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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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2018 State Fair Fried Finalists Announced

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On Sunday, August 26, three winners will be crowned in the categories of: “Best Taste – Sweet,” “Best Taste – Savory,” and “Most Creative.” The competition began in early July with an impressive 49 entries represented by 30 concessionaires. Of those entries, 31 were selected as semi-finalists. Each entry was evaluated on four Fair-food elements: uniqueness, creativity, presentation, and taste. After some tasty tests and delicious dishes, votes were cast and the results are finally in! Now, the top ten finalists must present themselves to a prestigious panel of celebrity judges in hopes of securing one of the top spots. If your favorite entry did not make the final cut, fret not, concessionaires can still choose to introduce their creation at their stand as a new food during this year’s Fair. Continue reading

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Ka-Tip to Open at Dallas Farmers Market

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This past weekend Ka-Tip, the future Thai restaurant that will occupy a space street-level in the Harvest Lofts at the Dallas Farmers Market, previewed their menu to a capacity crowd at Taco y Vino in Oak Oak Cliff. There guests tasted a small variety of dishes that pleased and in some cases surprised the guests with their marvelous flavors.

“There really is nothing like our food in Dallas, these are the true flavors of Thailand,” oKa-Tip owner George Kaiho told us via a phone interview. George is half Japanese while his girlfriend is Thai, and she is the one who showed Kaiho how the flavors worked using recipes from her childhood, and ingredients rarely found in the North Texas area. Continue reading

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Riscky’s Celebrates 91 Years With New Menu Items

risckyby Claire Monahan
Riscky’s was founded in 1927 by Polish immigrants, Mary and Joe Riscky, who opened its first location – Riscky’s Grocery & Market – on Azle Avenue on the northside of Fort Worth, Texas.  This original location is still open and operating today after four generations of Riscky family ownership.
“After 91 years of operation, we are proud that Riscky’s has maintained the tradition and legacy it was founded upon,” said Eddie Sullivan, co-owner of Riscky’s. “Our original location on Azle Avenue is still open and operating today, and our barbeque is still slow-smoked using the using the decades-old, original post oak wood-burning pits. But we listen and value the opinions of our customers and are excited to provide them with more variety and some tasty new options.” 

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Free Virtual Vacation to Alabama Coast August 25th at Klyde Warren

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The Alabama Tourism Department will take to the streets of Dallas to show people what a trip to Alabama’s Gulf Coast could be like. Park-goers can take a mini-vacation on Saturday, August 25th from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. as they experience what it is like to parasail over the turquoise waters and sugar-white sands of Alabama’s beaches, all while remaining only a few feet off the ground on a virtual reality simulator in the center of Klyde Warren Park. Continue reading

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Chefs For Farmers Mix Off Tickets Available Aug 16th

05_2017_11_CFF_Oak_Lawn_Park-281by Steven Doyle

It is that time again where we start thinking about Chefs for Farmers, one of the largest chef and wine events in Texas.

Chefs For Farmers is the event that shows off the talents of Dallas’s best chefs and food artisans while celebrating the farmers that make great food possible. In one mouth-watering, calorie-filled culinary festival, we pay tribute to Dallas as an emerging food city through incredible events that highlight the entire culinary ecosystem in North Texas and beyond. As good food citizens of the world, we balance our dedication to sustainability, eco-consciousness and charity with our greatest goal: putting on the best food festival Dallas has ever seen. Continue reading

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How to Dine Like Julia in Dallas

julia.jpgby Steven Doyle

We all have some sort of memory with Julia Child, some from television and her program the French Chef, others from the many local book signings, and some from marvelous dining experiences right here in Dallas. Continue reading

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