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Local Pastry Chefs Step Up To Aid Harvey Victims

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Dallas bakers and confectioners have joined forces with #SweetOnHouston to raise funds for Hurricane Harvey relief services via the Greater Houston Community Foundation.

Paying homage to the state of Texas and the mighty pecan, participants will donate 100% of the proceeds of their pecan confection through the end of September to the Greater Houston Community Foundation.

Local retailers include Amazeballz Cake Balls, Birdcage Bakeshop, Bisous Bisous Pâtisserie, Cocoandré Chocolatier, Cretia’s, Dallas Caramel Company, Emporium Pies, Haute Sweets Pâtisserie, Joy Macarons, Kate Weiser Chocolate, Kessler Baking Studio, Rush Pâtisserie and Val’s Cheesecakes.

GHCF is a foundation dedicated to expanding the philanthropic impact of donors.

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We Reveal All The Chocolate Secrets

by Steven Doyle

On any given day when driving past the boutiques lining Oak Lawn in Dallas you will spot plenty of activity. There you will discover hot finds on wine or cheese, or possibly even chocolate. This past Sunday we began the edible bucket list for 2012 and made a stop into Chocolate Secrets.

The chocolate shop has somewhat of an identity crisis. It wants to be this cool wine bar that serves up healthy slices of jazz most evenings. Chocolate Secrets also offers some of the best and certainly beautiful chocolate in Dallas. Continue reading

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Dallas Chocolate Festival September 8-10

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Tickets for the eighth annual Dallas Chocolate Festival (DCF), September 8-10 are on sale and will be held in the heart of the Dallas Art District at the Fashion Industry Gallery F.I.G. celebrates everything chocolate.  Guests are invited to meet artisans, watch live demonstrations of the chocolate making process, and sample and shop from over 60 vendor participants.  Continue reading

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

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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

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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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