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Most Beloved Bites of 2019

As the year comes to an end, I can say that it was filled with being full. Whether I was cracking crabs, tearing up some tacos or devouring my lifespan in sushi, this year brought me plenty of delectable and noteworthy dishes. Here are a few of my favorite bites from the year that was 2019. Bam’s Vegan, Shrimp and Sausage Nachos There are some things so good that you may find yourself searching for them in the daytime with a flashlight, and the Shrimp and Sausage Nachos from Bam’s Vegan meets that criteria. Though I am not a vegan, Brandon Waller, owner of Bam’s Vegan and his incredibly dedicated…
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Jia Brings Jia to Park Cities

There’s a lounge in Dallas where you can drink smooth Malbec, chill in a gorgeous atmosphere and munch on exceptionally creamy, crabby wontons. Having recently moved from China, Jia Huang decided to bring her take on modern Chinese cuisine to Dallas in her first restaurant, Jia Modern Chinese. Located in Park Cities, Jia does not particularly “cater” to American taste buds, but rather expands them. Open seven days a week, Jia’s has both a traditional and swanky feel, striking a delicate balance that can be tasted in the cuisine and marveled at in the décor. When walking inside, your eyes may escape to the deep red walls, which tastefully compliment…
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A Glimpse Back at Chefs for Farmers The Main Event 2019

From start to finish, from scrumptious to delicious, The Main Event during Chefs for Farmers was once again unforgettable. Held at the historic Dallas Heritage Village, the event brought out thousands of food fanatics as they dove appetite first into dishes from some of the best chef’s in this town and beyond. During the event, culinary artists were paired with different farms using an array of fresh ingredients from microgreens to wagyu beef and everything in between. While chowing down on plates of paradise the wine overflowed along with the Tito’s, Makers Mark, Baileys and Crown Royal just to name a few. Take a glimpse at the glutinous good time…
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A Glimpse Back at Chefs for Farmers Street Night Market 2019

    Another year down, and many more to go. This year there was fun had by all during the Chefs for Farmers Street Night Market. Presented by Audi and held for the second year in a row at Victory Park Lane, here’s a look into the festivities of the evening.    
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Till On: How Rae-Lili Met Chef Jacob Williamson

  In 2013, Sofia and her husband Roy Martinez took a leap of faith and decided to turn spilled milk into tilled soil. It all began in 2011 when the couple decided to focus on making healthier lifestyle choices and save a few coins while doing so. Roy owned land in Cooper, TX., so each weekend they traded the big city for the country life, rolled up their sleeves and began to plant. Soon, the two were part time gardeners, selling their produce to local farmers markets and a couple of different restaurants. But, once Sofia found herself without a full-time job due to budget cuts, she decided that it…
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Five Reasons to Add the Whisky Extravaganza to Your List

After a few temperamental teases, colder weather is finally gracing Dallas with its presence. Besides tucking away summer attire, and pulling out tights, sweaters and boots, this means blessing our bones with grub that sticks and drinks that warm. The Whisky Extravaganza, which comes to Dallas on October 18th, focuses on the latter of that sentiment. Held at the stunning event venue Sixty Five Hundred, on Cedar Springs Rd., the event will showcase over 100+ expressions for a whisky wonderland your palate won’t soon forget. Unlimited Samples Come ready to sniff, whiff and wet your whistle with hundreds of whiskies. During the event, you can enjoy unlimited samples, so be sure…
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The Ultimate Cocktail Experience Goes All Star

Sip, sip hooray! Once again it’s that time of the year where good people come together for a good cause all while gaining a good buzz. The Ultimate Cocktail Experience is back for its eighth year, and this time they’re bringing out the All Stars. Held at Deep Ellum’s Harlowe MXM this year on Sunday, October 13th, the event will feature five winners from previous UCE events. Per the usual, these talented booze bedazzlers are battling it out for the charity Triggers Toys. Unlike previous venues, Harlowe MXM is a little smaller than sippers are used to, but according to Bryan Townsend, creator of the Ultimate Cocktail Experience, that’s part…
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New Menu at Don’t Tell Supper Club

  Dancing, burlesque and drag shows are all good things, especially when they can be found in the same place. Add some bomb ass drinks and good grub to boot, then it’s officially surpassed good times and made its way to epic. Since 2017, Don’t Tell Supper Club has combined live entertainment with food and cocktails, creating one of the most unique dining experiences in the city. Recently, Don’t Tell not so quietly introduced their new menu. It kicks off with shareable Opening Acts like Smoked Yellowtail Sashimi, citrusly married with grapefruit segments, sliced jalapenos, cucumbers and avocado puree. The Kobe Beef Carpaccio is a savory blend of raw Kobe…
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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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