Cooking My Tastiest Pin: Filipino Egg Rolls!

You HAVE to try this recipe for Filipino-style Egg Rolls (Lumpia)! They're crispy, meaty and fantastic -- and sooo easy to make!|

So every time I’m all up in Pinterest Analytics, checking out the stats for my page, I uncover a surprise hidden in my list of top pins. Is it that all of my own personal Dallas Diva pins are going viral? Not quite — it’s that this ONE particular recipe has performed marvelously. I pin a TON of recipes, yet my pin for a Filipino-style egg roll recipe has been rabidly popular for quite a while. Not that it’s hard to see why: It’s crispy fried pork goodness, and it seems pretty easy to make. But I’d never made the durn egg roll recipe myself!


Kick off February fabulously with Louboutin lipstick! (Giveaway)

Enter my #giveaway to win this Louboutin rouge lipstick! |

Beauty product-lovin’ chickadees, have I got a giveaway for you. Do you love lipstick? I mean, really, really LOVE it? Then you’ll want to enter to win this lovely Rouge Louboutin Sheer Voile — YES, Christian Louboutin, famed creator of those pricey, red-bottomed heels makes lipstick! This one comes in an entrancing red hue, and bonus: It’s housed in a beautiful case that can also be worn as a pendant (!!!), thanks to a sheer black ribbon attached to it!


Dallas restaurant Wayward Sons won’t lead you astray

Bite into buzzy new Dallas restaurant Wayward Sons |

Last week was SUCH a foodie high — not only did I get to sip and sup through some menu highlights at buzzy new Dallas restaurant Filament, but later in the week I was invited to check out the eats and drinks at Wayward Sons, chef Graham Dodds‘ collab with the team behind So & So’s, High Fives and upcoming Henderson Avenue lounge Whippersnapper.

I’ve adored (and, frankly, foodie-stalked) chef Graham since his days at Bolsa, Central 214 and Hibiscus; his passionate approach to local and seasonal ingredients makes him one of the best chefs in town, so you can bet I was excited to eat my way through the menu at Wayward Sons. Click on to check out what I loved best …


Taste the hot new Dallas restaurant Filament

Taste hot new Dallas restaurant Filament |

Last week, I got the chance to — at last! — check out Filament, the new Dallas restaurant from beloved local restaurateur Matt McCallister. The Deep Ellum spot is housed in a former machine shop and specializes in fresh, season-dependent takes on regional Southern cuisine from a kitchen led by executive chef Cody Sharp (above). What does that taste like? Click through for some foodporn-laden taste tour …


The Best New Year’s Events in Dallas

Best New Year's Eve Events in Dallas |

New Year’s Eve in Dallas is fast approaching, and that means it’s PARTY TIME! Here’s my curated list of the best and hottest New Year’s events in Dallas — parties, dinners and even New Year’s Day brunches — going down this week. Note that the vast majority of these events are at some of Dallas’ best bars and restaurants: Snag your reservations ASAP to have exactly the New Year’s Eve experience you’re looking for. Trust me, from beer lovers to luxury party seekers, there’s something for everyone!


Best Dallas Restaurants for Visitors

Best Dallas Restaurants for Visitors |

Does the holiday season have you hosting an out-of-towner, or maybe coming to Dallas as a visitor yourself? If you’re a foodie, you might wonder which restaurants to recommend or visit here, especially considering that our dining scene is ever-evolving … and super-hot! Well, wonder no more – I’m not called The Dallas Diva for nothin’! Let me steer you toward some of the best Dallas restaurants for visitors with this handy guide to the (randomly ordered) top hotspots and classic, must-visit dining destinations you absolutely have to check out while you’re in Big D. Bon appétit, y’all!


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