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A Plethora of Hotspots To Enjoy Super Bowl


by Jennifer Thomas

We have been listing plenty of cool places to enjoy the big game this weekend, and here is a list of unsual spots that you might not thinkl to watch football, but they are so good.

Moxie’s Grill & Bar delivers a unique experience through its blend of high-end design, uncompromising food quality and a friendly, energetic approach to hospitality. The vibrant lounge area includes more than 20 televisions, perfect for watching the Big Game in Uptown.   Continue reading

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Branford Marsalis Quartet with Kurt Elling Coming to Winspear May 10

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AT&T Performing Arts Center announced today that tickets for the Branford Marsalis Quartet with Special Guest Kurt Elling will go on sale Friday, January 27 at 10 a.m. Acclaimed saxophonist, musician, composer, bandleader and educator Branford Marsalis will perform with Grammy Award-winning vocalist Kurt Elling for one night only at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Dallas City Performance Hall in the downtown Dallas Arts District.  Continue reading

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Dallas Gem: Great American Hero

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What a treasured gem we have in the Great American Hero located at 4001 Lemmon Avenue in Dallas.  Serving since 1974 the Hero looks a bit worn, but that is due to the fact they have cranked out untold sandwiches to happy guests since before I was born.

Service is never lacking at Hero and there is always a line of employees to help your sandwich choice along. Often you will spot the owner who takes great pride in entertaining new guests as they enter the building. He awards newbies with a free fruit cup (yum) and regales his history with pride.     Continue reading

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FnG Hosts a Wine Dinner and a “Communal Gathering” Jan 20th

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Our favorite restaurant in Keller is by far FnG Eats, owned by chef Bob Stephenson. The menu is varied and caters well to the community, and is fun and imaginative. Take a visit and you will soon experience the same. Today we learned that chefs Carlos Arevalo & Bob Stephenson are hosting a wine dinner and “communal gathering” January 20th at 7pm. And may this be the first time I say or write 2016. Priced at a bargain rate of $55, you will want to be part of this event. Call 817.741.5200 to reserve.

Our editor wrote a first look on this restaurant when they opened in  2012, check that out here to learn more about the restaurant. When you are there you may ask Bob to do a poetry slam just for fun. He is quite good at this.

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Chef Jermaine Brown Named Executive Chef at Julia Pearl


As Julia Pearl Southern Cuisine readies to open its doors in Plano, the restaurant is pleased to announce its Executive Chef, Jermaine Brown. Chef Brown comes to Julia Pearl with a wealth of experience working in top kitchens and with top chefs around the state, including Culinary Director Tre Wilcox, with whom he’s worked at a number of celebrated concepts.

Chef Brown got his start at Brennan’s of Houston, where he earned his stripes as the lead line cook and banquet chef. Moving on to Dallas, he continued his development in the kitchen at Abacus, Kent Rathbun’s award-winning restaurant, where he worked his way up from line cook to Executive Sous Chef. Chef Brown has also held Executive Sous Chef positions at fine dining spots including Marquee Grill and Loft 610. With more than 16 years of culinary experience, his rich background and diverse skill set made him the perfect choice for Julia Pearl.   Continue reading

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Stewpot Alliance ‘Soup’s On!’ Jan 19th

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The 8th annual Stewpot Alliance Soup’s On! Luncheon and Art Sale will be held Tuesday, January 19, 2016 (11am-1:15pm) at downtown Dallas’ historic Union Station. Featured speaker is Collins Tuohy, whose life was chronicled in The Blind Side.

The Stewpot Alliance Soup’s On! Luncheon and Art Show features a dozen of Dallas’ finest chefs serving up a signature soup as the first course of the meal. Chefs include Chef Chairman Brian C. Luscher of The Grape and Luscher’s Red Hots; Chef Brent Anderson, Wolfgang Puck Catering; Chefs Melody Bishop & Dennis Kelley, LARK on the Park; Chef Omar Flores, Casa Rubia; Chef Danyele McPherson, Remedy; Chef Misti Norris, Small Brewpub; Chef Suki Otsuki, Mudhen; Chef Janice Provost, Parigi; Chef Abraham Salum, Salum and Komali; Chef Sarah Snow, The Grape and Chef Brian Zenner, On-Premise.   Continue reading

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Be Lucky in 2016, Eat Your Peas -or- How to Appease Your Peas

black eyed peasby Jennifer Thomas

Black-eyed peas have long been a traditional New Years dish with the thought that they bring the eater good luck. The tradition dates back to the Civil War, when Union troops, especially in areas targeted by General William Tecumseh Sherman, typically stripped the countryside of all stored food, crops, and livestock, and destroyed whatever they could not carry away. At that time, Northerners considered “field peas” and field corn suitable only for animal fodder, and did not steal or destroy these humble foods. It’s a southern thing.

There are a few great places to enjoy your personal pot of good luck in the Dallas area. Certainly look to the obvious spots such as Celebration where they have been serving up southern hospitality since 1971. In addition to your black-eyed peas, you can also find a great chicken fried steak, catfish and other hearty dishes to start your year off right.    Continue reading

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