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Austin’s Hot Luck Fest Announces New Event Featuring Aaron Franklin

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Hot Luck Festival announced today a new event, MUNCHIES & Friends featuring Aaron Franklin and Matty Matheson, that will “unofficially” kick off the festival on Wednesday, May 23. Additionally, the fest is thrilled to announce the addition of founder Aaron Franklin to the Coupe de Grille lineup. Aaron joins a star-studded roster that includes Chris Shepherd, Kevin Fink, and Michael Fojtasek for Hot Luck’s brunch event on Sunday, May 27, at Austin Speed Shop. Continue reading

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Malibu Poke to Open New Locations in Dallas and Austin

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Restaurateur Jon Alexis, with partners Ben and Eric Kusin, have secured two more locations for their growing concept, Malibu Poke.

With a targeted opening of early Fall 2018 for both spots, the second Dallas location will be at 2355 Olive St. (the new McKinney & Olive hi-rise development) at the edge of Uptown between Klyde Warren Park and the American Airlines Center. Continue reading

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Hot Luck Festival Announces Chef & Music Lineup

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Back by popular demand, Hot Luck Festival returns for year two on May 24–27. Named Austin’s “best festival” in its inaugural year, the backyard traveling party will celebrate all things food and music. Created and founded by James Beard Award-winner Aaron Franklin, Guerilla Suit principal and Mohawk owner James Moody, and Mike Thelin, co founder of Feast Portland, this Texas-sized get-together is the true Austin festival experience blending world-class culinary talent and live music. Tickets for the three-day festival are on sale now. Continue reading

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JMBLYA Back in Texas May 4-6

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ScoreMore Shows is proud to announce the full music lineup for the sixth annual JMBLYA, which will return to Dallas, Austin, and Houston on May 4, 5, and 6, respectively. GA and VIP tickets are on sale now.

Headlining the 2018 fest will be North Carolinian, Grammy-nominated emcee J. Cole, who continues to prep for the highly-anticipated follow up project to the critically-acclaimed, platinum-certified album 4 Your Eyez Only. New additions to the 2018 lineup include two of the most sought-after acts in hip-hop today, both of whom are Grammy-nominated, as well – Atlanta-based trap-rappers Migos, whose recently released Culture II album just hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, and Bronx-born Cardi B, who continues to dominate the radio charts this year after debuting her No. 1 smash hit “Bodak Yellow” in late 2017. With “Bodak Yellow”, Cardi B is the first woman rapper to score an unassisted No. 1 hit on the Billboard 100 charts since Lauryn Hill did the same nearly two decades ago. Cardi B is also featured on the debut single “Motorsport” from Migos’ recent album. Continue reading

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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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