by Steven Doyle
Taste Addison is this weekend, May 18-20, and there will be plenty to celebrate. Food, music and revelry to the maximum for friends, couples and families alike this fun event never disappoints.
We have an extra special way to celebrate the fun, we have more tickets to give away plus this beautiful wine head (lid or top to the casual non-winemaker). It is a fun bit of Texas etched into the barrel head. Continue reading
Things are heating up this summer for Twin Peaks’ annual national bikini contest.
On Tuesday, June 26, 82 Twin Peaks Girls from across the country will walk the runway at The Bomb Factory in Dallas to compete for the title of Miss Twin Peaks 2018.
An expert panel of celebrities, athletes and industry professionals will judge the contest and choose who will take home the crown. The contestants have impressive prizes at stake with over $25,000 up for grabs. Continue reading
TACO LIBRE DALLAS, now in it’s fourth year, is a gathering of the region’s best taquerias served with a side of a lucha libre wrestling and music. But really, it’s all about the tacos. Twenty four of the area’s best taque will range from traditional to contemporary. Each taqueria will have a $2 taco and there will be plenty of veggie options. TACO LIBRE DALLAS takes place Saturday, April 28 at the Shed at Dallas Farmers Market. This is a family friendly event. Taco ‘bout a good time. Continue reading
Fortress Festival is excited to unveil final details leading up to the second annual event, including the full performance schedule, vendor lineup and new ancillary events. The 2018 music festival is taking place Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29 in the internationally renowned Cultural District of Fort Worth. Two-day and single-day GA and VIP tickets are still available for purchase here. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle slideshow by Joey Stewart
Five chefs, five pigs and five winemakers are ready to create the Dallas food ultimate experience for the first time since the competition’s inception.
Cochon555, a nose to tail competition, was created in 2008 in response to lack of education around heritage breed pigs. The event is also dedicated to supporting family farmers and educating chefs and diners about the agricultural importance of utilizing Old World livestock. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Are you feeling the love this year with Fat Tuesday and Valentine’s Day set back to back? There will be plenty of celebrating to go around and we want to direct you to some of our favorite ways to enjoy Mardi Gras. From great restaurants, cocktails and king cakes, we have you covered. In New Orleans the festivities run from February 9-13, so there is no reason to wait for Fat Tuesday. Be sure to tag us when you are out enjoy your evening. Laissez les bons temps rouler! Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
When we think of Valentine’s Day we tend to think of chocolate, love, and presents, yet most of us don’t know that Valentine’s Day has its roots in an ancient Roman fertility festival called Lupercalia. It was a festival celebrating early spring, fertility, the ancestors, and love. The ancient priests would sacrifice a goat and then make their way around the perimeter of the city of Rome, lightly tapping women on the way with strips of the blood-soaked goat’s skin. No one thought this was strange, as this was an invitation for the spirits of the ancestors to re-incarnate through the cycle of rebirth and ensure fertility. At the end of the day single girls would write their names and place them into an urn. Each bachelor would pick a name out of the urn and would spend the year with her — thus ensuring fertility for the community. Continue reading