Black Truffle pizza as well as several new items, some of which will only be available from the pizza truck.   Continue reading

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Madrina Opening Early September

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Misery Loves Company, the group behind the acclaimed Proof + Pantry in the Dallas Arts District, are heating up the Dallas culinary scene yet again with their newest concept, Madrina, which will officially open at The Shops of Highland Park the first week of September. Since announcing plans for their second concept earlier this spring, Madrina has quickly become one of the most anticipated restaurants of the year.

Since opening Proof + Pantry last year, Misery Loves Co. has been helping lead the charge in changing the landscape of Dallas’ culinary scene and are continuing to raise the proverbial bar with Madrina, which will marry classic French techniques with authentic Mexican cuisine. Helping to further raise that bar, the group has named Julio Peraza (who is just back from hosting a sold-out dinner at the iconic James Beard House) executive chef of Madrina.  Continue reading

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Greenville Avenue Pizza Company Now Serving Brunch

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Saturday and Sunday mornings have just improved, because Greenville Avenue Pizza Company is now open for brunch. The long-standing pizza joint that fuels Lowest Greenville’s lunches, dinners and late-nights is now playing a role in everyone’s favorite weekend meal. So patrons can end their night with at GAPC, get a few hours of sleep and come right back for more.  Continue reading

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Dallas Chefs Compete in Tailgate Food Competition

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Local renowned chefs will gather at Expressions Home Gallery on Sunday, September 13, 2015 for the first annual Touchdown Tailgate Tasting benefiting Café Momentum. Each chef has been tasked with the challenge to serve up a dish with their spin on traditional tailgate food, featuring a set of pre-determined ingredients typically found at tailgates. Local celebrities including TV personality, Dawn Neufeld; Zagat Dallas editor and freelance journalist, Steven Lindsey; and Director of The Law Offices of David T. Denney specializing in food, beverage and hospitality law, David Denney, will be on hand to judge each of the creations, with additional judges to be announced. Attendees will also have the opportunity to vote on their favorite dish. Specialty cocktails will be provided by Leprechaun Premium Hard Cider and Reilly’s Whiskey. Sampling of chefs participating in this year’s event include:

Anastacia Quinones (Kitchen LTO)

Danyele McPherson (Remedy & HG Sply Co.)

Jacob Williamson (Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck)

Nathan Tate (Boulevardier & Rapscallion)

Patton Robertson (Sissy’s Southern Kitchen, Shelby Hall)

Funds raised from the event will go towards Café Momentum’s mission of transforming young lives by equipping the community’s most at-risk youth with life skills, education and employment opportunities to help them achieve their full potential.

“We are excited to kick off football season with the ultimate of tailgate throw downs,” says Chad Houser, Café Momentum executive director and chef.  “I can’t wait to see what culinary twists my fellow chefs will add to beloved tailgate favorites”.

The Touchdown Tailgate Tasting takes place Sunday, September 13th from 1:00-3:00pm at Expressions Home Gallery – 1500 Dragon St. Suite B, Dallas, TX. Tickets for the Touchdown Tailgate Tasting are available for $50 per person. To purchase tickets, please visit the website.

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Del Frisco’s Grille Dallas To Host Beer Social Featuring Local Craft Beers on August 27

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Del Frisco’s Grille is pairing six local brews with culinary creations to satisfy any palate.  Community Beer Company, Four Corners Brewing Co. and Revolver Brewing will each have two of their signature craft beers featured at the tasting. Representatives from each of the breweries will be onsite to answer any and all beer questions you may have. We encourage you to arrive anytime between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm and stay as long as you’d like. Cost is $44 per person, including tax and gratuity.

Del Frisco’s Grille Dallas is located at 3232 McKinney Avenue. The event takes place Thursday, August 27, 7-9 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are encouraged. Call 972-807-6152 to make reservation.

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Chefs for Farmers is the Quintessential Cheffy Event in North Texas

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What a long strange trip its been.  Not many years ago Iris Midler and Matt McCallister started their five-star festival that is centered on the the Dallas dining scene with a long table event held out in a field of a local farm just outside the Dallas city limits. An event they called Chefs for Farmers. From there this grew into a festival of fun of fantastic proportions that will culminate this October 25th at Lee Park where 2,500 revelers will enjoy a plethora of chef stations paired with fine wines and spirits. We hear that this year there will even be a special biscuit station as well as an oyster lounge.  All this to benefit our local farming community. Continue reading

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We Celebrated Hitchcock’s 116th Birthday at Henry’s Majestic

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Alfred Hitchcock was known as the Master of Suspense and over the course of his 50-year career fashioned for himself a distinctive and recognizable directorial style. Henry’s Majestic recently paid tribute to the Master on what would have been his 116th birthday with a 4-course dinner and we were there to capture the fun and games both executive chef Roe DiLeo and Alex Fletcher, Beverage Director had in store for the group that assembled for both tastes of film-paired food and cocktails.   Continue reading

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