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Hot Stuff: Two sub-$100 waterproof Bluetooth speakers you need to know about at AT&T stores

AT&T, our longtime technology partner, sent us two Bluetooth gadgets to test: the robust Braven BRV-1 and the tiny, infinitely hookable Boom Swimmer. We’d been eyeing in AT&T stores recently. Both devices are ultra rugged, waterproof Bluetooth speakers that seem ideal for water sports, hanging out at the hot tub, or shower karaoke. They both pair easily with your smartphone Continue reading → ...

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Peek inside Cafe Momentum, the “eat, drink, change lives” nonprofit, opens its permanent restaurant Thursday

Cafe Momentum, the “eat, drink, change lives” nonprofit that rescues at-rsik youths and teaches them life lessons and job skills by operating a restaurant, opens its permanent location, in downtown Dallas, this Thursday. Dinner service will run Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights each week, 5 pm to 10 pm. Cafe Momentum is trading out the traditional ribbon Continue reading → ...

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First Look: Public School 214, a West Village gastropub with a school house feel, opens January 29

The area code-obsessed California interloper Public School 214 opens its Dallas school house-themed bar and grill this Thursday, January 29. When exec chef Phil Kastel heads back to PS HQ, Whiskey Cake Kitchen alum Jason Wade will take over as PS214’s top chef. Wade is a guy who knows a thing or two about making a Continue reading → ...

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“Top Chef” Tre Wilcox wants to cook a private Valentine’s Day dinner for you

Tre Wilcox writes to say he wants to cook for you and 19 of your friends for Valentine’s Day.  For an early Valentine’s Day dinner (it’s for Friday, February 13), Wilcox has put together a meal of “five delicious and sexy courses catered by Chef Tre Wilcox.” The former Top Chef (and good guy) will come to your Continue reading → ...

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Chef Brian Zenner leaving Oak to open The Mitchell, On Premise

Brian Zenner, the chef of Oak Restaurant, told me yesterday afternoon that he’s leaving the Dallas Design District restaurant to open The Mitchell and On Premise, two new concepts from restaurateurs Adam Salazar and Chris Beardon. “It’s has been a heck of a 3.5 years,” Zenner says.  The Mitchell will inhabit the former Chesterfield’s on Main Continue reading → ...

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Pappas Bros. Steakhouse hosting Keenan Winery dinner with owner Michael Keenan Friday, January 30

Napa Valley stalwart Robert Keenan Winery will take center stage at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse Friday night, January 30, when winery owner Michael Keenan shares wines and stories from his family’s California winery. Located near the top of Spring Mountain District, high above Napa Valley,  the Keenan estate comprises 48 acres of vineyard, where the Keenans have been producing wine since 1977. Continue reading → ...

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