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Picasso’s Pizza and Grill

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Picasso’s Pizza and Grill is this sweet neighborhood Italian eatery that now dots our Dallas landscape. You will find the original location (moved about a block to newer digs) in Lake Highlands, plus several more locations including North Dallas, Preston Hollow and very soon in Southlake.

The pizza and pastas are sturdy with rich red sauces, fresh ingredients and a large selection that would please nearly every hungry soul. On a recent visit we found a restaurateur that dines there several times a week. The regulars are fiercely loyal and for good cause. The prices are comfortable, the dining room is broken up into smaller manageable rooms as to give families their own space, and couples theirs. The bar is also nearly sealed off giving it its own cozy feel.  Continue reading

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Five Food Trucks We Would Like To See In Dallas

by Steven Doyle

This week I have been thinking about food trucks and what we might be missing in the North Texas area. We are seeing more and more trucks roll through the streets since the city of Dallas has loosened its collar a bit with regards to the legalese of food truck mania.

Now it’s time we kick it up a bit like other cities and bring on some incredible trucks that we can chase with verve. Here is a list of five trucks we would like to see in Dallas. These are not far fetched since each of these trucks exist already.     Continue reading

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Memorial Daze at Shoals Sound and Service

Juego_de_domino.JPGby Steven Doyle

So many choices for fun events this weekend and we have one perfectly terrific one that will leave you scratching your head as you belly laugh throughout the day. Shoals Sound and Service is this cheeky little bar run by many of Dallas’ elite bartenders and owned by Omar Yeefoon and Michael Martensen. You will find Yeefoon there most hours but Martensen is running a beach resort at the moment in Mexico. Such the life, right?

The event, if you can even call it that, is called Memorial Daze ’18 and the big draw will be the domino tourney with a $25 buy-in ($50 per team) where there will be amazing prizes and giveaways. This alone is reason enough to forgo the beach. (What beach?) Continue reading

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Win Tickets to the 2018 Margarita Meltdown!

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On May 27, 2018 experience the ultimate margarita experience at 8th Annual Martgarita Meltdown, which will take place at the Dallas Farmers Market from 12pm to 8pm. Their tequila revelers will sample over 30 margaritas from the best Dallas-Fort Worth area restaurants and bars.

Competitors will concoct their very finest margaritas and offer samples from 3pm to 7pm and guests will vote for their fan favorites with the winner being crowned King of the Margarita at 8pm. Continue reading

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TrailerCakes Knox Location Closing

trailer.jpgby Steven Doyle

In 2011 TrailerCakes co-owners Heather Zidell and Leora Azoulay Lesh found a suffering 1965 Tradewind Airstream trailer in a small town in Ohio which would soon become Bubbles, the cupcake toting trailer that spewed tiny bubbles from its posterior and tiny cupcakes from as side compartment window.

Acquiring Bubbles was actually by accident on eBay. After placing a bid in the auction, the ladies didn’t realize that the trailer was full of gaping holes. Or that the owner lives on a middle-of-nowhere ranch in Ohio. Continue reading

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The Brixton Shuttering

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The Shops of Legacy is losing The Brixton, the interesting club-restaurant. In June it will transform into VYNL serving tapas with bottle service and confetti cannons, which sounds exactly the same. Continue reading

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Brady Williams Named F&W Best New Chef 2018

brady.jpgby Steven Doyle                                                                      photo courtesy of Seattle Times

You may recall Brady Williams, the very calm and reserved chef who opened FT33 just under Matt McCallister, and Blanca in New York. Brady Williams the talented and driven chef who took his leave from our city to set out on his own in Seattle and has been making national food headlines since.

He is rocking tables at Canlis in Seattle and just named Best New Chef for 2018 by Food and Wine. James Beard had love for Williams earlier in the year with a Rising Star chef of the Year nomination. Continue reading

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