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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 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 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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Itis Occurs During Soul Food Truck Fest

    Beef tips and rice, fried chicken, catfish and collard greens. Surprisingly, that’s not the menu for your grandmother’s famous Sunday dinner. On September 30th Austin, Texas kicked off their first ever Soul Food Truck Festival. With grub from a variety of the city’s best soul food trucks, event goers made their way the Freedom Plaza at the Carver Museum to get their fill of #itis. This year’s food trucks included Down South Texas BBQ, My Granny’s Kitchen, Krab Kingz, Khandie’s Shaved Ice, The Hashburg and Krack of Dawn Donuts. Each location had their fair share of lengthy lines, but appetites seemed especially enthused by the Rolling Rooster. While…
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Greek Food Festival 2017 Recap

  Already stuffed from the spinach and cheese inside crispy phyllo, aka spanakopita and seasoned dolmas, I still yearned for another gyro. Just as I began waddling closer to the stand, I realized this belly could handle no more Greek goodness. For the 62nd year, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church put on the Greek Food Festival of Dallas. The three day long festivities included dancing, music, shopping and absolutely mouthwatering Greek food. The food. There’s so much to say about the food. It tastes like spending the weekend inside the kitchen of your sweet little Greek grandmother and being fed loads of love by the forkfuls. Some of the tantalizing…
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Getting Saucy at Razzoos

    Sauce and more sauce. That’s the joy of visiting Razoos. Take a glimpse at a few of their dishes and sauces. Most notable sauce is the BBQ Ouch with grilled alligator. What to Order – Rat toes, aka jalapenos stuffed with crab meat and deep fried. Only get them if you can handle the heat. The Tchoupitoulas is also worth your time, particularly because of the Crawfish Lemon Butter Sauce. Where to find them – Various locations.  
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CBRE Chef’s Showcase 2017 Recap

CBRE Chef’s Showcase 2017 Recap   Celebrating 19 years, the annual CBRE Chef’s Showcase Fundraiser attracted an expansive crowd that helped in raising funds for Camp John Marc. The 70-acre camp is a nonprofit organization which aids Texas children living with major physical challenges and chronic illnesses. Last year, Chef’s Showcase raised a whopping $250,000 for the camp. This year’s annual black tie affair held at the Ritz Carrolton featured exquisite samples from some of the best restaurants and chefs in DFW. Some of the evenings most notable bites came from , Chef Robert Clifford of Nick and Sam’s, Chef David Holben of Del Frisco’s and Chef Salvatore Gisellu of…
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Our Top 5 Picks from Iron Fork Were Top Notch

  Despite the bizarre early-morning hail and the nip in the air, the Dallas Observer’s Iron Fork competition still had a solid showing of folks eager to sample signature dishes and drinks from establishments all over the Metroplex. This is a well-organized and worthwhile event, for anyone looking to tantalize their tastebuds without trampling their wallet.  With over 40 restaurants bringing their A-game and many “adult” beverages thrown into the mix, it was hard to choose a favorite dish. So we’re going to count down our top five eats and sweets from this year’s event. 5 Hash House A Go Go – Meatloaf Burger Hash House has been on my…
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