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Dude, Sweet’s Chef Katherine Clapner Has A Heart Of Chocolate

img_6071by Steven Doyle

No Valentine’s Day is complete without a visit to Dude, Sweet Chocolate, the bad boy of chocolatiers in Dallas run by chef Katherine Clapner.  You may have seen Clapner recently on Beat Bobby Flay, where she indeed did beat the Flay handily using her cheffy wiles to out chef the chef. She is also the creator of such delicious chocolates as Albatross (on our list of 75 things we miss most about Dallas) a blue cheese infused bonbon that impresses us anew with each taste adventure.   Continue reading

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Valentine Guide to Chocolate

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by Sander Wolf

There are a lot of amazing things going on in the world of artisan chocolate this Valentine’s Day. So, ditch those chalky hearts and get your true love some truly lovely chocolate. Check out our list below for some amazing offerings and special Valentine’s Day deals from some of the best chocolate makers and chocolatiers in the world.   Continue reading

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The Ultimate Valentine Pop-Up For One Stop Shop Gifts and Chocolate Feb 11

DSC06593by Steven Doyle

It’s that time of year ago when hearts think amore, and our tummies think chocolate. One of our favorite chocolatiers in Dallas is putting together a pretty special one-stop-shop pop-up venue. And they really all chocolatiers are our favorite because, you know, chocolate.

Look for Katy Priore, owner of Bark Chocolate, and a slew of her creative friends who will situate themselves at an open house deep in the heart of Lakewood. The group will be offering all sorts of gifts including confections, crafts, clothing, work from local artists and more. Ten percent of sales from all vendors will go to DFW RESCUE ME, a Dallas-based dog rescue group committed to giving pups “a new leash on life”.   Continue reading

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We Need a Chocolate Souffle Fix

souffle2by Steven Doyle

Dallas has so many wonderful hot spots that can supply your secret stash of chocolate. We would certainly recommend Dude, Sweet Chocolate with locations across the DFW area, CocoAndre in Oak Cliff, and Kate Weiser in Trinity Groves for starters. Don’t forget Katy Priore’s bark Chocolate that she sells at Carbone’s and other Dallas locations.

We do love our chocolate. We also enjoy it in souffle form, and we have found some of the best places to drop a few dollars on the light and airy dessert that makes a meal more special.  Continue reading

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There’s A River Of Chocolate At Golden Corral (Video)

gloopby Steven Doyle

Billed as the eighth wonder of the world, the Chocolate Wunderfall at Golden Corral is now fully operational. Here you can share your reach into a splash of warm chocolaty ooze with dozens of strangers, looking gleefully into their eyes as you coalesce bits of marshmallow and fruit into a pool of sweet gluttony.

How can this possibly be a good idea? The fountain has always creeped me a bit, reminding me of Augustus Gloop who nearly drowned in Wonka’s chocolate river.  These are the things that sweet bacterial dreams are made of.     Continue reading

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Chocolate Leaving EU Stressed

toblerby Steven Doyle

Sure, everyone loves the chocolate. The British certainly do, and they are currently riled up about Toblerone which recently was reduced in size by 10%. You are familiar with the chocolate bar produced by Modelez International. You never really see the chocolate in the States unless you are at an airport for some reason, but certainly feel compelled to purchase the bar that is divided into bite-sized triangles.   Continue reading

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Eight Classic Dallas Desserts You Must Try Now

IMG_5924by Steven Doyle

There are few things as satisfying as the sweet grand finale presented at the end of a beautiful meal, and Dallas has a few standards that should not be missed. Consider these sweets a bucket list situation that could be accomplished in one evening if you have a wolf pack of friends willing to pitch in with the heavy lifting of forks and spoons.   Continue reading

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