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Sexy Foods For Your Valentine

couple-holding-hands-sitting2by Steven Doyle

Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to spend some quality time with the one you love and – if you’re lucky – get a bit hot and heavy under the covers. So what better than to treat your partner to a sumptuous meal that not only tingles their taste buds but also gets them in the mood?   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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Celebrate Dia de los Muertos November 1st at Oddfellows

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Chef Anastacia Quinones is one of our favorite chefs in Dallas for a reason. Versatility. She is definitely the master of Mexican cuisine and turns out a pretty amazing mole. As you might be aware Chef AQ is newly planted (in July of this year) at Oddfellows in the Bishop Arts District of Oak Cliff, and has already caught the attention of many satisfied diners.   Continue reading

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Dude, Sweet Opening Fourth Location in Old Downtown Plano

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Katherine Clapner, owner of Dude, Sweet Chocolate has secured a lease on 15th Street in Plano and now plans to open her fourth location.

“It is an old building and we are just now learning what our restriction may or may not be. You would be amazed what you have to go through in order to give someone a free sample of chocolate away,” said Clapner.

Sampling of her quirky chocolates has been the cornerstone of her business. The flavors she offers may confuse the average palate, but they seem to be set straight once a customer actually tastes the confections. Continue reading

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Dude Sweet Celebrates 5th Year Anniversary

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This past weekend Dude, Sweet Chocolate owner Katherine Clapner and her crew that scatter across the three Dallas and Fort Worth locations celebrated the local chocolate maker’s fifth anniversary. Each store held a party that included a vast tasting of Dude’s products, a potent warm and mulled cocktail made with a variety of fresh fruits, and tunes spun by local DJ legend Eddie Murphy.   Continue reading

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Take the Candy Bar Quiz

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On the confectionary scale of life, the lowly chocolate bar that is available at grocers, gas stations and convenience stores everywhere scores fairly low on the grand scale of treats. In Dallas we have some fine chocolate makers including Dude, Sweet Chocolate, CocoAndre Chocolatier and opening August 19th, Kate Weiser whose shop will be located in Trinity Groves. But the actual largest seller worldwide still stands the mighty Nestle’s, regardless of the quality.

As an impulse buy for someone needing a pick-me-up in the afternoon, or a chocolate hoarding fiend that doesn’t require much on taste or quality will find the average  bar satisfying.   Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Katherine Clapner

clapnerby Steven Doyle

It is the Queen of Chocolate’s birthday today. Katherine Clapner will most likely be celebrating with chocolate in true Dude, Sweet fashion, but we have a few ways not to celebrate her birthday. With bad chocolate. Below we provide a list of the worst chocolaty treats you could possibly imagine. Some do not even truly qualify as chocolate. For a real celebration we suggest checking out one of three Dude, Sweet Chocolate stores in DFW, including the new location on Greenville Avenue.

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