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The Ultimate Guide to the Greek Food Festival September 23-25th

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It is that time of year again. As Fall descends upon us we enjoy many cool-aired events such as the Greek Food Festival. This marvelous event runs September 23rd through the 25th. Our Greek friends have this festival down and they know how to throw a great party with music, dancing, food and libations.

You will wan to check out  the special wine Taverna where festival-goers will enjoy specially selected wines from the owners of The Ivy Tavern, Tom and Lisa Georgalis. The hosts will be on hand to discuss the wines, Greek Mythology and their most recent travels to their home country. Enjoy flights of wine, or take hold of a bottle of your own. Continue reading

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5 of America’s Most Influential Television Chefs

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Through out time many chefs have contributed to the culinary landscape, offering their unique perspective in the kitchen. Some notable names might include Prosper Montagné, author of Larousse Gastronomique and Georges Auguste Escoffier who penned Le guide culinary, both still heavily referenced in modern commercial kitchens.

Today we take a peek at the chefs that have taught the rest of us to cook. These chefs had the ability to sneak into our homes each week enabling the average home cook to create superb dishes and infleunce the way we think about food. They also poured the foundation for an entire industry that we now accept as routine.

Visit our list for the top 5 most influential televsion chefs.  Continue reading

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Yoshi Shabu Shabu Will Enchant Your Heart (And Belly)

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Shabu-shabu was introduced in Japan in the 20th century with the opening of the restaurant “Suehiro” in Osaka, where the name was invented. Its origins are traced back to the Chinese hot pot known as instant-boiled mutton. Shabu-shabu is most similar to the original Chinese version when compared to other Japanese dishes such as sukiyaki.

Most often, ribeye steak is used, but less tender cuts, such as top sirloin, are also common. A more expensive meat, such as wagyū, may also be used. It is usually served with tofu and vegetables, including Chinese cabbage, chrysanthemum leaves, nori, onions, carrots and shiitake mushrooms. In some places, udon and other noodles may also be served.   Continue reading

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Hutchins BBQ Is Magically Delicious

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We had a chance to check in and check out Hutchins BBQ located in McKinney, Texas recently with some pretty positive results.  In this world where BBQ can be an easy sell if you happen to have a smoker and a stacks of meat, perhaps with a kitschy name or theme.  Where the big chains fail is on delivery of the goods, and it is unfortunate that many follow their happily played tune.But we know better than all of this.

Hutchins is the real deal BBQ in a land of mediocre. They actually use prime meats, which almost seems like a wasted effort. If you slow cook even the worst cut of beef it will eventually relent to an edible plateau, but why risk it? This effort shines through not only with the brisket, which comes out of a day long bath of post oak and pecan wood smoke with a rich and juicy superior meatiness, but also with their baby back ribs.    Continue reading

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2016 Top Ten Places To Enjoy Crawfish In Dallas

crawfishby Steven Doyle

Although we have seen crawfish as early as December, the bugs just aren’t at their peak sizes just yet. It is a bit early, but they are tasty and it looks to be a great year for crawfish. The winter has been mild and the we haven’t experienced the flooding in prime breeding grounds like we did last year. For now we will enjoy medium-sized crawfish until the more mature beasts start filtering through. We have already been scoping out the latest hot spots for the 2015 season, and we have plenty to share. Notice a few newcomers on the list this year that will excite your palates with their rendition of the spicy crustaceans.

May we present our 2016 favorites:   Continue reading

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Ten Best Pancakes in Dallas

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There is nothing more satisfying in the morning than a few slabs of terrific pancakes and a perfect cup of steaming hot black coffee to set your day in motion. Go for an entire stack and a pot of coffee for a more extreme perpetual motion. We have been scoping out some of the top spots in the Dallas area for pancakes, and hope you enjoy them as much as we have.  We know there are many more that we enjoy, but we had to limit this list to ten. What are your favorites?

In no particular order, our top pancakes for Dallas:   Continue reading

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Ragin’ Crab Cafe Open on Greenville

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Ragin’ Crab Café Dallas, a new restaurant featuring top catches of fresh seafood served both steamed and seasoned in the tradition of a Louisiana crab boil, officially opened at 2100 Greenville Avenue on January 1, 2016.   An official Grand Opening day with special pricing and offers will be hosted at the restaurant on Sunday, January 17.

The restaurant is a sister concept to Hibashi Teppan Grill & Sushi Bar in North Dallas, across from Galleria Dallas.   Ragin’ Crab Café Dallas is co-owned by jewelry importer and restaurateur Steven Sohn and restaurateur Tiger Park.    The new Ragin Crab Café Dallas provides a casual experience where customers are served at tables with bountiful batches of fresh seafood, sides and beverages – all enjoyed as guests roll up their sleeves for the fun of cracking and peeling shellfish and eating spicy seafood and crawfish.   Continue reading

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