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Patina Green on Historic McKinney Square Adds Dinner Options

PG Dinner -5by Mandy Davis

After nearly 5 years in the lunch business, 2015 brings exciting changes to Patina Green Home and Market as they introduce a dinner menu on Friday and Saturday evenings each week, lunch on Sunday, and wine and beer offerings.

Moving beyond the sandwich in the evening hours, Patina Green offers refined food and beverage in an intentionally designed, relaxed space that compliments the uniqueness of the menu. The dining room has been remodeled to accommodate more seating and create unique gathering spaces that elevate and complete the individual dining experience while simultaneously fostering a sense of community in shared spaces.   Continue reading

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Texas Rangers Offering Giant Taco And More

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A recent visit to the Ranger’s stadium netted a few new hot items that have been added to the menu of absurd. The first is the Tanaco, a giant 24 inch taco made fresh at the ballpark, and filled with one foot of seasoned ground beef and another foot of seasoned chicken. The whole monstrosity is then topped with shredded lettuce, nacho cheese, pico de gallo, sliced jalapeños and sour cream.    Continue reading

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Happy Cinco de Mayo! We Have 9 Ways To Celebrate In Style

by Steven Doyle

Let’s celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a splash of tequila.

On this special day thoughts may wander to the very first margarita machine that was invented in Dallas by restaurant owner Mariano Martinez in 1971. The Smithsonian was so thirsty they nabbed  the machine and is on view at the DC museum.

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Gino’s East Opens April 30th

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ATX Brands announced the opening of Gino’s East’s Arlington location at 1350 East Copeland Road on Thursday, April 30. This marks the fourth Gino’s East opening in Texas, with the next location scheduled to open in the coming months in Austin.

“It’s been amazing bringing Gino’s East and true Chicago-style pizza to Texas,” said ATX Brands CEO and Founder Doug Guller. “We’ve seen great success with our Texas locations so far, and we knew that the next area to share Chicago’s best pizza with had to be Arlington.”   Continue reading

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Eat Me: Everything at Pecan Lodge

DSC03611by Steven Doyle

Writing about Pecan Lodge has sort of become this low hanging fruit. Everyone knows it is some of the world’s best BBQ. The Hot Mess isn’t so much messy as it it sublime with it’s pulled pork goodness perched on top of a giant sweet potato. The brisket is superb, and you should always ask for fatty pieces because those are simply the best.

The ribs at Pecan Lodge are huge and meaty, especially when they switched over to spare ribs. If you want a giant haunch of meat, the beef ribs weigh as much as a small child and are as tender as anything you will ever put in your mouth. And the house-made sausages are not to be missed, especially the jalapeno version.

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Eat Me: Cơm Gà Xối Mỡ at Pho Pasteur

cornishby Steven Doyle

There are so many wonderful dishes to be found at the Richardson pho staple restaurant, Pho Pasteur. You will certainly enjoy the bun mang vit, duck soup to you and me, or the grilled pork chop adorned with a fried egg. But today we wish to order the Cơm Gà Xối Mỡ, or simply a Cornish hen and rice.

The tiny hen is plump with juicy meat, and a delicious outer layer that quickly relents with each bite. This dish pairs wonderfully with the fresh spring rolls.   Continue reading

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‘In Pursuit of Balance’ Is a Must-Attend Pinot Noir-Chardonnay Wine Event In Houston

chalk1by Andrew Chalk

I am very unbalanced this morning at the news that ‘In Pursuit of Balance’ (IPOB) is going to Houston, and not Dallas, on its Texas tour. The organizers have tried to rebalance the situation by vaguely promising that Dallas is on the circuit next year, but it doesn’t quite make up for the sleight. I am especially galled by the fact that I was the one who told them they needed to change their silly name.  Continue reading

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