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Chicken Fried Steak Day at Norma’s Goes Virtual

By Alex Gonzalez photo by Katy Anderson

While we’re still feeling the effects of the pandemic, there is never a shortage of chicken fried steak in Texas. Times may be tough, but we still find comfort in this comfort food.

A chicken fried steak is a cut of tenderized that is battered and fried, crafted in a way to appear similar to a piece of fried chicken. It is a southern staple with a rich history in Texas. October 26th is Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day, and this year marks the sixth anniversary of the event.

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Perry’s Opens New Location Outside Klyde Warren

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After facing a temporary halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Perry’s Steakhouse has opened its new location right outside of Klyde Warren Park. Known for their pork chops, steaks and fine selection of wines, the new Perry’s is bigger and better than ever. Continue reading

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Why Your Next Family Outing Should Be at Saint Rocco’s

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Dallas’ is certainly not short on restaurants, especially ones that specialize in Italian fare. But very few specialize in family-style dining. At Saint Rocco’s, parties of four or more are encouraged to order from Saint Rocco’s family menu and sample the best of what the New York-style Italian restaurant has to offer.  Continue reading

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New Menu at Fine China Inspires


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While The Statler in downtown Dallas has seen many unfortunate closures with its restaurants in recent months, Fine China still stands. The age-old adage holds that if something ain’t broke, don’t fix it, and while Fine China was already a hit as it was, chef Ryan Carbery (Farmbyrd, Tillman’s) and crew decided to revamp the menu to encompass various Asian cultures. 

One of the new cocktails includes the far east, which is Fine China’s take on the French 76. The far east contains Ketel One botanical orange and peach, lemon, sparkling sake and grapefruit bitters. The cocktail glass comes garnished with an edible piece of paper with Asian art on it. Continue reading

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Dallas Mavericks Honor Veterans With Seats for Soldiers

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On this Veteran’s Day, we honor and thank those who serve and who have served to protect our country. Each year, the Dallas Mavericks basketball team honors soldiers and military veterans by inviting them to sit courtside during a Mavericks game. This past Wednesday marked the 15th annual Seats for Soldiers Mavericks game. Continue reading

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Dallas Burgers & Burgundy 2019

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‘Twas a magical Friday evening in Klyde Warren Park, where some of Dallas’ most acclaimed chefs gathered for the annual Burgers + Burgundy celebration. At Burgers + Burgundy, chefs offer samples of their signature burgers and pair them with wines of their choices. Each year, Burgers + Burgundy has a theme, and this year’s was Feather Fete. Attendees arrived to Klyde Warren in their most fabulous feathered attire.

This year’s Burgers + Burgundy was hosted by chef John Tesar (Knife) and Terri Provencal, publisher and editor in chief of Patron Magazine. Tesar sampled his signature Ozersky burger and paired with a lovely bugundy. Continue reading

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