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    November 4, 2013

    DFW Diwali Mela Is Heaven on Earth

    On Saturday the Cotton Bowl converted to the 2013 Diwali Mela festival, and food booths flowed out from the stadium to the shimmery dreamscape of the Chinese Lantern Festival nearby. I arrived on a mission. Six years ago I went with two friends to Ahmedabad, in western India. For three weeks I ate ... More >>

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    November 1, 2013

    This Weekend's Diwali Mela at the Cotton Bowl Is the Best Food Event of the Year

    Got all of that Halloween nonsense out of your system last night? Good. Now you've got more important matters to deal with. Diwali Mela is back, and from a culinary standpoint especially, it's one of the most interesting cultural festivals in the area. The variety of food at this behemoth seems end ... More >>

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    September 20, 2013

    Dallas' Five Best Fall Food Festivals

    Fall is here, which means there is fresh oxygen, football and lots of food and beer in your near future. Here are our five favorite food events of the fall. Addison Oktoberfest Outside of the original festival in Munich, Addison hosts the largest Oktoberfest celebration on the planet. More than 75, ... More >>

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    October 18, 2012

    Kaurina's Kulfi Is Awesome. Go Eat It

    When the Singh family moved to Dallas in the '80s, kulfi was hard to come by. If they wanted the frozen Indian dessert that's similar to ice cream they had to make it themselves, a process that entailed boiling milk down until it was concentrated, adding flavorings and then freezing it in molds. Th ... More >>

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    November 7, 2011

    The Food of Dallas' Diwali Mela

    ​We told you to go; I hope you listened. Diwali Mela festivities went off at the Cotton Bowl over the weekend during a beautifully crisp fall evening. Golf carts shuttled Mela-goers from the Fair Park DART station to the west side of the stadium, where the smell of curry powder and fried potatoes ... More >>

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    November 4, 2011

    Before You Start Drinking, Relive a Big Week in Dallas Food News

    ​Have you been outside much today? While the weather was nippy this morning, the sun has warmed things up, resulting in some seriously beautiful fall weather. As soon as I get out of here I'm going to grab a thick jacket and engage in some excessive patio drinking. But before I work on my nex ... More >>

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    October 31, 2011

    Diwali Mela at the Cotton Bowl: Count Me In

    ​When I first came to Dallas, many commenters thought I would be some sort of carpet bagging elitist who would swoop into town and declare everything that didn't align with my northern ideals unsatisfactory. While I did complain about some bad guacamole, and I remain steadfast in my distaste f ... More >>

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    October 27, 2011
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    October 20, 2008

    Waste Management Issues at a Texas Stadium Demon-Burning Festival? Seriously, Who Saw That Coming?

    Daniel Rodrigue This sucker was 32 feet of evil, but nothing a match and some gasoline couldn't fix. In short: Good 1, Evil 0. Fireworks exploded overhead as the 10-headed demon god Ravana burst into flames Satuday night at Texas Stadium. OK, fine, so it was only a 32-foot-tall effigy of the dark l ... More >>

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    October 16, 2008


    Celebrate Diwali at Texas Stadium