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Greenville Avenue Pizza Company Recognized by Fortune Magazine, Opening Second Location

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Since opening in 2007, Greenville Avenue Pizza Company has worked hard to establish itself in Dallas— persevering through a recession, riding out neighborhood development and even changing its business model to embrace delivery. The little pizza shop’s drive has paid off, as Fortune magazine has just named GAPCo one of this year’s 100 fastest-growing inner city companies, as ranked by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City.

With an impressive five-year growth rate of 324%, GAPCo earned the #34 spot in the ranking. And they’re not done yet, as the company is opening a second location soon and hopes to open several more in the next few years.   Continue reading

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The Ultimate Guide To Prevent and Cure a Hangover

hangover1by Steven Doyle

Well, you went and did it. You did the beer before liquor and now have never been sicker. Or perhaps too many sulfites from that red wine you blasted through last night. Or you simply just drank too much and now are suffering an epic hangover. We get it. No, we really get it and have a cure for that. We have a few hangover relief tricks, plus a list of some really good local foods that will help ease the pain of the season.

First, let’s seriously look at how you might prevent that hangover to begin with. And we do not mean abstinence. That cannot possibly be any fun.     Continue reading

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Ten of the Best Wings in Dallas

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Wings are definitely the perennial fiery bar snack that can be shared by the basket, or devoured solo for a quick meal taken with a very cold beer or a soothing pinot noir. Dallas has their share of very good examples, and much more that are flat on flavor. The latter are of the frozen and pre-sauced variety; an abomination unto mankind. However, done well the wing can be spirited, imaginative, and definitely make you yearn for more.

A perfect wing has a delicate balance of tender white meat that oozes its own juices with a fine balance of sauce and very little decor. A bit of crudite and side of house-made blue cheese dressing is perfect. Some have elevated this combination, others take on an interesting ethnic twist. Lets explore the better examples in the Dallas area.  Continue reading

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Pluckers Celebrates The NFL Draft Today With Free TV’s

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Pluckers Wing Bar will host its annual NFL Draft Party on Thursday, April 30 at all 17 locations. Guests can team up to win food and drink specials by predicting this year’s NFL draft picks during the televised event.

Specials will range from $1 off to half price to even free. Pluckers will also give away a 55” Smart LED HDTV at each location. Guests can register to win upon arrival. The winner will be chosen by drawing held at the end of the NFL Draft Party (winner must be present to win).

There are plenty of locations throughout the DFW area. Check the website for the one closest to you.

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Eat Me: Crab Fat Caramel Wings at Hot Joy in San Antonio

hot joy4by Steven Doyle

One of the greatest late night meals I have experienced in a long time was after a party in the King William District in San Antonio. It was nearing 1am and I had a hunger that only food would cure. Fortunately for me, there was a beacon that cried out in the night, not too unlike a blazing holy grail, and it lead me to the path of Hot Joy.

Hot Joy is all about the funkiness. The decor is cheesy Asian resell, the drinks are blow-me-down crazy good. The food, well the food is a blend of fusion that may have lost its way, but in a good sense of deliciousness. Here you will find a bowl of ramen such as the Double Miso with its shitake sofrito, burnt garlic oil,baby corn and soft egg that is ever so delicious. Get it further un-vegetarian-ized by adding pork belly for an extra 4 bucks. They also make a more traditional Tonkotsu ramen.  Continue reading

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Burger Beat: The Sir

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Last month Uptown’s Ketchup Burger Bar took on a new patina replete with a name and menu revamp. The popular burger haunt located at 3208 N Hall, just off McKinney Avenue, now has a sleek sexy atmosphere along with a fun bar menu made up of burgers and wings, along with the new name The Sir. The restaurant is still owned by Yaser Khalaf (Souk, Baboush), and is now joined in partnership with brothers Niko and J.D. Ybañez and their friend Ben Scott, a recent contestant on television’s “Bachelor in Paradise”.

The consulting chef is Souk’s Norman Grimm who was looking for a great product at a very affordable price point. The burgers range from a simple cheeseburger, loaded with some pretty terrific bread and butter pickles, to a more outrageous PB&J version with peanut butter and jelly along with bacon and jalapenos. Sounds a bit out there, but excellent in its execution. There is also a loaded burger with a fried egg, and seriously eggs are the perfect burger condiment, apple smoked bacon and fried onion rings.    Continue reading

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Local WingBucket Planning Expansion

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There is nothing quite as delicious as that perennial bar snack, the chicken wing. The tiny blasts of tender flavor can be jooked up in all sorts of seasoning and impart whatever imaginative smack the cook wishes to present. However, the sad state of affairs with this particular chicken part is that in recent years the wing has been relegated to frozen pre-cooked and pre-flavored masses of disappointment. There are, however, several terrific places in Dallas to find the chicken wing in its natural glory, made fresh and from scratch and coated with as much imagination as the bird can stand. Enter WingBucket.

Owned by Nhat Ngo who is a second generation restaurant owner, and is personally on his fourth attempt at creating something successful. As the saying should go (at least in Ngo’s case) fourth time a charm. Ngo comes from a family who specialized in pho, and has restaurants across DFW. What his family did for noodles Ngo wishes to do for chicken.    Continue reading

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