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Velvet Taco expanding to Austin with its globally inspired tacos

The team behind Velvet Taco has confirmed that they will open a branch of their widely acclaimed taco shop in Austin’s The Domain shopping center next year, adding to VT locations in Dallas, Fort Worth, Chicago and the just-opened VT in Houston. Velvet Taco is best knows for its globally inspired tacos, which veer far from 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 →



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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WSJ finds a lot to love in Dallas-area wine purveyors, including Whole Foods, Kroger, Central Market

In today’s Wall Street Journal, wine writer Lettie Teague spends some quality time with her sister, who lives in Frisco, and goes spelunking among the wine shelves of some area supermarkets. “A great deal of wine is sold in Lone Star grocery stores,” she writes. “Only California and Florida sell more. But the better wines are a fairly recent Continue reading →


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Eater’s Bill Addison out with his list of 38 Best Restaurants in the US — includes Tei-An

Bill Addison, the national restaurant critic for, is out with his list of the 38 “essential restaurants in America,” which is basically a list of the 38 best restaurants in the US. What makes a restaurant the “best” is a loaded gun, but having worked with (and for) Bill when he was the lead restaurant critic Continue reading →


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Dallas’ Frosted Art Bakery selling Christmas treats through Neiman Marcus, so you can ship some sugar love anywhere

From now until January 1, you can send Frosted Art’s’ sweet treats to anyone anywhere. The Dallas bakery known for outlandish confections often seen on the Food Network has partnered with Neiman Marcus to sell 12 specialty seasonal goodies including decorated sugar cookies, butter bourbon cake, raspberry petit four cake, and a Yule Log (Buche de Noel). Continue reading →



Cafe Momentum and founder Chad Houser to appear on Rachael Ray show

A couple of weeks ago, a secret tv taping took place at chef John Tesar’s Knife restaurant. The kitchen buzzed with Cafe Momentum energy, as Tesar, Cafe Momentum’s founder and exec director Chad Houser, CM chefs Eric Shelton and Justin Box, and a few CM kids produced a made-for-tv brunch for the taping. The brunch mirrored Continue reading →


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