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Ferris Wheelers A Fantastic Meat Ride

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A serious player in the Dallas BBQ business recently popped up with Doug Pickering at the helm. You may recall Pickering from Work in Deep Ellum where he plied his trade well serving up turkey, sausages briskets and ribs, all the BBQ staples, but he has upped his game tremendously at Ferris Wheelers Backyard & BBQ where beer, BBQ and a 50 foot Ferris Wheel are the main attractions.  Continue reading

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4th Annual Brewers Ball Nov 3rd

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With North Texas Beer Week on the horizon you will want to check out this fun related event taking place November 3, 2017 from 7-10pm at Dallas Union Station. The 4th Annual Brewers Ball will be plenty of all-inclusive fun.  Continue reading

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Urban Taco Re-Opens in Mockingbird Station Oct 18th

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Urban Taco, a modern Mexican restaurant by Del Sur Restaurant Group will officially open its new and larger location tomorrow Wednesday, October 18 within Mockingbird Station in suite 105.

The new spot (on the far northeast corner inside the complex and adjacent to the main theater entrance) allows for more interior space, an updated look and large patio. Continue reading

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Eat Me: Ten Ramen Tonkotsu

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A mere few years back it was super exciting to see a new ramen hot spot open in Dallas because there were so few to enjoy in town. As time corrects that anomaly we have a good amount of bowls around Dallas to choose from. Ten Ramen, owned by Teiichi Sakurai and cheffed up by Tei An alumni Matthew Hoa. Continue reading

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A Wine Roundup Under $20

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Let’s take a look at a few bottles to get your weekend off to a good start.

2012 Angelini Pergola Rosso, DOC Marche, Italy $19

100% Pergola grapes. From the Marche region of Italy. Dark ruby color. Red fruit, herbs and rose petals in nose. Confirmed in the mouth. Black cherry flavors as well. Medium plus acid and chewy tannins. Not a huge amount of complexity but pleasant to drink now or near-term ageing. A red-sauce pasta wine.   Continue reading

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Yes Virginia, There Really is a Pie Council

by Steven Doyle

While gathering facts for an upcoming pie essay we ran across something called the Pie Council. We wanted to find out who was behind such an organization, and it appears to be insane pie enthusiasts. What a wonderful career to have… pie enthusiast.

They seem to be backed by large corporations such as Crisco, the basis for any good pie in America today.   Continue reading

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The Brief and Colorful History of Breakfast Cereal

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Growing up in the United States chances are you did your share of watching Saturday morning cartoons while eating breakfast cereal. I grew up eating Cheerios, Grape Nuts, and Rice Krispies while many of my young friends enjoyed Cocoa Pebbles, Lucky Charms and Fruit Loops. The truly fortunate children were served from a variety pack filled with choices that only a child could understand. Was it always this way? History tells us no. In fact, cereal started out very different than the colorful kid-friendly boxes we buy today.

It may be hard to believe, with its endless flavor varieties and sugary additions, but cereal is one of the first widely marketed “health foods.” It was developed as an answer to a growing dyspepsia epidemic in America. During the Civil War, many suffered from this chronic digestion problem that resulted from the unhealthy, high-protein diets of the time. It was clear that eating habits had to change; doctors recognized a need for teaching Americans how to eat and live healthier. Institutions that emphasized exercise and a healthy diet, known as sanitariums, began popping up around the country. Continue reading

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