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Dallas Tiki Week: Everything Tiki you ever wanted to know or buy

If you love all things Tiki, you will love  the annual event celebrating Tiki Cocktails, Mid-Century Kitsch, and All Things Vintage. Tiki Week is a series of events hosted by the Dallas chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild… (more)

El Silencio Mezcal Debuts Cinco de Mayo Cocktails

While mezcal is typically a sipping spirit, El Silencio Mezcal from Oaxaca, Mexico is driving to change that in featuring mezcal in cocktails. This Cinco de Mayo they have released three classic cocktails adding their mezcal to replace the traditional… (more)

Creative Cuisine: Brunch at Junction with Dona Bauer.

Creative combinations that sound crazy at first, but taste so delicious you can’t wait to try all the other odd-sounding things on the menu. Chef Josh Harmon’s knack?  Putting together inventive ingredient combinations and leaving you feeling wow’ed –… (more)

What do Eclectic Eaters order at The Grape?

I went to the Grape with Eclectic Eaters as part of a Burger Challenge. I had been thinking of trying their legendary burger, but when another member ordered this spectacular column of breakfast goodies, I almost switched. I stuck with… (more)

Not Just Another Pancake House

Until recently, I thought all pancake houses were pretty much the same. But then, a recent visit to the Original House of Pancakes in Irving/Las Colinas showed how badly mistaken I was. The Original House of Pancakes (founded in Portland,… (more)

Park and Palate: chefs from Dallas, Austin, Houston and San Antonio tempt you with Texas’ best tastes.

Instead of spending up to four hours traveling on a  culinary exploration of Texas, you can enjoy gourmet offerings prepared by 3 of the top chefs from each of Teas’s best culinary destinations: Dallas, Austin, Houston and San Antonio.… (more)

Flemings: There’s A New Steak In Town

Before I make it down the plush red carpet, a photographer snaps my photo and a smiling server offers me a sparkly, fluted glass of light golden bubbles. I step through the glass door and find myself in The Land… (more)

The Fairmont Dallas: Elegance and Excitement

 “The Fairmont.” Merely whispering the name, “Fairmont” evokes images of fine dining in rooms of elegance, excitement and opulence. In 1969, The Fairmont Dallas became an instant and coveted site which was second home to high profile performers… (more)

Cinco Tacos Relaunch Proves Popular

I recently took my husband along to attend a relaunch celebration for Cinco Tacos Cocina & Tequila in North Dallas (5000 Belt Line Road).  It was  hosted by Chef Antonio Marquez (pictured) and GM Mario Letay. Judging from… (more)

Why two Abuelos virgins fell in love with the restaurant

In honor the 25th anniversary of Abuelos, the restaurant invited a group of food journalists.  Neither my friend  nor I had ever been there. But in an evening that included tastings of 25 dishes,  we vowed to… (more)

Pairings Dallas: Wonderful Wine and Fantastic Food

Recently, a hot new neighborhood in Dallas was a wonderland of food and drink. It was an evening designed to tantalize taste buds and introduce people to the new restaurants located in the Trinity Groves development. The exicing new culinary… (more)

The Best of Pairings? Food and Wine (or Beer), of Course

The new Trinity Groves development at the foot of the landmark Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in Dallas, Texas, will be the site of a tasting event that is sure to amaze all who attend. Called “Pairings”, the event is being… (more)

Can The Original Pancake House get any better? It just did

From the moment you enter The Original Pancake House Addison, you know you are in for something  special. It starts when a greeter opens the pancake flipper door handles. Every single decorative item in the restaurant says pancakes, pancakes,… (more)

Wellness Winedown event a Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Dallas

 Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Dallas and Central 214 are celebrating new health and wellness offerings with the 2nd Annual Wellness Wimedown    benefiting Attitudes & Attire, set for Thurs, May 16, from 5-7pm.  Poolside… (more)

Starting my New Year with a Life-Long Resolution

 This is a picture of what I had for brunch on New Year’s Day. I joined about a dozen other people (none of who I had met before) at Wild Chutney’s on Beltline in Plano, Texas. This Indian restaurant… (more)

Veritas:This is Dallas’s Destination Wine Bar

Destinations always seem to be somewhere else. Somewhere special so you plan your excursions around them.  I don’t know about you, but when I have a world traveler with me, it always seems that no matter where you go,… (more)