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Eat Me: Grilled Cheese at Zodiac in Neiman Marcus

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Enjoy the popovers with strawberry butter, but you will most likely want to check out the chicken salad or grilled cheese served with a single splash of tomato soup at Zodiac, the 63 year old favorite for ladies who lunch and the rest of the free world.

Fans of the restaurant crave the chicken salad which is actually made with cream, a dollop of mayonnaise,  apple cider vinegar, celery and diced chicken breast. This with a side of the Mandarin orange gelatin mold “souffle” with export you back to the 1950’s where such delights were commonplace on a luncheon plate.   Continue reading

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Oral Fixation Best of Season 6 October 24th

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Dallas’ fantastic storytelling series for adults, Oral Fixation (An Obsession With True Life Tales), presents “Best Of Season 6” at Moody Performance Hall on Wednesday, October 24th @ 8pm. Voted on by hundreds of Oral Fixation fans, this collection of favorite stories from Season 6 is simply sensational. This is the last Oral Fixation show of 2018! Don’t miss this chance to experience that unique Oral Fixation pleasure in person. Grab a friend or a date, have dinner in the Arts District, then join us for a raucous evening of entertainment you won’t soon forget. $35 tickets are on sale now. Continue reading

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The Delicious History Of TexMex (And Where To Find It In Dallas)

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From chili and nachos to fajitas and enchiladas, Tex-Mex could be called the ultimate comfort food. Despite its enormous popularity all over the United States, it’s an understatement to say that Tex-Mex has struggled to get respect as a regional cuisine in its own right, rather than a lower-quality, corrupted version of traditional Mexican food. But with deep roots in both Spanish and Native American culture, the history of Tex-Mex cuisine—and the stories behind some of its most famous dishes—is worth another look.

Native Americans lived in the area that is now Texas for thousands of years before the first European settlers arrived in the early 1500s. For more than 300 years after that, Texas (like Mexico) was part of the Spanish colony known as New Spain, and Texas and Mexico remained linked after 1821, when the latter separated itself from Spain. Texas, of course, won its own independence 15 years later, and became part of the United States in 1845. Throughout this complicated history, and in the years since, a number of cultures—and culinary traditions—have been inextricably combined to produce what is known as Tex-Mex cuisine today. Continue reading

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Hunt For CFS: Lucky’s Cafe

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Shuffling in and finding one of the few remaining seats at the bar, a popular spot for the regulars, you grab a menu and peruse knowing that you will order the chicken fried steak. But you scan the menu with the thought you may discover a new Texas favorite, but alas you do not. Nothing new has been invented in the past hundred years that might exceed the perfection of a slab of tasty beef pounded thick and hand breaded and deep fried. The craggy crisp layers are an exciting place for unctuous creamed gravy to lay rest in anticipation of your first bite. Continue reading

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A Night With Freemark Abbey at Cooper’s Meat Market

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Coopers Meat Market, located in the compound at Sylvan|30 near Oak Cliff, hosted a fabulous wine dinner featuring the Freemark Abbey collection of wines. This is their first of what we hope will be many dinners at the market as it is cozy and a perfect surrounding for such an event.  Continue reading

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State Fair of Texas Extends Final Weekend Hours

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Due to inclement weather faced during this year’s State Fair of Texas, Fair officials have decided to extend hours for closing weekend on Saturday and Sunday. The Fair is adding hours on both Saturday and Sunday to allow fairgoers to come out and celebrate all things Texan before the 2018 State Fair closes for good on Sunday night. Continue reading

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Gung Ho Now Servicing One Seriously Killer Brunch

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Gung Ho, the bustling American-Chinese restaurant on Lowest Greenville Avenue is launching brunch for the first time ever on Saturday, October 20. Just in time for the fall weather, weekend brunch will be offered every Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 3pm.  Continue reading

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