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New Houndstooth Open at Hill Shopping Center

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Texas-based business Houndstooth Coffee’s newest location at The Hill Shopping Center in North Dallas is now open. Located at 9730 N. Central Expressway, the cafe is situated on property at TreeHouse, the world’s first Home Upgrade Company, and marks the third Dallas cafe and fifth overall for the brand.

“Dallas has been so welcoming since we put down roots in this city three years ago,” said Sean Henry, founder and owner of Houndstooth Coffee. “We’re excited to be part of the growth of the Walnut Hill neighborhood and to be able to offer another location for our old friends and new guests to meet.” Continue reading

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A Look at Austin’s Wine and Swine

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The Austin Food and Wine Alliance did it again, hosting the 7th annual Wine & Swine event.  My day was filled with pig, fine wines, craft beers, liquors, and a ton of smoke.  Although not sure The Gulf Coast Playboys appreciated the smoke as much I did since Texans consider BBQ smoke an aphrodisiac. Continue reading

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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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11th Annual Austin Ice Cream Festival Aug 12th

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The 11th annual Austin Ice Cream Festival has been announced for Saturday, Aug. 12 at the beautiful Fiesta Gardens along Lady Bird Lake.

The family-friendly festival will entail a day of fun in the sun with ice cream and frozen treats from local favorites and national brands. The event will start at 11 a.m. and end at 10 p.m. and feature various activities throughout the day for all ages, such as frozen treat sampling, savory local food trucks, adult beverages, numerous contests and activities including an ice cream eating and frozen treat making competitions, lawn games, a dunk tank, rock wall, DIY water gun station, an after dark movie in the park, and so much more.  Continue reading

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Austin’s Hot Luck Festival Announces Additional Programming, Music Line Up

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Hot Luck Festival announced today the additional programming, including new chefs, music, brunch series and more, for the first-year food and music get-together happening May 18-21 in Austin, Texas.

Hot Luck has confirmed several music acts including the Black Lips kicking off on Thursday, May 18, and performances throughout the fest by Black Joe LewisRobert EllisRayland Baxter and Shonen Knife. Shows will take place at beloved music venues in Austin, including Barracuda, Mohawk, White Horse and more. Additionally, Hot Luck presents Thurston Moore on Wednesday, May 17, at Mohawk. Individual tickets for music events range from $12 to $23.  Continue reading

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Austin Restaurant Fixe Opening Fort Worth Location

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Austin’s Fixe Co-Owners Keith House and James Robert announce today their plans to open a second location of their acclaimed restaurant in Fort Worth, Texas. The 200-seat restaurant will be located at new luxury and shopping destination, The Shops at Clear Fork and is slated to open in the Fall of 2017.  Serving ‘Sunday Supper’ seven nights a week, the restaurant will also be open for a happy hour, as well as lunch daily.   Continue reading

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Austin’s Hot Luck Festival May 18-21

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Hot Luck Festival announced today the chef lineup and ticketing for the live food and music event happening May 18-21 in Austin’s most beloved venues. The three-day festival is the brainchild of James Beard Award-winner Aaron Franklin, Guerilla Suit principal and Mohawk owner James Moody, and Mike Thelin, cofounder of Feast Portland. Together they have curated a Texas-sized get-together featuring world-class culinary talent and a true Austin live music experience. Tickets for the first-year festival will go on sale on Tuesday, March 7 at 10 a.m. CST.   Continue reading

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