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Central Market Will Be Hatch Pepper Ground Zero This Season

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It’s time to gear up once again for one of our favorite times of the year, Hatch Chile Season. No one does Hatch Chile’s better in Dallas than Central Market with all the grandeur deserving the flavorful pepper.

For those that participated last season know it was a particularly spicy year with even the mild versions having an extra bit of kick. It will be interesting to see how the weather this year affects the peppers on the Scoville front. Continue reading

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Celebate Ivy’s 5th Year

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The Ivy Tavern is celebrating its 5-year anniversary the weekend of August 23-25 with a series of music and entertainment events. Friday, August 23 is a return to the 1980’s with DJ Jen Miller, starting at 9:00 PM, spinning all the best hits from this totally tubular decade. Prizes will be awarded at random for amazing outfits from the era so dress to impress in your best Polo shirt (collar flipped and double-layered, of course), shoulder pads, or anything neon and hair teased high. Whiskey Pants will take the stage Saturday, August 24 at 9:00 PM and entertain the crowd with their flawless vocal style and evocative melodic elements. Continue reading

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Tillman’s Bishop Arts Launches Fresh Menu

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Every neighborhood needs a warm, inviting local hangout where you can find comforting classics alongside elevated cuisine. And at Tillman’s Bishop Arts, that means everything from Chicken Fried Steak to S’mores. But soon it will mean even more.  Owner and executive chef Jeffrey Kollinger and his team are launching a new Fall/Winter menu on Aug. 15 to celebrate the season and place the restaurant holds within the ever-evolving Bishop Arts District community. Continue reading

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4th Asian Mint Set For Richardson

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Popular Dallas Thai restaurant, Asian Mint will open its fourth location this fall at 300 W. Campbell Rd, Suite 140 in Richardson.

Chef/owner, Nikky Phinyawatana plans to convert her EnjoyMint Restaurant into her award winning original full-service concept, ASIAN MINT. EnjoyMint is currently operating at this address but will end service on August 30. Following a four-week renovation, Asian Mint will be open for business by end of September. Continue reading

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Special Sixty Vines Wine Dinner

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Sixty Vines Plano celebrates its three-year anniversary with an unforgettable Spanish-inspired wine dinner on August 21st at 7 p.m. The menu includes five courses carefully selected to pair with delicious Iberian wines. Additionally, Sarah Howard from Wines of Ribera y Rueda will be in attendance to mingle with guests and provide additional background on the wine. The evening will truly be worthy of celebration as Sixty Vines toasts to three amazing years in Plano. Continue reading

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Finalists for 15th Annual Big Tex Awards

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The final countdown to three of the most coveted food titles in all of Texas begins. The State Fair of Texas is proud to present the 15th Annual Big Tex Choice Awards.

On Sunday, August 25, three winners will be crowned in the categories of: “Best Taste – Sweet,” “Best Taste – Savory,” and “Most Creative.” The competition began in early July with an impressive 49 entries represented by 30 concessionaires. Of those entries, 33 were selected as semi-finalists. Each entry was evaluated on four Fair-food elements: uniqueness, creativity, presentation, and taste. After some tasty tests and delicious dishes, votes were cast and the results are finally in! Now, the top ten finalists must present themselves to a prestigious panel of celebrity judges in hopes of securing one of the top spots. If your favorite entry did not make the final cut, fret not, concessionaires may still choose to introduce their creation at their stand as a new food during this year’s Fair. Continue reading

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Dino Fest at Perot Aug 31-Sept 1

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Back for its second year, Dino Fest, a paleontological party and celebration of all things dinosaur, will return to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science Aug. 31-Sept. 1. All five levels of the Museum will be teeming with dinosaur activities including hands-on fossil digs, music and treats on the plaza, trivia, live interactions with birds of prey (aka modern-day dinosaurs), workshops, lectures, art activities and more. Dino Fest is free for members and included with general admission for non-members.  Continue reading

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