Del Frisco’s Grille launches lunch deal

Grab a Pair for lunch at Del Frisco's Grille |

Thanks to Del Frisco’s Grille, your weekday lunch is primed for an upgrade. The casual steakhouse recently launched its Grab a Pair deal, where you get to pick two options from among a selection of lunch-sized entrees. Offerings include the DFG-classic fish tacos and flatbread (in personal-pizza size) as well as menu newbies such as one half of a Banh Mi (above) or half a Chicken Avocado Wrap, each served with your choice of a mixed or Caesar salad or a cup of soup. On a recent visit, I paired a meaty personal flatbread with DFG’s incredible (and wonderfully rich!) corn bisque. The portions were great and I felt full and happy without feeling like my meal would bring on a food coma – very important if you’re headed back to the office!

[Disclosure: Del Frisco’s Grille provided me with a complimentary tasting of lunch menu items. These opinions are my own.]

DFG’s Grab a Pair menu is $12 and available on weekdays at all four locations: Southlake, Plano, Dallas and Fort Worth.

5 tasty facts about Dallas’ new food festival

All about Dallas' new food festival, Park & Palate |

[Disclosure: Park & Palate has provided me with press passes to the event. These opinions are my own.]

This weekend marks the kickoff of Dallas’ newest upscale food and drinks festival, Park & Palate. It’s taking place right smack in Klyde Warren Park, and I could NOT be more excited! And I don’t think I’m alone, if all the buzz in foodie circles is any indication — it’s going to be a finely curated sliver of deliciousness, featuring Friday’s comfort food fete Down to the Roots, and Saturday’s celebrity chef demos and Grand Tasting. Hungry yet? Here’re five things to know about this extravaganza of cuisine, wine, cocktails and craft beer.


How to ‘Pay Fit Forward’ with My Fit Foods

Pay Fit Forward this September with My Fit Foods |

[Disclosure: I’ve partnered with My Fit Foods to bring you this post. All opinions remain my own.]

Chickadees, I’ve made you well aware of my love and adoration for My Fit Foods -– the local set of stores that offers ready-made, nutritious, portion-controlled breakfasts, lunches and dinner you take to go -– in previous articles. This place is incredible, especially when you’re on a weight-loss regimen (like me!) or just trying to maintain a healthy physique. And lest you think the prepackaged healthy eats here are boring, I’m here to tell you different.


Love tacos? Get thee to Tacolandia!

Tacolandia festival comes to Dallas! |

In a land of tacos and the people who are rabid about them comes a new taco festival joining the lineup of signature events from the Dallas Observer. Tacolandia arrives in Dallas for its inaugural run on Oct. 17, bringing tastes of all manner of tacos to Dallas City Hall Plaza. In addition to showcasing eats ranging from authentic street tacos to contemporary tacos, Tacolandia will host live music acts, offer cash bars selling beer and cocktails, and give out awards to the best tacos of the event.


Chef Rick Bayless wows Negra Modelo dinner crowd

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Ed. note: Due to my recent excursion to Colorado, I was unable to attend what sounded like an epic beer and culinary event led by Negra Modelo beer and globally known chef Rick Bayless. Happily, my occasional movie contributor, Josue, was able to attend in my stead and has a delicious-sounding recap of the Trinity Groves event from last week. Dig in! Thanks I hate you for attending, Josue!


Summer is spectacular at Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch!

Vacation #resort in Colorado |

It’s summer, y’all! That means it’s time to travel. Resorts are among my favorite getaways, because of the multitude of great things you can partake of without even leaving the property: spa visits, pool time, great dining and all manner of events and activities onsite and in surrounding areas. If you’re looking for all of the above a quick flight from Dallas, the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch in Colorado has got you covered!


Dallas Dinner Date: Mixology class at Steel


Welcome to the first post in what I hope becomes a very useful series for my chickadees out there in the dating pool: the Diva’s Dallas Dinner Dates!

As you may have observed from following me, I dine and drink around town A LOT, and in my excursions, I run into a ton of great local spots that’d make terrific settings for a date. I also get daily notices of great dining and drinking events that would be an ideal date for foodie couples. And now I’m happy to share all this fabulous info with you! Read on to find out more about my first-ever foodie date recommendation!


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