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Grimaldi’s Enter’s Toyota Music Factory

Grimaldi’s is a pizza chain worth visiting. This is coming from a local restaurant and bar infatuated millennial. Recently the eatery made its way to Irving’s new Toyota Music Factory, giving us yet another reason to salivate over this space.  Before my visit, I’d never eaten at Grimaldi’s before, so I was pleasantly surprised by their wine selection. It’s not massive, but they do have a few of my favorites including the popular red blend 19 Crimes and the sexy If You See Kay from Lazio, Italy. My pal Mo Barrow and I decided to go with the highly recommended cabernet, Educated Guess. The flavor is fairly robust, earthy and dry.…
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Devouring Denton: The Foodies Takeover

Getting out of town doesn’t always mean hoping on a plane. Sometimes you just need a getaway that feels far away without the matching price tag. So grab a few friends and make your way to a little town called Denton. Primarily known for cheap shots and college kids sporting Mean Green attire, one could easily dismiss Denton as being a party town for students. And while that’s true, this place still has more to offer than just Jell-O shots and freshman angst. To that avail, a few foodie pals and myself decided to descend upon the town and grub and sip our way through it. Before beginning our rendezvous…
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A Look at Between the Buns

  Burger lovers slid into slider heaven during the first ever, Dallas Observer Between the Buns event. Held at Dallas Farmers Market, some of the best sliders in town came out and showed out. Including favorites like Cook Hall, Chop House Burger, Haystack and my very beloved, Hutchins BBQ. While chowing down on sliders, cocktails and brews flowed at the cash bar and live music kept you shaking off the calories. After it was all said and done, if you weren’t waddling when walking out, you did something absolutely wrong. Here’s a glimpse at the goodness. PS, you may want to start saving room right now for next year’s Between…
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The Revamp at 3 Stacks Smoke and Tap House

Where flatbread covered in tender smoked brisket happen, you can ensure that you have found a good place. The Smokehouse Flatbread is just one of the latest items on the revamped menu at 3 Stacks Smoke and Tap House. Buttermilk and Bacon Hushpuppies are a crispy love letter to Texans rolled up in deep fried cornmeal, served with queso and jalapeno jam to boot. Another sharable plate worth trying out are the fried green tomatoes topped with charred corn salsa. If you order the ribs here, get a side of the garlic mashed potatoes. They’re lush and smooth and just divine. Wash it all down with one of their craft…
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A Peak at Big Beat Dallas

  In a couple of weeks you will have the option of eating true Texan style brisket 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. That includes after a late night of boozing and Bankhead Bouncing. The moment you flap your eyes open on any given day at any given time, tender, smoky brisket will be possible. Let that sink in for a second. Or better yet, get up and get yourself some brisket at this very moment, just because you can. Specializing in “Old Stove” recipes, Texas Jam House isn’t just dishing out brisket 24 hours a day, they’ve got a variety of classic Texas dishes. Including a meatloaf…
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Austin Eastciders Launches Ruby Red Grapefruit Cider

Grapefruit lovers, get ready to bow down to a new brew. Austin Eastciders has launched their latest flavor, Ruby Red Grapefruit Cider. An homage to a favorite Texas fruit, the cider is a delightful brewtiful combination of bitter, tart and slight sweetness.  Austin Eastciders is taking over the cider game with their refreshing gluten free and certified kosher brews. Based out of Austin, Texas, the company just opened a 1,960-square-foot tasting room in their hometown. They currently hold the number one spot for craft cider in Texas, and number three nationally. The ciders can be purchased in  various locations across the US. Current flavors include, the Original, Pineapple, Hopped, Texas Honey,…
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Pinstack Let’s You Fall in Love at First Flight

  Just because Valentine’s Day is over, doesn’t mean you can’t still celebrate the love in your life. Grab a toast with the one you appreciate the most at Pinstack. Now throughout the end of February, all Pinstack locations across DFW are offering a wine lovers dream with Love at First Flight. For only $20 you will both partake in two matching wine flights with three tastings for each of you and an extra special dessert. And, if you really want to find out if you and your sugarfoot compatible, take the test. Choose your favorite wine from the flight then mark the combination which most accurately describes your relationship. Are you…
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Brunch at City Hall

Cute and cozy doesn’t begin to describe the ambiance inside the downtown Dallas Adolphus Hotel eatery, City Hall Bistro. Recently open the buzzing bistro specializes in European style cuisine. Brunch options include everything from a shared cheese plate, to Mushroom Tartine, a mushroom toast topped with tarragon mascarpone, pickled beech mushroom and a soft poached egg. This toast was made specifically for anyone who has a profound and devout love for mushrooms. The Pappas Bravas are essential to try when brunching here. Crispy potatoes are loved on with garlic aioli and topped off with a smoked paprika. Wash it all down with one of their fresh bubbly mimosas. What to…
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Sushi Marquee is an Edible Love Letter to the 80s

  Sushi Marquee 4 Stars The best things that ever happened, happened in the 80s and early 90s. From the creepily joyful delight of Teddy Ruxpin to a few not so well matched high schoolers dancing across their library on a Saturday morning during detention. And let us never forget the iconic throaty laughter of a comedian named Eddie Murphy whose timely humor and bs behavior could be seen in a variety of action packed hits during the era. Combine all of those fuzzy feelings from the 80s and early 90s with sake and chopsticks plus a patio that’s like totally rad and you’ve entered Sushi Marquee. Located inside Jerry…
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