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What Is Your Fast Food Guilty Pleasure?

nuggets1by Steven Doyle

I got into a discussion today on fast food. This after the airing of the Canadian McDonald’s commercial which defended their chicken nuggets and made an attempt to debunk the pink slime rumors. The most interesting part of the conversation was what fast food would you (or I) actually eat. Although I dine pretty well and have few opportunities or desire for fast food, I contend most people have their favorites when presented a choice. I made a list of my favorites.     Continue reading


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Start Opens Second Location On Lemmon In Dallas Jan 7th


Start, a cutting edge fast-casual concept created by Erin McKool, focused on pure, organic and all-natural menu items, will open its second location tomorrow, Wednesday, January 7th at 4023 Lemmon Avenue in Dallas, Texas.

Start serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner, crafted from pure ingredients, but offered in a quick service format. Organic and all natural ingredients are critical components to Start. Eggs, milk, sugar and many other items are always organic. Start only uses meats and eggs from humanely raised animals and will never use products that are raised on hormones and antibiotics, or treated with nitrites. They offer 100% grass-fed hamburgers, from local favorite, Burgundy Pastures.   Continue reading

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HPISD Closes Cafeteria Until October And We Have Suggestions

childby Steven Doyle

Earlier today my friend who runs the whimsical Oh So Cynthia webby called out in terror when she received word that the Highland Park Middle School cafeteria would be shut down until October. This means thousands of Parkie moms will have to pay their housekeepers overtime to create a satisfying meal for their children to take to school.

Or you might look at a few suggestions from our staff.   Continue reading


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Start Begins Brunch Service On Weekends

Start Exteriorby Steven Doyle  photos by Joy Zhang

Last month we extolled the virtues of our very favorite fast food restaurant, Start. Using healthy, real and local ingredients, Start is a perfect choice for anyone on the go. The fast walk up and drive through experience makes this an incredible selection for all meals throughout the day. Today we were sent the official word that brunch service is in full swing.     Continue reading

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Start Your Year Eating Healthier At Start

DSC05329by Steven Doyle

The fast casual restaurant Start opened its doors back in August to a very eager and hungry crowd and has been busily creating a special menu of “good for you” foods that do not taste like diet fare. Start was conceived by Erin McKool who also created the menu and used her own recipes from home. This meant buying all the very best ingredients such as grass-fed beef, local honey and produce.

“Before my son was born I knew I was going to start a restaurant. After he was born I realized there was this niche you couldn’t find. There were no fast food places to dine that were healthy. I had a few go to places like Zoey’s, but you still had to deal with parking. You couldn’t go do a drive-through if you had someone asleep in the back. I started something I wanted, and I figured I was a pretty good representation of what people want,” said McKool.   Continue reading


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