10 Recipes That’ll Change the Way You Eat Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Forever

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Last Saturday, I ventured out to my favorite Dallas playground, Bishop Arts District, to try a new restaurant that’s serving the cheddar in a whole new way! Dallas Grilled Cheese Co. opened my eyes to some very inventive ways to concoct a classic lunchtime staple, and moved me to research other ways I can craft some avant-garde grilled cheese sandwiches! For your drooling pleasure, here are 10 of the gooiest, tastiest and cheesiest recipes that I suggest you experiment with at home! Continue reading

The Best Instagram-Worthy Food & Drink Events in Dallas This Weekend

By now everyone has given up on their new year’s resolutions to eat healthy and spend less, right? Good, because y’all are just in time for the ramp up of Dallas’ food and drink events! Take a break from watching FRIENDS on Netflix and enjoy a weekend of indulgence in the city! Continue reading

I’m On a Boat: Four Cruises You Need to Take in 2015

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2015 is the year of cruise vacations! The new year is not only seeing the launch of a number of luxurious new cruise ships, but the opening of new destinations will grant access to the world’s most remote places greatly more accessible. US News & World Report evaluated 15 cruise lines in five categories, taking into account key factors, such as health evaluations, traveler approval and reputation among critics, to determine the best cruise lines of 2015. Before you solidify your travel plans for the year, let’s explore the cruise lines that came out on top. Continue reading

Henderson Ave. Country Club Is Your New Favorite Neighborhood Hangout! Here’s Why

Last Friday I attended Henderson Ave. Country Club‘s second night of their three-day grand opening weekend, and it was AWESOME! This Texas country restaurant and bar serves as a breath of fresh air on the up-and-coming Henderson Ave. side of the Knox-Henderson neighborhood. Continue reading

10 Gadgets Featured at CES That We All Need in Our Lives

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Techie types and gadget geeks from all over the world have assembled in Las Vegas this week for the annual Consumer Electronics Show! CES serves as a global stage for the next generation of innovators to showcase their breakthrough technologies to the marketplace. While there are many tech products yet to be featured, (20,000 in total) here are 10 awesome tech devices that are creating a lot of buzz! Continue reading

The History and Making of New Orleans Red Beans and Rice–Crockpot Style! #dishesbydev

When I think back on my childhood growing up in New Orleans, I remember my mama cooking up some red beans and rice every Monday. This ritual continued when we moved to Dallas as this was more than just what mama cooked on Mondays, but a renowned New Orleans tradition. 

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Bring Your Own Bag: Dallas Stores Now Charging for Single-Use Bags

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If you went to Kroger, Target or any other store in Dallas yesterday, then you know that the city’s’ first order of business for the new year was the start of the Carryout Bag Ordinance which requires Dallas customers to pay five-cent per single-use bag, paper or plastic. As an effort to help keep Dallas “clean and eco-friendly.” they’ve initiated this ordinance to encourage city residents to use reusable bags to carry groceries, to-go boxes from restaurants and other goods bought at stores. City officials seem pretty serious about this initiative as they’ve spent $4 million dollars (the majority of which I’m sure is OUR tax dollars)  “to remove litter from our community to keep it beautiful and thriving.” Meanwhile, kids in South Dallas are sharing out-of-date textbooks and have no computers in their classroomsbut that’s another story. Continue reading