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The Art of Making Gelato

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Gelato has soared in popularity in recent years, but authentic, Italian-style gelato is hard to come by in America. Chef Morgan Morano of Morano Gelato is on a mission to change all that with her book The Art of Making Gelato: 50 Flavors to Make at Home. With both classic and innovative gelato and sorbet recipes, Morano reveals the techniques, language and authentic ingredients behind Italian gelato making that has made Morano Gelato a consistent pick for America’s best gelato.  Continue reading

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Chopshop Sports Garage Is Throwing A Party Tonight (And Tomorrow)

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Chopshop Sports Garage on Midway Rd. in Carrollton is celebrating Independence Day weekend with a big block party.  What’s more “’America” than BBQ, ZZ Top tributes and fireworks?  Uh, nothing.

Today DJ Rev spins from 4-9 p.m. to get your red, white and blue blood pumping. Then, watch the Kaboom Town Fireworks Show from the Chopshop parking lot — it’s bring-your-own chairs and blankets. After the fireworks, continue the birthday party good enough for ‘Merica with ZZ Top-inspired tunes from tribute band Trio Grande.   Continue reading

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Taste of Dallas June 12-14

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It’s food, fireworks and flavor at North Texas’s largest event dedicated to all things food June 12-14 in Dallas’s Fair Park.  Taste of Dallas presented by Ford is set to satisfy the tens of thousands of hungry tasters who love to stroll Dallas’s Fair Park and taste from restaurants all over North Texas.

Because we Texans do love our BBQ, new for this year is a Celebration of BBQ.  From brisket to ribs, chicken to pork, taste your way through the best BBQ in DFW from more than a dozen BBQ restaurants and local pitmasters. Samples are available from $1-$4 from restaurants including Eddie Deen’s, Riscky’s, Hard Eight, Smoke to the Bone and more, making it easy to taste around and find your own personal favorites while finishing every finger-lickin’ good bite.  Continue reading

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Malai’s Braden Wages War Against Bobby Flay

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Braden Wages of Malai Kitchen will appear on Food Network’s Beat Bobby Flay on Thursday, June 25. We are not supposed to reveal the outcome since it has not aired yet, but we can give you a bit of the details of the programming.   Continue reading

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Perot Museum of Nature and Science Announces Summer Programs

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Summer may be heating up, but the Perot Museum of Nature and Science always offers cool relief with two new exhibitions that include amazing animals and a DIY makerspace, an exhilarating 3D film line-up, First Thursday Late Nights, second-Saturday Discovery Days, adults-only Social Sciences, military/first responders and late-afternoon discounts, and more for a surplus of summer fun perfect for all ages.

Amazing Animals: Built to Survive will entice visitors to uncover the marvels of natural engineering inside every living thing. Jaws that can crush over 8,000 pounds in one bite, ears that act as air conditioners, a punch faster than a speeding bullet and legs that can leap the human equivalent of a football field in a single bound await in this interactive experience. Opening to the public June 13, the bilingual traveling exhibition will show how every living thing – including humans – is a machine built to survive, move and discover.   Continue reading

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Patina Green on Historic McKinney Square Adds Dinner Options

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After nearly 5 years in the lunch business, 2015 brings exciting changes to Patina Green Home and Market as they introduce a dinner menu on Friday and Saturday evenings each week, lunch on Sunday, and wine and beer offerings.

Moving beyond the sandwich in the evening hours, Patina Green offers refined food and beverage in an intentionally designed, relaxed space that compliments the uniqueness of the menu. The dining room has been remodeled to accommodate more seating and create unique gathering spaces that elevate and complete the individual dining experience while simultaneously fostering a sense of community in shared spaces.   Continue reading

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