6 spacious Dallas restaurant patios with safety in mind

Each patio is in a different Dallas neighborhood. Dallasites’ love for patios runs deep; it has for years. But as the pandemic wears on, patios are more than a spot to sip drinks in the open air. They’re a space that public health officials say are mostly safe during the coronavirus pandemic, though patrons and restaurant owners…

8 essential cooking skills to learn while still stuck at home

Master eggs, beans, pickling and more by practicing these basics. Most of us are still dining in. But even if you’re not a skilled or well-equipped cook, you can still turn out good meals. However, let me speak a bit of truth to you: Knowing some basic cooking skills will make cooking easier and more…

D-FW restaurants offering takeout, dine-in meals for Mother’s Day

Treat the mom in your life to a special meal. Things are changing fast these days. Some restaurants are now open for socially distanced dining, and some are still open only for takeout. We’ve included restaurants that are offering takeout offerings for Mother’s Day, and noted those that have opened their dining rooms at 25%…

Virtual wine tastings: Texas wineries go online after tasting rooms shut down

Tasting rooms are often a big revenue driver for Texas wineries. Spring is usually boom time for Texas wineries, but not this year. Amid the coronavirus crisis, social distancing has shut down tasting rooms, the cash cow of most Texas wineries. To stay engaged with customers, wineries are finding creative ways to interact online. Virtual…

Easy Recipes to Cook While You’re Self-Quarantined

Here are some simple dishes that can be made mostly with what you have on hand. There’s no doubt about it: It’s an uncertain and scary time, but you and your loved ones still need to eat, and the act of preparing and serving a meal — even a simple one — can bring great comfort…

DIY Taco & Tequila Party

Vegetarian-Friendly Recipes for the Ultimate Summer Fiesta Cinco de Mayo is heralded as the one day of the year to consume all of the tacos with all of the margaritas. But wait, don’t tacos & tequila go together like Bonnie & Clyde every day of the year? You don’t need a holiday–and you don’t even…