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Oak Cliff’s “The Pig Stand” Changed The Way Americans Dine

Pig_Stand_Drive_In_Hollywoodby Steven Doyle

The pig is so much more than bacon. From the lowly swine we have experienced much in the way of restaurant innovation; innovation that started right here in Dallas. Texas. In October of 1921 Jessie Kirby built hi very first of what would soon be a successful string of drive-in’s called The Pig Stand. The success of the idea surrounded with the notion that people were just too lazy to get out of their cars. Kirby brought the lazy drivers to his stand and were met by very young teenage boys decked out in white shorts and black bow ties who earned the title ‘carhops’ because they would jump on the running boards of cars often as soon as they hit the parking lot.    Continue reading

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Wine Poste & Bar Anatomie Moved To Bishop Arts, Grand Opening July 23rd

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On Thursday, July 23rd the Wine Poste & Bar Anatomie will celebrate its Grand Opening in Bishop Arts. The event will involve the rollout of our new Food and Wine Menus, tasting of our newly imported wines, and will feature live music. The Wine Poste and Bar Anatomie opened for business in the new location on June 26th.

The Wine Poste & Bar Anatomie have partnered with locally owned Bocce Restaurant and have crafted a focused Wine-Centric food menu that will be available to all of our guests that are enjoying a glass of wine or a bottle at one of our tables. Bocce has designed the menu with wine in mind – items like Cheese & Charcuterie boards, a local Burrata plate with Roasted Red Peppers, various Bruschetta offerings, Fried Ravioli & Tortellini, Pizzas, plus many more fun and delicious dishes for our wine loving clientele.   Continue reading

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Carnival Barker Loses Lease at Truck Yard

DSC00607by Steven Doyle

Carnival Barker Ice Cream, owned by Aaron Barker  Dallas’ only rock and roll ice cream maker, lost his lease at his original Greenville Avenue location. Located in 120 square feet of space near the entrance to The Truck Yard, Barker is now in search for a new location in the area.    Continue reading

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Singapore Slinglers Performing at Kessler July 4th

singapore1by Steven Doyle

Looking for something a bit different to do on the fourth? The Singapore Slingers are performing at the Kessler Theater Saturday, July 4th for a star-spangled Independence Day dance and concert, featuring hot jazz and early swing of the 1920s and 1930s, as well as ragtime and all things American, including some marches by the march king himself, John Philip Sousa.    Continue reading

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Popsicles Are The Latest Rage, Here’s Where To Find the Good Ones

popsicleby Steven Doyle

Far removed from the hot Texas days when we would bust out the sprinkler, or walk to the local creek-side watering hole to cool off, which usually ended with a cold Popsicle treat. Sometimes these were homemade versions on a stick, other times they were purchased. Today you can get back that loving feeling and reminisce with flavors that are a bit kicked up, and sometimes meant strictly for adult palates.  The Popsicle is definitely the latest rage. We found a few in Dallas that you will want to sample.   Continue reading

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Joel Harrington Knocking Out Home Runs At Bolsa

DSC07214by Steven Doyle

This week we checked in at Bolsa to visit with the new executive chef Joel Harrington who just returned from a three year gig as kitchen director at Red Rooster in New York. You may recall Harrington from his Dallas past where he served as chef de cuisine at Fearing’s, and exec chef at Stephan Pyles and Charlie Palmer’s. Bringing Harrington back from New York was a major coup for Bolsa as the chef has some major skills as evidenced by his new menu at the Oak Cliff restaurant.   Continue reading

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Veracruz Cafe Rescues You From The Dull Enchilada Lunch

by Steven Doyle

Tex Mex be gone.  Dallas has a love affair with oil-puddled enchiladas but there are more than a few truly wonderful restaurants serving hot interior Mexican cuisine. We need to embrace these beautiful restaurants when we find them, and one such restaurant is located in the Bishop Arts District called Veracruz Cafe.     Continue reading

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