Q&A: Jeffrey Pilcher, Taco Whisperer

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by Steven Doyle

Jeffrey M. Pilcher, professor of history at the University of Minnesota, has traveled around the world eating tacos. For the past 20 years, he has investigated the history, politics and evolution of Mexican food, including how Mexican silver miners likely invented the taco, how Mexican Americans in the Southwest reinvented it, and how businessman Glen Bell mass-marketed it to Anglo palates via the crunchy Taco Bell shell.

Pilcher is author and editor, respectively, of the forthcoming Planet Taco: A Global History of Mexican Food (Oxford University Press) and The Oxford Handbook of Food History. His previous books include The Sausage Rebellion: Public Health, Private Enterprise, and Meat in Mexico City, 1890-1917 and Que vivan los tamales! Food and the Making of Mexican Identity. Continue reading

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Adair’s Burger is Still Mighty and Meaty After All These Years

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Adair’s Saloon opened in 1963 on Cedar Springs and operated by S.L. and Ann Adair. They were known for their cold beer and a half pound cheeseburger that brought in plenty of local college students who were encouraged to let their artistic side out by marking up the walls with graffiti.    Continue reading

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11 Running Apps You Need to Try

Whether you’re a brand-new runner or a seasoned marathoner, you can probably benefit from a little tech. Modern-day running apps can do it all — log each and every mile, analyze your performance and inspire you to go further the next day. So strap on your running ID bracelets and lace up your favorite trainers because these amazing platforms will help you crush your personal best again and again. Here are a few of our picks for the top running apps of the moment, with the best options for Apple, Android and more.

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Palmer’s Hot Chicken to Open Second Dallas Location in Preston Hollow this Winter

Palmer’s Hot Chicken – the beloved Nashville hot chicken concept with a location in East Dallas’ historic Hillside Village shopping center will open their second location in Preston Hollow this winter at 12300 Inwood Rd #130, Dallas, TX 75244. The restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner as well as curbside pick-up and delivery on most major third-party delivery apps.

The concept was created by Texas native and Nashville-bred Palmer Fortune. Fortune and Chef/Partner Mills Garwood are known for their award-winning recipes and have quickly become a hot chicken staple in Dallas. Everything on the menu is made from scratch including desserts, signature sauces, dressings and sides. Proteins are of the highest quality with fresh farm raised catfish and gulf shrimp. The star of the show, the Nashville hot chicken takes 24 hours to make and pays homage to the original Nashville hot chicken creator, Thornton Prince. It is the authentic, original recipe without any twists.

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Best Queso in Dallas

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The American government hordes cheese. It’s an odd deal you may want to investigate, but there are actual stores of processed American cheese, not too unlike Velveeta, in giant government warehouses on the ready to distribute to disaster victims, food banks and welfare recipients. Other governments have been offered this cheese and refused. Ronald Reagan loved the program, with piles equivalent to two pounds per person. But what can be done with this cheese? Why not make queso? Continue reading

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Wok Star Chinese Debuts with Celebrated Chef

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Wok Star Chinese, the new spot that took over the former Nazca Kitchen space at The Hill, is now open for dine-in, delivery and take-out. The menu is mainly authentic Chinese and was created by Chinese chefs, not the owners, who are American. Running the kitchen is local famed chef Charlie Zhang, who previously dazzled diners with his amazing hand pulled noddle skills at Royal China and Imperial Noodle.

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