Category Archives: Cheese

Hypnotic Donuts Invites Cheese-Beer Maven To Create A Special Chicken Biscuit

DSC04799by Steven Doyle

Ali Kay Hammer is back on our radar again, this time the Scardello cheese monger is getting her biscuit on at Hypnotic Donuts on Garland Road in East Dallas. If you recall, just a week ago Ali was rocking the Peticolas house during their first anniversary with her wedding to the beer Velvet Hammer.

Beginning tomorrow and at least through the end of the month of January, you can experience what it is like in Ali’s mouth by ordering her version of the chicken biscuit. This is an ongoing program at Hypnotic and there have been more than a few fun versions of the chef driven biscuit since owner James St. Peter decided to invite chefs to play in his wacky kitchen once a month. Last month we all enjoyed The Grape owner Brian Luscher’s homemade sausages in a bun, this month we see what Ali has to offer.     Continue reading

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Meet Mrs. Ali Hammer

ali5by Steven Doyle    photos by Thomas Garza

Our friend Ali Kay is off the market and freshly married to a fine beer, the Peticolas Velvet Hammer.  When we interviewed Ali for the original story where she announced her engagement we were at a restaurant, and our neighbors to the right of our table were horrified to learn that this young woman would marry a beer. The heart wants what the heart wants, and in this case Ali wanted a beer for life so she married one.   Continue reading


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Magnolia Cheese Co To Open In Fort Worth Dec 18

by Steven Doyle

Fort Worth is about to get a little bit cheesier if Elizabeth Northern has anything to do with the matter. Northern is days away from opening Magnolia Cheese Company which will serve as a café and artisan cheese shop which will be located at 1251 W. Magnolia in Fort Worth.

The cut-to-order artisan cheese shop will focus on local and American Artisan selections along with a menu of sandwiches, salads, small plates and desserts that will change seasonally. Northern who has worked in the local media says that she stumbled into the cheese business about five years ago. Continue reading

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Molto Formaggio Celebrates Cheese Month With Special Dinner

by Jennifer Thomas

American Cheese Month is a celebration of North America’s delicious and diverse cheeses, and the farmers, artisans, and cheesemakers who bring them to us.  The October class at Molto Formaggio will be a celebration of American Cheese Month and will feature cheeses served as appetizers, used in food dishes, and presented as a delicious dessert alternative.   Continue reading

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Cheese Peddler In Dallas Farmers Market Going Strong

by Steven Doyle

The Cheese Peddler located in Shed 2 at the Dallas Farmers Market which is owned and operated by Bob Zayus. 90% of the cheeses carried by Zayus are locally sourced from such purveyors as Veldhuizen Family Farm in Dublin, Texas or the Mozzarella Company located in Dallas in Deep Ellum.      Continue reading


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Lunch At Primebar Makes Me Happy

by Steven Doyle

Primebar has been calling my name ever since I checked out their brunch last month. The modern Ale House offers 40 taps including plenty of local brews.  The sales monkey at Deep Ellum Brewsky’s needs to call on these guys for sure.

The menu is diverse and includes small plates such as deviled eggs and BBQ chicken flatbread to entrees that include items such as horseradish-crusted salmon, beer-battered fish and chips, pork tacos and the fried egg burger. Eggs on anything is super hot right now and for a good reason.     Continue reading


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Q&A With the Dough Boys

by Steven Doyle

The Dallas outpost for the interesting and much lauded restaurant Dough has been quietly generating plenty of buzz around the Preston Hollow area of Dallas  since opening August 16, 2011. Since then the restaurateurs have been knee deep in dough and mozzarella.

The pizza Brad Liles and Keith Hall are putting out is nothing short of spectacular. It  is exactly like the award winning pizza from San Antonio.  We reviewed that pizza  just before the duo opened their shop in Dallas. But what truly stands out is their burrata. We are so smitten with Dough’s burrata bar that we stopped by for lunch yesterday and chatted with the Dallas owners to discuss cheese and much more.    Continue reading

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