Weekend Wanderings – 9.16.16

It’s Friday Eve people! Ready for the weekend? Here are my top picks for fun and food. So get out there, have some fun and…just eat it up! Friday~ Park(ing) Day Dallas PARK(ing) Day Dallas is held annually on the third Friday in September. This worldwide movement’s goal is to promote social interaction and play by…

Set sail over to Black Ship Little Katana – Dallas, TX

Happy birthday to me! I recently spent my birthday enjoying a staycation in downtown Dallas. I know, I know. I live in Dallas. I get it, but I love downtown Dallas. I stayed at the Omni and gave Black Ship Little Katana a try. First, give me a sec to nerd out. The teacher in…

Afrah Mediterranean Cuisine – Richardson, TX

I was recently invited to a blogger event at Afrah Mediterranean Cuisine in Richardson. I was very excited to enjoy some food and network with fellow bloggers. We were greeted by the owner, Yousef. His passion for his heritage and the food was evident. Afrah started as a Lebanese bakery over 10 years ago. It didn’t…

Texas Scratch Kitchen – Dallas, TX

Back in March I was invited to give Coconut’s Fish Cafe. While there I visited with one of the creators, Nathan Brasher. I inquired about the Lovers Lane location. He explained they had closed the location and were in the process of rebranding to better suite the wants of the area’s demographic. Well, the rebranding…

King William Fair – San Antonio, TX

King William Fair is a festival held the last Saturday of Fiesta. This year marks the 47th anniversary of the fair. King William Fair is the whole package: arts and crafts, food and drink, live music, people-watching, kids fun area all set in the beautiful setting of King William. My senses were delighted.  The event is put…

SusieCakes – Dallas, TX

I need an intervention. Or at least that is what my friends are telling me. They might be right, but SOMEONE has to do it. Last Saturday was SusieCakes grand opening in Dallas. Coincidentally, they are located right around the corner from the newly opened Carlo’s Bakery.  It was my lucky day. I was expecting a long wait…

The Theodore – Dallas, TX

My restaurant bucket list is growing and growing. Not a bad problem to have mind you. Next up on my list was The Theodore at NorthPark Mall. The mission on the website states The Theodore is “reinventing mall dining”. Mission accomplished! Chef/owner, Tim Byres, holds Teddy Roosevelt in high regard. He has taken the former President’s principles and philosophies and…

Palmieri Cafe – Dallas, TX

Hey foodies! Last Saturday I attended the grand opening of Palmieri Cafe at The Market at the Dallas Farmers Market. The cafe’s owner, Corrado Palmieri, has been selling his pastries and pour-over coffees in front of the cafe while it is under construction. This place is special. Not just because of the great pastries and espresso,…

Coconut’s Fish Cafe – Plano, TX

I was extended an invitation to dine at Coconut’s Fish Cafe. I was pumped because I love fresh seafood with tropical flavors. CFC is a family-business based out of Hawaii. When you enter you are transported to the islands. It is Hawaiian without being trite or too cutesy. The tables are mini surfboards carved out of…

JennyCakes Bakery – Kensington, MD

A visit to Kensington, MD would not be complete without a stop at JennyCakes Bakery. This place is small but mighty. They carry a great selection of cakes, cupcakes, pies, cookies and bars. I grew up eating Magic Bars as a kid. My stepmom made them often and these are just as good as hers. The…