by Steven Doyle
Food has been at the heart of the State Fair of Texas since the gates first opened in 1886. Since 2005, each year State Fair concessionaires cook up tasty and unique foods for a chance to become a finalist in the Big Tex Choice Awards.
A group of contestants presented their creations to the State Fair of Texas in August. The field has been narrowed to eight. A panel of judges will pick winners in the two categories – Best Tasting & Most Creative. Here are this year’s finalists in the Big Tex Choice Awards who will compete for the titles of Best Tasting and Most Creative. Continue reading
In celebration of the official launch of ticket sales for the 2015 Chefs For Farmers, event organizers will host the Mix Off on August 16 from 5:00-8:00PM at DEC 1414 Dragon Street. The Mix Off will feature a bartender and a sous chef competition with the winner of each earning a spot at the Chefs For Farmers Culinary Village at Lee Park on October 25.
The bartender competition pits eight of Dallas’s craftiest bartenders against each other to create the best summer punch with spirits from the Beam Suntory portfolio. All eight bartenders will stir, shake and pour their hearts out for attendees’ votes and for bragging rights of creating the official signature cocktail of Chefs for Farmers 2015. Continue reading
Sip and savor in style with Tre Wilcox to kick-off the 18th annual DFW Restaurant Week First Course Kick-Off Party Thursday, August 6th. Join in the foodie frenzy and support the North Texas Food Bank and Lena Pope with an exclusive “first taste” of fare and craft cocktails from local restaurants at one of Big D’s most chic entertainment venues, Sixty Five Hundred. Continue reading
DallasChocolate.org will be hosting the 2015 Dallas Chocolate Festival Saturday, September 12th, at the Addison Conference Centre. Last year, this event sold out – and we want to make sure that you don’t miss your chance to get in on the best gathering of chocolate makers and chocolatiers in Texas.
There will be the return of old favorites, local trailblazers, and innovative newbies. See how these talented chocolatiers and chocolate makers are bringing the industry to exciting new places. There will also be informative lectures and demos, food trucks, an interactive kids chocolate table, and a gift shop. Continue reading
They say everything is bigger and better in Texas, and never is that more true than when Addison, Texas hosts its legendary Addison Kaboom Town! fireworks display. While Addison is home to 19,000 residents, every July 3rd a half-million guests from across the nation come to celebrate America’s Independence in a style that is uniquely Addison. The celebration is city-wide, with a fantastic party in Addison Circle Park, watch parties at many of Addison’s 170+ restaurants and the incredible Addison Airport Air Show which can be seen from anywhere in town. Continue reading
Let the countdown begin for North Texas’ hottest summer dining event, the 18th annual DFW Restaurant Week. The official list of participating restaurants will be unveiled on Reservation Day, Monday, July 13, and diners may begin booking August reservations at more than 125 restaurants. DFW Restaurant Week supports the North Texas Food Bank in Dallas and Lena Pope in Fort Worth, with proceeds raised from participating restaurants benefiting local children and families in need. The campaign will launch with the First Course: DFW Restaurant Week Kick-Off Party at a stylish new location, Sixty Five Hundred, on Aug. 6, with tickets available starting that day.
“We’re excited for the best DFW Restaurant Week yet, with newly restructured features like the Cadillac Lunch Experience and numerous opportunities for diners to support our single largest fundraiser,” said Jan Pruitt, president and CEO, North Texas Food Bank. “Each dollar we receive from a purchased meal provides three meals for hungry North Texans.” Continue reading