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Loving Lekka on Henderson

lekka2by Steven Doyle

If you are familiar with Lekka in Far North Dallas on Preston Road you might be excited to hear that there is a new outpost on Henderson in the space that was once Gin Mill which closed suddenly one night in 2015. Since then the building sat quietly in wait of the new owners who have livened up the space with a fresh menu, slap-happy cocktails and all those pastries that make the original location so inviting.

For those unfamiliar with the 1921 N Henderson digs it is surrounded by Beauty Bar, Barcadia and Louies. The north side of Henderson that is spirited and romping.  Continue reading

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High Five Celebrates 2 Years on June 8th

high fiveby Steven Doyle

A fun hot spot that is a wee bit hidden on McMillan and Henderson is High Five. We gave them some love when they first opened and have continued to enjoy this tight atmosphere that is neither pretentious or self-indulgent.

June 8th High Fives celebrates two years on the grid and will feature live music and a DJ, a tot eating contest ($250 for the victor), a dunk tank and much more fun and high jinks. There will also be complimentary high fives given for those in need of positive affirmation.

To enter the contest please email Marc@highfivesdallas.com, this should be fun.

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Hidden Thai Delights Found at Buddhist Center of Dallas

thai6by Steven Doyle

When asked where the most authentic Thai food in Dallas can be found I am taken back. There are so many fantastic Thai restaurants in Dallas and Fort Worth, and many have super authentic dishes available if you are in the know, or simply ask. However, for a taste of Thailand, and an experience that is truly unforgettable, reach out to the local Buddhist Temple located at 8484 Stults which is off Forest Lane near Central Expressway.    Continue reading

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The Joy of Ballpark Food: From Hot Dogs to Haute Cuisine

texasby Steven Doyle

Baseball is a game that is identified with food. We even sing about it at every ballpark during the seventh inning stretch: “….buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack…” The famous song was written by Jack Norworth in 1908.

From the early part of the twentieth century until the 1980s, classic baseball fare consisted mostly of hot dogs, ice cream, peanuts, and Cracker Jack. Then ballparks slowly began to sell new items. A proliferation of new food offerings during the 1990s was fueled by the opening of twelve new major league ballparks.   Continue reading

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Austin’s Hot Luck Festival May 18-21

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Hot Luck Festival announced today the chef lineup and ticketing for the live food and music event happening May 18-21 in Austin’s most beloved venues. The three-day festival is the brainchild of James Beard Award-winner Aaron Franklin, Guerilla Suit principal and Mohawk owner James Moody, and Mike Thelin, cofounder of Feast Portland. Together they have curated a Texas-sized get-together featuring world-class culinary talent and a true Austin live music experience. Tickets for the first-year festival will go on sale on Tuesday, March 7 at 10 a.m. CST.   Continue reading

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Our Favorite Holiday Film Food Scenes

elfby Steven Doyle

Christmastime is when all make merry, and certainly feast. There is hardly a Christmas film that doesn’t have at least one great dining scene. We have chosen a few of our favorites. Hope you enjoy. We included a few video clips for your enjoyment.

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Lunch at Theodore

img_8782by Rhonda Dutton

I have seen six of Wes Anderson’s eight films, so I would say that I’m a fan (and now need to go back and see the remaining two). Therefore, I was so very open to The Theodore’s magic little world in NorthPark Center. Gifted to us by the same cast of characters who brought us Smoke, Bolsa and Bolsa Mercado, Chicken Scratch, The Foundry, and Bar Belmont, The Theodore transports you from modern luxury shopping to a charming world in Wes Anderson’s mind that is also inhabited by Teddy Roosevelt.

This theme is consistently delivered everywhere, even on the menu which feels like it could have been torn from TR’s personal diary.   Continue reading

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