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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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
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
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
The obsession with bacon only gains more kinetic energy, never stopping to wait for the world to catch up. And that is probably OK by us. Bacon, with all of its sweet, smokey, crispy goodness lends a bit of savory crunch to just about any meal from what could otherwise be an extremely mundane sandwich or burger, to a sprite salad topping that makes an omnivore smile with anticipation. But bacon does just fine on its own. Just ask the good people over at Local Oak in Oak Cliff. They sell bacon by the bucket. Continue reading
Go Oak Cliff will once again bring the revelry of Mardi Gras to the streets of Oak Cliff with their annual Mardi Gras Oak Cliff celebration, February 14th and 15th.
The two-day celebration features the OCarnivale Masquerade Ball and the Mardi Gras Oak Cliff parade, complete with marching bands, floats, classic cars, and more. Also hosted in Oak Cliff this weekend is the Dash for the Beads, a spirited 5K that includes a costume contest and post-race party at Kidd Springs Park. Continue reading
This story takes place in Horry County South Carolina during the 1800’s on a plantation owned by Captain Henry Buck who was originally from Maine. This area was also the home of a Native Tribe called Chicora who lived along the Pee Dee River all the way up to Cape Fear River North Carolina. Rice and timber was the main source for economic wealth in this area and Henry Buck was one of the main controllers of these two resources.
It is recorded that Henry owned over 100 slaves on his plantation on the banks of the Wacamaw River which also ran along with the Pee Dee River. On this plantation it was said that the slaves who worked this land were treated very kindly by Henry and that they were also compensated for their labor. The slaves on this plantation were also allowed to plant their own vegetables and raise their own livestock such as chickens, goats and pigs. With large amounts of food resources the slaves would make sausage, ham and bacon which were smoked in a shed that was built just for the purpose of smoking. Continue reading