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Some Good News From Goodfriend

stephanieby Steven Doyle

It has been nearly two years since Josh Yingling and Matt Tobin (Goodfriend, Blind Butcher) announced that they would open a package store across the street from Goodfriend. The new store would carry cool beers, and offer prepared food. The nameless shop would be located in the laundromat.

The few months it would take to open obviously took much longer due to the City of Dallas, and a large reel of red tape.    Continue reading

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Community Cooks At Paul Quinn College

DSC01283by Steven Doyle

A Community Cooks is an annual fundraiser to benefit the We Over Me Farm at Paul Quinn College, a student-run organic farm dedicated to improving the well being of its surrounding Highland Hills community and other communities in the Southern sector of Dallas by providing hands-on educational experiences and fresh, healthy affordable food options.

Last night guests from the community converged on the remnants of a football field that is now the bulk of the farm on the Paul Quinn campus. Each year since converting the field into farmland we notice new improvements, and the ever sense of success. Pride reels across the faces of the students as they take a firmer ownership of the yield. Continue reading

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Out of the Vines Came Forth… Vodka

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by Andrew Chalk

Kiepersol Estates, the remarkable winery that grows some 14 vinifera grapes in the east Texas region where it is axiomatic that vinifera grapes are killed in the crib by Pierce’s disease, has done it again. They have just released Dirk’s Vodka, sourced from grape juice from their own vines. Kiepersol founder, Pierre de Wet, named the vodka in honor of his his father who, he says, “lived life well”.   Continue reading

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Project Pie Moving Into Dallas

project-pieby Steven Doyle

It seems the business model for fast casual restaurants are gearing quickly to look like Chipotle. This makes sense for restaurateurs wanting to give plenty fresh and fast options to their clientele who are seeking higher quality than the average fast food chain. Enter the latest in the arena of the Chipotle model, Project Pie, a chain from San Diego. Project Pie customers will find it easy to select from seven different pizzas on the menu for a fast exchange of $7.85, or choose from a myriad of ingredients including sauces, meat, and vegetables, also $7.85 regardless of the amount of toppings.

If this sounds eerily similar to local chain, Pie Five, you are correct. In fact many are looking at getting into the fast casual Chipotle-like pizza restaurants across the country. Be on the look out for such chains as Blaze Pizza (which is also making way to Dallas), PizzaRev and 800 Degrees. Everyone wants to be that next big chain the conquers all.    Continue reading

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Win A Nespresso Umilk!

nespresso_umilkby Steven Doyle

Our friends at Nespresso want to give away a Nespresso Umilk to one lucky craveDFW reader. This is a fantastic gift for you or a friend. The suggested retail price of the Nespresso Umilk is $229. The Umilk embodies a new generation of Nespresso machines. With its pure and elegant lines, flexible design, and its tactile interface, U is the new accomplice of our daily life.   Continue reading

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So&So’s Sneak Preview Weekend April 18-20

soby Steven Doyle

We have been anxiously awaiting the opening of the latest from the minds behind Standard Pour on McKinney. So&So’s is not quite ready to fully swing open the doors, but invite you to stop by this weekend for a look see, and to help celebrate owner Brandon Hays’ birthday in grand fashion, and we have the details.   Continue reading

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