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Meet Lamar Moore of Chicago’s Eleven | Eleven

Each year, Chefs for Farmers brings in chefs to Dallas from all over the world, working with local farmers to create fantastic dishes. This year, the lauded food and wine festival celebrated its 10th anniversary, and its return following a hiatus due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. One of the chefs in attendance at this year’s Chefs for Farmers main event was Chicago’s own Lamar Moore, executive chef of Eleven | Eleven.

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The Friends Experience Arrives in Dallas

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Right on time to recreate iconic Thanksgiving episode moments, The Friends Experience has arrived at The Shops at Willow Bend in Plano. Superfans of Friends can celebrate the show by taking photos in 12 different rooms, and purchasing Hi Brew coffee from the Central Perk set-up. 

The Friends Experience, created by Superfly X, Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television Group., comes to Dallas by way of a nationwide tour, after the installations proved to be a hit in Los Angeles and New York. The Dallas installation, appropriately titled “The One in Dallas,” will reside in The Shops at Willow Bend until January 17, 2022.

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Upcoming Omakase Experiences at Make Your Life Sweeter

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A spooktacular dessert experience has popped up at Galleria Dallas. Founded by entrepreneur Yasmeen Tadia, Make Your Life Sweeter is offering a 13-course Spooky Omakase from now until Halloween. For $65, diners can taste a multitude of desserts and mocktails. 

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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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