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Have you seen Deadliest Catch on TV? This king crab came from that boat

Samir Dhurandhar is cooking Indian food for Nick & Sam’s Sunday Supper this weekend. Here’s how to snag a seat.

The uber-talented chef and co-owner of Nick & Sam’s Steakhouse is cooking a special Sunday Supper for his monthly eat-till-your-full family affair this weekend: specialties of his native India. That means dishes like Dhaka-style crisp halibut with red chiles and sesame seeds, lobster kebabs with mint and basil, Madagascar prawns with garam masala, duck curry with Continue reading →

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Kate Weiser Chocolates has the perfect last-minute holiday gift

Kate Weiser Chocolates has created a winter chocolate that will warm anyone’s day. The tiny chocolatier in Trinity Groves has created handmade chocolate snowmen filled with from-scratch hot cocoa mix and marshmallows. Add Carl the Snowman to a pot of hot milk, give him a stir, and he melts into January’s best hot chocolate drink. Like a Continue reading →

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Texas Monthly BBQ Festival brought Texas’ best pitmasters to Austin for one big BBQ party

Want more pics? Here’s a photo essay: A sold-out crowd of several thousand gathered by the shores of Lady Bird Lake in Austin last Sunday for Texas Monthly’s annual TMBBQ Festival, a celebration of all things BBQ. Twenty-three of the states top 50 BBQ joints were on hand, serving plates of their ribs, brisket, sausages, Continue reading →

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Cantina Laredo to host several tequila-paired dinners in September

Celebrating tequila and modern Mexico City cuisine, several DFW-area Cantina Laredo locations will host  four-course “Tequila dinners” that pair a special menu with a popular tequila for $50 per person. On the menu at each dinner: chicharron de queso chalupa, watermelon salad, an entrée choice of filet tampiqueno or halibut and coconut pecan ice cream for dessert.   Featured Continue reading →

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Singer Jennifer Hudson crashes Dallas couple’s wedding in surprise promotion for Turn It Up for Change

We received advance word that something extraordinary was about to go down at the W Hotel last week. Naturally, we sprung into action, sending Rebecca Marmaduke to catch the fun. Scott and Chris Lindsey were already aglow with happiness as they renewed their vows before an enthusiastic crowd of family, friends, and drag queens. Overlooking Continue reading →

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Registration to TexSom, the world’s best wine conference (with tastings!), is open – and seats to the tastings are going fast for the August 9-10 conference

Texsom, the wine education and tasting conference designed for both sommeliers and the general public, is also the world’s best weekend wine conference, and it’s headed back to the Four Seasons Las Colinas August 9-10. Anybody who is interested in learning about wines can attend, but you have to register for the seminars now… and several of the top tasting programs are Continue reading →

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Happy Mothers Day from Maui’s “Celebration of the Arts”

My mom and I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate Mothers Day this year than to jet off to Maui for the 23rd Annual Celebration of the Arts, a weekend festival that brings together Hawaiian artists, cultural practitioners, chefs, musicians, dancers and artisans. But for us, the highlight is the celebration luau, the Continue reading →

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