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Top Knot Announces August Uncommon Ramen Summer Series With Chef Philip Speer of Austin’s Bonhomie

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Top Knot, the new modern American restaurant with Asian roots that features shareable plates with market ingredients and flavors from Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Japan, will host Guest Chef Philip Speer for the final installment of the summer on Monday, August 28th.         

Top Knot’s Uncommon Ramen Series started in 2015 as a limited-run guest chef pop-up. Guest reaction to the series was so positive that the restaurant launched a monthly series and christened the last Monday of the month “Uncommon Ramen”. The 2017 series has seen a varied roster of guest chefs, from Hai’s own Founder and Owner, Chef Tyson Cole, to BBQ legend, Aaron Franklin. Continue reading

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New Restaurant Hookline to open Fall 2017 – Plano’s The Boardwalk

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Hookline – a new concept by Del Sur Restaurant Group (Hook Line & Sinker, Urban Taco) –  is under construction with plans to open Fall 2017 at The Boardwalk at Granite Park in Plano, Texas. Executive Chef Aaron Nelson will be running the kitchen.

The new restaurant is a full-service/chef-driven evolution of the 21-year old “sister restaurant”, Hook Line & Sinker. Hookline will still offer some of the Hook Line & Sinker classics but the menu, design, atmosphere and branding have all been elevated through a collaborative effort with Del Sur partners and Austin-based design and branding firm, FÖDA Studio (South Congress Hotel, June’s All Day, The Preacher’s Son, Top Knot).  Continue reading

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The 2017 Big Tex Choice Award Finalists Announced

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by Steven Doyle

Officials with the State Fair of Texas announced the finalists for the 13th annual Big Tex Choice Awards Wednesday morning. Past years heavy weights such as Abel Gonzales and Isaac Rousso are missing from the finalist list this year, but there are definitely some interesting gastronomic train wrecks that we will all most likely want to sample.

The 10 finalists will compete for the titles of Best Taste, now separated into Sweet and Savory categories, and Most Creative at the 2017 State Fair: Continue reading

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Meet the 2017 Laphroaig Quarter Cask

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Each year, Laphroaig Distillery Manager, John Campbell, crafts a limited edition malt to celebrate friendship (“Cairdeas” in Gaelic). For several years, Friends of Laphroaig
have been yearning for a Cask Strength version of the popular Laphroaig Quarter Cask expression, which offers an irresistible doubling of flavor, due to the double maturation in two American oak barrels. This year, that dream becomes a reality with Laphroaig Cairdeas Quarter Cask. Continue reading

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Chefs for Farmers Announces 2017 Events, Ticket Sales Open

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Chefs For Farmers is growing its farm-to-fork festival into a four-day, mouthwatering, calorie-filled, culinary blowout.  Tickets are now on sale for this stellar lineup, running November 2-5, 2017, where farmers take center stage, chefs rock the best locally sourced dishes, and guests enjoy the show.  Continue reading

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The Ultimate Guide To Addison’s Kaboom Town Fireworks Production July 3rd *Contest*

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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

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