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. Continue reading →
Enjoy Lockhart Smokehouse is smokin’ this holiday season with family-style portions for Thanksgiving. From the smokehouse enjoy fully smoked turkeys and hams, prime rib, or whole briskets served along side green bean casseroles, cheesy potato casserole, smoked cream corn, mac n’ cheese and peach cobbler for dessert ($35-$220).
Meals will be served cold and vacuum sealed with instructions for reheating. Side dished will be in aluminum half pans. Deadline to order from the online order form is Monday November 23rd at 5pm and pick up cutoff is Wednesday, November 25 at 4:30pm. Wine and beer is also available.
Thanksgiving caught up to us fast and we have guests coming. Instead of making a turkey you might consider the happy gift of reservations. We have assembled a list of some of our favorites for not only a buffet, but plated Thanksgiving-esque courses that will please a hungry crowd in the Dallas area. Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →