Five Chinese Dishes You Will Not Find In China

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We must be amusing ourselves when we order Chinese cuisine at restaurants that we seriously know are not serving anything close to what the Chinese might actually eat. There are restaurants that serve Chinese food that the Chinese consider indigenous, and we report on those often, but let’s take a look at dishes that the Chinese possibly never even heard of in their country.  Continue reading

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Dallas Chocolate Festival Goes Virtual

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With so much change in the world, sometimes it’s comforting to think inside the box, especially when that box is filled with chocolate! This year, DallasChocolate.org is delivering the Dallas Chocolate Festival to the comforts of home with “The World of Chocolate – In a Box,” Sept. 12 & 13, 11AM – 5PM. Continue reading

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Make It and Take It: Blue Mesa’s Adobe Pie

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Blue Mesa is best known for their New Mexican style of cuisine. Plenty of green chiles and rich sauces. Besides their fantastic and over-the-top brunch, Blue Mesa guests enjoy the Adobe Pie. This special dome of corn masa filled with chicken and roasted chiles is a satisfying meal unto itself.

This might not be something you wish to tackle at home, but in case you want a go at it, we found the recipe.   Continue reading

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Five Fantastic Tequilas You Need To Taste

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I think most of us are now educated enough in the ways of tequila, the refinement, the unexpected pleasure of the beautiful liquid. We know the difference between a tequila we might sip like a superior whiskey, and those which we would slam at a college frat party. Today we examine a few in the former category.

Here are a few of our favorites you might try this week as we celebrate tequila! Continue reading

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What to Consider When You Choose Your Tequila

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It turns out there are over 100 varieties of the agave cactus and many are used in the production of tequilas unless the label specifies “100% blue agave”. The latter is one sign of quality. Also, white, or silver tequila as it is also called, does not need to be aged at all. It can go straight from fermentation, to distillation, to bottle. Continue reading

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FW Food Hall Revamps Into “Crockett Hall”, Adds Concepts

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The former Food Hall at Crockett Row – now named “Crockett Hall” – has reopened with 11 new eateries, new operators and management, and a fresh new look. Located at 3000 Crockett Street, the new Crockett Hall has a total of 15 food and beverage options – offering everything from poke, burgers, barbeque, pizza, pasta, pot pies, tacos, salads, sandwiches, craft coffee, cocktails, and even a neighborhood mini market. Continue reading

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