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Dallas Theater Center’s the Twelfth Night through April 28

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by Alex Gonzalez

While some may not find Shakespearean literature exciting, Director Kevin Moriarty has crafted a show of epic, theatrical proportions. In the Dallas Theater  Center production of the “Twelfth Night”, Moriarty takes a huge risk by emphasizing debaucherous aspects of the beloved Shakespeare play.

“Twelfth Night” itself refers to an Old English festival; the end of Christmas, where the entire town is eating, drinking and being merry. Moriarty’s version is set on a beach, where wild, young and attractive adults are participating in festivities that make it seem like spring break is taking place in the winter. Continue reading

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Addison Spring Wine Dinner April 18

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by Alex Gonzalez

Next Thursday, wine connoisseurs will be able to participate in an elegant wine pairing dinner with food prepared by Chef Jeffrey Kollinger (The Spice of Life Catering, Tillman’s Roadhouse, with wines b expert vinter Hank Wetzel. The Addison Spring Wine Dinner will take place in the Addison Conference and Theatre Center and consist of five courses paired with select wines from Alexander Valley Vineyards. Continue reading

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Bitter End A Deep Ellum Surprise

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The worlds of music and food collide at Deep Ellum’s newest bar and grill. In the space that once occupied Idle Rye, Bitter End serves up a variety of music-inspired cocktails, wings, burgers, and sandwiches. Bitter End also has an oyster bar, a pleasant rarity in Deep Ellum.

Although Bitter End quietly opened in February, the new artsy, funky restaurant celebrated its grand opening this past weekend. Continue reading

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Press Waffle Co. Founders Granted $300,000 Investment on ‘Shark Tank’

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The founders of Press Waffle Co. wowed the sharks on this Sunday’s episode of “Shark Tank.” Vying for an investment, brothers Bryan and Caleb Lewis presented their waffle concept before being granted an investment from Barbara Corcoran.

Inspired by his European travels, Bryan Lewis first opened Press Waffle Co. as a food truck, which drove throughout DFW and catered various types of events. Their first permanent outpost opened in Legacy Hall in 2017, where their creations like The House (a Liege style waffle topped with strawberries, nutella, cookie butter and whipped cream) and The Soulman (a Liege style waffle topped with fried chicken, bacon and maple syrup.) Continue reading

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Cat Cora Attends “A Fine Line” Screening with Independence Gardens

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by Alex Gonzalez

On a Saturday evening in Grapevine, TX, the realms of film and food collide at the premiere of A Fine Line at the Palace Arts Center. In attendance are several of Dallas’s top women chefs and restaurateurs, including Tiffany Derry (Roots Chicken Shak and  TV fame), Uno Immanivong (Red Stix), Casey Doody (Dallas Country Club), Jennifer Basjel (Getting Saucy), Yasmin Wages (Malai Kitchen), and Sara Bintrim (Aramark). Making a special guest appearance is celebrity chef Cat Cora, who is featured in the A Fine Line documentary.

Cora believes documentaries like A Fine Line will start a dialogue about how women in the kitchen can get to a place of equality in our nation’s current climate. Continue reading

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A Conversation with Chef Antonio Avona

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by Alex Gonzales

Having served Dallas with some of the best Italian food for nearly 40 years, Antonio Avona is an expert in his craft. Upon arriving to Dallas from Calabria, Italy in 1981, Avona worked the late great renowned restaurateur Phil Vaccaro as the Executive Chef at Mario’s. He worked at Mario’s until 1998, when he decided to open his own restaurant, Antonio’s Ristorante, in Addison. For over 20 years, Antonio’s Ristorante has served some of the best Italian food in Far North Dallas. Continue reading

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Influencer culture comes to life Prim and Proper in Legacy West

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Located inside the center of Legacy West’s new department store, Neighborhood Goods, Prim and Proper is a full service bar and restaurant offering retail shoppers drinks, sandwiches, salads, and other hors d’oeuvres as they take a break from stuffing their bags trendy fashions and accessories.

Neighborhood Goods itself is an innovative concept, bringing to life an array of brands that once only were available for purchase online. It’s very much what Instagram would be like if it had a storefront. The plates and drinks at Prim and Proper are also arranged and designed in an aesthetically pleasing, Instagram-ready fashion. Continue reading

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