Vietnamese Street Foods and Where to Find Them in Dallas

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Vietnamese street food is  a delicious way to not only explore the country’s cuisine, but also to take a look in the culture and explore its people up close and very personal. The open air markets feature great dishes offered mainly by woman with recipes handed forth from generations, mother to daughte,r taking years to perfect and enjoy.

Vietnam is a long and narrow country. In the North it borders China and Laos and further down south, Cambodia. The geography and differences in climate throughout the country influence the types of dishes available regionally and most of the time, the differences are rather noticeable, even to an untrained tongue. Continue reading

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Game of Thrones Cupcakes Available at Sprinkles

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by Alex Gonzalez

Close out winter in true Westeros fashion. In the weekend leading up to the “Game of Thrones” series finale, Sprinkles has announced that they will be offering limited edition Game of Thrones cupcakes.

The special Game of Thrones cupcakes will only be available this weekend exclusively at any Sprinkles store or ATM. Cupcakes can also be ordered online. Continue reading

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Killer Molasses Flood of 1919

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by Steven Doyle

Boston has been the scene for many historic events including a particular Tea Party and Paul Revere’s famous ride. It is also the subject of the pop group The Standell’s tune Dirty Water which is a send up to the Charles River. But nothing is more heinous and at once more forgotten than the Great Molasses Flood of 1919. Continue reading

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2019 Crave Grill Guide and Reviews

by Steven Doyle

Grilling season is in full swing and it is time you thought about tossing out the old rusty model you have been clinging to for so many years. We have a little guidance in selecting a new model that will not only impress your neighbors, but ease you through many summers ahead. Unlike our pal Hank Hill, we prefer using real charcoal for a better tasting product.

When using charcoal, we recommend natural lump charcoal and not briquettes which can be laced with undesirable ingredients. Lump charcoal burns hot, and with some brands your grill can reach over 1000 degrees Fahrenheit. Perfect for grilling steaks. You just can’t get this kind of heat out of briquettes. Plus there is very little waste cleanup with natural charcoal.          Continue reading

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Singing Praises of Off The Bone

by Steven Doyle

We often receive notes from readers dropping praises of their favorite BBQ haunts across the city where BBQ generally sleeps once the days brisket has been sold out at 1pm. However, for today, we bring you a spot that doesn’t sleep easily when there’s ribs to be smoked.         Continue reading

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Be A Little Piggy At North Main Barbecue

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In the land of buffets we tend to stay clear, but there is one super hot spot you will wish to sample everything – and in abundance.  BBQ can be difficult to monitor unless you have a steady stream of guests filing through, often waiting for the next slice of brisket to fall of onto the line, or a rack of ribs to be hacked into submission. North Main Barbecue stays very busy and for good reason, they have decent BBQ. Continue reading

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Norma’s Cafe Honors Former Police Sergeant

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Dallas dining icon, Norma’s Cafe, will partner with Special Olympics Texas on Wednesday, May 22 for the sixth annual Law Enforcement Torch Run’s Tip-A-Cop event. This year’s event is in honor of Sergeant Brad Freis, a former Addison Police Department officer who passed away last July. Sergeant Freis was actively involved with Special Olympics Texas and helped raise millions of dollars for the organization.

Sergeant Freis spent 38 years as a motor officer, sergeant and mentor with the Addison Police Department, and after his retirement, he remained actively involved with the department and surrounding community through Special Olympics Texas. He was a member of the organization’s Presidents Advisory Council, ran and organized the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run, and represented Texas at a Special Olympics World Games Final Leg. He was inducted into the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Hall of Fame in July 2016. Continue reading

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