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Celebrate Festivus in Dallas

by Steven Doyle

Festivus is a holiday created by the writers of the now syndicated television program, Seinfeld. The wildly popular show featured the weekly antics of Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer as they battled through life in New York City. Often times they would be disturbed from their self indulgences forced to interact with their parents. One particular episode the viewers discovered a quirky holiday made up by the father of George Costanza, Frank.

Most of what was written into the television program was based on real life, and this is true with Festivus. In real life Festivus dates back to 1966 when Dan O’Keefe, former editor of Reader’s Digest decided that Christmas was too commercial to celebrate. Years later O’Keefe’s son, Daniel, would write for the series and included it into a script that ran in December, 1987.   Continue reading

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Copeland’s in the Southlake Hilton

By Judy Chamberlain

Copeland’s of New Orleans has long been a Southlake go to for business meetings, breakfast, brunch, lunch and evening get-togethers. Reasonably priced fine hotel dining rooms that offer quality along with value, service and a welcoming environment are a rarity these days, especially in the Mid-Cities.

Copeland’s is a chain, but this location — there are only two in Texas — feels like a one-off, largely due to the Copeland family’s quarter-century dedication to serving an authentic, New Orleans blend of flavors. Everything is made from scratch, including the fluffy biscuits that come with your meal. Continue reading

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Grace Presents “Feast of the Seven Fishes” Wine Dinner

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Join Chef Blaine Staniford on Tuesday, December 15th as Grace celebrates the holidays with a traditional Italian celebration of Christmas Eve with a seven-course meal in honor of the “Feast of Seven Fishes.” Originating in Southern Italy, the feast typically consists of seven different seafood dishes.

Guests will taste seven different seafood dishes such as Crudo of Spanish Mackerel with Castelvetrano Olives, Celery Leaves, Egg Yolk Bottarga & Pumpkin Seeds; Chatham Bay Cod Croquettes with Celery Root Remoulade & Meyer Lemon and Mascarpone Panna Cotta with Macerated Huckleberries, Limoncello Sorbet & Almond Crumble.

Hand-selected wine pairings by Grace sommelier, Jenny Kornblum, will be available with each course. Reception will begin at 6:30PM followed promptly by dinner at 7PM. Reception at 6:30pm. Call 817-877-3388 for reservations. Cost is  $150 per person plus tax and gratuity.   Continue reading

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Shuttered: Sfuzzi Dallas and Le Taco

tacoby Steven Doyle

Sfuzzi in Uptown and Le Taco are both closed.

Sfuzzi seemed to have a difficult time reinventing itself and blew through a handful of chefs quickly, including Avner Samuels. Le Taco, which was once Scotch and Sausage, also had an identity crisis. Oddly enough  Scotch and Sausage was a fantastic concept and put out a great product, as did Le Taco.  No doubt it was a matter of finding its audience that took down the taco restaurant.  Continue reading

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The First Thanksgiving Menu

by Steven Doyle

As our day of Thanksgiving fast approaches we wanted to look back and see why and how our Pilgrim ancestors celebrated their feast.

What began in 1620 with a band of 102 religious separatists seeking a new home and the lure of the New World’s prosperity, the Pilgrims settled into their new life style, which proved harsh throughout their first brutal Cape Cod winter.   Continue reading

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Untapped Rocked Dallas

Entering Untappedby Maria Mejia

We were excited to attend Untapped Fest’s first foray into Fair Park November 5th – a beautiful fall day perfectly suited for festival fun. The location was ample enough to comfortably host over a hundred breweries and the throngs of “hoppy” attendees!

With over 200 beer choices we were pleased to find the Metroplex well represented by more than 20 local breweries. In addition there were delicious food options from the likes of Common Table, Meddlesome Moth, and the particularly popular Urban Crust.  Continue reading

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Eat Me: YO Ranch Steakhouse Rattlesnake Chili

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Chef Tony Street serves up delicious Hill Country-inspired dishes including a Rattlesnake Chili Pie at his restaurant, YO Ranch Steakhouse in West End of Dallas.  Made up of rattlesnake sausage, and layered with fried tortilla strips, sour cream, cheddar cheese and Pico de Gallo, there’s a whole lot of Texas to enjoy in this chili pie.  Continue reading

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