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Green Door Live Review & $25 Challenge

November 10, 2016
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Today’s live review destination takes us to Green Door Public House, the bar and grill that calls the historical Harwood neighborhood home. Now, You People, this was no ordinary visit. At the set out of this Live Review we decided to present ourselves with a bit of a challenge. We receive frequent feedback from You People advising that you’d like to try some of the places that we review but are afraid that checking out a few of these spots might put a bit of a dent in your wallet/purse. We are here to assure You People that most of these places are pretty reasonable. To prove it to you we embarked on a $25 challenge at Green Door. Our goal was to comfortably dine for under $25. We ordered a Burger and a Cuban Sandwich. The burger was juicy, tender, and full of flavor. No question, that burger was on point. The Cuban was surprisingly very authentic tasting. We felt like we were at a little mom and pop shop in the heat of Miami. We have tried quite a few Cubans and this one was top tier.

Most importantly we enjoyed this delicious meal for $23 and some change! We held off on the drinks this time and ordered water to keep our price down. It was blazing outside anyways, so it worked out. However, they do have a full bar with a more than capable bar staff ready to assist you with your most simple or detailed request. We enjoyed Green Door, we may even become regulars. Now it’s your turn to check it out and let us know what you think, we’ll be waiting to hear from you. Don’t’ forget to check out the vid below to get a glimpse of our Live Review.

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The RUSTIC: The Outtakes

October 12, 2016

We had an amazing time at The Rustic where we hosted The Friday Pregame. Don’t fret, You People can be assured that we got ourselves together, but take a look at some of our bloopers and outtakes. Mind you this is before the drinks began to flow, lol.

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Smoked Dallas BBQ & Music Festival

September 27, 2016
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Take a look at the Smoked Dallas BBQ and Music Festival, where the best BBQ in Texas was brought to Downtown Dallas. Bull rides, BBQ, and Beer, what more could a true Texan ask for, and we had an awesome time taking it all in. We also had a chance to check out some good music to top it off. Smoked Dallas provided the perfect combo, we’ll definitely be back next year and we hope to see even more of You People!

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EatsBlog Turns Two!

September 27, 2016
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Our Foodie friends and colleagues invited us out to celebrate their successful Dallas Food Blog turning Two! EatsBlog has been an inspiration to us as we began our own journey. They definitely deserve to celebrate and we wish them much success in the future. Be sure to check them out on Instagram @theeatsblog and their website at theeatsblog.com

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Sundown at Granada’s Brunch Preview

September 2, 2016
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You People will definitely want to make Sundown at Granada your new go to brunch spot. Their new brunch menu is to die for. The new menu was created by Chef Jason West who honed is culinary skills in New Orleans, LA. He formerly performed his delicious artistry at the world renowned Brennan’s Restaurant in New Orleans. All we can say is boy aren’t we glad Chef Jason has decided to take his talents to Dallas. The new brunch menu is loaded with goodness and anchored by the bananas foster french toast and chilaquiles dishes, which are game changing. The new brunch menu, ‘it’s all good’, literally. We suggest You People enjoy our last bit of summer by hanging out at Sundown’s rooftop with your favorite cocktail on a Saturday and come right back on Sunday to enjoy an exquisite brunch. You’ll be glad you did.

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The Legend of Hardeman’s Barbecue

August 25, 2016
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This Dallas Staple needs no introduction, the legend and the food speak for themselves. Now don’t get us wrong Texas has some bangin’ barbecue joints, but show us a barbecue restaurant that has been as consistent in exceeding expectations in quality, service, and taste for as long as Hardeman’s has been in the game. We think you’d be pretty hard pressed to find a spot that comes close. This is hands down plain ol’ good eating. We won’t say too much more, just take a look at our live review and make sure to check out Hardeman’s Barbecue next time you get a hankering for some good barbecue.

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Taco Cabana’s Party on the Patio hosted by: Stephanie G aka ‘Puro Pinche’

July 29, 2016
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We grew up on Taco Cabana, so this is right up our alley! Back in the day when our parents would bring home the family fajita dinner we would go Crazy. So needless to say, while TC bandwagon fans are welcome, we have been riding for quite some time now. If someone in Dallas told you that they have never been to Taco Cabana before, you’d call them a liar to their face, right? Well we met some first timers at this event, which we had no idea existed. TC’s happy hour is by far slept on by too many people. You can’t go wrong with $1.50 authentic margaritas. During this Puro Pinche hosted event TC introduced their new #Mangwhoa Margarita with the chile rim and Dallas is one of the first cities to get it. TC is also gearing up to bring back some household favorites which helped earn their reputation as one of the heaviest hitters in the game and also plan to introduce even more fun new drinks and dishes.

This was a well put together and fun event. Stephanie, the it girl in San Antonio, has formed a very productive partner ship with TC and was able to bring a few of the big shots from San Antonio with her to Dallas to launch the new #Mangwhoa Margarita. TC Executive Chef Andy Dismore was awesome and he provided some very cool insight to TC’s future. Andy also brought a food scientist with him, which we didn’t know was a thing, to discuss the improved quality of TC’s offerings. Steph also brought with her one of the top DJ’s in San Antonio, who kept the vibe at just the right notch all night. We ate, drank, and were merry. We left with some cool swag bags as well, our favorite item was the Taco Cabana hot sauce. You can never have too much hot sauce. Some of the top Dallas influencers were in attendance and we think they would agree that The it Girl in San Antonio is welcome back to the Big D anytime. Thanks Steph and Taco Cabana for an awesome event.

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New Beginnings at Old Chicago

July 7, 2016
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Who doesn’t love pizza? Well we definitely do and we’re sure many of “You People” do too. Good news, we’ve found the perfect place to fulfill all of your pizza needs. Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom will be your new “go-to” for pizza and brews and new locations seem to be popping up everywhere around the metroplex. We have visited the locations in Mockingbird Station, Fort Worth, and most recently in Cedar Hill. Old Chicago is now planning to open a location in Garland as well. This pizza joint has it all and is a great place to grab some drinks, eat and catch a game or even bring the entire family.

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Piada Italian Street Food Comes to Texas

July 6, 2016
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Greeting “You People!” We have another Live Review to share with you guys and gals. This time we’re at Piada Italian Street Food which has recently made it’s way to the DFW area, and you’ll be so glad they did. We would describe Piada as tasty Italian food with a Chipotle flare. As you can imagine, it could get quite addictive. More and more Piada locations are popping up around the Metroplex. Our review was conducted at the Fort Worth Location during the preview to the Grand Opening. Check out the video footage our full live review of Piada Italian Street Food below.

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A Hidden Gem in Dallas

July 5, 2016
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This Dallas Hidden Gem is located in the Harwood District. Marie Gabrielle is located off of the beaten path but very quaint and pristine. Marie’s is known for creating a visually stimulating dining experience. The outlook from the dining room is the 1.5 acre garden oasis viewed through the restaurant’s floor to ceiling windows, which is amazing. The menu definitely has something for everyone. You will find yourself trying to chose between two or three meal options because they all sound so good. The restaurant offers traditional plates such as pastas, chicken, steak, and fish, just to name a few, however, just as Marie Gabrielle describes it’s food, it truly is, “An example of exquisite hand crafted cuisine.” Everything tastes so good and is also surprisingly reasonably priced.

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The restaurant is only open for breakfast (7am-930am) and lunch (11am-2pm) and closed evenings and weekends for private events. Marie’s also has a cafeteria style section of the restaurant which is just as delicious. Be sure to check their website for the cafeteria weekly specials. Just so you know valet service is complimentary at Marie’s. Don’t forget to check out the garden either after or before you dine it is definitely something to see. Marie’s is the perfect spot for a lunch/brunch date during the week, or if you are off on Friday or Monday and enjoying a three day weekend, or if you have a client you are taking to lunch that you want to impress but keep it affordable

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Many of us have missed out on this place because it is closed to the public during evenings and weekends; but if any of “You People” have or have had the opportunity to check out Marie’s let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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