Cake Bar in Trinity Groves Opens Today

cake-barby Steven Doyle

Tracy German was not the first to say “let them eat cake”, but she certainly hopes you will. German’s newly opened pastry shop in Trinity Groves opens today and is not only selling cake, as the shop’s name might suggest, but also a wide variety of baked goods such as bread pudding, cupcakes, brownies and cookies, along with ice cream and assorted coffee drinks.    Continue reading

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Wine of The Week: Lafite’s Malbec-Cabernet Sauvignon for $14

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For reasons that nobody explained to me, it has been a week of tasting outstanding Malbecs. All of these came from Argentina, and some ranged over $100 for a bottle. However, for our Wine of the Week we generally look for something less than $20 and with Argentine Malbec the field is target rich.

Our recommendation this week is 2011 Amancaya Gran Reserva Malbec-Cabernet Sauvignon from the Mendoza region of Argentina. It is actually a 70% Malbec-30% Cabernet Sauvignon blend from a winery called Bodegas Caro, which is a joint venture between the branch of the Rothschild family that owns Château Lafite in France’s Bordeaux region and pioneering Argentine winemaker Nicolas Catena.   Continue reading

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Primo Brothers Pizza Celebrates Oktoberfest and is Giving Pizza Tossing Lessons

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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

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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

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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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Date Night in Dallas: Memorable Evenings For $100 Or Less

couple-holding-hands-sitting2by Mike Marerro

Boxwood Tap + Grill resides in the revitalized 2901 Thomas Avenue building within the State Thomas neighborhood on the east side of Uptown.  The 80-year-old historic building which formerly housed Thomas Avenue Beverage Company (T.A.B.C.) has been restored to its original craftsmanship with exposed natural brick, soft lighting, tin ceilings and hardwood floors.  The spacious patio is a beautiful oasis with ample seating and its own bar, providing patrons a very comfortable environment to enjoy the upcoming lovely fall weather while partaking in many great food and drink items.    Continue reading

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