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Kookie Haven is Cookie Heaven

image3 (15).jpegby Steven Doyle

When sisters Nita Briggs, Kim Haynes and Darla McCuen sat down to decide what business they would open it became vastly clear they needed to resurrect their mother’s recipes and open the bakery that it now at 337 West Jefferson in Dallas. Kookie Haven is often confused for just a cookie shop because of the name, but that was actually their mother’s name, and although she is in heaven now it is a haven for those that love great pastries.

We sat down with sister Nita today because we needed to find out why people were flocking to this shop located next to Cultivar and Small Brew Pub.  Continue reading


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First Look: Val’s Cheesecakes Greenville Avenue

image1 (16)by Steven Doyle

It is no secret that we are fans of Val’s Cheesecakes on Maple Avenue directly next door and semi attached to the Grapevine Bar. For the expanding fan base we have some exciting news, Val is opening on Greenville Avenue this Thursday in the building that Tacos y Mas recently vacated at 2820 Greenville in the same section as iconic restaurants such as The Grape, Blue Goose and much more.  Continue reading

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Meet Chef Annie West

DSC09899by Steven Doyle

Last evening Chef DAT, owner of Twenty-Seven, opened his doors to a unique chef in her own right right, Annie West. The event was a small gathering which was perfect for the Deep Ellum location. The event was as unique as DAT’s restaurant, which is typically closed on a Sunday evening. Chef West had this brilliant plan to offer a special tasting of cupcakes, or cuppies as she calls them, with beer.

Now to look at West you would not think she even drank beer, but she does enjoy a nice brew on occasion, and last night she shared some of her local favorites along with some delicious hand-made treats. The pastries were exquisite, and it shows her extreme attention to detail. Notice in our photos the lattice work, all done by hand.   Continue reading


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ReMARKable Catering Wants To Cook Your Goose


by Steven Doyle

I just caught wind of the most incredible Holiday gift ever. A Personal Chef Package from ReMARKable Affairs Dallas Catering. The deal is  14 dinners catered and delivered for the price of 10. The package may be broken up and “gifted” to your friends as well. This unique catering company has other packages, including a full Christmas dinner catered for 8 for a discounted price of $175 complete. This includes Turkey Breast with Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, Roasted Root Vegetable Medley and Pecan Pie.    Continue reading

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Rathbun’s Blue Plate Transformed Into Private Venue


Today Kent Rathbun announced that the former Blue Plate Kitchen space has been reconcepted and transitioned into a private event venue. Called The Kitchen at 6130, the comfortably elegant setting is well-equipped to host both social and business outings, including holiday parties, corporate events and receptions. From fresh and flavorful food to stylish décor, The Kitchen at 6130 will handle all the details so guests can enjoy their events stress-free.

With a restaurant setting and full service bar, the versatile space can be customized to accommodate seated dinners, cocktail parties and intimate celebrations. Capacity in the 6,000 square foot venue ranges from 120 people seated to 165 standing, and the on-site catering team can provide a variety of food options, including passed hors d’oeuvres, food stations and sit-down service.    Continue reading

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Meet The Latest Dallas BBQ Food Truck, Not Just Q

DSC01506by Steven Doyle

I sat down recently with Eric Hansen and Robert Carter who together just started a new food truck business called Not Just Q. Curious name, but certainly we could assume they are doing BBQ and plenty more. These are both interesting fellows, with different backgrounds and personalities that seem to make it work.

Eric Hansen is classically trained at Cordon Bleu and hails from the Kansas City area. Eric has worked at restaurants and been in the business since he was 11 years old.  Being from Kansas City that means pork shoulders, ribs and plenty of sauce to soak up the meat. Robert Carter has a background in psychology and worked with children. It was after many sleepless nights that he abandoned his life’s work for the restaurant industry. He lists a series of high profile BBQ legends including Big Al’s, Eddie Deen and most recently Mike Anderson.    Continue reading


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Fearing Throws A Party To Showcase His Catering

DSC08096by Steven Doyle

Dean Fearing wants you to remember him next time you need catering in your home or office. To show the world that he is not just a fantastic chef in his own restaurant kitchen, he invited a houseful of guests to his home last evening for dinner. There we were able to play with his cats and dine with his staff including Eric Dryer, Fearing’s chef de cuisine, and pastry chef Jill Bates.   Continue reading


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