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Jen Kirkman at Kessler Oct 21st

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Jen Kirkman is back on tour this year – with all new material.  Stories and jokes you haven’t seen on her Netflix specials.  Don’t worry.  It’s not all about Drumpf – why talk about him when Jen can talk about herself and her year of seeing fraudulent spiritual healers, holidays without family, being accused of not being “woke” by young people, and tales of when she was a young obnoxious third party voter, and pretentious hater of pop culture.

Jen Kirkman is a national and internationally touring stand-up comedian. Her 2015 Netflix Original Comedy Special “I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine)” was named one of the Top 10 comedy specials of 2015 by Time Out New York, New York Magazine, and The Atlantic.  Her most recent Netflix Original Comedy Special, “Just Keep Livin’?” is streaming worldwide as of January 3rd, 2017. Continue reading

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Chef Ken Patrick Hosting Special Dinner September 20 at Local Oak

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As a young boy Ken Patrick growing up in Beaumont, Texas knew he wanted to someday become a chef. The love of food was instilled in him by his parents and other family members who enjoyed cooking good food. It didn’t take Ken long to get caught up in his passion and to share his art with the rest of the world. Ken has become a positive influence to his community and hometown. Continue reading

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Celebrate Bastille With Us Today – Contest!

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The French get a lot of razzing from Americans, but fact is if it weren’t for the French we might all still be speaking with a nasty English accent and have very bad teeth. The French were vital  for the Americans to win the Revolutionary War. But to be fair we did give them Jerry Lewis.

This weekend we will celebrate Bastille Day, the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille fortress-prison which was seen as a symbol of the uprising of the modern nation.

There will be several Bastille celebrations in Dallas  and we want to share ways you might want to party and enjoy the day.     Continue reading

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Battle of the Pies May 20th

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Good Local Markets brings their “Battle of the Pies” to the Tyler Street Farmers Market in Oak Cliff on Saturday, May 20th from 10:30am – 12:30pm (909 West 9th Street at N. Polk).  For 8 years White Rock Market has hosted the blockbuster pie extravaganzas and now the fun continues at Good Local Markets newest locale, Tyler Street Market.

The Tyler Street Pie Contest is for amateur bakers of all ages bakers with a special award for best youth bakers under 16.  All pies are available for tasting by the public, who vote “Best of” in the categories of Fruit, Nut, Chocolate, Cream/Custard and Best Overall.  Entry fee is $5 per pie and tasting tickets will be available day of for $5.  Continue reading

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Oak Cliff’s Bouchon 1314 Closed

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The Oak Cliff wine bar Bouchon closed its doors last week after a missive from owner Jean-Michel Sakouhi announced his retirement and ankles from the industry.

Sakouhi has been a mainstay in the industry for nearly 25 years dating back to his service days at the Mansion on Turtle Creek, and restaurants such as  Tramontana, Paris Bistrot, The Vault and S07 Bistro in Fort Worth. Bouchon opened in Oak Cliff almost exactly two years ago.   Continue reading

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Veracruz Cafe Rescues You From The Dull Enchilada Lunch

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Tex Mex be gone.  Dallas has a love affair with oil-puddled enchiladas but there are more than a few truly wonderful restaurants serving hot interior Mexican cuisine. We need to embrace these beautiful restaurants when we find them, and one such restaurant is located in the Bishop Arts District called Veracruz Cafe.     Continue reading

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Dallas Chefs Step Up To Aid Detainees And Attorneys At DFW Airport This Weekend

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What started as a call of concern between Alice Laussade and Andrea Grimes, both of whom worked for the Dallas Observer, took a spin for the gallant as the message of concern of this weekend’s detainees and the nearly 30 attorneys at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. These people needed to be fed.

An eventual call to Amy Cowan, owner of Oddfellows in Oak Cliff and to her chef Anastacia Quinones started the wheels in motion for an operation that lasted a good part of a Sunday afternoon during an extremely busy brunch service at their restaurant.  Continue reading

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