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Tapa Tapa Owner Opening First Restaurant On St. Mary’s

April 17, 2014
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Tapa Tapa Owner Opening First Restaurant On St. Mary’s

Fans of Tapa Tapa truck who’ve missed stumbling out of the Brooklynite to order fish tacos or watermelon and Pop Rocks salad can rejoice–owner Rudolfo Martinez has found a location for his first restaurant at 2327 N St. Mary’s. While Martinez isn’t talking chatting about the menu just yet, he likened the concept to...
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Practice Makes Perfect: Lis Forsythe prepares for Speed Rack Nationals

April 16, 2014
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Forsythe's sharpening her tools for the May 8 competition.

Miss Speed Rack Texas is getting ready for nationals and that means practice rounds. Lis Forsythe, this year’s winner of Miss Speed Rack Texas is preparing for nationals on May 8 in NYC with a round of practice sessions at Hot Joy (1014 S Alamo), the sister restaurant of Barbaro, where Forsythe is currently...
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5 Local Eggs Benedict Dishes for National Eggs Benedict Day

April 16, 2014
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Today is National Eggs Benedict Day so for all you eggs bennie lovers, we have five local dishes to eat today or at brunch this weekend. The Monterey, Madhatters Tea House and Cafe and Candlelight Cafe all serve the delicious egg dish their own way making it impossible to chose just one favorite place....
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7 Ways to Get Your Drink/Grub on This Week

April 15, 2014
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7 Ways to Get Your Drink/Grub on This Week

Thursday, April 17: It’s time to don those Hawaiian shirts and down some exotic brews at Big Hops Growler Station on Broadway. The Jimmy Buffets at Big Hops will pour passion fruit, hibiscus and Mosaic hops into a Randall double-chamber filter and blend it with Karbach Brewery’s Weekend Warrior Pale Ale. Those wearing Hawaiian...
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The Perfect Prom Accessory–The KFC Corsage

April 14, 2014
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  It’s prom season, kids. Whenever I reminisce about my proms (usually while watching 10 Things I Hate About You or She’s All That), I rarely remember the corsage. That’s not to say my corsages weren’t fabulous, I’m sure, but they probably would have made more of an impact on my teenage memory if...
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What I Ate: Fiesta Fiesta and my run-in with Henry the Puffy Taco

April 14, 2014
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I’m a fan of mascots. Coyote? Awesome. Ballapeño? Great. VIA’s Buster? Too cute! But when it comes to Henry The Puffy Taco…I’m just a little creeped out. He doesn’t have a face! Just add a pair of googly eyes and we’re golden, but until then, he’s just kinda strange. Anyway, here’s a bit of...
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Two Very Cheesy Recipes for National Grilled Cheese Day

April 12, 2014
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It may be National Grilled Cheese Day today, but its also National Grilled Cheese MONTH. Soak that in for a minute….and then get in the kitchen and make these two ridiculously tasty and almost too cheesy (is there such a thing?) creations. Margherita Grilled Cheese (modified from Host the Toast) 1 tablespoon olive oil...
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Shot of the Week: Liquid Sun

April 10, 2014
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Bring on the burn.

If there is one thing about Texas even native Texans can’t stand, it’s the unpredictable weather. Just as we were bracing for the heat to hit, here comes the Fall–round three. Well, I’ve had enough. With the sun tucked away behind the clouds and falling leaves, I sought summer the best way I knew...
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First Course Fodder: Sing for your supper, new cevicheria and a Chefs-for-Chefs pop-up

April 10, 2014
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First Course Fodder brings in exciting food news to you in tiny, digestible bits. In case you guys didn’t know, April is national grilled cheese month and this Saturday, April 12 is national grilled cheese day. Get your cheese on with Melting Point grilled cheese truck at The Point Park and Eats. From noon...
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6 Ways to Get Your Drink/Grub on this Week

April 9, 2014
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6 Ways to Get Your Drink/Grub on this Week

  Friday, April 11: Ram Jam is back at Taco Land, kids. This year’s festivities will feature chingos of bands including Los #3 Diners, Disco Wasteland, The Stand Alones, Pinche Desmadres and Micro Missile Attack among others. Proceeds from this year’s all-ages event will benefit KSYM’s scholarship fund. $5, 6pm-2am Friday, 2pm-2am Saturday, 103...
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