Posts Tagged ‘Cocktails’

What I’m Sad to Miss at This Year’s Chefs for Farmers … and Why You Shouldn’t!

As I recently announced, I just moved to Asia – and I’m loving it! While I haven’t had a ton of chances yet to explore my countryside town and nearby attractions, as a foodie, one thing I’m keen on getting in on are the night markets, which are popular in Korea and even more so in Taiwan.

Chefs for Farmers Street Food Night Market | TheDallasDiva.com

What’s a night market? It’s usually several streets blocked off and packed to the curbs with clothes and souvenir vendors and street-food purveyors with savory and sweet smells emanating from their tents. The most popular street food scene closest to me is Myeongdong, known for its incredible array of classic Korean snacks. (When I eventually get to this street market, Seoul betta watch out!)

What’s all this got to do with Chefs for Farmers, Dallas’ biggest and tastiest culinary event?

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Pakpao Packs In Asian Flavors at Brunch

Most weekends I’m seeking out a nice brunch outing, I lean toward American breakfast faves — the Benedicts, the French toast, the pancakes. But sometimes a fine international brunch can turn my head, too — and, no, I don’t msean IHOP!

Weekend brunch at Pakpao | TheDallasDiva.com

Recently, I was invited for brunch at Pakpao Preston Hollow to try the brunch menu jam-packed with Thai/pan-Asian influences. I couldn’t wait!

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11 Dallas Restaurants To Take Your Foodie Mom for Mother’s Day

This Sunday is Mother’s Day, and I get a lot of notices about the traditional holiday feast: a buffet with all the usual suspects like seafood bar, carving station(s) and a huge spread of hot and cold mains and sides. Bo. Ring. (There happens to be one single solitary exception … you’ll see!) If you have a foodie mom – the bar’s way higher for you.

Where To Take Your Foodie Mom for Mother's Day in Dallas | TheDallasDiva.com

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Treat her – really treat her – this Saturday and/or Sunday to a meal at some of the best restaurants in the city. Pick any one of these, and you’ll do well. Just call ahead to make sure there’s still availability!

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Savor Dallas Returns with Delicious New Events

This weekend, that epitome of Dallas food festivals, Savor Dallas, returns to take over town with four days of deliciousness for you, me and every local foodie and drinkie.

Here's a taste of the delicious new events at Savor Dallas 2016 | TheDallasDiva.com

Since being bought from its founding owners a couple years ago, the festival has undergone changes each go-round, and this year is no exception. Click on through for a taste of the new deliciousness being added alongside the main-event Grand Tasting this year!

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California Pizza Kitchen Elevates Its Game

When was the last time you dined at California Pizza Kitchen? Be honest! For me, it’s been ages — maybe six years or so. I liked the menu fine, it just didn’t have a ton that drew me in repeatedly. Recently, however, the restaurant chain invited me in to sample their “Next Chapter” menu, featuring “elevated” menu offerings.

California Pizza Kitchen's New Menu Items Elevate Their Game | TheDallasDiva.com

They certainly piqued my curiosity … click through to find out what my experience was like!

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Dallas restaurant Wayward Sons won’t lead you astray

Bite into buzzy new Dallas restaurant Wayward Sons | TheDallasDiva.com

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 …

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