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5 of America’s Most Influential Television Chefs

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Through out time many chefs have contributed to the culinary landscape, offering their unique perspective in the kitchen. Some notable names might include Prosper Montagné, author of Larousse Gastronomique and Georges Auguste Escoffier who penned Le guide culinary, both still heavily referenced in modern commercial kitchens.

Today we take a peek at the chefs that have taught the rest of us to cook. These chefs had the ability to sneak into our homes each week enabling the average home cook to create superb dishes and infleunce the way we think about food. They also poured the foundation for an entire industry that we now accept as routine.

Visit our list for the top 5 most influential televsion chefs.  Continue reading

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Six Unexpected Food Finds at Addison Oktoberfest

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Coming to Addison Oktoberfest September 15-18?  Then you’ll be pleased to find favorites that you’ve come to expect.  You’ll find beautiful bratwurst, spectacular smoked pork and lots of sauerkraut.  You’ll find the same Paulaner bier that is being served at the Munich Oktoberfest.  And, of course, you’ll find delicious strudel in various traditional flavors.

However, there are six things you might NOT expect to find at Addison Oktoberfest, and these would make a good Oktoberfest bucket list:   Continue reading

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Pancakes & Booze Art Show in Deep Ellum October 1st

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Batter sizzles, beer foams, and bare flesh is slathered in paint as gawkers look on. Indie musicians and DJs thunder sound waves off the canvas-lined, graffiti-strewn walls. Revelers stuff their faces with endless pancakes.

What is this, some type of hipster themed IHOP? A Lady Gaga video? Bansky’s mom’s basement? Nah, it’s the Pancakes & Booze Art Show – the hottest pop-up traveling art event in all the land.   Continue reading

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Chamberlain’s Offering 50% off Entrees to Help Operation Kindness

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Every day Operation Kindness cares for more than 300 abandoned cats and dogs in their shelter. In the 40 years since the charities inception, they have found homes for more than 85,000 cats and dogs.

Operation Kindness is the original and largest no-kill animal shelter in North Texas and they are always in need of the supplies required to care for the large number of animals in the shelter. This year they need something really simple and inexpensive – paper towels.   Continue reading

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Texas Monthly BBQ Fest 2016

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TMBBQ Fest 2016, Texas Monthly’s annual festival for barbecue lovers, returns to Austin for its seventh year on Sunday, October 30, 2016, from 1 to 4 p.m., with VIP entry at noon, at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets ($80 for general admission, $165 for VIP, $10 for children 5 and under) will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 8, at tmbbq.com.

The festival, which sells out every year, will showcase smoked delicacies from 27 of the state’s most celebrated barbecue purveyors, all of whom have been honored by the magazine’s coveted list of “The 50 Best BBQ Joints in the World!” Guests are encouraged to sample from as many BBQ vendors as their stomachs will allow, plus many sweet treats.  

Shiner Beer and Legacy Whisky cocktails will be available for purchase, along with giveaways and interactive festivities by sponsors Nationwide Insurance, Texas A&M University, YETI Coolers, Central Market, and Barbecue Wife Bloody Mary Mix. The afternoon will feature live music from Santiago Jimenez Jr. and Warren Hood.

As a new addition this year, Texas Monthly debuts the TMBBQ Brisket Brunch on Saturday, October 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Juliet Ristorante (1500 Barton Springs Rd). Spotlighting TMBBQ Fest’s first-ever “Global Joint” from France, the event will feature an original BBQ brunch menu from Pitmaster Thomas Abramowicz, of the Beast of Paris, France, and Chef Jacob Weaver, of Juliet Ristorante.

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Tickets are $85 each for a meaty brunch menu with cocktails included. Tickets will be on sale with TMBBQ Fest tickets starting Thursday, September 8, at 10 a.m.

As is tradition, the magazine has invited one “Newcomer” to the festival, with Evie Mae’s, of Lubbock, receiving the nod. Newcomers who quickly rocketed to the top of their field have included Freedmen’s, in Austin; Austin’s Franklin Barbecue; Pearland’s Killen’s Barbecue; and Dallas’s Pecan Lodge. New to this year’s festival, the magazine introduces a “Global Joint” with Paris’s the Beast.

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We’re thrilled to host an honored ‘Newcomer’ from Lubbock, along with a ‘Global Joint’ all the way from Paris, France! Offering readers more of what they crave, the TMBBQ Brisket Brunch will provide a one-of-a-kind up-close experience with an international pitmaster partnered with a local chef. Held on Saturday, the event will act as a ‘morning meat up’ before the TMBBQ Fest gets started on Sunday,” said John Lunn, the president of Texas Monthly. 

Thanks to an ambitious Frenchman, Thomas Abramowicz, and a few pitmaster mentors in Texas, there’s now honest-to-Texas barbecue in Paris, France. We can’t wait to host Abramowicz when he brings a taste of the Beast to Austin,” said Daniel Vaughn, the magazine’s barbecue editor.

The 2016 TMBBQ Fest featured BBQ joints include:

Austin’s BBQ and Catering (Eagle Lake); The Beast (Paris, France); The Original Black’s Barbecue (Austin); Buzzie’s Bar-B-Q (Kerrville); Cousin’s Bar-B-Q (Fort Worth); Cranky Frank’s (Fredericksburg); Evie Mae’s (Wolfforth); Franklin Barbecue (Austin); Freedmen’s (Austin); Gatlin’s BBQ (Houston); The Granary ’Cue & Brew (San Antonio); Hays Co. Bar-B-Q and Catering (San Marcos); Hutchins BBQ (McKinney); Killen’s Barbecue (Pearland); La Barbecue (Austin); Lamberts Downtown Barbecue (Austin); Lockhart Smokehouse (Dallas); Louie Mueller Barbecue (Taylor); Miller’s Smokehouse (Belton); Opie’s Barbecue (Spicewood); Pecan Lodge (Dallas); Pody’s BBQ (Pecos); Snow’s BBQ (Lexington); Stanley’s Famous Pit Barbecue (Tyler); Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew (Austin); Two Bros. BBQ Market (San Antonio) and Tyler’s Barbecue (Amarillo).

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Parking Deals, Stampede 66 and More Coming to DFW Airport

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Dallas Fort Worth International Airport is kicking off its busiest fall yet with a Terminal Parking promotion, updated airport amenities, and new retail and dining options.  To welcome weekend travelers this fall, the Airport is offering a parking discount of nearly 60 percent. Between September 2 and November 13, weekend travelers can park in Terminal Parking for three (3) days for $29, as long as they enter on a Friday. Terminal Parking is DFW’s most convenient self-parking option, with a total of 28,000 spaces and state-of-the-art digital parking guidance systems. The base rate for Terminal Parking is $24 per day.

With Labor Day marking the traditional end of the summer travel season, DFW is projecting 1.2 million travelers will fly through the Airport this holiday weekend. 

Our goal is to make the customer experience as smooth and efficient as possible,” said Ken Buchanan, executive vice president of revenue management for DFW Airport. For the most convenient parking travelers are encouraged to take advantage of our Terminal Parking promotion and we will continue to elevate the overall DFW travel experience with new amenities and updates to make for a delightful trip through DFW.”

DFW is continuing to add new restaurants, stores and services to elevate the customer experience.  Travelers arriving at DFW this weekend will enjoy these new additions for shopping and dining throughout the Airport:

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Chef Dat Hosting Baton Rouge Relief Dinner

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Chef David Anthony Temple (Chef DAT), a celebrated Dallas chef known for hosting exclusive, palate-pleasing underground dinners across the country, will host an underground dinner with 100% of profit and collected donations going directly to those affected by the recent flooding in Baton Rouge, as well as the The Church at St. Amant & The Miracle Church in Baker.   Continue reading

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