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Celebration’s Ed Lowe Dead at 69

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News of the owner of Celebration, the age old and original farm-to-table restaurant in Dallas, passed away this week. Ed Lowe opened Celebration in 1971 when Lowe was 22 years old and has been expanding since, even opening a satellite shop in the outer reaches of his parking lot to sell jams, breads and fresh vegetables that he used at the restaurant. Continue reading

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The Rustic Dallas Turns 5: Celebrate!

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The Rustic in Dallas is turning five and celebrating by throwing an epic Birthday Bash, presented by KXT 91.7, on Thursday, Nov. 15.

The party patio will open at 4 p.m. in the front yard. Festivities will include live music on the acoustic stage, drink features with a cash bar, and tasty concert fare. The Birthday Bash headliners will begin with a performance by Lukas Nelson. He is currently busy touring the U.S., but made sure to set aside time to stop by for The Rustic’s birthday this fall. Continue reading

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Best Restaurants For Fried Chicken In Dallas

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We love our fried chicken, and have been seeking out the very best Dallas has to offer. We scoured the streets and found some with an ethnic twist, others are straight forward crispy fried and juicy.

We had to eliminate a few that didn’t qualify as traditional, such as Bon Mua’s fried Cornish hen, which is still worth making the drive to Carrollton.  In making our list we were shocked at how many plates of fried chicken we had sampled over the past months. Col Sanders would have said he was too drunk to taste that chicken after just a few of these places.

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Ten Lucky Dishes You May Enjoy in Dallas for the New Year

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Luck be a lady tonight and throughout 2018 should she following along with our all-star guide to superstitiously delicious and fortunate foods from around the globe, but can also be found right here in the DFW area to stack the odds in her favor.

Let’s take a look at some of the more serendipitous dishes:   Continue reading

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Where To Find Your Black-Eyed Peas For New Years Day

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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

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Truck Yard Holiday Festivities

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Truck Yard is making spirits bright early this year as everyone’s favorite Lowest Greenville bar celebrates the season on December 10th.  This means specialty hot cocktails, tacky sweaters, a toy drive and Dallas’ most popular miniature Santa.   Continue reading

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The Ultimate DFW (and Beyond) Chicken Fried Steak List

babesby Steven Doyle                                                  Babe’s CFS

Today is a day of celebration and joy as we mark the very first official Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day. The day’s founder, Jeffrey Yarbrough, said on this auspicious occasion, “I am honored to have worked closely with restaurateurs Tom Perini and Ralph Sheffield to elevate this savory southern dish that reflects our state history. Besides my wife and kids as the loves of my life, creating the official Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day has been a dream come true and makes me so proud to be a Texan.”   Continue reading

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