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Dinner and Cocktails at Street’s Fine Chicken

streets that tea.jpgby Alex Gonzalez

Located on The Strip on Cedar Springs is Street’s Fine Chicken’s flagship location. Upon opening in 2016, Street’s has offered Dallas residents and visitors delicious comfort food and cocktails, all of which encompass true southern hospitality. This summer, Street’s has added new cocktails to their list of already extravagant beverages.

For those wanting something bubbly and fruity, the Dam Thing Gone Wild is a sweet blend of Cazadores Blanco Tequila, J.R American Champagne, watermelon, lemon, lime, orange, blackberry and mint. While the idea of tequila and champagne may sound a bit daunting, the sweet flavors of the fruit mask the strong taste of the alcohol. Continue reading

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World Food Championship Returns to Dallas

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The World Food Championships is back in Dallas, and this year, at a new location. This year’s WFC will take place from November 5 through 7 at Fair Park, allowing room for over 1500 chefs to go head to head for cash prizes. 

The last World Food Championships took place in 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Although the competition was expected to return to Dallas in 2020, COVID shut those plans down. Now, at Fair Park, chefs will cook across over 40 different food stations in games of Olympic proportions—appropriately titled Biscuits & Jampionships, Bourb’N’Que, Fire Woman, the latter of which highlighting four female pitmasters as they compete for the title of Fire Woman, as well as a cash prize.

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Yesterday’s Milkman Appears at Your Doorstep Today

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Although many of us aren’t old enough to remember the days of the milkman, the idea of someone delivering basic essentials to your home on a recurring basis sounds lovely. If we learned anything throughout the pandemic, it;s to value the art of home delivery. Last week, the Gustine-based Volleman’s Family Farm teamed up with Shatto Home Delivery to launch Volleman’s Home Delivery, a milkman-esque service delivering products from local farmers and vendors to your Dallas-Fort Worth home.

Matt Shatto, founder of Shatto Home Delivery, was inspired to launch Volleman’s Home Delivery after he felt something was missing in terms of customer service today.

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Catching up with Chef Eric Dreyer

by Alex Gonzalez

Over the years, Dallas-based chef Eric Dreyer has built a rather impressive resume. He’s worked for The Ritz-Carlton, Fearing’s, HALL Arts Hotel, and even had a brief stint as Oprah’s private chef. In his latest endeavor, Dreyer is working as the executive chef at Monarch in downtown Dallas.

The hotly anticipated Monarch opened last week on the 49th floor of The National Building. The restaurant’s high altitude allows for optimal views of Dallas. The menu boasts modern Italian plates of seafood and steaks imagined by two-Michelin star chef Danny Grant. Monarch also offers seven different kinds of pastas, all made in-house.

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Fazoli’s Enters North Texas Market

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A college-town favorite is making its way to Dallas-Fort Worth. Fazoli’s is set to open three locations in North Texas late next year.

The fast-casual Italian concept’s expansion to Dallas-Fort Worth comes as part of an area development agreement between Fazoli’s CEO Carl Howard and Sajib Singha of Singha Group.  Singha owns several Captain D’s, Dairy Queen, Golden Chick, Papa John’s and Schlotzsky’s locations throughout Dallas Fort Worth.

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Oak’d Brings Cozy, Hearty Barbecue to Old Town Shopping Center

The hotly anticipated Oak’d BBQ is now open. The Central Texas-inspired barbecue joint offers indulgent delights like burnt ends, sausage, chicken and wagyu brisket in a cozy, home-like setting.

Oak’d was originally slated to open this spring, but was pushed back due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. They officially opened earlier this month, with radio personality Kellie Raspberry and husband Allen Evans as investors.

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