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Cakebread Wine Dinner at Trulucks Oct 26th

cakebread-wine_clubs_banner_img.jpgby Steven Doyle

Since its founding in 1973 by Jack and Dolores, Cakebread Cellars has been famous for its warm, gracious hospitality and unmatched wines. With an enduring commitment to quality, the belief that life’s occasions are elevated by good people, good food, and good wine flows through everything we do.

With 40 harvests under their belts, and the second generation of winemaking Cakebreads now running the winery, the little family winery has become one of the most successful and respected wineries in America, renowned for its world-class vineyards, wines, and hospitality. Continue reading

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The Yard Opens in McKinney

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33 Restaurant Group announced the opening of The Yard, The  “farmhouse chic” eatery in the heart of  McKinney.  The Yard serves-up classic backyard grub for friends and family in one of McKinney’s most historic homes – with no yard work required.

Backyard fare including Yard Bird Wings, Beer Cheese Dip, Church Street Club as well as the signature Yard Burger and Front Porch Nachos compliment classic BBQ beer selections and cocktail offerings including Well Water (prepared with Casamigos Blanco), as well as frozen and tapped signature spirits including the Yard Smash (Knob Creek, TX honey, blackberry and mint), Perl Frosé and Backyard Punch. Continue reading

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Fistful of Bourbon to Launch on September 1st

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Combining the arts and science behind whiskey blending, Scotland’s own Kelsey McKechnie has perfected the craft of bourbon. McKechnie, a blender at William Grant & Sons, has created Fistful of Bourbon, a 100 percent straight American whiskey consisting of five bourbons. These two-year aged bourbons when combined together pack a potent, powerful punch.

At a preview party, selected writers and influencers were invited to try a selection of Fistful of Bourbon-based cocktails at Trick Pony in Deep Ellum. Continue reading

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Patrick Hildebrandt Named Texican Court Chef

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Valencia Group’s Texican Court, is thrilled to announce that Patrick Hildebrandt has been appointed as executive chef of the retro-inspired court hotel located in Irving, Texas, slated to open fall 2018. Chef Hildebrandt will take his post later this month and create a menu that will feature original, inspired dishes with native Texan flavors that highlight a smoky element such as grilled pork chops, smoked polenta, charred shrimp and blistered tomatoes.  Continue reading

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Be A Little Piggy At North Main Barbecue

nmb1by Steven Doyle

In the land of buffets we tend to stay clear, but there is one super hot spot you will wish to sample everything – and in abundance.  BBQ can be difficult to monitor unless you have a steady stream of guests filing through, often waiting for the next slice of brisket to fall of onto the line, or a rack of ribs to be hacked into submission. North Main Barbecue stays very busy and for good reason, they have decent BBQ. Continue reading

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2018 Taste Addison May 18-20 Win Tickets!

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A celebration of food, music, and fun, Taste Addison (May 18 – 20) dishes out the best food and flavor with a healthy side of jam. This year, guests will enjoy an array of activities, many of which are included with their admission ticket, such as the Wine Garden, Craft Beer Hall, cooking demos from Addison chefs and the Family Fun Lawn, featuring games, inflatables and face painting, in addition to all the live entertainment you can pack into three days. Continue reading

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Happy Cinco de Mayo! We Have 8 Ways To Celebrate In Style

by Steven Doyle

Let’s celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a splash of tequila.

On this special day thoughts may wander to the very first margarita machine that was invented in Dallas by restaurant owner Mariano Martinez in 1971. The Smithsonian was so thirsty they nabbed  the machine and is on view at the DC museum.

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