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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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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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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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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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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 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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