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“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.” – Luciano Pavarotti

Can I please just eat my way across DFW? Trying out new menus and venues is a treat. Join me on my epicurious journey across North Texas’ restaurants, coffee shops, eateries, and cafes.

The Best Independent Coffee Shops in North Texas

The Best Independent Coffee Shops in North Texas

I dare you to spot me out in the wild without a cup of coffee in my hand (unless it's after 5 and then you know, we switch to wine). Oh how I luuuuv a great cup of coffee. It's my eternal wish to be able to replicate that coffee house taste at home -- and trust me,...

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Lazy Dog Restaurants Menu – Great for the WHOLE family!

Lazy Dog Restaurants Menu – Great for the WHOLE family!

This post is sponsored by Lazy Dog Restaurants. All opinions are my own. Jackson Hole, Wyoming is a bucket list trip for me, and but I feel like I had a little slice of that heaven recently when I discovered Lazy Dog Restaurants right here in North Texas. Chris Simms,...

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Plano’s Legacy Hall Opens!

Plano’s Legacy Hall Opens!

Y'ALL -- it's OPEN. Legacy Hall, the 55,000 square foot European-style food hall, brewery, and live music and entertainment venue made its highly anticipated debut Dec. 6th at 7800 Windrose Ave. in Plano’s uber cool Legacy West development. This innovative three-story...

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Go get your nerd on at Frisco’s Nerdvana

Go get your nerd on at Frisco’s Nerdvana

Coffee junkie. That’s what I should have tattooed on my butt. I don’t (yet), but on most days you can find me with a go-cup of java in hand. It’s like my Lady Liberty torch. And if 3 p.m. rolls around and I don’t have a coffee infusion, mama won’t make it through...

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Magical donuts at Sweet Daze Dessert Bar

I will drive for a good donut. Put some glitter on it, and I’ll travel farther. Give it a unicorn horn or a mermaid tail and I’m pretty much rerouting my day to go try it. The Cupcake and I went on a recognizance mission basically because donuts are our life. We love...

Getting spicy at Razzoos Cajun Cafe!

In partnership with Razzoo's Cajun Cafe! All opinions are my own.  Y’all. I haven’t lived in Louisiana since 1996, but even my short 5 years there gave me a love for Cajun food. It doesn’t hurt that I married a Louisiana guy and get to go back and visit on the...

Get in my belly: Taste of Addison 2017

One of the things I miss most about living in Addison is festival season. There's no better time in Texas than Spring and the Taste of Addison is the perfect way to waste -- or waist -- away a gorgeous afternoon. Great food, plenty of adult beverages, awesome music...

Hurts Donuts in Frisco is Open!

I felt like such a jerk. I mean, I bought the Hurts Donuts shirt as a fast pass to the front for opening day... but apparently not everyone was aware of that incredible time-saving promotion. So the shivering people in line which was wrapped outside the building were...
Studio Movie Grill’s new menu

Studio Movie Grill’s new menu

We've been in such a movie rut. It seems like just aligning our schedules for family movie night takes so much effort that we end up just climbing the stairs to our movie room and settling for movies that are many months old. And half the time, I lose interest just...

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Houlihan’s Restaurant Gets Healthier with Inspiralized!

Houlihan’s Restaurant Gets Healthier with Inspiralized!

Houlihan's invited me to dinner so that I could taste the featured items on their limited time menu and then tell you about it. All opinions are my own. A few months ago, the hubs and I decided to get healthier. We were both carrying a little extra middle-age around...

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New menu for popular kid-friendly restaurant in Dallas

New menu for popular kid-friendly restaurant in Dallas

Hey, I found this new kid-friendly restaurant in Dallas. They make and hand-stretch their pizza dough to make thin and crispy pizza crust everyday in-house. I really like their tangy BBQ chicken pizza with peppers, crispy onions on top and more BBQ drizzle, but my...

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New Corner Bakery flatbreads are anything but flat on flavor

New Corner Bakery flatbreads are anything but flat on flavor

I am super jazzed about the new Corner Bakery flatbreads launching nationwide on June 30th. (They have sneakily been available in Dallas as a test market since March.) Have you heard about them yet? The Cupcake and I were lucky enough to have a sneak peak of what’s...

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High Five for Pie Five Lewisville

High Five for Pie Five Lewisville

Could you be considered somewhat of a pizza snob? Do your friends and family hate going for pizza with you because you are too "pie"ous for their simple tastes? Since I happen to be a "pie"teous pizza lover, I jumped at the media night opportunity to try Pie Five's...

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For the love of pie

For the love of pie

Let’s talk pie, shall we? I grew up on pie. I luuuuuv pie. I have such fond memories of my grandmother making pies – like ALL the time. I know for a fact that we never visited her house without being served pie (and vice versa for that matter). Grandma would save the...

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Mama Fu’s Asian House Opens in Frisco

Mama Fu’s Asian House Opens in Frisco

Anyone else have a husband that loves – I mean loves – a big ol' Chinese food buffet? Ewww. Whenever he suggests the stale buckets of over-steamed food at the plenty, I deploy diversionary tactics – suggesting another, more upscale Asian option for our family dining....

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Looney Tunes and Yogurtland

Looney Tunes and Yogurtland

Hey hey hey. We LOVE some frozen yogurt. In fact,we’re a little snobbish about our fro-yo.Even though there are frozen yogurt places in nearly every stripmall,they are NOT created equal.If you follow meon FourSquare, you’d know that I am nearly a quintessential...

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Pecan Lodge Restaurant Review

Pecan Lodge Restaurant Review

I started thinking about Pecan Lodge the moment I left my meeting downtown at 11 a.m. It was Friday, and that means they’re open. I texted the hubs to see if he wanted to meet me – yep, he was on his way. I strolled into Shed 2 a the Dallas Farmer's Market to see...

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