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Where are the best seats on Qantas A380 flight between DFW and Sydney

Last night, Qantas Airways launched new nonstop service between DFW and Sydney, Australia, on the A380 double decker jet. It’s the longest commercial flight on the largest commercial plane in the world, a 15+ hour journey with new plane smell. Once Qantas ambassador (and 747-rated pilot) John Travolta finished christening and saluting and glomming, a small Continue reading → ...

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In Dallas, Qantas launches the world’s longest flight on the world’s largest passenger plane

This afternoon, the world’s longest flight will take off from DFW International Airport and land in Sydney, Australia, nearly seventeen hours later and a distance of 8,590 miles. The Qantas Airlines flight marks another first, too: the DFW debut of the world’s largest commercial jet, the double decker A380. Qantas has configured the plane to Continue reading → ...

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First Look: Chef Jose Andres opens Bazaar Meat at new SLS Las Vegas Hotel

Chef Jose Andres (Jaleo, Minibar, The Bazaar) unveiled his Spanish-inflected steakhouse in the new SLS Las Vegas Hotel, and it’s a real looker. Tucked into a secluded area in the back of the hotel’s main floor, Bazaar Meat is Andres’ celebration of all things meat. “I didn’t want to open a traditional American steakhouse,” Andres told me Continue reading → ...

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Cafe Momentum through with pop-ups, will open full-service restaurant in downtown Dallas this December

Café Momentum, the super popular charity that teaches restaurant and service skills to at-risk youths, will terminate its monthly pop-up dinners and relocate to a permanent space of its own in December. Cafe Momentum executive director Chad Houser says he’s relocating the organization to a permanent home at 1510 Pacific Avenue at Akard Street in Thanksgiving Square in Continue reading → ...

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Jack Perkins is on vacation from The Slow Bone BBQ this week. Wait till you see who will be working the serving line while he’s gone

Like the headline tease? So very BuzzFeed. So very not Jack. Know what’s very Jack? Charity fundraisers. That’s why he’s recruited some local names to work the serving line while he’s out on vacation this week.  Each of the temporary locum tenens meat slaves are donating their  “salaries” to worthy causes. Tuesday Aug 5 – Continue reading → ...

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Here’s how John Tesar makes a perfect summer burger at Knife

Did you know the first draft of the Declaration of Independence included the phrase, “…Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Burger happiness,” but the word “burger” was dropped in a last minute compromise with the crazy vegans, who refused to sign the document. So today, it’s fitting to examine how to construct one of the world’s great burgers. No, Continue reading → ...

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