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Promise of Peace Garden Dinner This Sunday

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The Promise of Peace Garden is raising money to fund a new program where youth on probation in Dallas County will receive 12 weeks of unique training in life skills, career pathways and garden to table culinary experiences. Dinner will consist of four courses prepared by local chefs Sharon Van Meter of 3015, Graham Dodds of Hibiscus, Justin Box, and Ryan Barnett of Green Grocers. The dinner will be accompanied by wine from Oak Cliff Cellars, and guests will walk away with a newly created P.O.P. Garden Rosemary Delight by Dr Sue’s Chocolate.   Continue reading

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Date Night in Dallas: Memorable Evenings For $100 Or Less.

couple-holding-hands-sitting2by Mike Marrero

This column is intended to help couples, whether single or married, to have special date nights that do not break the bank, while still experiencing fantastic evenings with high quality food and drinks. My intention is to provide you with suggestions to help prevent date night monotony.

For our first date night recommendation, your first stop will be Resto Gastro Bistro in the up-and-coming Trinity Groves neighborhood. Resto is west of downtown Dallas across the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge at 3011 Gulden Ln. Valet is complimentary, and there is plenty of self-parking spaces available too.   Continue reading

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Luck Is Hosting A Party

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Tomorrow night (July 1) Luck in Trinity Groves will host a little party, and you are invited. They have scheduled Sean Evan, based out of Austin, playing on the patio from 7:30-10pm,  July 1st, along with a special tapping of Revolver’s Fracker Barrel One.

Revolver tells us, “We aged Mother’s Little Fracker stout in French Oak Barrels that previously held Syrah Red Wine made by Granbury’s Barking Rocks Winery. The beer was aged for over a year, then blended with younger stout to create a balanced impression of chocolate, oak and fruit, with a dry finish…Red Wine Barrel Aged Stout – ABV: 7.75% – IBU: 50″.    Continue reading

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Potato Flats Opening July 1st

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Restaurant genius Phil Romano is opening yet another restaurant in Trinity Groves. The latest to join the ranks is a fast casual spot called Potato Flats. Think fancy baked russet and sweet potatoes stuffed with a whole host of  fresh chef prepared items. These are not your ordinary buttered spuds, but instead a full meal with the potato as its canvass. The restaurant is due to open July 1, 2014 at 11am.

Interesting enough, Romano himself created the potato smasher, which you think an ordinary brick would suffice. Instead the smasher is a large hand-powered device that has a round center, and perfectly smashed the potato leaving no room for error. It is quite something to behold.    Continue reading

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Eat Me: Soft Shell Crab at Casa Rubia

DSC02651by Steven Doyle

A night in Trinity Groves always compels me to make at least a pit stop into Casa Rubia, the kicked up tapas restaurant cheffed by James Beard nominated Omar Flores. Last evening was no exception. I sauntered in for a cocktail, but actually walked away with a happy belly full of crab. In this case it was three smallish soft shells that were perched so beautifully on my plate ever so lovely.    Continue reading

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The Continental Avenue Pedestrian Bridge Opens With A Brunch For The Masses

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The Continental Avenue Pedestrian Bridge adjacent to Trinity Groves should be on all of your to-do lists.  Much progress has been made with the Trinity River Corridor Project.  This celebratory day included a 5K run, Wild Flower Driving Range, Bike Ride and Rolling Ribbon Cutting, among other activities.  The highlight of the day for me was The Long-Table Gospel Brunch.

With the increasingly gorgeous downtown Dallas skyline and the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge as the backdrop, approximately 400 diners sat together at a very long table on the new Continental Avenue Pedestrian Bridge.  For a mid June outdoor event, the weather could not have been better, but the menu was the star of the show. Chef and Chair of the brunch Sharon Van Meter did a great job.  Many students from El Centro Community College and Le Cordon Bleu helped in every arena.  Chef Van Meter created the menu, and as a group they cooked at 3015 in Trinity Groves on Saturday and plated on Sunday.    Continue reading

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