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Food Of Love For Your Valentine

heartby Steven Doyle

Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to spend some quality time with the one you love and – if you’re lucky – a bit amor. 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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Chocolate, for the Ultimate Holiday Gift

Dude-Sweet-Chocolateby Steven Doyle

Chocolate triggers the feel-good endorphins that make you feel even happier than when you kiss someone. Depending on how much you eat, it’s good for your cardiovascular health.  But that’s not really romantic.

It’s velvety, smooth, rich, and sweet – its very nature speaks of luxury. Even the ancient Mayans used cocoa beans as a currency, so you know it’s valuable. A beautifully packed box of handmade chocolate truffles not only tastes delicious but it looks lovely as well, adding that sense of value to the gift. And by choosing a specific box for someone, it shows that you actually took the time to think about what they would enjoy, which makes the gift that much more meaningful. Continue reading

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6 Amazing Ways To Get Chilled in Dallas

ice cream galsby Steven Doyle

Ice Cream has been a perennial favorite of Americans since the beginning of our history and beyond. Thomas Jefferson had an elaborate recipe for his ice cream that took hours and twenty ingredients to create.

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Sweets For Your Dallas Valentine

couple-holding-hands-sitting2by Steven Doyle

When we think of Valentine’s Day we tend to think of chocolate, love, and presents, yet most of us don’t know that Valentine’s Day has its roots in an ancient Roman fertility festival called Lupercalia. It was a festival celebrating early spring, fertility, the ancestors, and love. The ancient priests would sacrifice a goat and then make their way around the perimeter of the city of Rome, lightly tapping women on the way with strips of the blood-soaked goat’s skin. No one thought this was strange, as this was an invitation for the spirits of the ancestors to re-incarnate through the cycle of rebirth and ensure fertility. At the end of the day single girls would write their names and place them into an urn. Each bachelor would pick a name out of the urn and would spend the year with her — thus ensuring fertility for the community. Continue reading

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Our 2017 Dallas Gift Guide

christmasby Steven Doyle

Looking for the perfect holiday gift that screams Dallas? Want something tasty, fun-filled and unique? We have you covered with our 2017 Holiday Picks. We went out of our way to select some fun and sui generis ideas that will make shopping so much easier.  Read on my friends.

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One of our favorite joys of the season are spent devouring wonderful pastries, and  the good people at Bisous Bisous in Uptown provide the perfect holiday gift (and hostess gift) in their macaron tower. These splendid towers are as delicious as they are beautiful. The towers range from 4-tier (45 macarons) to 10-tier (220 macarons) with prices starting at $99. You will be the hit of any party with these beautiful displays that are truly edible. Continue reading

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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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Celebrate Dia de los Muertos November 1st at Oddfellows

aqby Steven Doyle

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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