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Special Night at Flora St Celebrates Samar with Stephan Pyles and Vijay Sadhu

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Join Chefs Stephan Pyles and Vijay Sadhu as they pay homage to former downtown Dallas restaurant Samar by Stephan Pyles with a one-night-only pop-up at Stephan Pyles Flora Street Café. On Friday, December 27, 2019, Flora Street Café will be transformed into Chef Pyles’ celebrated “Silk Road-Spice Route”-inspired restaurant featuring a four-course menu with optional wine pairings, belly dancers, and an appearance by former Executive Chef of Samar Vijay Sadhu, one of the recent victors on “Beat Bobby Flay”. Continue reading

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Chocolate, for the Ultimate Holiday Gift

Dude-Sweet-Chocolateby Steven Doyle

Chocolate triggers the feel-good endorphins that make you feel even happier than when you kiss someone. Depending on how much you eat, it’s good for your cardiovascular health.  But that’s not really romantic.

It’s velvety, smooth, rich, and sweet – its very nature speaks of luxury. Even the ancient Mayans used cocoa beans as a currency, so you know it’s valuable. A beautifully packed box of handmade chocolate truffles not only tastes delicious but it looks lovely as well, adding that sense of value to the gift. And by choosing a specific box for someone, it shows that you actually took the time to think about what they would enjoy, which makes the gift that much more meaningful. Continue reading

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Downtown Queso Beso Opens Dec 13th

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Headington Companies furthers its development of downtown’s Main Street District with the opening of its latest restaurant concept, Queso Besotomorrow Friday, December 13. An homage to Tex-Mex, Queso Beso celebrates the regional cuisine’s greatest hits in a playful, casual environment with indoor and outdoor seating opt

Housed in a historic building on Main Street across from The Joule overlooking the 30-foot-tall sculpture Eye, the two-story restaurant features eclectic and colorful interiors. Vinyl diner chairs, piñatas, and a ceiling full of Christmas lights add a touch of vintage kitsch. On the ground floor, a glass-enclosed patio allows for comfortable dining year-round and three TVs to help keep score. Upstairs, a private event space and open-air terrace are available for booking large parties. Continue reading

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Sixty Vines Introduces New Winter Inspired Menu

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Sixty Vines, known for seasonal, Napa inspired cuisine, has added new menu items just in time for cooler weather. The new additions include shared plates, entrees and a dessert. Continue reading

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Showtime with Shakespeare Jan 30th

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The AT&T Performing Arts Center announced today that  tickets for Magic Tree House: Showtime with Shakespeare, sponsored by Children’s Health, are on sale now. Magic Tree House: Showtime with Shakespeare will perform two shows on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and two shows on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the Wyly Theatre in the downtown Dallas Arts District.
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Book Report: Great Local Reads For Your Foodie Friends

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Christmastime is a fantastic  way to show  you friends you have  great taste in food and in reading.  Consider the following  for your gifting pleasure. All local chefs, writing about local cuisine. Here’s a sample: Continue reading

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BBQ And How We Do It In Texas

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Barbecue varies by region, with the four main styles named after their place of origin: Memphis, Tenn.; North Carolina; Kansas City; and Texas. Memphis is renowned for pulled pork-shoulder doused in sweet tomato-based sauce (eaten on its own or as a sandwich). North Carolina smokes the whole hog in a vinegar-based sauce. Kansas City natives prefers ribs cooked in a dry rub, and Texans … well, Texans dig beef. Continue reading

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