Dan Pearson stumbled upon an unusual tree while working in Peru supplying miners with food. Pearson didn’t know it at the time, but what he found was the legendary white cacao bean called Pure Nacional. The bean lacks the typical bitterness found in most strains of the bean, and has an intense floral flavor. Continue reading
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Go Oak Cliff is hosting their 6th Annual Blues, Bandits & BBQ benefiting KNON Community Radio and the 2nd annual ‘Stache Dash 5K benefiting the Movember Foundation. The two-day festival will be held Friday, November 13th and Saturday, November 14th at Kidd Springs Park in Oak Cliff, Texas.
•Friday @ 5pm Free Concert with Food & Drink for Purchase
•Saturday @ 10am ‘Stache Dash 5K
•Saturday @ 1am Concert & Performances Begin
•Saturday @ 1pm BBQ Tasting & Judging Begins
•Saturday @ 4:30pm BBQ Awards are announced Continue reading
Last week we discussed the finer ice creameries in the DFW area which caused a bit of thunder. It would seem you are all very passionate about your frozen confections. In a follow up visit I checked in at Carnival Barkers new Oak Cliff location which actually proved to be more than I expected.
As we had mentioned, Carnival Barkers sells more than just ice cream. Sure they have quirky ice cream sandwiches and the like, but they also make a mean bowl of chili. Not any ordinary chili, but a true bowl of red with chunky and savory beef chunks that will leave you begging for more. You may order the chili in several forms. A plain bowl with whatever accouterments you might desire such as sour cream, cheese and onions. Or take them up on a offer of making you the perfect Frito Pie. Or best yet, the chili dog. Continue reading
by 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
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
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
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