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Emily Heft


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Trinity Groves restaurant roundup

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Across the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge is Dallas’ trendiest dining spot, Trinity Groves. The neighborhood hosts a strip of “concept incubator” restaurants, each with a distinct and unusual theme and menu. Trinity Groves is a gem for anyone with an appetite for a... More »

Game day dip

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This creamy poblano dip recipe is hands down the best– I combined and tweaked several, including Qdoba’s classic queso recipe, and this one is good enough to sell by the gallon. It’s perfect for a Super Bowl party snack. You’ll need: 2 cups shreddred monterey ... More »

The best and worst of frozen pizzas

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Emily Heft, food editor, and friends reviewed personal-size pizzas found at local grocery stores. Some were great, some were woefully lacking– all pizza is not created equal. Red Baron Single’s Cheese Deep Dish Crust: Tastes like a real pan pizza. 4/5 Cheese: ... More »

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Limited edition menu items

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Baskin-Robbins “Icing on the Cake” This Funfetti-esque flavor mixes icing with bites of cake, sprinkles and cake batter ice cream. Is it a bit juvenile? Yes. Is it also neon? Yes. Is it worth the stop to your favorite childhood ice cream shop? Absolutely. The ... More »

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Dallas Grilled Cheese Co. opens in Bishop Arts

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Dallas Grilled Cheese Company opened January 19 amid buzz and excitement from SMU students and Dallasites. The restaurant, which of course prides itself on cheesy sandwiches, is nestled in the heart of the Bishop Arts District. Its kitschy, rustic-meets-chrome... More »

Chipotle pulls pork amid ethical debate

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Chipotle restaurants decided Friday to pull pork from its menus, following a less-than-satisfactory review of animal living conditions from their suppliers. The chain, famous for fire-grilled meats, bowls and burritos, has almost 2000 locations nationwide. Rou... More »

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Belle Tones serenade Meadows

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Dressed in white and yellow outfits and cowboy boots, the ladies of Belle Tones serenaded an audience of about 50 in the Meadows Atrium Sunday night. “I love coming to these concerts and hearing how they make the songs different,” said first-year Lisa Suennen.... More »