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16th Annual Cedars Open Studios Tour Nov 17th

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On Saturday, November 17, you are invited to the 16th Annual Cedars Open Studios tour. Explore the homes, studios, and workspaces of Cedars artists from 10am-6pm, then join us at Four Corners Brewing Co. for an exciting closing celebration, beginning at 6pm. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Experience live demos, view works in progress, and learn about the creative process from renowned artists such as Albert Scherbarth, Rick Maxwell, and Joshua King, plus the many new and up-and-coming artists who call this eclectic neighborhood home. Continue reading

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Scardello Offering Cheese and Charcuterie Plates To Go

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With their rising popularity at The Market, Scardello Artisan Cheese is excited to bring to-go versions of their signature cheese and charcuterie plates to the Oak Lawn location. Each Cheese Plate To Go and Charcuterie Plate To Go features an assortment of hand-made delicacies with accompaniments like olives, nuts and dried fruit, and crackers. They are the perfect meal for one or a great snack to share for two.

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Mavs Open Practice September 28th

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The Dallas Mavericks are hosting an open practice, free and open to the public, at American Airlines Center with the entire 2016-2017 team on Wednesday, September 28th.  The event will also feature Mavs Entertainment by the Dallas Mavericks Dancers, ManiAACs, Drumline, Street Team, Champ and Mavs Man.   Continue reading

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Stephan Pyles’ Stampede 66 Tastes Like Texas

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by Steven Doyle

There are few restaurants in the Dallas area that speak to its Texas roots as Stephan Pyle’s restaurant Stampede 66 located in its sprawling digs as big as Texas itself in the tony base of the Park 17 on the southern most cusp of Uptown. Here you will witness a sultry West Texas big sky as you dine on refined vittles under the moonlit caricature Pyles has created. Nothing is business as usual in the Pyles world; instead things are larger than life as honorably displayed on large platters of fried chicken oozing honey, or v-shelved tacos filled with rich and meaty brisket or delicately fried Gulf oysters.

Stampede is where locals and tourists alike get to play JR Ewing to a fanciful version of chicken fried steak. Executive Chef Jon Thompson calls this menu “Modern Texan”, but we call it dinner. Things are kicked up a few levels at Stampede as evidenced by the shrimp and grits dotted with a largish sphere of condensed shrimp broth that is to be macerated in the bowl to create this explosive flavor bomb. An unusual touch that begs for another bite.    Continue reading

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Chinese New Year Feast At Caravelle

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Celebrate the Chinese New Year in grand fashion this Sunday, February 9, 2014 from 5 to 8pm at Caravelle Restaurant, 400 N. Greenville Avenue in Richardson. This fourth annual event is hosted by Nelson Hsu who will explain the customs behind the New Year, and special prizes will be given out. Enjoy a 8-course feast with a cost of $40 per person, drinks and wine included. Dallas HuaYun Traditional Chinese Music Orchestra (GLCS), the premier Chinese music orchestra in Dallas will be performing as well. This event will sell out so grab your seats now.  Look at this wonderful menu:   Continue reading

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Celebrate Chinese New Year At The Crow In Dallas

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Say goodbye to the Year of the Snake and celebrate the Year of the Horse at the Crow Collection’s signature Chinese New Year festival. With a crowd expected to surpass last year’s record-breaking 10,000 guests, this horse-themed extravaganza expands the festival’s footprint across Flora with an elevated stage area featuring must-see performances every half hour, expanded food and beverage offerings including food trucks down Harwood Street, and over a dozen specialty booths featuring art activities, delightful surprises such as a fortune-telling Truth Booth, and live miniature horses.

Plus, for the first time, an exclusive indoor VIP hospitality lounge will be accessible for Friends of the Crow Collection. If you are already a member, you may RSVP  at rsvp@crowcollection.org to secure easy access for the dragon dance, fireworks, and more. The event is Saturday, Feb 1 10am to 6pm at Crow Collection of Asian Art  2010 Flora St., Dallas Check the full schedule of exciting events below.     Continue reading

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It Takes A Village To Make This Burger

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Village Burger Bar opened its fourth location on Inwood in north Dallas just recently, and I stopped in yesterday for a look – and a taste. I had been to the location in West Village numerous times and always appreciated the skinny fries and what Jules Winnfiled would call a “tasty burger”. But there is so much more to Village than burgers, and it emanates from the talented hands of its chef-owner Susan Matta. While husband Mike Matta is tops when it comes to brand development, it is Susan that makes her way around the kitchens creating new ideas and flavors.

The Matta duo opened their first location in West Village back in 2005. Susan Matta explains, “Our business model is simple.  I am the chef/co-owner and responsible for the menu development along with all recipes.  I acquired my passion for food and cooking from my mother and grandmother.  Mike is the co-owner/business and brand developer.  In his spare time he is also a commercial pilot.”  Together they make a great team that allows each of them to express their individual creativity and work to bring their customers the best product possible.     Continue reading

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