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    March 3, 2014

    Five Texas Barbecue Events to Put on Your Meat Calendar

    What with the announcement of this year's Meat Fight date (more on that in a minute), and the sad fact that said date is way off toward the end of the year, we thought it might be time to have a quick poke around the internet to see what we could see. And what we saw was a bounty of barbecue events. ... More >>

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    October 24, 2013
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    April 24, 2013

    The Best Food and Beer Events of the Week (April 24 - April 28)

    Wednesday, April 24 Tonight Craft and Growler will tap a keg of Deep Ellum Brewing Co.'s new barley wine, Numb Comfort and they have the free glasses to prove it. Thursday, April 25 Goodfriend is holding a fundraiser for the family of Ben Harris of Redhook Ale Brewing in Portsmouth, New Hampshire ... More >>

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    April 4, 2013

    White Rock Local Market Hosts 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off Saturday, April 27.

    The White Rock Local Market has gotten off to a robust start this spring. Every year the size, selection and general merriment grows for the "Only Growers, Only Makers, Only Local," market. And that makes us happy. In a few weekends, Saturday, April 27 to be exact, the market will hold the 3rd Annua ... More >>

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    November 15, 2012
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    October 24, 2012

    The Best Food, Drink and BBQ Events of the Week (Oct 24 - Oct 30)

    The 3rd annual Blues, Bandits and BBQ is this Friday and Saturday in an old sunflower patch in Oak Cliff (715 W Davis Street). The two-day will have live music, Four Corners' beer and 23 teams cooking more than 1,000 pounds of meat. Admission is free, but if you want to taste the cook-off grub, you ... More >>

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    October 9, 2012

    Dispatch from the Bacon and Eggs Competition at the State Fair of Texas

    The fried food at the State Fair of Texas gets a ton of attention. And, that's great-- because everyone knows that from fried peaches to fried chocolate-covered-strawberry waffle balls, our fair's fried food is badass. It's rititulous. See also: Where to Find the Big Tex Choice Award Food Finalists ... More >>

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    May 9, 2012

    Last Night: The Dallas Observer's Iron Fork at the Fashion Industry Gallery

    Last night brought the Observer's annual celebration of station-to-station face-stuffing, a tasting event and cooking competition that packed downtown's sleek Fashion Industry Gallery and packed on a few pounds as well. The highlight of the night, not counting the three Tiff's Treats I stuffed in m ... More >>

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    March 20, 2012

    Stuff Strangers' Chili in Your Face for the Benefit of White Rock Local Market This Weekend

    As we've mentioned before, the White Rock Local Market is a great place to buy local produce from local farmers, which might sound locally redundant but unfortunately it isn't always. This community-inspired market is held the second and fourth Saturdays at the Green Spot, at 702 North Buckner Blvd. ... More >>

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    October 6, 2011

    Oak Cliff's Blues, Bandits & BBQ 2nd Annual Cook-Off is Calling All Cooks

    ​Okay, kids. We're gonna do this thing in a couple weekends and I'm gonna need a good showing. Plan accordingly. The 2nd Annual Blues, Bandits & BBQ cook-off in Oak Cliff is on October 22 from noon to 6 p.m. Not only should you plan on heading out for some good tunes and food, if you find yourse ... More >>

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    April 8, 2011

    Free Weekend Events Worthy Of Some SPF

    Daniel DaughertyGet 'em while they're cold.​Hope you've got your sunscreen and a good appetite because you're going to need both if you want to enjoy the best events this weekend. There are plenty of outdoor happenings you won't want to miss, but you may need more than sunscreen for one of them. ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011

    Kosher Chili Cook-Off Draws Record Number of Entries

    Tiferet Israel's kosher chili cook-off returns this weekend for the 18th year -- a milestone that's the Jewish timekeeping equivalent of a silver anniversary, thanks to Hebrew numerology -- with its biggest-ever field of contestants. ​Cook-off chairman Scott Janco reports 47 teams have regist ... More >>

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    March 30, 2011

    In Grand Prairie This Year, Pickled Quail Egg Eating Contest Could Be A Tucker Family Affair

    Daniel DaughertyLester Tucker works his magic back in 2009.​Every eating contest is brutal in the end, but some sound harmless enough right up until you're in the thick of the competition. How bad, for instance, could a few sandwiches hurt? Turns out, plenty. But sometimes there's a contest -- an ... More >>

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    February 16, 2011

    Texas Aggies Know Their Meat

    ​A panel of judges at the National Meat Association's second-ever University Cook-off this week was partial to the University of Idaho's bacon sausage, but a stuffed pork loin created by Texas A&M took the people's choice prize. "I ate it, and I liked it," says operations manager Jen Kempis-P ... More >>

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    November 12, 2010

    Chili Cook-Off To Spice Up Cliff Fest Sunday

    The stock photo that accompanied Go Oak Ciiff's initial entry about the Cliff Fest chili cook-off. What's wrong with this picture?​Does this sound familiar? There's going to be a street festival this weekend in the Bishop Arts District featuring a cooking contest and blues covers played by middle- ... More >>

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    January 5, 2009

    Martha, Martha, Martha

    White, that is, not Stewart.The folks at Martha White have issued a call for entries in the 13th Cornbread Cook-Off. Why care? Well, not only does the winner rake in a cool $5,000--roughly equal to a journalist's annual salary, so a very exiting prospect in these parts--but the lucky finalists also ... More >>