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The Cupboard: Grab ‘N Go With Tiffany Derry

img_1123by Rhonda Dutton

With almost two dozen apartment living communities within a walkable 5-mile radius, Uptown Urban Market’s food hall was a super smart installation. Master Chef Tiffany Derry has carefully created a Derry-esque blend of grab-and-go options for this upscale food court that perfectly fits the on-the-go-but-on-foot lifestyle of this urban area.   Continue reading

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Lunch at Theodore

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I have seen six of Wes Anderson’s eight films, so I would say that I’m a fan (and now need to go back and see the remaining two). Therefore, I was so very open to The Theodore’s magic little world in NorthPark Center. Gifted to us by the same cast of characters who brought us Smoke, Bolsa and Bolsa Mercado, Chicken Scratch, The Foundry, and Bar Belmont, The Theodore transports you from modern luxury shopping to a charming world in Wes Anderson’s mind that is also inhabited by Teddy Roosevelt.

This theme is consistently delivered everywhere, even on the menu which feels like it could have been torn from TR’s personal diary.   Continue reading

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I Can Cook Like A Texan, But I’d Druther Eat Like One

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by Rhonda Dutton

On Sunday, Texas Monthly and Infinity hosted the first ever “Cook Like a Texan” pop-up picnic in Klyde Warren Park. The picnic involved tastings of main dishes, sides, and sips from Texas chefs, restaurants, and local brands. I was one of many lucky Texans that got to picnic in the park, here are a few of my family’s faves.   Continue reading

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Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar: “Forget All That You Think You Know”

lazy_dogby Rhonda Dutton

I was completely blindsided by Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar. My dog, Jack, is a “closed pack” dog – meaning he isn’t taking any new members into his club – he’ll play in an area that contains other dogs, such as in a dog park, but please don’t wander into his personal space or there will be a stern “talking to” to put it mildly. And, being a Blue Heeler, he is a working breed and is in no way lazy, not on this Earth or any alternate Earth, either. Therefore, Lazy Dog would most likely not have been prioritized on my where-to-eat list because we wouldn’t have been able to take Jack. In my anal-retentive-germaphobic mind (fear), I pictured it full of dog hair and scattered doggie meals, overturned chairs and crusty pooch slobber on the table edges.   Continue reading

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Chef Tre Wilcox’ North vs. South Celebrity Chef Smackdown Proves That… Wait for it…

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by Rhonda Dutton

Sunday evening, Chef Tre Wilcox (Best Chef, Iron Chef, Top Chef, eat Bobby Flay and yadda yadda cheffy fame stuff) flexed his culinary industry muscles and pulled together a Celebrity Chef Smackdown with a portion of the proceeds going to Make-a-Wish.   Continue reading

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