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Taste of Dallas Introduces Live Fire + Discount Promo Code

This year's Taste of Dallas is set to delight your taste buds on June 10 and 11 at Fair Park. I happen to have an exclusive promo code that will score you 20% off any ticket package (valid through June 2nd). Just enter DeliaJo at checkout to receive your discount. Tickets are available at .  Taste of Dallas has created a unique festival experience for 2017, and is introducing a new Live Fire area, curated by Tim Byres of Smoke and presented by Napoleon Gourmet Grills. You'll enjoy some of the best barbecue and burger joints in the Metroplex plus over 20 craft breweries to sample and pair their craft brews. Then grab a plate and head over to the new exhibition area and watch as some of the biggest names in the Dallas food scene spill their secrets with hourly demonstrations.    31st Annual Taste of Dallas benefiting the North Texas Food Bank Saturday and Sunday June 10-11, 2017  11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 7 p

OUTLAW Taproom - Four Seasons at Las Colinas

If you've ever been to the Byron Nelson, you're well aware of the beauty of the Four Seasons Resort and Club in Las Colinas. Beyond it's outer, natural beauty, you'll find the views of their newest indoor/outdoor space just as pleasing.  the 'Peggy Sue' with a view I attended an influencer happy hour on the patio of OUTLAW Taproom at the resort in May and got to see the stunning newly renovated space and taste many of their libations and snack offerings. The decades-old game room went under a million dollar facelift and reopened in early March of this year.  OUTLAW Taproom is the offshoot of LAW, the resort's signature restaurant, and it is based on the outlaws of Texas music. You'll see the likenesses of Willie Nelson, Janis Joplin, ZZ Top, and Stevie Ray Vaughan all around the space, along with wall-mounted guitars and touches of leather.  A margarita-ish cocktail plus nachos? I call this a "Texas two-step". OUTLAW po

Savor Gastropub's 'Savor the End of the Day with Rosé' Special

Today is National Wine Day (if you needed a reason to have a glass of wine today, cheers and you're welcome) so it feels like the perfect time to tell you about a new rosé special they're doing down at Savor Gastropub at Klyde Warren Park. First, let me lead off by telling you that Savor is so much more than a gastropub. Savor is a true neighborhood gem, complete with stellar hospitality and stunning views in every direction, from inside (the building is all glass) or out on their gorgeous covered patio.  For a limited time, they're hosting a ' Savor the End of the Day with Rosé ' daily s pecial, where you can "wine down" each day with specially priced glasses of ros é and cheese boards for $12 each. Perfect for the spring and summer, the featured wine is  Terlato Wines’  Mathilde Chapoutier Cotes de Provence Rosé Grand Ferrage . Poured from chilled d ouble magnums,(that's THREE LITERS OF WINE, y'all) the  Grand Ferrage Rosé  is a delig

A Warm Welcome Back to Cool River

Photo courtesy of Cool River Cool River in Las Colinas has upped their game with a new executive chef and menu refresh. A well known Dallas chef partnered with new Executive Chef Fernando Rodriguez to consult and create a number of new and exciting dishes. Photo courtesy of Cool River It had honestly been 9 years since the last time I dined at Cool River, so I was long overdue for a visit. What I found was beyond a warm welcome, with stellar service and a fresh, trendy, and tasty new menu. The ambiance is quite dark and masculine, which made it hard for me to get great food photos, so shout out and thanks to Cool River for providing me with some beautiful well-lit food pics on top of a beautiful dinner.  Photo courtesy of Cool River Whether in the mood for steak or seafood, you'll be in for a treat with their new menu items and well-planned daily features. While Cool River may have been thought of in days of old as a destination designed for traveling busine

Tacodeli Salsas Now Sold at Whole Foods

I'm loving this primo chip and dip lineup at Tacodeli! (all photos © Dining with Delia Jo 2017) Tacodeli is one of those hip and lovable places Dallas is lucky enough to have borrowed from Austin. An authentic taqueria, Tacodeli has had mentions and awards from the Austin Hot Sauce Festival and Texas Monthly and has expanded to fans in Houston and Dallas. Crowds line up to indulge in their tacos, and people rave about their salsas. You no longer have to drive all the way to Tacodeli to get your salsa fix. They now sell their award-winning salsas in all Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma Whole Foods locations. Tacodeli's award-winning salsas for sale include their Salsa Verde (mild), Salsa Roja (medium), and Salsa Doña (hot), and are all available for sale at the aforementioned Whole Foods locations. They are sold in 12oz containers for $6.99/each. The Salsa Verde is a blend of tomatillos, cilantro, garlic, and serranos. If you're into mild this is your sal

Patio, Pups, and Perpetual Happy Hour at LG Taps

Bacon Queso Fries (all photos © Dining with Delia Jo 2017) LG Taps stands for "Lower Greenville taps", and as the name suggests, it's located right on Greenville Avenue in Dallas. Opened in 2016, LG's large patio which offers seating for 80 is the major differentiating factor, in addition to being dog-friendly. The indoor space is literally half the size of the spacious patio, so if it's dining al fresco you're seeking, this is your place. The menu is casual, the drinks are cold, and the feeling is college-y and comfortable at LG Taps. You might choose LG for weekend brunch, to catch a game on TV, or join them for Trivia Night, Industry Night, or Ladies Night Out. It's perpetually happy hour there, so grab a friend, grab a spot on the patio, and take advantage of the $6 craft cocktails on their "eternal happy hour" menu. Might I recommend munching on the Bacon Queso Fries, which have a great little kick to them. Inventive sandwiches

La Madeleine Seasonal Mediterranean-inspired Menu

Photo Courtesy of la Madeleine Patrick Leon Esquerré opened the first location of la Madeleine bakery (boulangerie) in 1983 on Mockingbird Lane, right next door to SMU in Dallas. When he came to the US,  he longed for the fresh-baked baguettes and endearing café vibe found in  his hometown in the Loire Valley of France. So... he opened his own. Featuring the flavors of the French countryside and bolstered by the support and advice of Stanley Marcus (of Neiman Marcus), Patrick used his own mother's recipes to create the menu, the food behind the concept of la Madeleine you see today. Even still, Executive Chef Susan of la Madeleine upholds the standards of using fresh ingredients and the overall integrity of French cuisine. This season they've introduced something entirely new to the menu... You can now experience flavors of the Mediterranean for a limited time at la Madeleine. Executive Chef Susan's new seasonal menu was inspired by flavors from the south of

Chicken Moto: Something To Cluck About

Photo by Kathy Tran I know what you're thinking: another chicken restaurant? But hang with me here, this one is different, I promise. In fact, their famous Not Your Mama's Fried Chicken recipe (they first served this at bbbop Seoul Kitchen) made my list of Delia Jo's 100 Best Bites in DFW in 2016 . Chicken Moto is a full-service, Korean inspired fried chicken joint, so what you'll find on the menu is more than southern fried food, but a true fusion that actually plays very well. Housed in what was once an auto repair shop (thus, moto), Chicken Moto obviously underwent a full overhaul.  Owned by husband and wife/chef duo Sandy and Greg Bussey, Steve Shin and Sam Osee (all of bbbop Seoul Kitchen), Chicken Moto is their interpretation of Texas Southern comfort meets South Korean Seoul food. I was actually one of the very first to try out Chicken Moto, as my husband and I happened to drive by on their soft opening night, so we were their second customers ever! Even

New Spring Menu Items at Sundown at Granada

There's one restaurant I always recommend to people seeking gluten-free, vegan, or vegetarian options for dining out. I also constantly recommend them to people who deal with food allergies. This restaurant's chef, sous chef, and staff are all more than happy to accommodate literally any diner. I'm always excited to return to Sundown at Granada . Their vision is laser-focused on serving locally sourced, non-GMO ingredients, and their attention to sourcing while also being creative and thinking outside the culinary box shines through every time I dine here. Their talented Executive Chef Jason West was named Rising Star Chef of the Year 2016 at CultureMap's TasteMaker Awards, and when you taste his food and hear him speak about it, it's easy to understand why. Sundown recently rolled out their new spring menu, and Chef Jason was excited to share it with us at a media dinner I attended. "I'm pumped about our newest dishes! Since we're heading i