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Alamo Draft House Kicks Into High Holiday Gear

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Alamo Draft House Dallas is getting into the holiday spirit by showing special films that will excite those both young and young at heart. We included the fantastic line up below. Until December, enjoy the continued run of  Tom Hanks movies in the Draft House version of T.Hanksgiving.   Continue reading

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Meat Fight Madness In Trinity Groves A Beefy Success

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by Steven Doyle

Meat Fight 2013 sold out in mere minutes. The is the beefy extravaganza that took place last night at Four Corners Brewing Company and is the brainchild of one Alice and Mike Laussade. You know her as the award winning  columnist for the Dallas Observer. The event raise $50,000 that will be sent to National MS Society for research into that cause. The chefs that participated were strong and broken into competing teams made up of Brian C. Luscher, Jeana Johnson, Jeff Bekavac, Omar Flores, Chad Houser, David Uygur, Jeffery C. Hobbs, Anastacia Quinones, Tiffany Derry, Nathan Tate, Eric Dreyer, Cody Sharp, all hot-shot meat experts from the Dallas area.

I was excited to get a call a mere few moments before the sold out event started from Jon Alexis from TJ’s Seafood Market who invited me to use one of his tickets that opened up suddenly. Alexis supplied the salmon, which was used as a wild card category for the evening.    Continue reading

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A Look At Chefs For Farmers 2013

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This past weekend we witnessed yet another edition of Chef for Farmers, a pretty awe inspiring food and wine festival that rivals any like it. What started out as an idea to band a few chefs together as a long table dinner in a local farmer’s field has evolved to this glorious annual event that takes literally a year and dozens of volunteers to produce. This year CFF celebrated the life of a fallen chef, Randall Copeland who owned restaurant Ava in Rockwall. In addition, the event was able to pay out checks to many local farmers and raise awareness that even North Texas has some major talent when it comes to agriculture. What better way to show off our produce, meats, cheeses, bees and wines than to host one of the best parties the city has ever witnessed.     Continue reading

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2013 Dallas – Forth Worth Haunted House Guide

by Steven Doyle

It’s haunting that there are so few weeks left in 2013. This means cooler temps, Fall parties and  terrifying romps through DFW’s best haunted houses.

Most haunted houses have two prices, one for regular admission, and a second speed pass price to exit through the long lines that you will surely meet. Jump in the haunted pit of horrors for a list of our local favorites.           Continue reading

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Burgers and Burgundy Raises Funds For DIFFA

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The annual Burgers and Burgundy to raise funds for DIFFA (the Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids) event took place Sunday on a beautiful evening in the stunning grounds of the home of Bill and Karen Seanor. DIFFA has a way of choosing outstanding venues for this casual classy event (for example, two years ago it was on the garden level at The House) and this year’s choice was no exception.

Chefs participating in the event led by John Tesar (Spoon Bar & Kitchen) included Samir Dhurandhar (Nick & Sam’s), Sharon Van Meter (3015 Trinity Groves), Tim Byres (Smoke), Patton Robertson (Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck), Kevin Williamson (Ranch 616), T.J. Legnick (Shinsei), Patrick Russell (Max’s Wine Dive), Brad Phillips (Asador), Blaine Staniford (Grace) and Whole Foods.    Continue reading

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Meat Fight Coming To A Brewery Near You Meatvember 17

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Who doesn’t love a good Meat Fight, especially where you are able to sample alongside some of the beefiest judges from across the country, including one Nick Offerman. Here is the low-down on the hoedown, scribed by a James Beard Award Winning beard lover and meat enthusiast, Alice Laussade:

Hold on to your pork butts, Dallas. Meat Fight®, a barbecue competition benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, will be held Sunday, Nov. 17 (5-8 p.m.) at Four Corners Brewery.

Meat Fight, the brainchild of James Beard Award Winner and Dallas Observer columnist, Alice Laussade, will bring together a dozen of Dallas’ best chefs to compete in four categories: brisket, ribs, sausage, and wild card. Nine barbecue experts will judge the competition meats, which attendees will be able to sample with beer provided by Four Corners Brewery.      Continue reading

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Dallas Farmers Market Chef Classes Fall Schedule

dfmby Steven Doyle

It is time once again for the Dallas Farmer’s Market Fall Chef Series. These marvelous cooking classes are no doubt the best deal in Dallas. Meet the chefs and learn fun cooking skills. The line-up this Fall is really special. Each class is scheduled from 11am to 1pm and costs $25 which is due the Thursday before the session, or $30 at the door.  You may purchase the entire series for a very low cost of $110. Jump for the complete schedule.      Continue reading

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