Trinity Groves Is Grilling in the Park This Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day is nearly upon us, which is your cue to sit back, relax and enjoy the holiday. Fortunately, the holiday celebration starts early at Trinity Groves. The West Dallas dining destination is hosting a two-day party in ArtPark featuring wood-fired meats, sides and drinks. Such things pair perfectly with the park’s spacious setting, where you’ll find green grass, colorful patio tables, lawn games and a shipping container bar.

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Uchibā’s Uncommon Ramen Series Drops Chef Collaboration Lineup

Uchibā’s Uncommon Ramen, the monthly series celebrating innovative collaborations with Uchibā’s Chef Rhonda McCullar and renowned chefs from around the country, announced today their secured lineup of collaborations well into 2022. Since launching in 2017, the Uncommon Ramen series has boasted such celebrated chefs as Tommy Lee, Chris Shepherd, Aaron Franklin, and Tyson Cole, among others. Most recently, the concept featured a bowl made in conjunction with Top Chef Winner, Chef Hung Huynh of Guy Savoy, Bocuse d’Or, and CATCH.

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Winners of the 2021 Big Tex Choice Awards

The 17th Annual Big Tex® Choice Awards was a battle for the ages. Despite a year’s hiatus, the 2021 finalists proved that there is no shortage of creativity when it comes to this competition. After tasting all 10 foods and carefully evaluating each item, the all-star panel of judges have tallied their scores and cast their final votes. Drum roll please…and the winners are: “Best Taste – Savory” AND “Most Creative” go to the Deep Fried Seafood Gumbo Balls by Gourmet Royale, while The Armadillo by James Barrera wins “Best Taste – Sweet.”

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Hutchins BBQ McKinney Reopens Tomorrow with Big Addition to the Team

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Before I give you the good news I would be remiss not to share the news that John Mueller, the grandson of famed pit-master Louie Mueller, and himself an award-winning barbeque craftsman, has joined the Hutchins family team. Customers at both Hutchins locations can look forward to trying Mueller-crafted items starting with his sausage specials, including a Peach Habanero sausage, Blueberry Maple sausage and a Hot Gut. Given the vastness of John’s talents and experience, fans can anticipate many more additions from him in the months to come. More on this below.

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Sylvan Avenue Tavern Announces Opening in West Dallas

Sylvan Avenue Tavern (SAT) sailed smoothly through its first official opening week at Sylvan Thirty, bringing its signature take on artisan pizza and a wide menu, along with craft beer, a full bar, tavern games like pool and pinball, and a shaded rooftop patio that overlooks downtown Dallas. 

A sibling to the popular Bryan Street Tavern (BST), SAT plans to inspire the same devotion in locals, enticing people to enjoy a true neighborhood tavern experience with a varied scratch-made menu featuring Readers Choice for Best Pizza in DFW,” salads, wings, sandwiches and pastas. The bar is more than just cold beer—there is a thoughtfully curated selection of craft cocktails with premium spirits and a bar staff who aims to please. TVs adorn most walls making SAT an ideal place to catch a game. SAT is the only restaurant/bar in the area with a late-night kitchen open until 2AM.

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Eat Me: The Coconut Cream Pie at Capital Grille

capitalby Steven Doyle

I recently made my way to Capital Grille and was blown away not only by the fare, but the amazing and well-tended service. And the pie.  All I heard that evening from patrons to staff was how amazing this coconut tart adorned with a lush whipped cream was. But to get to this pie you must first take a near Wonkaland of whimsy through their menu, which for several excited diners, including myself,  this was perfectly OK.   Continue reading

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