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A Glimpse Back at Chefs for Farmers Street Night Market 2019

Another year down, and many more to go. This year there was fun had by all during the Chefs for Farmers Street Night Market. Presented by Audi and held for the second year in a row at Victory Park Lane, here’s a look into the festivities of the evening.    
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Till On: How Rae-Lili Met Chef Jacob Williamson

  In 2013, Sofia and her husband Roy Martinez took a leap of faith and decided to turn spilled milk into tilled soil. It all began in 2011 when the couple decided to focus on making healthier lifestyle choices and save a few coins while doing so. Roy owned land in Cooper, TX., so each weekend they traded the big city for the country life, rolled up their sleeves and began to plant. Soon, the two were part time gardeners, selling their produce to local farmers markets and a couple of different restaurants. But, once Sofia found herself without a full-time job due to budget cuts, she decided that it…
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Five Reasons to Add the Whisky Extravaganza to Your List

After a few temperamental teases, colder weather is finally gracing Dallas with its presence. Besides tucking away summer attire, and pulling out tights, sweaters and boots, this means blessing our bones with grub that sticks and drinks that warm. The Whisky Extravaganza, which comes to Dallas on October 18th, focuses on the latter of that sentiment. Held at the stunning event venue Sixty Five Hundred, on Cedar Springs Rd., the event will showcase over 100+ expressions for a whisky wonderland your palate won’t soon forget. Unlimited Samples Come ready to sniff, whiff and wet your whistle with hundreds of whiskies. During the event, you can enjoy unlimited samples, so be sure…
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The Ultimate Cocktail Experience Goes All Star

Sip, sip hooray! Once again it’s that time of the year where good people come together for a good cause all while gaining a good buzz. The Ultimate Cocktail Experience is back for its eighth year, and this time they’re bringing out the All Stars. Held at Deep Ellum’s Harlowe MXM this year on Sunday, October 13th, the event will feature five winners from previous UCE events. Per the usual, these talented booze bedazzlers are battling it out for the charity Triggers Toys. Unlike previous venues, Harlowe MXM is a little smaller than sippers are used to, but according to Bryan Townsend, creator of the Ultimate Cocktail Experience, that’s part…
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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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