1. Sometimes all you need is a kids meal, and I was surprised how great this one was from SmashBurger. You can choose to have sweet potato #fries or their herb seasoned fries. Instead of soda, you can have organic 100% apple juice (for 49 cents extra). The burger is slightly smaller, but the same good burger they serve adults. It was definitely cheaper than buying the adult version of this same meal, but I think only the #burger was a smaller portion. (at Smash Burger)

    Sometimes all you need is a kids meal, and I was surprised how great this one was from SmashBurger. You can choose to have sweet potato #fries or their herb seasoned fries. Instead of soda, you can have organic 100% apple juice (for 49 cents extra). The burger is slightly smaller, but the same good burger they serve adults. It was definitely cheaper than buying the adult version of this same meal, but I think only the #burger was a smaller portion. (at Smash Burger)

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  2. I hadn’t been to a @CornerBakery Cafe in maybe 4 years, but the PR rep told me the ingredients are delivered fresh every day, the food is made-to-order, and “it’s extremely chef-driven and ingredient inspired.” So I accepted a $10 coupon to try it out. My verdict: it is better than fast food, but not anything I would dub “fresh”, “chef driven”, or “ingredient inspired”. The grilled #panini with chicken, spinach, basil, dried tomatoes, and mozzarella was a good choice, albeit saltier than I’d expect from such a sandwich. The broccoli cheddar soup was thick and quickly congealed in a way not characteristic of real cheese and cream. I did not want to finish it. The dill pickle spear was between crisp and floppy, but tending towards floppy. Chips were included, but there were no flavor options. These kettle chips were oddly not quite 100% crisp, and I expect thick kettle chips to be extremely crunchy.  (at Corner Bakery Cafe)

    I hadn’t been to a @CornerBakery Cafe in maybe 4 years, but the PR rep told me the ingredients are delivered fresh every day, the food is made-to-order, and “it’s extremely chef-driven and ingredient inspired.” So I accepted a $10 coupon to try it out. My verdict: it is better than fast food, but not anything I would dub “fresh”, “chef driven”, or “ingredient inspired”. The grilled #panini with chicken, spinach, basil, dried tomatoes, and mozzarella was a good choice, albeit saltier than I’d expect from such a sandwich. The broccoli cheddar soup was thick and quickly congealed in a way not characteristic of real cheese and cream. I did not want to finish it. The dill pickle spear was between crisp and floppy, but tending towards floppy. Chips were included, but there were no flavor options. These kettle chips were oddly not quite 100% crisp, and I expect thick kettle chips to be extremely crunchy. (at Corner Bakery Cafe)

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  3. If you love fall flavors, don’t miss the apple pie #caramel, cinnamon caramel, and pumpkin #caramels from @dallascaramelco. They recently sent me samples of each, and they were tasty, soft, and non-sticky, as always from this company. Cinnamon was my favorite because it was the most unbelievably soft of all their flavors except Original. *mediacomp (at Dallas, Texas)

    If you love fall flavors, don’t miss the apple pie #caramel, cinnamon caramel, and pumpkin #caramels from @dallascaramelco. They recently sent me samples of each, and they were tasty, soft, and non-sticky, as always from this company. Cinnamon was my favorite because it was the most unbelievably soft of all their flavors except Original. *mediacomp (at Dallas, Texas)

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  4. #Brunch at Boulevardier is my favorite in Dallas. Duck confit “Legs & Eggs” over grit cakes with huckleberry sauce and a micro salad is one reason. Another is a rich French onion #soup oozing with broiled gruyere cheese and a French baguette— one of the best #FrenchOnion soups anywhere.  (at Boulevardier)

    #Brunch at Boulevardier is my favorite in Dallas. Duck confit “Legs & Eggs” over grit cakes with huckleberry sauce and a micro salad is one reason. Another is a rich French onion #soup oozing with broiled gruyere cheese and a French baguette— one of the best #FrenchOnion soups anywhere. (at Boulevardier)

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  5. Another excellent meal at Gemma, this time for their #latenight $2 #oyster special (after 10:30pm). They get oysters come from all over, and the places change daily. It came with the usual accoutrements plus housemade ginger beer and jalapeño shaved ice! The cold, sweet and spicy combo was amazing and unexpected. Brussel sprouts were some of the best I’ve ever had— roasted tender all the way through and mixed with luscious, giant chunks of bacon, which I assume is what gives the sprouts such a rich fat flavor. The bacon also went very well with bites of the beef #tartare, which comes topped with celery leaves, olive tapenade, an egg yolk, and housemade saltine crackers. Some beef pieces were chewy, which is the first time I’ve had that in any beef tartare. It’s the only dish here I haven’t loved. (at Gemma Restaurant)

    Another excellent meal at Gemma, this time for their #latenight $2 #oyster special (after 10:30pm). They get oysters come from all over, and the places change daily. It came with the usual accoutrements plus housemade ginger beer and jalapeño shaved ice! The cold, sweet and spicy combo was amazing and unexpected. Brussel sprouts were some of the best I’ve ever had— roasted tender all the way through and mixed with luscious, giant chunks of bacon, which I assume is what gives the sprouts such a rich fat flavor. The bacon also went very well with bites of the beef #tartare, which comes topped with celery leaves, olive tapenade, an egg yolk, and housemade saltine crackers. Some beef pieces were chewy, which is the first time I’ve had that in any beef tartare. It’s the only dish here I haven’t loved. (at Gemma Restaurant)

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  6. #Brunch at Jonathon’s Oak Cliff— I got “The Kure”. A huge pile of scrambled eggs, breakfast sausage, brunch potatoes and some other stuff stuffed in a #biscuit with a gravy I thought was going to be white gravy but was more like a green tomatillo gravy. Unfortunately I personally don’t like that flavor enough to eat a meal doused in it. Also, the biscuit looked homemade but I couldn’t find anything I liked about its flavor or oddly bread-like, moist texture. The one thing I specifically didn’t want was potatoes, but it came with seasoned potato chunks even though the menu and waitress said it didn’t, and that turned out to be my favorite thing on the plate. My dining mate had their famous chicken and waffles, which were pretty great, especially doused in syrup, gravy, and hot sauce, but it’s a distant second place to my favorite C&W. (at Jonathon’s Oak Cliff)

    #Brunch at Jonathon’s Oak Cliff— I got “The Kure”. A huge pile of scrambled eggs, breakfast sausage, brunch potatoes and some other stuff stuffed in a #biscuit with a gravy I thought was going to be white gravy but was more like a green tomatillo gravy. Unfortunately I personally don’t like that flavor enough to eat a meal doused in it. Also, the biscuit looked homemade but I couldn’t find anything I liked about its flavor or oddly bread-like, moist texture. The one thing I specifically didn’t want was potatoes, but it came with seasoned potato chunks even though the menu and waitress said it didn’t, and that turned out to be my favorite thing on the plate. My dining mate had their famous chicken and waffles, which were pretty great, especially doused in syrup, gravy, and hot sauce, but it’s a distant second place to my favorite C&W. (at Jonathon’s Oak Cliff)

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  7. It’s the last weekend of the State Fair of Texas and I have 2 admission tickets and 12 food coupons ($40 value) to give away! Winner must be available to pick them up in the Henderson/75 area between 2-4pm Sat. To be entered to win, answer the question below in an email to Dallas_Foodie @ DGdesign.biz (without spaces) with subject line “State Fair”. One guess per person.

Easy Question: “In what year did @FletchersDogs start selling corny dogs at the State Fair of Texas?” (at State Fair of Texas)

    It’s the last weekend of the State Fair of Texas and I have 2 admission tickets and 12 food coupons ($40 value) to give away! Winner must be available to pick them up in the Henderson/75 area between 2-4pm Sat. To be entered to win, answer the question below in an email to Dallas_Foodie @ DGdesign.biz (without spaces) with subject line “State Fair”. One guess per person.

    Easy Question: “In what year did @FletchersDogs start selling corny dogs at the State Fair of Texas?” (at State Fair of Texas)

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