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Simple and fancy comfort food recipes you’d want to try at home

You don’t need to be a professional chef to make top famous restaurant dishes. Whether that’s a special creamy sauce, homemade glaze or sprinkle of fresh herbs, unique ingredients make these fancy meals stand above the rest. Fish, roasted steak or pasta recipes are perfect options for any special occasion. Also, for those of you that have a sweet tooth, here are the desserts to spark and add an extra layer to that beautiful dinner table. What often stands between a fancy restaurant meal and a homemade dinner is an easy-to-follow, approachable recipe.

There’s no need for complicated ingredients or special kitchen tools-just straightforwardly explained guide. If you have that, you can cook almost anything. Simple, elegant and fast recipes are the ones you’d gladly try to make at home while watching an episode of your favorite series or checking the latest updates about new online slots at SlotsWise.  

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Stone Crab Season is on at Truluck’s

Trulucks Stone Crab Clawsby Steven Doyle

One of our very favorite restaurants in Dallas is Truluck’s. This is the place known for pretty awesome steaks, but especially their stone crab. For those unfamiliar, stone crab is this beautiful claw which can be quite large, massive actually. The meat is quite dense and sweet and best served cold with a dab of a special mustard sauce.  Continue reading

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Dallas’ Mockingbird Station Brings Community Together for Station Fair

Dallas’ shopping and dining destination Mockingbird Station keeps the Texas State Fair’s spirit alive with its own pop-up fair taking place on October 16–18 in the Mockingbird Station shopping center.

Since 1886, the Texas State Fair has brought the DFW community together. The Texas State Fair was initially canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic but has now turned into a limited drive-through fair. In the spirit of the fair’s long-standing tradition, Mockingbird Station is excited to host a three-day fair activation called, The Mockingbird Station Fair, which offers Dallasites a fun way to come together through carnival-inspired décor and games.

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How to Plan for the 2020 AT&T Red River Showdown

A time-honored tradition at the State Fair of Texas, the AT&T Red River Showdown between the University of Texas Longhorns and the University of Oklahoma Sooners has been played at the State Fair since 1929. Even with the cancellation of this year’s State Fair of Texas, due to COVID-19, the rivalry will continue in Cotton Bowl Stadium and fans will get to say ‘howdy’ to Big Tex. With an 11:00 a.m.

Texas time kick-off, the State Fair is urging fans to arrive early to make sure they have plenty of time to go through security, not only into the fairgrounds but also into Cotton Bowl Stadium for the game. The State Fair is also urging fans to remember the clear bag policy in effect for Cotton Bowl Stadium by visiting BigTex.com/football and review precautions related to COVID-19. 

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Encina Opens Oct 9th

Encina – a warm and inviting neighborhood restaurant offering New American cuisine will open to the public on Friday, October 9 for happy hour and dinner Monday through Saturday (with Saturday/Sunday brunch service in coming weeks).

Located at 614 W. Davis Street in the beloved neighborhood of Oak Cliff in Dallas, Encina was created by chef/co-owner, Matt Balke (formerly Executive Chef of Bolsa) along with co-owner Corey McCombs (formerly front of house at Stephan Pyles, FT33, Flora Street and SMOKE) to offer an uncomplicated yet adventurous menu with influences from Texas, California and the South. With a very deliberate and thoughtful focus on seasonality and fresh ingredients, the name Encina is Spanish for Holm Oak – which is not only a type of tree but also the original name of Balke’s hometown of Uvalde, Texas. This is where his appreciation of quality, authentic ingredients and locally sourced produce and protein were born.

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Dog Haus Hits the Road in New DFW Mobile Restaurant

The Dog Haus team and local franchisee Kirk Hermansen have put the brand’s kick-ass experience on wheels and is ready to take it for a spin. 

On Sept. 20, Dog Haus’ very first food truck will make its debut and will be cruisin’ around Dallas-Fort Worth, making it even easier for locals to discover what The Absolute Würst is all about. The 23-foot food truck features a full kitchen that’ll enable Dog Haus to serve its acclaimed menu, all over the metropolitan area. When the new food truck rolls up, it’ll bring the full Dog Haus experience.

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