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Harvey’s Closing January 14th

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If you have lived in Dallas any length of time you may be familiar with Harvey Goff, owner of Goff’s (now Harvey’s) which is one of the legends of the Dallas burger business. He is made up of one part snark, one park burger aficionado,  and another part patriot. Consider this king of burgers the original Soup Nazi that Dallas has endeared. since the 50’s.

It was 1970 when Harvey Goff took over his family burger business that had been in business since 1950. The years that followed are what legends are made of. Of course the thin pattied burger was char grilled with appropriate hash marks. This is one of the burgers of my youth, and one my departed mother enjoyed most. You might add Prince of Burgers, a drive-in on Lemmon, to this list and yet another establishment in East Dallas called the Dairy-ette. But it was Goff’s that brings the most interesting memories.  Continue reading

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2018 Ultimate North Texas Girl Scout Cookie Guide

gs cookiesby Steven Doyle

For more than 80 years, Girl Scouts have sold cookies to raise funds to support their scouting activities. Today, the sale of Girl Scout Cookies raises more than $800 million each year, making the Girl Scout Cookie Program the largest girl-led business in the country.

Girl Scout Cookies got their start in the kitchens of Girl Scouts and their mothers. Girl Scouts began to sell cookies as a way to finance their scouting activities as early as 1917, just five years after Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low started the first Girl Scout group in Savannah, Georgia. Continue reading

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Best Buffet Selections in Dallas

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We have been asked to write a list of the best buffets in Dallas and initially that seems like a dreadful task, but once we pulled off the ugly layers of the buffet onion we were shocked at how many lovely experiences could be found. The very best way to run a buffet situation is to keep it fresh, clean and with an unusual variety to keep guest’s interest. In the case of the Indian food buffet, it makes for an excellent canvass to bring newcomers to the cuisine with the ability to instantly sample a variety of dishes and spark an interest that may not have formerly been there.

We think we found a few you will enjoy. We hope you share your favorites in the comment section! Continue reading

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DTC and SMU Meadows Present FRANKENSTEIN at the Kalita Humphreys Theater

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The Dallas Theater Center (DTC), in association with the Theatre Division of Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University (SMU), presents Frankenstein at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. Directed by DTC’s Associate Artistic Director Joel Ferrell, Frankenstein begins on Feb. 2 and runs through March 4. A Pay-What-You-Can performance will be Sunday, Feb. 4 at 2 p.m., and Press Night will be Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to Frankenstein are on sale now here and by phone at (214) 880-0202Continue reading

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An Outsiders Guide To Houston’s Chinatown

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by Natalie Dressman

Houston is home to the second largest Asian population in the United States (behind Los Angeles), so naturally a part of the city is full of restaurants and businesses run by the Asian community. The area is known colloquially as “Chinatown,” but is by no means limited to only Chinese influence. Originally, Chinatown was located on the East side of Houston (now known as EaDo, now has grown and largely relocated to the Southwest.

This section of Southwest Houston is populated by Houstonians with Vietnamese, Indian, Pakistani, Chinese, Korean, and many other heritages. Treasures of many kinds exist throughout Chinatown, but they can be hard to spot from the street.

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The Best Tacos Waltz Across Texas

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When it comes to Texans we love our tacos, and in recent years that facination has spread throughout the country like bacon on a band wagon.

We searched all of Texas for the very best in various styles including breakfast tacos, those perennial crunchy tacos, street tacos and even the elusive puffy taco. We encourage you to try these tacos, and offer your favorites. Tacos are not just for Tuesday, celebrate these icons daily. Continue reading

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San Antonio’s Pearl District Hotel Emma

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by Steven Doyle

This now beloved independent boutique property opened its stellar doors at Pearl late 2015 at the former site of the Pearl Brewery, one of the city’s vibrant food neighborhoods. At the helm of this culinary splendor is Chef John Brand, with innovative farm-driven menus. Continue reading

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