Statler Hotels Adds Sfereco To Its Culinary Line-Up

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Almost every culture has a variation on the meatball in its cuisine, but here in the U.S., it is the Italian immigrants who settled in New York, Boston and Philadelphia who created the orb most seen on the American table. Refined Hospitality Concepts (RHC) will celebrate that spicy sphere when they bring Sfreeco, their newest concept, to downtown Dallas this summer.

Located in the former Ramen & Bao spot outside the Statler Hotel, Sfereco is a passion project for RHC’s COO Robert Hall and Corporate Chef Ryan Carbery. Continue reading

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The Guinness Certified ‘World’s Largest Bounce House’ Inflates in Dallas for Three Weekends Beginning March 21st

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The Big Bounce America, home of the Guinness certified ‘World’s Largest Bounce House,’ is set to inflate in Dallas, Texas, from Saturday, March 21st through Sunday, April 5th at Parker’s Southfork Ranch.  Produced by XL Event Labs, The Big Bounce America tour is the biggest touring inflatable event in the world and includes four of massive inflatable attractions. Continue reading

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Pixar exhibition opens April 25 at Perot Museum, plus Origins exhibition closes March 22

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Buzz Lightyear, Mike and Sulley, Dory, WALL•E and more are headed to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science this spring when The Science Behind Pixar exhibition takes guests to infinity and beyond with its Texas debut April 25. But before it does, the world-exclusive Origins: Fossils from the Cradle of Humankind exhibition enters its final weeks as authentic ancient human relative fossils of two recently unearthed species – named top discoveries of the last decade by National Geographic and Smithsonian Magazine – return to their permanent home in South Africa after the March 22 closing. Also through March 22, the new CaveSim will give guests a chance to learn caving skills as they navigate a 60-foot simulated cave – a challenging excursion for all ages that teaches STEM concepts and environmental conservation. Continue reading

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Chicken Thang 2020 Ticket Sales Release

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Tickets for Chicken Thang, brought to you by Meat Fight, Inc., will go on sale Tuesday, March 10th at 10 a.m. through Prekindle.com

What is Chicken Thang? Easy. It’s a fried chicken competition. For charity. You should come. Let’s do some good for other people while we stuff our faces with fried chicken. It’s the clearest win-win ever. Continue reading

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Kent Rathbun: A Chef’s Journey

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It’s been a long road, but Chef Kent Rathbun is officially back in action. After more than three years of red tape following his departure from Abacus, Jasper’s and Hickory, Rathbun is now free of any restrictions.

Diners can find Rathbun working in the kitchen at Imoto, the sushi and pan-Asian restaurant he opened in Victory Park in 2018. To keep things fresh, Rathbun and Imoto executive sushi chef Jimmy Duke recently traveled to Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto to learn new flavors and techniques.  With the help of chef de cuisine Steve McHugh, they have updated the Imoto menu to include Japanese curry, new sushi items, a smoked udon noodle bowl and a sashimi salad inspired by items they ate at Tokyo’s fish market. Continue reading

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Addison STIRR Opening March 9th

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Milkshake Concepts, the hospitality group behind Vidorra, Citizen and Serious Pizza, will officially open STIRR’s third location in Addison, Texas on Monday, March 9th, 2020 at 11am. It will be located in the Village on the Parkway, which is nestled conveniently by Belt Line Road and the Dallas North Tollway. This modern American restaurant and bar originally opened in Dallas, Texas in the Deep Ellum neighborhood in 2016, serving up chef driven dishes and creative cocktails.  Continue reading

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State Fair of Texas Announces 2020 Theme

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The Lone Star State is no stranger to iconic imagery. When you hear Texas, there are certain things and certain people that spring to mind – modern marvels like Dr Pepper, Selena, Blue Bell  Ice Cream, George Strait, and our beloved Big Tex, to those who laid the foundation for our state like Stephen F. Austin, Juan Seguin, and Sam Houston. Everything is bigger in Texas, including our icons. This year, the State Fair of Texas is excited to honor those larger than life symbols of our state through the 2020 theme, “Celebrating Texas Icons.” Continue reading

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