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Fluff Bake Bar In Houston Makes Us Smile

fluffby Jennifer Thomas

I know we do not chat much about Houston very often, even though they are truly packed with these amazing restaurants and watering holes, but we  absolutely must tell you travelers, and the few Houstonians we know who read us, about Fluff Bake Bar.

Born in Laramie, Wyoming (isn’t that where Michael Martensen is from?), Rebecca realized at an early age that baking would become more than a hobby. In 1999, she attended Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France, earning a Diplôme de Pâtisserie and soon securing a coveted internship at Hotel le Bristol. While there, she accompanied Executive Chef Eric Frechon to New York for French consular events.  Continue reading

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Tesar Does Brunch at Knife

knife Short Rib Benedictby Jennifer Thomas

Knife, the steakhouse by Chef John Tesar located inside The Highland Dallas at 5300 E. Mockingbird Lane, is not just a prime Dallas steakhouse but also serves a unique with a side of specialty brunch cocktails every Sunday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Nominated  three times as a James Beard Best Chef Southwest semifinalist and on Top Chef twice, Tesar designed the menu to include one-of-a-kind dishes highlighting his signature aged meats, along with more traditional brunch favorites.   Continue reading

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A Plethora of Hotspots To Enjoy Super Bowl

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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

great americanby Jennifer Thomas

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

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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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