Dallas Pub Launches Fine New Brunch

I’ve been a fan of Blind Butcher chef Oliver Sitrin pretty much since the sausage-centric Lower Greenville gastropub opened a few years ago. Imagine how fully my heart swelled when I learned recently that the restaurant just added my favorite meal of the week: brunch!

A New Dallas Brunch Hits the Scene | TheDallasDiva.com

And it’s a generous brunch, too, y’all, available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Not only does that mean you can roll out of bed late and still enjoy the meal on the weekend, but you can even make brunch your Friday lunch. Brills! And a perfect way to start the weekend early, if only in your head. Enough about hours, though, let’s dive into this menu!

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Candied Bacon Brownies: Your New Fave Dessert

Did you know Dec. 8 is a tasty food holiday? Have you heard of National Brownie Day? Now that you have, doesn’t it make you glad there’s a “holiday” for dang near ERRYTHANG in the U.S. of A??

Candied Bacon Brownies Are Your New Dessert Bae | TheDallasDiva.com

Just look at that sweet-salty slab of tasty goodness! If it looks restaurant-quality, it is: This decadence is served at Nose Dive Gastropub in Greenville, S.C. Lucky for you, I have pastry chef Lindsay Beck’s recipe for you to whip them up yourself. Click through for all the details!

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Dallas Chocolate Lounge Expands Sweet Menu

By Jeannette Abrahamson, Contributor

Sablon Chocolate Lounge, Dallas’ newest luxury shop that specializes in gourmet chocolate dishes, drinks and bites, has expanded their already delicious menu.

Dallas Chocolate Lounge Expands Its Menu | TheDallasDiva.com

Sablon’s claim to fame is their chocolate. Taking a page from top chocolatiers in Europe, Sablon uses the couverture method, meaning that their chocolate dishes contain a higher percentage of cocoa butter (32–39%), resulting in a smoother, decadent taste perfect for relishing in a laid-back lounge setting like Sablon.

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Tasty Highlights from Visiting Chef Dominic Orsini

Recently, Dallas was graced with some visiting-chef culinary mastery. Dominic Orsini, executive chef at Napa Valley’s Silver Oak Winery, stopped by Dallas and Fort Worth for a series of wine dinners to mark the launch of his Silver Oak Cookbook, and The Dallas Diva was invited to check it out. Contributor Chris Roclevitch attended the Dallas dinner on Oct. 27, which was hosted at The Grape. Turns out Grape owner Brian C. Luscher and Orsini (both below) went to culinary school together!

Chef Dominic Orsini Leads Wine Dinner in Dallas | TheDallasDiva.com

That explains how they’re both so amazing at what they do. Behold, some of the creations that Orsini turned out, with photos by Chris.

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Amazon Fresh Arrives in DFW with New Take on Groceries

By Chris Roclevitch, Contributor

Since announcing a fresh new take on how you go grocery shopping in North Texas, Amazon Prime members in Dallas and select suburbs (Mesquite, University Park, Garland, Duncanville, Lancaster, DeSoto, Cedar Hill, Arlington, Grand Prairie, Farmers Branch, Carrollton, Richardson, Plano, The Colony, Frisco, parts of Allen (but not McKinney), Lewisville, Flower Mound, Southlake, Irving, Fort Worth and Burleson) have been able to shop for fresh produce, prepared meals and household goods from the comfort of their home in their pajamas, thanks to Amazon Fresh.

Amazon Fresh Lands in Dallas | TheDallasDiva.com

For $14.99 a month, which is billed separately from your Prime membership, you can take full advantage of the Prime perks, plus you can partake in having your groceries delivered right to your doorstep. A 30-day trial of Fresh will give you the opportunity to give it a try with no strings attached. From the wonderful experience that I had via an invite to The Dallas Diva, we bet you will be itching to have that $14.99 a month withdrawn from your account every month!

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