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Day of the Dead at Cantina Laredo

This year celebrate Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead at Cantina Laredo. The longstanding Mexican eatery has paired with Espolon Tequila for several tasty cocktails offered now through the first weekend of November. Each week guests have the opportunity to explore a different hand crafted cocktail. The drinks are served in  a commemorative  Cantarita clay cup with an augmented reality image. Bonus, if you hold your phone up to the mug it comes to life. Think of it as story time with tequila. TXMB (All locations)
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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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The Greek Food Festival of Dallas is a Hit Rain or Shine

Come rain or shine, people are going to get their gyros. The 62nd Greek Food Festival of Dallas was hit with a little bit of the wet stuff, but, the annual 3 day festival carried on. With their biggest turnout on Sunday, guests lined up for mouthwatering gyros, surrendered to the honeyed sweetness of loukoumades and gleefully chomped down on scrumptious souvlaki. And, don’t even talk about the spanakopita, dolmades or fried feta bites. Those are just the classics. New to this year’s festival was Galaktoboureko, a creamy custard held inside a flaky crispy phyllo pastry shell. It was a weekend of gracious grub, traditional Greek dancing and an all…
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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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CFF Kicks off with The Mix Off 2018

    It’s nearly time for one of the most delightfully delicious food and drinking events of the year, Chefs for Farmers. Once again, the annual premier celebration of food and wine kicked off with The Mix Off presented by Maker’s Mark and Patron. Sippers gathered at DEC on Dragon to become judges for a day, and vote on which cocktails would become the signature drink for CFF 2018. Of course no CFF event is complete without a few mouthwatering bites. Like a tender beefy taco topped with crushed chicharrones and ox tail fried rice to die for. Get your tickets for the main event in November. TXmB
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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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Getting Fried at #getfried Fry Cafe

  #getfried Fry Cafe Part of the joy in being alive comes from knowing that fries exist. And there are so many versions of their fried potato existence. But, ask yourself, could you imagine a place where the menu is primarily made up of…fries. It exists. #getfried fry cafe recently opened in Deep Ellum and they are serving everything from the basic French fry, to waffle, to gravy and cheese curd doused Poutine. It goes without saying, you’re not going to visit this place if you’re watching your waistline, but for those gluttonous grubbers looking for a good time, it’s worth checking out. Like their slogan says, “Sometimes it’s good…
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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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