Black-eyed peas have long been a traditional New Years dish with the thought that they bring the eater good luck. The tradition dates back to the Civil War, when Union troops, especially in areas targeted by General William Tecumseh Sherman, typically stripped the countryside of all stored food, crops, and livestock, and destroyed whatever they could not carry away. At that time, Northerners considered “field peas” and field corn suitable only for animal fodder and did not steal or destroy these humble foods.
It’s a southern thing.
There are a few great places to enjoy your personal pot of good luck in the Dallas area. Certainly look to the obvious spots such as Celebrationwhere they have been serving up southern hospitality since 1971. In addition to your black-eyed peas, you can also find a great chicken fried steak, catfish and other hearty dishes to start your year off right. Continue reading →
Luck be a lady tonight and throughout 2022 should she following along with our all-star guide to superstitiously delicious and fortunate foods from around the globe but can also be found right here in the DFW area to stack the odds in her favor.
When the investors of Standard Pour decided to turn over the keys to their bar, the name that topped the list to sell to was Dallas’ perennial barman, Eddie “Lucky” Campbell. His own bar is situated just feet down the road, the very successful, but tiny, Parliament. The actual transaction took place January 1st of this new year and Campbell has big ideas to take the extremely popular uptown restaurant/ bar to the next level.
The thrust of these ideas begin with happy hour, something Campbell is quite good at. Look for a new happy hour cocktail menu that will no doubt tantalize and includes 13 new drinks, plus beer, wine and champagnes. The happy hour food menu will also be half price, making Standard Pour an excellent destination for those who live and work near uptown to grab a few cocktails and dinner on the cheap. Continue reading →