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The $5 Lobster Roll at East Hampton Sandwich Co Rocks it for a Day

Maine-lobsterby Steven Doyle

As we continue to celebrate National Lobster Day, and I believe this happens a few times a year to our joy, our sites were set on one of the best bargains to reach our belly in years. A five dollar lobster roll, and a pretty good one at that. East Hampton Sandwich Company is celebrating in high fashion at all their locations so make plans for several meals today. Continue reading

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Hookline – Chef-Driven Seafood Restaurant in Plano’s The Boardwalk Now Open

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Hookline – by Del Sur Restaurant Group (Hook Line & Sinker, Urban Taco) –  located at The Boardwalk at Granite Park in Plano is now officially open to the public for lunch and dinner with an all-day menu.

The new restaurant is a full-service/chef-driven evolution of the 21-year old “sister restaurant”, Hook Line & Sinker. Hookline offers some of the Hook Line & Sinker classics but the menu, design, atmosphere and branding have all been elevated through a collaborative effort with Del Sur partners, Culinary Director Aaron Nelson and Austin-based design and branding firm, FÖDA (South Congress Hotel, June’s All Day, The Preacher’s Son, Top Knot).  Continue reading

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Remembering an Era: The Automat

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Horn & Hardart was once the world’s largest restaurant chain, serving 750,000 people a day. What was once considered high-tech is actually from an era long past, filled with rich romanticism. Audrey Meadows worked at one in the film “That Touch of Mink”, and Joan Crawford leered longingly at a slice of a patron’s pie in “Sadie McKee”. It was the Automat, and was extremely popular in northern states with the first introduced in Philadelphia in 1902 near Independence Hall.

Horn & Hardt Automats became so popular that they spread quickly, landing in Manhattan in 1912. These were homes to the disenfranchised of the industrial age, and were met hungrily by ad-men who hung monikers on the new-style restaurants such as “Try it! You’ll Like It!”, “New Method of Lunching”, and “Less Work for the Mother”.  Continue reading

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Ninth Annual Burgers & Burgundy Presented by Chef John Tesar and Terri Provencal, Benefiting DIFFA/Dallas

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The Joule Hotel will host the ninth annual Burgers & Burgundy event, presented by Celebrity Chef John Tesar and Terri Provencal, benefiting DIFFA/Dallas (The Dallas Chapter of Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS) at the Eye at The Joule on Friday, October 6, 2017.

Funds raised from the event will go towards DIFFA/Dallas’ mission of serving those who are affected by HIV/AIDS across North Texas. This year’s Event Chair, Phil Harrison, is joined by Allan Knight, long-time supporter and title sponsor of the event. “We are excited to continue the momentum this one-of-a-kind dining experience has created for the charity for almost a decade, where our supporters can have a wonderful time, knowing their contributions are going to agencies and people with the greatest need,” says Harrison of DIFFA/Dallas. Continue reading

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2017-18 Dallas Opera Season On Sale Now

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The Dallas Opera is pleased to open single ticket sales for the five outstanding productions of the 2017-2018 “Motives Unmasked!” Season on Monday, July 10, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. (Central).

Single tickets starting at just $19 will be available to the general public online or, by contacting the friendly professionals at The Dallas Opera Ticket Office at 214-443-1000.  Season subscriptions are already available, beginning at $95 for all five main stage productions.  Continue reading

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Picnic In Style At Innaugral Rosé All Day Wine & Music Festival

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Hank Keller, the co-founder of Lights All Night, is at it again with the debut of Dallas’ first Rosé All Day Wine & Music Festival.

Hank and his wife, Emily, are teaming up with Biagio Cru Wines & Spirits to create a festival centered on everyone’s favorite pink drink – Rosé wine.

On Sunday, Oct. 29, North Texans and visitors alike are invited to picnic in style from 1-9 p.m. at Arlington Hall at Lee Park. The festival will stretch out over nearly 15 acres, through the formal garden, the great lawn and inside Arlington Hall. Guests are encouraged to dress to impress, preferably in pink or white. Continue reading

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The Legend of Tupelo Honey at the Star

tup1by Nafeisa Shukair-Farley

In 1972, Van Morrison intoxicated us with his love song Tupelo Honey.  Using his soulful voice and melodies, he had everyone looking for a love “as sweet as tupelo honey.”  In September 2017, Stephen Frabitore introduced DFW to Tupelo Honey, an eating establishment designed to satisfy our need for Southern cuisine. Continue reading

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