Black-eyed peas have long been a traditional New Years dish with the thought that they bring the eater good luck. The tradition dates back to the Civil War, when Union troops, especially in areas targeted by General William Tecumseh Sherman, typically stripped the countryside of all stored food, crops, and livestock, and destroyed whatever they could not carry away. At that time, Northerners considered “field peas” and field corn suitable only for animal fodder, and did not steal or destroy these humble foods. It’s a southern thing.
There are a few great places to enjoy your personal pot of good luck in the Dallas area. Certainly look to the obvious spots such as Celebration on Lovers Lane in Dallas where they have been serving southern hospitality since 1971. In addition to your black-eyed peas, you can also find a great chicken fried steak, catfish, meatloaf and other hearty dishes to start your year off right. Continue reading →
Flying Saucer’s 13th annual BeerFeast returns better than ever with pours on the plaza on Saturday, October 6th (1pm-5pm). The original beer bash features a lineup of carefully curated world-class beers from the US, Belgium, Germany, England and beyond – this year taking place in beautiful Sundance Square Plaza. Continue reading →
Mark your calendar for September 22, because the Ultimate Cocktail Experience is back for another round. Once again, the best bartenders across DFW will convene to shake up drinks and showcase their talents with unique pop-up bar concepts. And this year, the event is changing venues, moving into the spacious, air-conditioned confines of the Bomb Factory. Tickets are on sale now. Continue reading →
Tickets are available for the Dallas Chocolate Festivalto be held Sept. 7-9 at Fashion Industry Gallery (F.I.G.). The out-of-this-world three-day Festival is celebrating the “Future of Chocolate” with over 60 innovative chocolate makers and chocolatiers from Dallas and around the world. See what the future of chocolate holds from edible chocolate candles to new flavors and much more. Continue reading →
I was recently invited to the home of Richard Chamberlain for a preview of what he will be serving this year at the Addison Oktoberfest coming up September 20-23, 2018. Chef Chamberlain, of course, is the chef and proprietor of Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop (recently celebrated his 25th anniversary) and Chamberlain’s Fish Market Grill both located in Addison, Texas.
The build up was immense and the talk of the town as Texas gears up for its annual State Fair and all the crazy and mostly delicious new fair food items. The wait is over as the judges weighed in and the winners are: “Best Taste – Savory” goes to the Hoppin’ John Cake with Jackpot Sauce by Winter Family Concessions, while the Arroz con Leche (or Sweet Crispy Rice) by the Garza Family wins “Best Taste – Sweet,” and “Most Creative” goes to the Cotton Candy Taco by Justin & Rudy Martinez. Continue reading →