Q&A: Abel Gonzales at the State Fair of Texas

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We managed to catch up with Abel Gonzales this week. You know him as the State Fair of Texas work horse that has brought us such items fried Coke, fried cookie dough, fried PB&J, fried pineapple, fried jambalaya and so much more, all fried. He is the very definition of the state of the fair with fried foods and has won five Biog Tex Choice Awards with his vivid imagination. He has been labeled as the Fried Jesus.

Gonzales is  a Texas boy, having attended Dallas’ Woodrow Wilson high school where is was inducted into their hall of fame, and grew up in his fathers’ kitchen at the legendary A.J. Gonzalez’ Mexican Oven restaurant. Continue reading

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Lowest Greenville Fall Festival 2019

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Each Year, the Lowest Greenville Collective hosts a Fall Festival, which is an opportunity for area residents to hang out, support their local businesses and enjoy a fun-filled day of food, drinks and music. On October 26, everyone is invited out to do exactly that, but this year’s festival will be extra special, as it will also feature trick-or-treating for the kids.

The festivities begin at 11 a.m., when businesses will start handing out candy and a gratis S’mores pizza that’s topped with Nutella, Marshmallow Fluff dollops, Graham Cracker sprinkle and Hershey bars from Greenville Avenue Pizza Company. Continue reading

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BeerFeast! 2019 in Sundance Square (Win Free Tickes!)

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Watch the TX/OU action in beautiful Sundance Square Plaza on Flying Saucers’s 9’x16’ screen – for free October 12th starting at 11am.  No purchase necessary. Food and beverage will be on sale OR stop by any of the Sundance Square restaurants including Flying Saucer and grab food to go as part of your tailgate experience. No coolers or outside food will be allowed. Buy tickets now, or enter to win from CraveDFW.  Make a comment to be entered, winner announced Wednesday, October 10th.

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Q&A: Jeffrey Pilcher, Taco Whisperer


Jeffrey M. Pilcher, professor of history at the University of Minnesota, has traveled around the world eating tacos. For the past 20 years, he has investigated the history, politics and evolution of Mexican food, including how Mexican silver miners likely invented the taco, how Mexican Americans in the Southwest reinvented it, and how businessman Glen Bell mass-marketed it to Anglo palates via the crunchy Taco Bell shell. Pilcher is author and editor, respectively, of the forthcoming Planet Taco: A Global History of Mexican Food (Oxford University Press) and The Oxford Handbook of Food History. His previous books include The Sausage Rebellion: Public Health, Private Enterprise, and Meat in Mexico City, 1890-1917 and Que vivan los tamales! Food and the Making of Mexican Identity. Continue reading

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Celebrate National Taco Day At E Bar

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E Bar is a bit hidden, and it is a bit delicious. Actually it is plenty delicious. Platefuls of enchiladas, rellenos, tacos of all varieties can be found and used as a means of cutting the powerful margaritas that are requisite.

This is a perfect setting for National Taco Day which also happens to fall on that marvelous weekly Dallas holiday, every day. Continue reading

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Perot Museum of Natural History and Science Presents “Origins: Fossils from the Cradle of Humankind”


The Perot Museum of Nature and Science, in partnership with the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits University) and the National Geographic Society, proudly announces that tickets for the limited-run exhibition – Origins: Fossils from the Cradle of Humankind – are now available for purchase online at origins.perotmuseum.org. The exhibition, which runs Oct. 19, 2019 through March 22, 2020, will feature the fossils of two recently discovered ancient human relatives, Australopithecus sediba and Homo naledi.

Origins will mark the first and likely only time these fossils will be on display in the U.S. and will be the first time that ancient hominin fossils have been transported for public display in North America since “Lucy” (Australopithecus afarensis) toured the US between 2007 and 2013. Continue reading

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Asian Mint’s 4th Restaurant Opens October 7th


Popular Dallas Thai restaurant, Asian Mint will open its fourth Dallas-area location at 300 W. Campbell Rd, Suite 140 in Richardson on Monday, October 7. The space was formerly quick-serve concept, EnjoyMint – meant to be a sister concept of Asian Mint.

Founder, Nikky Phinyawatana says, “We are thrilled to introduce Asian Mint to Richardson and feel confident this transformation was a smart move. We are also celebrating our 15th anniversary this month and feel it’s perfect timing for the opening.”

Asian Mint is a restaurant where guests can have fresh Thai food prepared in a healthy way in an inviting but modern atmosphere while enjoying a nice bottle of wine or Asian inspired cocktails and end the meal with a selection of house-made Asian inspired desserts. Continue reading


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