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11th Annual Austin Ice Cream Festival Aug 12th

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The 11th annual Austin Ice Cream Festival has been announced for Saturday, Aug. 12 at the beautiful Fiesta Gardens along Lady Bird Lake.

The family-friendly festival will entail a day of fun in the sun with ice cream and frozen treats from local favorites and national brands. The event will start at 11 a.m. and end at 10 p.m. and feature various activities throughout the day for all ages, such as frozen treat sampling, savory local food trucks, adult beverages, numerous contests and activities including an ice cream eating and frozen treat making competitions, lawn games, a dunk tank, rock wall, DIY water gun station, an after dark movie in the park, and so much more.  Continue reading

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Taste Addison 2017 Line-Up And Win a Pair of Tickets!

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A celebration of food, music, and fun, Taste Addison (May 19 – 21) 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.

Check out the schedule below  then make a comment here for a chance to win a pair of tickets. Winner chosen at random Wednesday.

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Eclair Bistro in McKinney Introduces Unique Tasting Menu

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Chef Aaron Thomas and Eclair Bistro have launched their “Projection Mapping and 7-course tasting menu dinner”. One of a handful of such presentations worldwide and the first in DFW. The Chef’s Choice” tasting menu includes upscale contemporary presentations of our from-scratch/handmade fare along with an exciting visual table top graphics program. Available for up to six guests, the newest addition to Eclair Bistro’s dining experience is guaranteed to delight.

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Bumbershoot Serving Up BBQ In Argyle

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Sitting behind  Fuzzy’s Taco Shop and Earl’s 377 Pizza at the intersection of HWY 377 and FM 407 sits a vintage travel trailer serving up some decent hickory & pecan smoked meats.  Bumpershoot BBQ is brought to you by the owners of LSA Burger in Denton and the aforementioned Earl’s 377 Pizza.  

Just on first impressions this place should be a hit for this area.  It’s a nice environment and family friendly.  They have about a dozen or so octagon shaped picnic tables, most with umbrellas.  Classic country music was wafting down from up in the trees and the temperature outside was mid 70s and perfect for some outdoor BBQ.   Continue reading

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IdleRye Opening in Deep Ellum

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IdleRye, a modern American restaurant with a focus on global influences, will open in spring at 2826 Elm Street in Deep Ellum. The concept comes from restaurant group Smoke & Mortar, which is led by Bruce Wills, Daniel Wills and Ray Skradzinski, owners of The Table in Flower Mound, and Tim Porter, CFO.

IdleRye’s cuisine will pull from each of the owners’ backgrounds –– Skradzinski’s Polish roots and the Wills brothers’ Louisiana upbringing –– to create rich, colorful dishes with a global flair. A variety of fresh, seasonal dishes will be offered, with a focus on small bites and housemade pastas and sausages. The menu will include appetizers, salads, sandwiches, entrees, sides and desserts. Brunch and late night menus will also be available. IdleRye’s drink menu will feature craft cocktails inspired by the prohibition era, wine by the glass or bottle and beer on tap.   Continue reading

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Meet Garrett Marrero from Maui Brewing Company

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We recently caught up with brewer and general happiest guy we ever met and asked him a few questions.  Please meet Garrett Marrero from Maui Brewing Company.  We recently caught up with the brewer which offers beer made in Hawaii and shipped to the mainland.  There are a few confusing brands out there that claim to be shipped from Hawaii and Garrett will attempt to clear that up for us.  Continue reading

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Eat Me: Cơm Gà Xối Mỡ at Pho Pasteur

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There are so many wonderful dishes to be found at the Richardson pho staple restaurant, Pho Pasteur. You will certainly enjoy the bun mang vit, duck soup to you and me, or the grilled pork chop adorned with a fried egg. But today we wish to order the Cơm Gà Xối Mỡ, or simply a Cornish hen and rice.

The tiny hen is plump with juicy meat, and a deliciously crisped outer layer that quickly relents with each bite. This dish pairs perfectly with the fresh spring rolls.   Continue reading

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