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Dallas Farmers Market Announces New Merchants Including Scardello, Bohemian Cafe and Si Tapas

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The Dallas Farmers Market continues its award-winning revitalization efforts by announcing today more than 20 new and returning vendors and merchants that have signed leases to be housed at The Market (formally Shed 2) when it re-opens in June. These food artisans and merchants will join previously announced anchor restaurants Rex’s Seafood and Market, Stocks & Bondy, Taqueria La Ventana, Nammi/Coolhaus, Palmieri Café and Mudhen, the 5,500-square-foot free-standing restaurant and beer garden from restaurateur Shannon Wynne.   Continue reading

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The Perot Gears Up For Spring Break With Extended Hours And Plenty of Exhibits

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Mystery is the name of the game at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science this spring break as The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes transports guests to 19th-century Victorian London on a forensic quest to solve a baffling crime. Plus, the Perot Museum will be bustling with daily experiments, demos, bookworm readings and science trivia; 3D films including Tornado Alley 3D, Robots 3D, Galapagos 3D: Nature’s Wonderland, and introducing DEEPSEA CHALLENGE 3D (opening March 6); programs such as Discovery Days: Jr. Detectives and Story Time Under the Stars; and more. And from March 7-14 visitors can enjoy extended hours until 7 p.m. giving all ages and tastes plenty of time to take in all five floors of adventure.

For those who can’t wait, Spring Break gets an early start with First Thursday Late Night: Clue on March 5 when the Museum stays open until 9 p.m. In celebration of The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes, a screening of the film Clue at 7 p.m. will have visitors wondering if it was Colonel Mustard with the candlestick in the Conservatory. Plus late-night guests can embark on a Museum-wide scavenger hunt, test their powers of observation and deductive reasoning through experiments, learn how scientists investigate and solve their research, and even identify a secret sound.  Continue reading

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Henderson Ave Country Club is Smoking Hot

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Henderson Avenue Country Club seems to have it all. Craft cocktails, creative, savory provisions, live music, and sports are all part of the plan. Reminiscent of Nashville’s Broadway Avenue Honky Tonk’s, the Country Club is upscale, with a bit of sawdust on the floor. The patio, which opens to the venue, giving it a much larger feel, is ideal for watching the comings and goings of Henderson Avenue’s diverse crowds. The venue is located a short walking distance from its popular sister bar, Henderson Tap House, and neighbors Capitol Pub and J. Black’s.

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A Visit With Bark Chocolate Owner Katy Priore

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It was just a few short years ago that chocolatier Katy Priore started her boutique company Bark Chocolate which specializes in flavors of bark, that thin layer of chocolate often layered with interesting surprises. Katy comes from a sturdy culinary family, her mother was a successful Dallas restaurateur. Susie Priore ran the wildly successful Suze and Iris restaurants. Suze is still in business with a new owner, Gilbert Garza. It was Katy’s mother that inspired her to cook, especially pastry, at a very early age. In their kitchen she would forgo the typical toddler EZ Bake oven, instead baking cookies and other pastries with a big girl spatula in hand.

“I would follow mom around the kitchen all the time. I have pictures of me half naked wearing an apron baking cookies [we found the photo in question]. I loved baking, probably because I have a sweet tooth,” said Katy on a recent visit.  Continue reading

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Bisous Bisous Is Open!

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Bisous Bisous Patisserie opens today as West Village’s newest addition 3700M in January 2015 with design by Tiffany Nichols of NexSpaces and construction completed by Benge General Contracting.  The 1,200 square foot space located at 3700 McKinney Avenue, Suite #150 will feature an open kitchen, retail shop and full Coyote Noble  coffee bar.

Specializing in a large variety of unique French-style pastries including French macarons, tarts, éclairs, croissants,  and cakes, the original creations are made from scratch daily using the finest ingredients.  A rotating selection of delectable offerings features seasonally inspired flavors.  Peppermint, gingerbread and eggnog macarons, Bûche de Noël , dark chocolate peppermint tarts and iced shortbread cookies are now available for the holiday season.    Continue reading

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The Great Northwest Wine Tasting at Pappas Bros Feb 6th

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Next Friday, February 6, Pappas Bros. will host “The Great Northwest Wine Tasting,” featuring 12 prominent wines from Oregon and Washington, allowing guests to experience some of the best varietals from the country’s Northwestern wine region. Master Sommelier, Barbara Werley, will guide wine through the vineyards of Oregon and Washington while the differences and unique notes in each varietal, for the ultimate wine tasting experience.   Continue reading

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Burger of the Day: Half Pound Burger at Lee Harvey’s

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There is a place, a hidden place, where you can find cold beer, great burgers and incredible live music. This is the place many know as Lee Harvey’s. In its own compound surrounded by barbed wire and a double gate to prevent happy pets from either getting in, or escaping, you will find nothing but great camaraderie and smiles at this hot spot in the Cedars area of Dallas.

The food at Lee Harvey’s is nothing short of splendid, and is made out of a kitchen  much smaller than your own at home. The food comes out quickly and perfect every time for a place with such adversity as this small workspace. But that is the only thing small about the bar. The burgers are enormous, clocking in at a half pound and topped with as many ingredients as you might care to savor. The meat is juicy and hand formed, and even though the bun is sturdy the juices make fast play with your ability to manage this monster.   Continue reading

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