The Chicken That Makes The Coyotes Howl On The Ranch At Las Colinas

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The Ranch at Las Colinas is just that. It is like being invited to dinner at a giant hacienda, and all your friends are there. On a most recent visit I flipped out over the fried chicken, which is the most unusual and flavorful I have tasted ever. The fried chicken at Stampede is pretty remarkable, with its oozing honey pot center, but this is much different. The chicken is first smoked, then fried. If I was some sort of spiritual speaker I would take this opportunity to lean down in front of you and repeat, “smoked… then fried!” Can I get an amen?   Continue reading

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Chefs Stephan Pyles and Tim Byres Unveil New Programming at Flora Street Cafe

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Chefs Stephan Pyles and Tim Byres of Stephan Pyles Flora Street Café at HALL Arts have unveiled their new plans in the evolution of the iconic Dallas restaurant. Experiential dining offerings include new lunch and dinner programming, a fresh spin on the tasting menu with its own luxury venue, and a brunch menu that has recently launched. The evolvement comes after the December announcement of the collaboration between Chef Stephan Pyles and Chef Tim Byres, formerly of the award-winning restaurant SMOKE.

“I never thought after 35 years of owning restaurants I would be this excited about a new direction,” said Chef Stephan Pyles. We will be able to offer two separate and very different dining experiences. While making the experience in the main dining room less formal, and the menu more “approachable”, we will transition the current private dining room into a “restaurant within a restaurant” with a progressive, innovative 12 course tasting menu”. Continue reading

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Press Waffle Co. Founders Granted $300,000 Investment on ‘Shark Tank’

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The founders of Press Waffle Co. wowed the sharks on this Sunday’s episode of “Shark Tank.” Vying for an investment, brothers Bryan and Caleb Lewis presented their waffle concept before being granted an investment from Barbara Corcoran.

Inspired by his European travels, Bryan Lewis first opened Press Waffle Co. as a food truck, which drove throughout DFW and catered various types of events. Their first permanent outpost opened in Legacy Hall in 2017, where their creations like The House (a Liege style waffle topped with strawberries, nutella, cookie butter and whipped cream) and The Soulman (a Liege style waffle topped with fried chicken, bacon and maple syrup.) Continue reading

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Uno Goes Freestanding, Beijing Brothers Replaces

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Chef Uno Immanivong’s Red Stix Asian Street Food will leave Legacy Hall on March 24 to expand into a freestanding, brick-and-mortar location near Southern Methodist University. In its place, Legacy Hall will add restaurant partner Beijing Brothers, a Texas-based Chinese restaurant created by Yang Sun and Willy Lu. The new restaurant will open in mid-April. Continue reading

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Midsummer’s Night Dream March 26-30

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Opening night for A Midsummer Night’s Dream is just one short week away. By featuring an all female and gender non-conforming cast, as well as half of all ticket sales being donated to Genesis Women’s Shelter, MIDSUMMER is a production dedicated to elevating and connecting the Dallas community through the lens of theatre.  In an effort to remain accessible to all our neighbors and for everyone interested in the arts, tickets will be Pay-What-You-l and then Want. You can reserve your tickets online for free then make your donation at the door upon your arrival. Seating is limited so reserve yours today to ensure you get a seat. Continue reading

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Knife Dallas Hosts Bollinger Dinner

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Knife at The Highland Dallas will host a Bollinger Champagne Pairing Dinner on Tuesday, April 9th. The exclusive dinner will feature a five-course tasting menu prepared by Chef John Tesar, with Bollinger Champagne pairings selected by Knife’s sommelier, Ben Reynolds. Additionally, the dinner will celebrate the release of 2008 Bollinger La Grande Année Brut, so attendees will be some of the first to taste it. Continue reading

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La La Land Kind Cafe Opening March 25

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La La Land Kind Caféa feel-good coffee shop/café located off Lowest Greenville Avenue at 5626 Bell Avenue is opening on Monday, March 25.

The new spot focuses on an extensive coffee and tea menu complemented by a small menu of pastries and toast (more food to be added in future) to offer an all-organic food and beverage program in a comfortable residential setting. The foundation of the business is employment of foster youth.

La La Land Kind Cafe is a training ground for aging out foster youth. They will learn the basic fundamentals of job skills – timeliness, cleanliness, customer relations, productivity and teamwork. Continue reading

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