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Mavs Back to School Rally August 19th

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The Dallas Mavericks are kicking off the school year by encouraging active and healthy lifestyles in the Dallas Independent School District. This fall, the Mavericks are donating a Mavs FIT Kit to every middle and high schooler in Dallas ISD (approximately 85,000 students), a donation valuing $350,000. Continue reading

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The Hunt For The Millionaire Pie Of My Childhood

mill3by Steven Doyle

While pondering pie yesterday afternoon, and that is something I do on occasion, I flipped through the Rolodex of my mind and stumbled upon the elusive Millionaire Pie. My first entry of this pie in my mind was when I was a wee lad and attending Dallas public schools. This was before I was yanked out when my parents were horrified by the busing situation and sent to a school which had a lackluster cafeteria. This was also back in the day when Dallas public schools had honest-to-goodness cooks whipping up freshly baked yeast rolls, and homemade beef enchiladas every Wednesday.

Fire back to a day when if you were not relegated to a sack full of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, smashed for your dining pleasure, you would enjoy real food created by the hands of the lunch ladies who I considered at the age of seven my second and third mothers. This was before the time of bastardized Sysco boxes filled with frozen food-like trinkets dumped onto a sheet pan and turned out at 400 degrees.  Continue reading

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Jake’s And Other Local East Dallas Businesses In Danger Of Closing

jakesby Steven Doyle

DISD is on a land grab in East Dallas, invoking eminent domain to purchase property along Skillman and Abrams where they plan to erect a new school. This action will displace small businesses including an automotive repair shop, Chevron, storage units, an antique mall and Jake’s Hamburgers. Ahh, you knew there would be a foodie twist to this madness.  Continue reading

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