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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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Bake Your Own Treats Using Kookie Heaven

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After much anticipation from DFW foodies and bakers, Kookie Haven is set to begin selling their highly sought-after cookie dough in-store on March 22nd. The family-owned Oak Cliff bakery left a flavorful impression on cookie and cupcake aficionados last year when the three sisters set up shop on Jefferson Blvd. Continue reading

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Fantastic Fish Tacos in Dallas

pinktaco_bajafish.jpgby Steven Doyle

Baja seems to be the best place to tag the origins of the fish taco. All my research points there, at least as far as North Americans are concerned. The true fact is somewhat murkier and no doubt flies back to the times of the original tortilla. You place between the fold with whatever you my have on hand. If that is a shard of beef, then it is a beef taco. For our early fishermen, it was the fish taco. Simple enough.

These special tacos are served at beach shacks as well as posh dining establishments, and the recipe continues to evolve. With choices ranging from grilled mahi mahi with tomatillo salsa to boiled lobster with chipotle lime butter, there really is something for everyone. The one thing that we all might agree on is that the best fish tacos are the ones eaten hot as you drip dry in the sun waiting for the next swell. Continue reading

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Frisco Uncorked April 6

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The inaugural Frisco Uncorked is an afternoon of free fun for everyone featuring four bands, delicious food from local restaurants, wine tastings, shopping, a play zone for kids and the must-see grape stomping competition.

The stage will be rockin’ with non-stop entertainment Presented by Trinity Falls. The lineup includes music by The Warehouse Band, Gun Powder and Lead, Hannah Kirby and the High Definition Band. Continue reading

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Chef Jill Bates Takes Leave of Fearing’s Pursuing Consulting Biz

jill_b.jpgby Steven Doyle

Not long ago we ran into chef Jill Bates, the recently  former pastry chef at Dean Fearings eponymous restaurant located in the beautiful Dallas Ritz-Carlton. We asked about her departure and she made it very clear the move was bitter-sweet, not too unlike the chocolate  she uses with some of her marvelous pastries.

“We are still family, great friends. In fact we will see each other next week”, Bates told us during a phone conversation. Continue reading

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Temaki Fun at Sushi de Handroll

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by Joey Stewart

While not to the extent of the poke craze, handroll bars are becoming quite the thing on the Dallas culinary world. Riding the wave of Namo and Nori Handroll Bar comes a third introduction, Sushi De Handroll, which recently opened at The Hill at Walnut Hill and 75. The restaurant is tucked away from the street, slightly hidden in the beautiful interior courtyard on the backside of Nazca and Snooze.

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The space is brightly lit, especially before sunset when the sunlight can penetrate the large windows that face the courtyard. The eight-seat bar and six tables are built into and around the handroll bar, allowing the chef to deliver them immediately as they are finished to diners surrounding the bar. Continue reading

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A Peek Down The Grill On The Alley

by Steven Doyle

How The Grill on the Alley escaped us in the past is beyond our comprehension. The restaurant located just outside the Dallas Galleria has quietly been serving up some classic dishes, along with some of the best steaks and seafood that can be found in Dallas for the past 9 years.

The restaurant, which originally hails from Beverly Hills, is a throw- back to more refined times when big dishes were served with expert care.       Continue reading

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