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Dining at the Italian Club of Dallas

by Steven Doyle

For just over 30 years the Italian Club of Dallas  has celebrated the spirit and traditions of Italy.  Located in Addison at 14865 Inwood Road , the Italian Club is not necessarily exclusive to its members. There are several exciting nights where they open their doors to the public for dinner, and lunch is always available to anyone.

The Italian Club benefits several local charitable organizations and itself is a not-for-profit. You might enjoy the Bocce Ball tournament that benefit’s the Special Olympics held in September. They also partnership with the USO and volunteer for the Children’s Craniofacial Association.    Continue reading

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Holiday Vignettes: Marie Tedei

by Steven Doyle

Marie Tedei is a farmer and owner of Eden’s Organic Garden Center and CSA Farm. She works directly with families looking for fresh organic produce, and more recently eggs from her litter of hens.  Extra vegetables raised on her farm find their way to local restaurants in the Dallas area.

Marie celebrates her lifestyle by hosting numerous events on her farm throughout the year  including her annual Barn Aid that started with high winds of a tornado that blew through her property damaging her own out-buildings. Continue reading

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Savor Dallas Events: Lunch With A Dame

by Steven Doyle

As we prepare for one of the largest wine events in the Southwest, Savor Dallas which starts this Friday, we noticed that there are a few ancillary events that are new this year and help out a variety of food and wine related charities. Specifically there is a Les Dames d’Escoffier luncheon Saturday, March 31st.

I realize that the very name Les Dames d’Escoffier might be alien to some readers, but the international organization is remarkable. It is made up of food and wine industry women that are noted in their field who make a difference for young women by means of scholarships.     Continue reading

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Dallas Chefs To Dish At Paul Quinn College

by Jerry Stewart

Kick off the weekend of Earth Day between the end zones of the “WE over Me Farm at Paul Quinn College,” for “A Community Cooks,” an annual fundraising event that offers a fun, eco-friendly evening of live music and fine dining on the newly re-named Farm on April 19 at 6 p.m.

“A Community Cooks” celebrates the Farm’s accomplishments and raises resources to help expand the Farm’s ability to combat the food desert surrounding Paul Quinn College. The Farm brings healthy food to the neighborhood by donating a minimum of 10 percent of all items grown to those in need.  Continue reading

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Living the Good Life: Chef Dean James Max – Asador at Dallas’ Renaissance Hotel

by Judy Chamberlain

I caught up with peripatetic restaurant concept guru and Nicholas Cage look-a-like, chef Dean James Max, in town this week for a few days for meetings at his splendid Asador at the Dallas Renaissance Hotel, for a late lunch and some food talk.

Decidedly un-trendy in its slightly out-of-the-way location close to the West End entertainment district and Love Field, the recently re-decorated Renaissance (try saying that three times) is a stunner – and wasn’t lost on me that my dusty vehicle was not going to require valet parking as I pulled into a convenient space mere steps from the hotel’s front entrance.    Continue reading

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McCallister Pies It Up

by Steven Doyle

Last night as part of the visiting celebrity chef series at Cane Rosso, Matt McCallister stormed the Deep Ellum Neapolitan pizzeria with a few surprises.  If you have been following the Cane Rosso files for the past year you would understand that owner Jay Jerrier is unforgiving with two specific pizza ingredients. Specifically, ranch dressing and pineapple.

Knowing this, McCallister with his bright sense of humor decided to make two varieties of pies. One would contain pineapple.       Continue reading

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