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Contest: Addison Octoberfest!

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Addison Oktoberfest has been recognized as one of the most authentic Oktoberfest celebrations outside of Munich for over three decades. This year, approximately 50,000 fans will come together September 16-19, 2021, to share a love of polka, German food and, of course, the same Paulaner Bier that would traditionally be served at Bavaria’s favorite festival.A

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Duro Hospitality, which includes Chas Martin, Benji Homsey, Corbin See, Ross See, and chef-partner J Chastain, and is known best for the beloved Design District hot spot The Charles, is proud to announce their next concept, Sister. Sister marks a new chapter in the location of the famed The Grape, a Dallas icon for over 40 years.

Situated on Lower Greenville, Sister will serve East Dallas and minutes from I-75 and Highland Park. This will mark Duro Hospitality’s first venture outside of the Design District, which has been home to The Charles since 2018. The team looks forward to bringing accessible yet elevated neighborhood fare to Greenville Ave. and to the East Dallas dining scene.

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F&B News from Thompson San Antonio – Riverwalk

The Thompson San Antonio – Riverwalk signature restaurant Landrace is hosting its second dinner of the Landrace Dinner Series featuring the Duckhorn Portfolio this Thursday, September 16. The incredible menu can be found here – highlights include Papalo Cured Gulf Tuna, Seared Duck Breast, Texas Wild Boar two ways, and more, all featuring a variety of wines from Napa Valley’s Duckhorn Vineyards. One can book their reservation online here or call 210.942.6026 to reserve a seat.

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Hawaiian Bros to Open Next Five Locations in Dallas and Northern Suburbs Fall 2021

The popular Hawaiian fast casual concept offering fresh food served with the Aloha Spirit, Hawaiian Bros, is continuing their expansion into the Dallas/Fort Worth market with five locations opening this Fall, including their first location in Dallas proper. 

The Frisco location is set to open at the end of September with Little Elm, Greenville Ave (Dallas) and Addison locations opening in October and an Allen location opening in November. Each restaurant features a striking design and island vibe with a kitchen void of freezers, fryers and microwaves. Food is prepared fresh daily. While the streamlined menu is an homage to the Hawaiian plate lunchisland-inspired comfort food which remains an essential part of Hawaiian culture. 

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Celebrate The Meatball With Our Favorites

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The meatball most Americans encounter are this fat, round composition of ground meats. It works best when made from a combination of lean ground beef and fatty ground pork or veal  along with moist bread or breadcrumbs, herbs, cheese, and a spot of egg to bind the whole mess together. Drenched in marinara and served atop a bowl of spaghetti, the meatball is a staple of Italian restaurants across America.

The secret is day-old bread, soaked in milk or water, to bring lightness to the mixture. When you cook beef, pork or veal for too long, it starts to get tougher. But the bread in meatballs never gets tough. Use a lot of bread and your meatballs will be perfectly tender. Some chefs contend a 50/50 mix. Continue reading

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Modern American restaurant and bar to make its debut in Mockingbird Station in spring 2022

Milkshake Concepts – the creative minds behind Vidorra, STIRR, Harper’s, Dirty Bones, Serious Pizza and Citizen – is embarking on its newest culinary venture by preparing to open The Finch, a chic new restaurant serving American fare, in Mockingbird Station.

Located at 5307 E. Mockingbird Lane, Ste. 150, in the space formerly occupied by Café Express, construction on the new 5,760-square-foot anchor restaurant will begin this fall with an opening date slated for spring of 2022. The fully renovated space will feature a warm, comfortable interior with an expansive patio and valet. Its welcoming and versatile atmosphere will create the perfect ambiance for a laid-back brunch, lunch or dinner, or an intimate date night accompanied by a nice bottle of wine.

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