Chris Botti at AT&T Performing Arts Center Nov 17th

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The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center announced today that tickets for Chris Botti will go on sale Friday, August 24 at 10 a.m. Chris Botti, American trumpeter, composer and Grammy-winner for Best Pop Instrumental Album, will perform for one night only at 8 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 2018 at the Winspear Opera House in the downtown Dallas Arts District.

Performing worldwide and selling more than four million albums, Chris Botti has found a form of creative expression that begins in jazz and expands beyond the limits of any single genre. Continue reading

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Eat Me: TJ’s Yacht Club Burger

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Do you feel the Earth rumbling just a tad? It could be that the annual craveDFW burger list is making its way to you very soon. The journey is long and arduous, filled with Kraft slices and pre-formed burger patties that have long expired in the depths of their freezer banks. But then there are the gems, the holy grail of burgers. Not many, maybe a dozen in toto found around our fair city. These are the burgers we hold dear, and we love to share with you month in and out. And we plan not just one list but two. One for chef driven restaurant burgers, and the other will be filled with burger only restaurants. Fun! Continue reading

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R Taco Reverts Back To Original Name Rusty Taco

rusty tacoRusty Taco, known for its authentic street tacos made with fresh and simple ingredients, is celebrating its roots with a return to its original name and a party on the patio Saturday, Sept. 8, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at its founding location at 4802 Greenville Avenue. All proceeds from the event will benefit North Texas Food Bank.

The celebration will include $2 tacos and other celebratory pricing, live music from Jayson Bales – who performed at the first grand opening in 2010 – and giveaways, including limited-edition t-shirts designed by nationally acclaimed artist Sean Starr. Guests can use Uber code e9350g4 for a $10 roundtrip pass to and from the event.

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Restaurant Week Highlights: Eclair Bistro

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There are so many wonderful choices for Restaurant Week which began 21 years ago by Dallas’ most famous culinarian Jim White while he was working his restaurant show at KRLD. The very same Jim White who created Savor Dallas the magnificent food and wine extravaganza that grows stronger each year.

This week we wish to highlight a one of our favorite Restaurant Week choices by neighborhood starting in McKinney, Texas. Restaurant Week is a great way to become acquainted with new-to-you restaurants at a highly discounted cost with proceeds going to both the North Texas Food Bank and Lena Pope Home in Fort Worth. 2017 proceeds were in excess of $796,000, so this is an important event for both charities who do marvelous work for our communities.

The 3 or 4 prix fixe courses cost either $39 or $49, with lunches at $20. Continue reading

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Water Street to Feature Restaurants and Retail in Pedestrian Friendly Landscape

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Water Street is a pedestrian-friendly project with 60,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, 316 apartment homes, green space and lake views, all located within walking distance of the DART Rail System, Toyota Music Factory and the landmark Mustangs at Las Colinas.  An impressive variety of pubs, restaurants and foodie destinations are now open or coming soon to Water Street, a mixed-use development on the shores of Lake Carolyn in Las Colinas. These include a popular local pub, a new concept restaurant from a Meso Maya veteran and a made-to-order, liquid nitrogen ice cream shop.

Even customers of the four-legged variety get their own treats with Homegrown Hounds, a nonprofit doggie deli and bakery benefiting a local dog rescue organization. Continue reading

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Zen Sushi in Bishop Arts Celebrates 11 Years

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Nestled in the heart of the Bishop Arts District Zen Sushi celebrated 11-years of yellowtail nigiri and Sakura rolls this past weekend. Chef-owner Michelle Carpenter, whose mother is Japanese, has over thirty years experience of slicing fish with great expertise and it shows in her beautiful and bountiful plates.

Experience the Zen roll wrapped in thinly sliced cucumber filled with tuna and given the lovely roe crown that gives each bite that distinctive crunch.  Continue reading

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Picolé Pops Cure August, Opening in Deep Ellum Today

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Who doesn’t love a fantastic frozen confection? Mix in some exotic fruit and a touch of booze and you have an instant party. This is what Picolé Pops is all about. With a location in Bishop Arts on Davis and a new location opening this weekend in Deep Ellum there will be plenty of happy enjoying the fruits of Picolé.  Continue reading

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