1. The #beertasting event at Scarborough is new this year. It started with a taste of raw hops, so you could understand what all beer is made from. The class instructor told the backstory of each beers’ brewing history and production process. Each weekend focuses on a different region of the world, with this past weekend focusing on Belgium beers. For $25, the event included 6 premium #beer tastings not available elsewhere at the faire. Each taste was about a 1/4 pint glass pour, and you get to keep the glass etched with the Scarborough logo. Pretzels and cheeses provided palate cleansers and flavor pairings. The class was a great way to learn about beer while getting tipsy at the faire! *mediacomp (as reported by a beer-loving friend of mine since I’m not a beer drinker) *mediacomp (at Scarborough Renaissance Festival)

    The #beertasting event at Scarborough is new this year. It started with a taste of raw hops, so you could understand what all beer is made from. The class instructor told the backstory of each beers’ brewing history and production process. Each weekend focuses on a different region of the world, with this past weekend focusing on Belgium beers. For $25, the event included 6 premium #beer tastings not available elsewhere at the faire. Each taste was about a 1/4 pint glass pour, and you get to keep the glass etched with the Scarborough logo. Pretzels and cheeses provided palate cleansers and flavor pairings. The class was a great way to learn about beer while getting tipsy at the faire! *mediacomp (as reported by a beer-loving friend of mine since I’m not a beer drinker) *mediacomp (at Scarborough Renaissance Festival)

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  2. I went to Scarborough Renaissance Festival @SRFestival yesterday, and I’m pretty sure I finally found the best tasting #food there. It’s not the Giant Turkey Leg, although if you order this be sure to ask for one with golden brown skin, as shown. The meat in mine was moderately moist, but some parts were dry and the non-golden skin was inedible. The best food there is the #crepe, of which they make many sweet and savory versions. If you know of any other place in North Texas making crepes on a flat round crepe griddle with the wooden flattening rod seen here, please let me know because I haven’t found any. This is how they make them in Paris and this style always seems to make the best crepe shell. What they put inside also tasted great; I had honey ham, fresh spinach, delicious asparagus, and red onion with Swiss cheese added. While I haven’t eaten everything at the fair, I trust the 2 employees in line with me probably have, and this was their favorite food booth too. (at Scarborough Renaissance Festival)

    I went to Scarborough Renaissance Festival @SRFestival yesterday, and I’m pretty sure I finally found the best tasting #food there. It’s not the Giant Turkey Leg, although if you order this be sure to ask for one with golden brown skin, as shown. The meat in mine was moderately moist, but some parts were dry and the non-golden skin was inedible. The best food there is the #crepe, of which they make many sweet and savory versions. If you know of any other place in North Texas making crepes on a flat round crepe griddle with the wooden flattening rod seen here, please let me know because I haven’t found any. This is how they make them in Paris and this style always seems to make the best crepe shell. What they put inside also tasted great; I had honey ham, fresh spinach, delicious asparagus, and red onion with Swiss cheese added. While I haven’t eaten everything at the fair, I trust the 2 employees in line with me probably have, and this was their favorite food booth too. (at Scarborough Renaissance Festival)

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  3. I avoided the Easter #brunch crowds entirely by going to brunch at a bar, Capitol Pub. It was peaceful and sunny out on the patio, just perfect. I had cheesy #migas with a side of good mixed #fruit and an ok mimosa. All of that was only $15, and I was happy.  (at Capitol Pub)

    I avoided the Easter #brunch crowds entirely by going to brunch at a bar, Capitol Pub. It was peaceful and sunny out on the patio, just perfect. I had cheesy #migas with a side of good mixed #fruit and an ok mimosa. All of that was only $15, and I was happy. (at Capitol Pub)

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  4. Tried Glass Boot Biergarten for the first time. Giant Bavarian Soft #Pretzel is indeed the largest I’ve seen (more size of fork). It’s soft and served with melted butter and spicy brown mustard. Käsewurst #sausage is packed with two cheeses inside—Austrian Swiss and cheddar— and was very good. Potato #Latkes with apple sauce were moist inside and tasted good. *mediacomp (at Glass Boot Biergarten)

    Tried Glass Boot Biergarten for the first time. Giant Bavarian Soft #Pretzel is indeed the largest I’ve seen (more size of fork). It’s soft and served with melted butter and spicy brown mustard. Käsewurst #sausage is packed with two cheeses inside—Austrian Swiss and cheddar— and was very good. Potato #Latkes with apple sauce were moist inside and tasted good. *mediacomp (at Glass Boot Biergarten)

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  5. This photo is a prime example of how to order the best #brisket in Dallas. Look at the huge difference between my @DallasLockhart order of the “fattiest, moistest brisket you have”— to which the pitmaster replied, “Oh you mean the ‘good stuff’?”— and my dining mate’s order of “brisket”. One is glistening in flavorful, liquid fat that melts in your mouth, and the other looks as dry as chicken! (at Lockhart Smokehouse)

    This photo is a prime example of how to order the best #brisket in Dallas. Look at the huge difference between my @DallasLockhart order of the “fattiest, moistest brisket you have”— to which the pitmaster replied, “Oh you mean the ‘good stuff’?”— and my dining mate’s order of “brisket”. One is glistening in flavorful, liquid fat that melts in your mouth, and the other looks as dry as chicken! (at Lockhart Smokehouse)

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  6. First time eating at the Moroccan restaurant, Souk, in #TrinityGroves. Lamb Tagine was very flavorful. It tastes like a beef pot roast, only with lamb and served in a clay pot with a lid, called a “tagine”. The pita/tortilla looked housemade with a pastry flakiness on the outside, but with a thickness that led to a gummy texture on the inside and a very bland, floury taste. The interior design is very beautiful with sheer curtains and plush stools. A belly dancer performs on Fri. and Sat. evenings.  (at Souk)

    First time eating at the Moroccan restaurant, Souk, in #TrinityGroves. Lamb Tagine was very flavorful. It tastes like a beef pot roast, only with lamb and served in a clay pot with a lid, called a “tagine”. The pita/tortilla looked housemade with a pastry flakiness on the outside, but with a thickness that led to a gummy texture on the inside and a very bland, floury taste. The interior design is very beautiful with sheer curtains and plush stools. A belly dancer performs on Fri. and Sat. evenings. (at Souk)

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  7. I finally caught @thedreamcafe’s Open Classical live music Thursdays in uptown last week. There was a #violinist and opera singer lady playing with no cover charge at 7pm. Their ultra thin #zucchini chips and lemon aioli are the best I’ve ever had (only at dinner, lunch chef does them differently). The chicken Brie and caramelized onion sandwich sounded and looked good, but it tasted like someone accidentally added BBQ sauce, which clashed with the Brie flavor. The bread was too tough to chew, so I took their replacement offer. Then I had a delicious Greek burger in a pita with goat cheese and pesto. (at The Dream Cafe)

    I finally caught @thedreamcafe’s Open Classical live music Thursdays in uptown last week. There was a #violinist and opera singer lady playing with no cover charge at 7pm. Their ultra thin #zucchini chips and lemon aioli are the best I’ve ever had (only at dinner, lunch chef does them differently). The chicken Brie and caramelized onion sandwich sounded and looked good, but it tasted like someone accidentally added BBQ sauce, which clashed with the Brie flavor. The bread was too tough to chew, so I took their replacement offer. Then I had a delicious Greek burger in a pita with goat cheese and pesto. (at The Dream Cafe)

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