Real fans know chocolate rules at Fair

Real fans know chocolate rules at Fair

By Shari Goldstein Stern You can have your cotton candy, hot dogs, candied apples and popcorn. But for those of us dyed-in-the-wool chocoholics with discriminating taste, chocolate nut bars are nice, sort of, but certainly not the to-die-for first thing you have at the State Fair of Texas. On a quest for more indulgent chocolate […]

Youth auctions require dedication

Youth auctions require dedication

By Karissa Condoianis The 71st Annual Big Tex Youth Livestock Auction kicked off with another record-setting sale of the Grand Champion Market Steer. This year’s prize-winning steer was purchased by Big Tex Champion Club led by an anonymous donor, making auction history with their generous bid of $155,000. The preliminary amount raised for Texas youth […]

City Hospital hosting walk

City Hospital hosting walk

By Kendall Green The 16th annual Walk from Obesity will take place at City Hospital on Saturday, Oct. 19. The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Foundation’s Walk from Obesity is the only national walkathon that brings attention to the disease of obesity by raising awareness in communities all throughout the country.  The […]

Nominate your favorite teacher now!

By Deborah Brown The Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce is soliciting nominations for its annual Teacher of the Year Award. The purpose is to recognize educators who are providing outstanding education for their respective students. Recipients of this award must have made significant contributions toward innovative, unique and novel programs that are serving to […]

Chefs join forces to help sober-living house

Chefs join forces to help sober-living house

By Ann Marie Bishop The 6th Annual Dallas AllStar Chef Classic benefitting Dallas 24 Hour Club is set for Oct. 13 from 5:30-8 p.m. The evening will feature cuisine prepared by 25 top chefs as well as live music by the Georgia Bridgwater Orchestra and live and silent auctions. Vicki and Bruce Stensrud and Cindy […]

Peanuts gang takes over pumpkin patch

Peanuts gang takes over pumpkin patch

By Juliette Coulter For the 14th year, Autumn at the Arboretum highlights the nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village featuring pumpkin houses and creative displays utilizing more than 90,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash. The festival runs through Oct. 31.  With the theme, “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” the Dallas Arboretum’s favorite fall festival features “Great Pumpkin” […]

New arena supports Hill’s mission

New arena supports Hill’s mission

By Susan Friedman Equest, an award-winning nonprofit that has been providing equine assisted activities and therapies to children and adults with disabilities for 38 years, has officially begun construction of a new state-of-the-art arena funded by the late businessman and philanthropist, Al Hill, Jr. Dignitaries gathered at the Texas Horse Park for a groundbreaking ceremony […]

Half Price welcomes kid lit author to town

Half Price welcomes kid lit author to town

By David Mullen It might not be easy, but writing young adult books comes naturally to Max Brallier. Sometimes under the pen name Jack Chabert (an amalgamation of his grandfather’s names), New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Brallier has written more than 30 books and is noted for his middle-grade series The Last […]

New family adventures await owners of The Grape

New family adventures await owners of The Grape

By Amity Thomas It is with bittersweet and very mixed emotions that Brian and Courtney Luscher announce they are closing The Grape Restaurant on Thursday, Oct. 10. The Luscher’s have operated the Lower Greenville institution since 2007 when they bought it from the original owners after working for them for a number of years. Originally […]

Chef Tate joins forces with Lake House

Chef Tate joins forces with Lake House

John Schmitz announced a significant change at his restaurant, Lake House Bar & Grill this week. Ian Tate (pictured) has been named executive chef and restaurant partner. “We’re excited to be shaking things up at the Lake House with Chef Tate’s food additions and a new beverage menu to keep everyone coming back for more,” […]

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