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Taste Addison Announces Musical Line Up

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Since its inception in 1993, Taste Addison has earned a reputation for curating the most exciting collection of musical entertainment and pairing it with a menu of culinary treats that showcases the city’s celebrated restaurant history. When the festival returns May 29-31, 2020, it will again present an array of musical legends sure to please everyone.

On Friday night, Taste Addison celebrates its opening night with a party on the Main Stage. The laid-back sounds of Fin City kick off the festival with Jimmy Buffett favorites like “Margaritaville” and “Cheeseburger in Paradise.” Then, Emerald City Band revels in danceable Top 40 covers from the ’80s, ’90s, ’00s and today. Finally, rapper-singer Flo Rida closes out the evening with fun party hits like “Low,” “Right Round” and “Good Feeling.” Continue reading

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Garrison Brothers Distillery Announces Semi-Finalists in Statewide Bartender Competition

Garrison Brothers Distillery, the first legal whiskey distillery in Texas, announced today the semi-finalists in its Bourbon Brawl 2020 contest, a state-wide bartender competition with a grand prize of $10,000.

The results are in and the five semi-finalists for each city have been determined. They are: Continue reading

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Commissioner Miller Kicks Off Breakfast Week

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Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced the start of School Breakfast Week, which runs March 2 through 6, 2020, and reminds Texas students that a great day starts with a healthy breakfast. The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) administers the School Breakfast Program in Texas, collaborating with more than 8,000 schools to serve about 1.8 million morning meals every school day. During School Breakfast Week, eating a super breakfast has special significance as staff, students and faculty join in the celebration. This year, schools across the Lone Star State are using TDA resources with the theme Save the Day with a Healthy Breakfast. Continue reading

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Garrison Brothers Bourbon Brawl

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Garrison Brothers Distillery, the first legal whiskey distillery in Texas, announced today its plans to celebrate Texas Independence Day in three big ways: The Bourbon Takeover of Texas – a two-week mixology event leading up to March 2 (Texas Independence Day); The Garrison Brothers Bourbon Brawl – a statewide bartender contest; and a 2020 vintage release of Small Batch Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Continue reading

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The Ultimate DFW (and Beyond) Chicken Fried Steak List 2019

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Today is a day of celebration and joy as we mark the official Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day. The day’s founder, Jeffrey Yarbrough, said on this auspicious occasion, “I am honored to have worked closely with restaurateurs Tom Perini and Ralph Sheffield to elevate this savory southern dish that reflects our state history. Besides my wife and kids as the loves of my life, creating the official Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day has been a dream come true and makes me so proud to be a Texan.”   Continue reading

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A Week of Celebration Honoring Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day

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We are in celebration mode this week as we seek out the very best Chicken Fried Steaks in the DFW area and around the state of Texas. It is research that is heartfelt, and I am sure our system is feeling all the fried beef we have consumed for the large list we will present last in the week as we pay homage to Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day.

Chicken-fried steak is a dish in which a cut of beef, usually thin and selected from the round, is breaded and fried. (Occasionally, some restaurants have also cooked a cut of pork.) The method of preparation is similar to that of fried chicken, which explains the name. The Texas staple is most often served with mashed potatoes and covered with cream gravy. Continue reading

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Ebb & Flow Opens in Deep Ellum

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This week, Deep Ellum welcomes its newest addition, Ebb & Flow. The gorgeously-designed restaurant is open now for dinner, with lunch service starting September 30 and brunch beginning October 5. It comes from Crafted Bar Concepts (Shell Shack, Sushi Marquee, Back9), and is the first venture from brothers Dallas Hale and Eric Bradford, along with his wife, Laura, and Whitney Barlow, co-owner of Bomb Factory, Canton Hall and Trees. While Hale was busy building a successful bar and restaurant portfolio, Bradford worked in the music scene for a decade, managing top-tier venues like the Bomb Factory and Trees. With Ebb & Flow, they have come together to provide the city with a new concept that blends their passions for good food, drinks and music into one fun-loving space. Continue reading

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