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My favorite food festival in the whole world: Big Tex Choice Awards

I travel to learn about new cultures, see world famous sites —and most of all to experience new cuisines, I have been to a progressive dinner in Hong Kong that started on the heliport on top of the Peninsula Hotel,… (more)
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You can never be too thin or too rich or have too much Chocolate

The 2017 Dallas Chocolate Festival extravaganza, held in the heart of the Dallas Art District at the  Fashion Industry Gallery F.I.G. celebrates everything chocolate.  Guests are invited to meet artisans, watch live demonstrations of the chocolate making process,… (more)
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Stay in Round Rock to Avoid Austin Traffic

Because I travel frequently from Dallas down to Austin, a roundtrip on I-35 South of just under 400 miles, a favorite new ploy is to stay north of the city. That’s the easy way to avoid the horrendous mid-town traffic.… (more)
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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)
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No ghosts at Terlingua Chili Cook-off

For years I had heard tales about the wild, “return to the old West” adventures enjoyed by friends (mostly men) attending the annual Terlingua chili cook-off.  Held in the legendary Terlingua Ghost Town in remote southwest Texas, the annual… (more)
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Bullets over Broadway delivers a big bang

Set in the glamorous world of the Roaring Twenties, Bullets Over Broadway was 2014’s fizziest new musical, and now it’s heading out on tour. Telling the story of a Broadway play’s production that becomes entangled with the mob, this show… (more)
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Galveston Still a Family Favorite

There may be lovelier beaches and more luxurious resorts than those found in Galveston, but for my North Texas family, Galveston Island was always our favorite destination for fun in the sun. For one thing, it’s the fastest way to… (more)
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Dining at Dagwoods

A new restaurant/bar concept that recently opened in Fort Worth should prove extremely popular with anyone who loves giant, delicious sandwiches and craft beer. If that sounds like someone you know, better write down the address for the new Dagwoods… (more)
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Driving the Texas Gulf Coast

My husband and I enjoyed an unforgettable travel experience in April. We spent four relaxing days in our Galveston condo on the beach before driving down the Gulf Coast to Aransas County. We were invited by the Rockport/Fulton Chamber of… (more)
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Prestat Chocolates: fit for a Queen and your Sweetheart

In 1896 Chambery France; Prestat’s founders, the Dufour family, created the world’s first recipe for the Chocolate Truffle. From past to present Prestat continues to honor their original chocolate bonbon creation. In 1998, Bill Keeling and his… (more)
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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)
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Gladewater: Antique Capital of East Texas

It’s a sunny Saturday afternoon and the city’s antique district is buzzing with browsers, shoppers and the curious. This is Gladewater, the “Antique Capital of East Texas.” Stores along Pacific, Main and other downtown streets feature vintage jewelry, Depression glass,… (more)
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Hunt and Gather with your Mate in Texas

If you seek the thrill of a hunt and rugged play in the wilds with professional guides, teamed with gourmet cooking instruction and luxurious digs, you’ll jump at this creative retreat. Classically-trained chef Georgia Pellegrini, 21st Century hunter and… (more)
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NY Theater: In “Ann,” Holland Taylor smartly channels Texas Governor Ann Richards

It was a tragedy of national dimensions when George W. Bush defeated Texas Governor Ann Richards for re-election. We know the Bush presidential disaster that stepping stone led to. But this production focuses on what Texas lost when Richards left… (more)
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Operation BBQ Relief’s Mobile Disaster Response Team goes to West, Texas

Operation BBQ Relief has mobilized a disaster response team to serve hot, nutritious meals to displaced families, emergency workers and volunteers in response to the explosion and resulting devastation in West, Texas. In addition to serving meals at that… (more)