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Oak Shuttering

Having been a Dallas staple for over a decade and one of  the restaurant pioneers of the Design District, Oak announces that it will be celebrating its last  two days this weekend. Having received a plethora of awards over the years, including four  stars and one of Dallas’s best restaurants by Dallas Morning News, CraveDFW Restaurant of  the Year, Bon Appetit top 50 New Restaurants in the nation, a chef James Beard nomination,  and many more, Oak solidified itself as a Dallas institution.

This weekend will be a celebration  of Oak’s success and the mark it made on the Dallas dining landscape as well as that of the  Design District. 

There will be plenty of specials and fun creations this weekend as we say good-bye.  As to what’s next in the Oak space, stay tuned. 

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Q&A: Jeffrey Pilcher, Taco Whisperer

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by Steven Doyle

Jeffrey M. Pilcher, professor of history at the University of Minnesota, has traveled around the world eating tacos. For the past 20 years, he has investigated the history, politics and evolution of Mexican food, including how Mexican silver miners likely invented the taco, how Mexican Americans in the Southwest reinvented it, and how businessman Glen Bell mass-marketed it to Anglo palates via the crunchy Taco Bell shell.

Pilcher is author and editor, respectively, of the forthcoming Planet Taco: A Global History of Mexican Food (Oxford University Press) and The Oxford Handbook of Food History. His previous books include The Sausage Rebellion: Public Health, Private Enterprise, and Meat in Mexico City, 1890-1917 and Que vivan los tamales! Food and the Making of Mexican Identity. Continue reading

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Adair’s Burger is Still Mighty and Meaty After All These Years

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Adair’s Saloon opened in 1963 on Cedar Springs and operated by S.L. and Ann Adair. They were known for their cold beer and a half pound cheeseburger that brought in plenty of local college students who were encouraged to let their artistic side out by marking up the walls with graffiti.    Continue reading

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11 Running Apps You Need to Try

Whether you’re a brand-new runner or a seasoned marathoner, you can probably benefit from a little tech. Modern-day running apps can do it all — log each and every mile, analyze your performance and inspire you to go further the next day. So strap on your running ID bracelets and lace up your favorite trainers because these amazing platforms will help you crush your personal best again and again. Here are a few of our picks for the top running apps of the moment, with the best options for Apple, Android and more.

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Best Queso in Dallas

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The American government hordes cheese. It’s an odd deal you may want to investigate, but there are actual stores of processed American cheese, not too unlike Velveeta, in giant government warehouses on the ready to distribute to disaster victims, food banks and welfare recipients. Other governments have been offered this cheese and refused. Ronald Reagan loved the program, with piles equivalent to two pounds per person. But what can be done with this cheese? Why not make queso? Continue reading

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2021 Big Tex Choice Awards Food Competition Semi-Finalists

State Fair of Texas concessionaires are officially off to the races with a new lineup of incredible, edible innovations for the public to taste at the Fair this fall. The 17th Annual Big Tex® Choice Awards offers another year of exciting bites for all appetites. The 2021 lineup is bursting with flavor – whether you love savory or sweet, you’re in for a treat this year. After much deliberation in the first round of judging, the scores have been tallied and the results are in; 32 semi-finalists have been named to move forward. Comprised of 19 savory and 13 sweet entries, these semi-finalist contenders are one step closer to the main event, where they will compete for one of three winning titles: “Best Taste – Savory,” “Best Taste – Sweet,” and “Most Creative.”

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