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7 Reasons for a Staycation at Marriott Las Colinas

Taking a just because it’s Wednesday excursion to Europe isn’t exactly feasible for everyone’s budget. But, sometimes you just need to get away from the day to day of it all. Maybe you can’t afford that trip to the northern hemisphere this weekend, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go somewhere central. Recently, the Marriott Las Colinas took things to a new level of luxury, completing a multi-million-dollar renovation of the hotel. Mixing chic, with Texas rustic, there’s something new to see in every nook of this space. Here are 7 reasons to ditch your daily digs for a little staycation and relaxation at the new and improved Marriott Las…
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Going Totally Texan and Tacos at By the Horns Brewing

  The greatest tacos ever to grace a greasy shell in DFW are almost always found inside an unsuspecting gas station. This is Texan knowledge 101. It goes in the same handbook that requires Texans to love anything dealing with longhorns, brews, queso, margaritas and recently, Topo Chico. By the Horns Brewing has not only read this handbook, they’ve turned it into doctrine. Located in Mansfield, By the Horns Brewing is the latest brainchild of Chef Jason Boso. He’s the man behind the comfort food classic concepts, Twisted Root Burger, (there’s also one next door) and the forever bustling Truck Yard. Some who’ve spent a little time chasing cheesesteaks and…
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5 Foodie Boozy Indulgences for Valentine’s Day

Not everyone gets a kick out of celebrating a holiday made extra famous by sappy cards, teddy bears and chocolates. But, make those chocolates liquor filled and replace that teddy bear with a homemade wagyu steak dinner paired with something potent to sip, well, Valentine’s Day becomes a day truly worth rejoicing in. This year consider skipping the crowds, valet parking, and price fixed menus for an evening in with a few of these local scrumptious options.   Texas Craft Wagyu If you’re going to pay for a steak, then let it be one that’s aged at least 30 days, marvelously marbled and just as buttery as butter. Texas Craft…
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A Q & A with Chef Eboni Dionne

The Denton Black Film Festival kicked off on January 23rd. With plenty of events scheduled from 60 plus film shorts and documentaries, educational film panels, to art, poetry, music and comedy. During this year’s festival you will have the opportunity to get  a taste of something vegan and delicious from Chef Eboni Dionne as she serves her famous vegan dip. She’ll be joined by Chef Felicia Guimont of Southern Best Catering and Chef Keith Mitchell of Geaux Kitchen on Saturday to provide festival goers with a little bite of DBFF. 1. What made you decide to work with DBFF this year? Food is art and the media I use to…
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CFF Main Event Recap 2018

Patiently waiting in line to meet up with my devouring destiny, I struck up a conversation with a couple. “We look forward to this event every year,” she happily exclaimed. Though they’d been tempted to attend other grubby galas around town, The Main Event for Chefs for Farmers ALWAYS got their coins. Once again, it was money well spent. Held at the historic Dallas Heritage Village for the first time, this year appetites were allured by a variety of delicious bites but wagyu beef took center stage. Some took a traditional approach to the tender meat, but others went a cut above, like the Wagyu Beef Gyro Airbread or the…
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The Victory of Tiny Victories

  Tiny Victories – 5 Stars The same place you can sip a Sazerac is the same place you can swig My Neck, My Daq. Mix 2 parts hip hop hipster, 1 part swank then round it out with the neighborhood bar, shake it up and you’ll pour out Tiny Victories. Just a few skips from the Bishop Arts District, Tiny Victories is part of the changing face of Oak Cliff. It cannot be denied that gentrification has taken up residency in the Cliff, yet with a slight eye roll and clenched teeth, dare I say a few jewels have erected throughout the process. Tiny Victories is one of them.…
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A Q & A with Kelsey Ramage for the Ultimate Cocktail Experience

The Ultimate Cocktail Experience returns once again, not only to wet our whistles, but primarily a good cause. Triggers  a non-profit organization that provides aid to hospitalized children and their families. Last year, the UCE collected more than $200,000, and this year, they’re hoping to top that number and provide even more assistance to those in need. Per the usual, expect an evening of unique bar concepts. This year UCE is pairing male and female captains together to make 10 exquisite cocktails. Hailing from Canada and returning for another round, Kelsey Ramage is here to shake up a few tequila type things . First, thank you so much for agreeing…
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The Biscuit Bar Bedazzles with Buttery Biscuits

The Biscuit Bar – 5 Stars Few things in this edible existence are worse than biting into a dry biscuit. You will require no less than a gallon of water to wash down the unpleasantness. But, when a biscuit is buttery and soft with just the right amount of crispness, then you have found a beautiful, beautiful biscuit and chances are, you’re eating it at The Biscuit Bar. A place that serves biscuits, tots, and alcohol on tap sounds too deliciously carby and boozy to be true. But, alas it is. Located inside The Boardwalk at Granite Park in Plano, owners Jake and Janie Burkett are serving up comfort one…
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Brunch and Other Good Things at Thirsty Lion

  A damn good fried potato aka French fry will always be a spot of weakness for me. Pair that with a well-seasoned spicy crispy chicken sandwich, and I’m ready to commit.  While I am not particularly crazy about a lot of chain eateries, when a place does things right, you’ve got to give props. And, without a doubt Thirsty Lion deserves quite a few props. Late last year Thirsty Lion joined multiple other eateries opening their doors at the Toyota Music Factory in Irving. With their founding roots in Portland, and knowing the delightful things I know about the grub in Portland, expectations were HIGH to say the least.…
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7 Reason’s Eating at Edith’s French Cafe is Essential

  Sauce, mimosas and I’ll go ahead and take ALL of the croissants. Edith’s French Café just gets me. Here are 7 reasons why I can’t no longer live without nearly everything on their menu. P.S., this list could have been much longer.   It’s Beautiful Sunlight simply pours inside this space, which is ironic considering it was once the pretty dark and mediocre seafood restaurant, Rockfish. It’s bright and happy here, which immediately makes you smile and want to gobble down everything. Breakfast is Served all DAY LONG Forking down Ricotta Pancakes with blueberry sausage, berry compote and honey butter at 7 PM on a Wednesday is a thing…
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