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Haystack Burgers and Barley celebrates a four year anniversary for the original Richardson outpost of the eatery on Thursday, April 13.  To celebrate the milestone, Haystack will offer FREE homemade banana pudding to restaurant diners in Richardson as well as the newly opened Turtle Creek Village location (while supplies last).

Jenny and Kevin Galvan opened Haystack Burgers and Barley in 2013 and quickly became a staple in the Richardson neighborhood.  Kevin is the fourth generation of restaurant owners in his family and previously owned and operated Ricardo’s Tex Mex in Allen.  Some of the family recipes can be found on the Haystack menu. 

Haystack Burgers and Barley is located at 100 S. Central Suite 17 at the SW corner of 75 and Beltline, next to Alamo Drafthouse and 3838 Oak Lawn Avenue #175 at Blackburn in Turtle Creek Village.   Open seven days a week, hours of operation are 10:30am-10:00pm.  For more information go to www.haystackburgers.com or call 214-377-7802.

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 Dallas’ beloved Easter tradition Easter in Lee Park, hosted by the Lee Park and Arlington Hall Conservancy and the City of Dallas returns to the park on Sunday, April 16 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm.  Real Housewife of Dallas’ LeeAnne Locken and Lifestyle Guru Steve Kemble will emcee the festivities.

 Bring a picnic basket and blanket for an afternoon of festivities including the famed Lee Park Pooch Parade sponsored by Kroger, live music from The Gypsy Playboys and DJ Jen Miller, an Easter egg hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny and food trucks including Easy Slider and Ruthie’s Rolling Cafe.

Well behaved, leashed pets are welcome (no retractable leashes please).  Non-profit animal rescue organizations including the SPCA amongst others will be on-site with adoptable pets.

At 2pm, the Lee Park Pooch Parade meanders down Turtle Creek Boulevard with winners selected by a panel of celebrity judges. Prizes will be awarded for Best in Show, Best Group, Most Creative and Best Easter Inspired Outfit.    Registration for the Pooch Parade is $10.  To sign up in advance, go to www.LeeParkConservancy.org.

 “On behalf of the Lee Park and Arlington Hall Conservancy, we are beyond excited to  again host Easter in Lee Park,” says Will Sale, board member and chair of the 2017 event.  “The crowd at last years’ event proved that Dallas was ecstatic for the return of this beloved tradition.”

Easter in the Park is free and open to the public for all ages.

Lee Park and Arlington Hall Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to the continued preservation, conservation, maintenance and further development of the public grounds.  Lee Park is located at 3333 Turtle Creek Boulevard.  For more information and to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, email leeparkeaster@gmail.com or call 214-446-4542.

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The Greyhound Adoption League of Texas (GALT) continues its mission of “No Grey Turned Away” with its largest charity fundraiser of the year.  On Saturday, February 25 (6pm) retired athletes and sports personalities convene for the annual Greyt Retired Athletes Dinner and Auction at the popular III Forks restaurant. 

Sports anchor Brady Tinker emcees the event which features interviews with sports celebrities, dinner, live and silent auctions.  Special guest this year is professional basketball player, Nancy Lieberman aka "Lady Magic”.  Ms. Lieberman is currently the assistant coach to the Sacramento Kings and has extensive accomplishments to her credit including Basketball Hall of Fame and two-time Olympian.  Longtime friend of GALT, Burton Gilliam of Blazing Saddles fame will also attend.

To date, GALT has assisted more than 2,800 greyhounds and sight hounds in finding their forever homes since the organization’s inception in 2001.  Depending solely on donations for its operation budget, costs exceed $330,000 per year.

$150 per person includes a seated three-course dinner with choice of III Fork’s famous chateaubriand, salmon or vegetarian offerings.  Two beer/cocktail tickets are included with a cash bar available and complimentary wine service throughout the evening. Seating is limited.   For more information go to www.galtx.org or call 972-503-GALT.  III Forks is located at 17776 Dallas Parkway.  Reception begins at 6:00pm with dinner at 7:00pm.

 GALT is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit all-volunteer group dedicated to placing all greyhounds, primarily those that competed and trained for racing, and sight hounds into loving homes.  GALT facilitates the adoption of greyhounds by providing kennel services and foster homes along with their medical needs, including spay and neuter, assisting them in the transition from track-life to home-life, and educating the public about why the greyhound has been a favored companion dog for more than 4,000 years.  To learn more about GALT go to www.GALTX.org.

 

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Haystack Burgers and Barley is now open in Turtle Creek Village (3838 Oak Lawn Ave Suite #175). This is the second outpost of the popular eatery from Jenny and Kevin Galvan which debuted the original Haystack in their Richardson neighborhood in 2013.

The fast casual concept serves eight signature Angus burgers with various toppings including jalapeño escabeche, grilled poblanos and house made chili as well as hearty salads, sandwiches, fresh cut Kennebec fries, Haystack onions, fried jalapeños and more.   Sweet selections showcase milk shakes (Nutella, Oreo, Banana Pudding, Chocolate and Vanilla) and the popular ‘Nana Pudding (a Galvan family recipe). Vegetarian fare, a children’s menu and an off-the-menu specials are also available.

Bar offerings include 12 hyperlocal draft beers poured from custom designed copper taps and over 50 American craft beer styles in addition to The Haymaker, a signature frozen cocktail with Maker’s Mark, orange juice, lemonade and custom blended ice tea. 

The Galvan's have a long history in the restaurant business and also the restaurant landscape in the Dallas area.  Kevin is the fourth generation of restaurant owners in his family. Kevin and Jenny owned and operated Ricardos's Tex Mex in Allen for five years. Some of the family recipes can be found on the menus at Haystack. 

The new location offers more than 3,000 square feet interior space with bar and an outdoor patio opening this spring.  A family affair, daughters Kallie and Lindsey have influenced and inspired menu selections as well as decor choices including the whimsical mounted wooden farm animals and frames.

Haystack Burgers and Barley is located at 3838 Oak Lawn Avenue #175 at Blackburn in Turtle Creek Village.   Open seven days a week, hours of operation are 10:30am-10:00pm.  For more information go to www.haystackburgers.com or call 214-377-7802.

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Join the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas (GALT) for 14th annual GreytStore Holiday Boutique in The Plaza at Preston Center, November 25, 26 and 27, 10am-6pm.  Get a head start on holiday family portraits taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus or bring Fido for fun photos shot by professional photographer John Hudson. Appointments for portraits between 11am and 5pm can be made at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094ea4a92da64-greytstore1 and walk-ins are accommodated.  

Visit the GreytStore for holiday and everyday gifts for your four legged friends (dogs & cats) including Thunder Shirts, toys, decorative collars, and other surprises, plus gifts for their humans and pet lovers including vintage Hermés scarves, Arthur Court serve ware, accessories, gifts for home and garden, jewelry, Riedel etched glassware, loungewear and other goodies.

GREYTSTORE HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE is located in The Plaza at Preston Center at 4009 E. Northwest Parkway (SE quadrant of NW Highway and Preston Road), between New Balance and Fidelity Investments.  All breeds are welcome.  For more information go to www.galtx.org or call 972-503-4258.  

GALT is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit all-volunteer group dedicated to placing all greyhounds, primarily those that competed and trained for racing, and sight hounds into loving homes.  GALT facilitates the adoption of greyhounds by providing kennel services and foster homes along with their medical needs, including spay and neuter, assisting them in the transition from track-life to home-life, and educating the public about why the greyhound has been a favored companion dog for more than 4,000 years.  To learn more about GALT go to www.GALTX.org

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Good Local Markets 8th annual Fall Pie Contest will be held Saturday, November 12th 10:30am - 12:30pm at the Lakeside Baptist Church location (9150 Garland Road).  2016 introduces the Good Local Kids Pie Contest for bakers 12 and under in addition to the adult category.  Entry fee is $10 per pie.  

All pies are available for tasting by the public, who vote on winners in the categories of Fruit, Nut, Chocolate, Cream/Custard and Best Overall.  Tasting tickets will be available day of for $5.

Pie crusts and fillings must be homemade.  Winners in each category will receive an official Good Local Markets pie ribbon.  To register online, go to www.goodlocalmarkets.org or stop by the Good Local Markets information booth on market days. Live music from the Washburn Trio.

Good Local Markets is a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit organization which supports local farmers, ranchers and artisans by providing a public space to sell fruits, vegetables, cheese, meats, hand-crafted foods and other products while serving thousands of residents looking for healthy and locally sourced foods.    Additionally Good Local Markets offers the Lone Star food stamp program, Love Your Farmer volunteer days, educational programs and workshops. 

For more information, event calendar, vendor listings and sponsorships go to www.GoodLocalMarkets.org. 

 

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Join the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas (GALT) for 14th annual GreytStore Holiday Boutique in The Plaza at Preston Center, November 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27, 10am-6pm.  Get a head start on holiday family portraits taken with Santa or bring Fido for fun photos shot by professional photographer John Hudson. Appointments for portraits can be made at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094ea4a92da64-greytstore1 and walk-ins are accommodated.  

Visit the GreytStore for holiday and everyday gifts for your four legged friends (dogs & cats) including Thunder Shirts, toys, decorative collars, and other surprises, plus gifts for their humans and pet lovers including vintage Hermés scarves, Arthur Court serve ware, accessories, gifts for home and garden, jewelry, Riedel etched glassware, loungewear and other goodies.

GREYTSTORE HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE is located in The Plaza at Preston Center at 4009 E. Northwest Parkway (SE quadrant of NW Highway and Preston Road), between New Balance and Fidelity Investments.  All breeds are welcome.  For more information go to www.galtx.org or call 972-503-4258.  

GALT is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit all-volunteer group dedicated to placing all greyhounds, primarily those that competed and trained for racing, and sight hounds into loving homes.  GALT facilitates the adoption of greyhounds by providing kennel services and foster homes along with their medical needs, including spay and neuter, assisting them in the transition from track-life to home-life, and educating the public about why the greyhound has been a favored companion dog for more than 4,000 years.  To learn more about GALT go to www.GALTX.org

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Sous Chef Scott Girling

The Grape hosts a special “Chef’s Come-As-You-Are Wine Dinner” featuring Malvira Winery on Thursday, August 25.  Sous Chef Scott Girling who spent 6 months studying at the Italian Culinary Institute in Calabria takes the lead, featuring an intimate 3-course bistro menu to complement selected wines from Roero, Italy. Special guest host is Karla Barber of Dionysus Imports.

The Grape's monthly wine dinner provides a fun, casual setting, that allows the guest to "come-as-they-are" and dine at their own pace, allowing for a more festive one-on-one format with the wine experts.  Themes include a wine expert/host for the evening who speaks to each individual table about the wines selected.

Reservations are recommended for this event and available from 5:30-9:00pm.  Cost is $55 per person exclusive of tax, gratuity and other beverages.  Located at 2808 Greenville Avenue, The Grape is open for dinner nightly at 5:30pm and Sunday Brunch.   For reservations call 214-828-1981 or visit the website at www.thegraperestaurant.com.  Complimentary valet parking always provided.

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Chef Chris Ward hosts an afternoon cooking class Saturday, August 27 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at The Mercury.  Assisting Chef Ward this year is Dallas’ own Burton Gilliam, actor and longtime friend of the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas (GALT).

Chef Ward will prepare menu classics including Escargot Bourguignonne, Beef Wellington, Creamed Spinach, Lyonnaise Potatoes and Graham Cracker Cheese Pie for class guests.

$85 per person full course tasting of demonstrated recipes, recipe cards, two drink tickets and door prizes.  Bid in the silent auction for artwork, spa/restaurant gift certificates, custom jewelry and more.

Serving from a changing menu, Chef Ward uses influences from Asian, French and Mediterranean cooking to present award winning New American cuisine.  The Mercury evokes both a sophisticated setting and a casual neighborhood atmosphere, offering a unique dining experience.

GALT is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit all-volunteer group dedicated to placing all greyhounds primarily those that competed and trained for racing, greyhound mixes, large sight hounds and sighthound mixes into loving homes.  GALT facilitates the adoption of greyhounds by providing kennel services and foster homes along with their medical needs, including spay and neuter, assisting them in the transition from track-life to home-life, and educating the public about why the greyhound has been a favored companion dog for more than 4,000 years.  To learn more about GALT go to www.GALTX.org

The Mercury is located at 11909 Preston Road (Preston and Forest), 972-960-7774.  Seating is limited.  To purchase tickets online www.greytstore.com  and click on the events page or call 972-503-GALT. 

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Dallas chocolate enthusiasts will convene at the Addison Conference Centre on Saturday, September 10 for the seventh annual Dallas Chocolate Festival (DCF) presented by DallasChocolate.org.  A celebration of chocolate makers and chocolatiers, guests are invited to meet the artisans, watch live demonstrations of the chocolate making process, and sample and shop from over 35 vendor participants.

 Since its inception in 2010, Dallas Chocolate Festival has more than tripled in size, showcasing nationally recognized chocolate makers as well as local talents.  “It’s always been our mission to educate the public about the artistry of chocolate and highlight the makers and artisans behind craft chocolate,” says DCF founder Sander Wolf.  

 Participants scheduled to attend this years event include: Amano Artisan Chocolate, Bisous Bisous Patîsserie, Chocolate Secrets, Chocolaterie Tessa, CocoAndré Chocolatier, Collin College, Dallas by Chocolate, Dallas Caramel Company, Crave Popcorn, Divine Chocolate s from Fair & Square Imports, Dr. Sue’s Chocolate, Eileen’s Pralines, Fat Lady Foods, Fera’wyn’s Artisan Chocolates, Fresco Chocolate, FT33/Filament, Guittard Chocolate Company, Haute Sweet Patisserie, Hello Cocoa, Isabelly’s Chocolates, Izard Chocolate, Jammit Jam, Kate Weiser Chocolates, Knife, LetterPress Chocolate, Old Fashioned Sweet Shoppe, Pacari Chocolate, Potomac Chocolate, RoRo’s Baking Company, SRSLY Chocolate, Sublime Chocolate, Toffee Treats, Wackym’s Kitchens, Whole Foods, Wiseman House Chocolates, and Yelibelly Chocolates.  

Ticket Prices are $30 for adults, $5 for children under 12, and $75 for VIP tickets. VIP tickets include early access to the event, goody bag, event t-shirt, and chocolate samples.  Magic Tickets include Movie Night, VIP pass for Saturday, all three Sunday classes, t-shirt and goody bag ($300).

Tickets can be purchased for entry times spread throughout the day from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Exclusive VIP Entry will begin at 9:00 a.m. with general admission times at 10:00 a.m.,11:30 a.m.,1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Demonstrations and classes will be ongoing throughout the day.

New to the festival in 2016, DCF adds Chocolate Festival Movie Night to the line-up with a screening of the documentary “Bean to Bar: A Film About Artisan Chocolate” on Friday, September 9th at 7:00 p.m. The film beautifully explores the trailblazing journey of some of America’s craft chocolate pioneers and the renaissance they inspired.  Madame Cocoa will lead a Q&A session with the film producer Bob Ridgely as well as two of the films featured chocolate makers -- Art Pollard from Amano Chocolate and Rob Anderson from Fresco Chocolate.  Cost is $100 per person and includes a cocktail, nibbles, and chocolate lover’s concession stand.

Additionally, three limited seating classes on chocolate making, chocolate treats, and chocolate tasting will be held on Sunday, September 11 at Perfect Temper Kitchen in Plano.  Each class is $60 per person or $150 for all three.  

For more information and to purchase tickets, go to www.DallasChocolate.org. Addison Conference Centre is located at 15650 Addison Rd. Addison, TX.

Sponsors to date include Callebaut, Cocoatown, D Magazine, Guittard Chocolate Company, Perfect Temper Kitchen, Solbeso, TCF Sales and Whole Foods.