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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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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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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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Satiating Spring at State & Allen Kitchen and Bar

State & Allen Kitchen and Bar 5 Stars Pork belly is quite the finicky food. If not prepared just right, particularly braised or fried, it simply does not work. Because of this I lead into every pork belly situation with caution. I extended this same fork first caution when trying out the new Crispy Pork Belly Tostadas at State & Allen Kitchen and Bar. After one bite it was clear my need for caution was absolutely unnecessary. The popular uptown neighborhood eatery recently launched a mouthwatering Spring menu that features 12 new bites and 17 signature new booze concoctions. This leads us back to their Crispy Pork Belly Tostadas. Topped…
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Grab Your Shaker for Nico Martini’s Texas Cocktails

When it comes to Texans, one thing is certain, we love our booze. Recently cocktail expert, Nico Martini decided to put this love into his latest book, Texas Cocktails, a five star cocktail guide for the long star state. Released this month, Texas Cocktails is more than just a cocktail book, Nico has written a love letter with a collection of over 100 of the best cocktails from Texas. Complete with food pairings and Texas hotspots, Martini gives us all another reason to be proud of the Lone Star State. First, I’d like to congratulate you on the release of your book and your recent TEDx Talk. Those are two amazing…
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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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Black Bites and Booze DFW 2017

From pudding that leaves you smiling to crab legs that leave you craving, DFW has the privilege of being home to some of the tastiest Black Owned Businesses in the Metroplex. Each business featured in this guide is not only mouthwatering, but passionate. The passion can be tasted when sipping a Pain Killer and licking your jerk chicken covered fingers while dining at The Island Spot, or when smearing your croissant with peach cobbler jelly from MaDear’s. You are tasting a story. You are tasting love. Grab your fork and journey with Brandi’s Foodie Diary, The EATs Blog and myself to explore some of the best Black Bites and Booze…
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A Conversation with UCE Founder Bryan Townsend

It’s OK to lose your inhibitions as long as you’re safe, and it’s for a good cause. Returning for their sixth year, the Ultimate Cocktail Experience is set to wet whistles on September 30th.  Once again, this charitable event will benefit Triggers for Toys, helping to bring together brand distributors, incredible bartenders and consumers for an evening of innovative cocktails. Raising over $200,000 last year the organization was created to help in reducing the financial burdens of chronically ill children. This year, UCE will keep the cocktails flowing with six unique bar concepts that will represent different parts of the world. Bartenders must show off their skills and produce one…
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