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Bellagreen Celebrates Mother Earth with a Week of Festivities

The brands commitment to being earth friendly runs deep.



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Texas’ first certified green restaurant, bellagreen, is celebrating Mother Earth in a big way.

The American bistro will host an entire week of free events, with delicious benefits, at all of their locations.

“At bellagreen, we are committed to contributing to a better world for the communities we serve by using high-quality ingredients and sustainable environmental practices,” said CEO Jason Morgan. “Last year, we celebrated Earth Week by pledging to cut our plastic footprint and we fulfilled this promise 15 months early by reducing our plastic waste by more than 50 percent in January 2019. Mother Earth is at the center of everything we do, and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate her beauty with our teams and communities during Earth Week this year.”

Dallasites can kickoff the fun at the bellagreen Earth Day celebration on Monday, April 22.The first 100 guests at all locations will receive a free tree seedling to plant in their yard. All seedlings have been generously donated by bellagreen’s non-profit partner, Texas Trees Foundation for Dallas whose mission is to beautify North Texas by planting trees and encouraging others to do the same.

Then, on Tuesday, April 23, bellagreen will donate $1 from the sale of all seasonal entrées for the day to the Texas Trees Foundation for Dallas.

On Wednesday, April 24, bellagreen is hosting an Earth More Beautiful Scavenger Hunt. Guests will be encouraged to find one of the 16 hidden Earths located in secret hiding spots throughout Houston and Dallas then turn it into their closest bellagreen to reveal a gift card amount which will be awarded to each lucky finder. Gift card amounts will range from $15 to $100. Guests are encouraged to follow bellagreen on Instagram @eatbellagreen for clues the morning of April 24.

On Thursday, April 25, bellagreen will host a cooking demo on the patio at its restaurant located at 8041 Walnut Hill Lane, Ste. 810 in Dallas from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Attendees will enjoy one 6-ounce glass of wine and passed hors d’oeuvres while a local chef demos items from the Spring Seasonal menu. The demo is free to attend, but there is a limit of 30 guests, so be sure to RSVP here.

Friday, April 26, is the last day that guests can make their “Go Green” pledge online to enter for a chance to win a green kitchen makeover in the form of a $500 Amazon gift card. Those interested may enter by visiting here.

Guests are also invited to bring 10 recycled wine corks into their favorite bellagreen restaurant in exchange for a free glass of wine. All collected corks will be upcycled to create the brand’s next cork art wall, a staple of the new bellagreen prototype.

On the last day of the celebration, Saturday, April 27, bellagreen is throwing a bella bash! Join bellagreen for live music on the patio of its Walnut Hill restaurant. All locations will also be offering $2 mimosas and $2 off wine all day. These events are family friendly and will feature activities for the kids.

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Chinese New Year Dinner

The Chinese New Year is filled with lots tradition. Come celebrate at The Chinese Neighbor.



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The Chinese Neighbor will host an 8-course feast of special dishes by Chef Bob Tam on Sunday, January 26 from 5pm to 7pm at the Prosper, TX location.

The Chinese New Year is filled with lots tradition. The Year of the rat celebrates wealth, surplus and the beginning of a new day.

The menu has been set, but may change due to availability of ingredients & Chef Bob Tam’s whimsey.

First Course – Malted Shrimp Chips, Chinese Onion Dip
Second Course – Century Deviled Eggs
Third Course – Smoked Salmon “Everything” Eggroll
Fourth Course – Mustard Green Egg Drop Soup
Fifth Course – Grilled Cheese Dumpling, H.K. Borscht
Sixth Course – Golden Boy Pizza’s Clams Clams & Garlic, Lo Bak Go (Daikon Crepe)
Seventh Course – Mala (Sichaun Peppercorn), Carbonara Lo Mien
Eight Course – Truffle & Crispy Egg Custard Fried Rice

Visit the Eventbrite page for more details and to purchase tickets.

This information was provided as a press release.

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Food Championships Coming to Fair Park

The World Food Championships is will join a wonderful lineup of 2020 events in the historic location.



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World Food Championships (WFC), the multi-day, highest stakes food competition, announced that it will hold its 9th annual Tournament of Champions at one of Dallas’ most historic venues, Centennial Hall at Fair Park, from November 6-10, 2020.

Fair Park, which serves as the location for many popular events such as the State Fair of Texas, the North Texas Irish Festival and Earth X and most recently the NHL’s Winter Classic, offers numerous benefits to WFC’s 2020 program line-up, not to mention a unique backdrop of iconic Art Deco architecture for the Ultimate Food Fight.

“We are thrilled to host the 9th Annual World Food Championships and look forward to working with the organizers to make it the best World Food Championships ever,” commented Spectra’s Peter Sullivan, General Manager for Fair Park.

The Fair Park location offers a first-time opportunity for WFC to conduct most of its food-fighting activity indoors. Providing a space big enough to encompass this larger-than-life food experience inside was one of Centennial Hall’s unique qualities.

The live-event culinary competition showcases some of the world’s best cooking masters competing for food, fame and fortune in ten categories. In 2019, more than 450 culinary teams from 11 countries and 42 American states competed in WFC’s Main Event. The Ten Category champs crowned will now face-off in the $100,000 challenge that will determine the overall World Food Champion at The Final Table: Indianapolis in May 2020.

“Moving to Fair Park in Dallas is going to be a milestone moment for WFC,” commented Mike McCloud, President and CEO of WFC. “We will be able to contain the majority of our activities — from cooking to judging, competitor award programs to sponsor demos and consumer sampling — under one roof. But probably most importantly, we will be able to control the cooking environment better than ever and not worry about weather elements like wind, rain or humidity. This will be a huge benefit to our teams’ abilities to cook and compete at their very best.”

More news and ticket information about WFC 2020 and plans for the new venue will be revealed throughout the coming months. Follow the World Food Championships on Twitter (@WorldFoodChamp), Facebook and Instagram (@WorldFoodChampionships) for more Food Sport updates.

This information was provided as a press release.

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Tailgate BBQ at Four Seasons Dallas with Pitmaster Jack Arnold of Snake River Farms

Don’t miss this exciting dining experience.



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In Texas, tailgating is an art. It takes proper planning and execution. Moreover, to execute the best tailgate, one must have the best grill.

Four Seasons Resort Dallas welcomes Pitmaster and Guest Chef Jack Arnold from Snake River Farms and Big Green Egg to showcase the ultimate grilling experience.

The Tailgate Barbecue kicks off at 6:00 pm on November 30, 2019 in the Pavilion at Four Seasons Resort Dallas.

“We are looking forward to a great evening with Jack and serving up a delicious menu that will leave attendees salivating for more barbecue,” says Christof Syré, Executive Chef at Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas.

Jack, who exclusively cooks on four Big Green Egg grills, will share tips and grilling techniques as well as his passion for grilling that he learned from his dad, a south Texan and his main inspiration for charcoal grilled and slow smoked beef. Jack represents Snake River Farms, which is a family-owned company with more than 50 years of experience in the beef industry, producing some of the highest quality American wagyu beef from ranch to table.

Chef Syré and Guest Chef Jack Arnold’s mouth-watering menu includes bourbon molasses blazed Snake River Farms kurobuta pork shoulder tacos; Texas bobby quail, jalapeño, goat cheese and bacon lollipops; hickory charred Snake River Farms American wagyu black grade cap of ribeye bites; brown sugar guajillo Snake River Farms pork belly; and whole grilled red fish with sweet peppers, caramelized onions and canton tomatoes. Side dishes served up from the grill are charred shishito peppers with smoked tomato aioli; charred fall veggie kebabs with chimichurri; and cast iron roasted patatas brava with guajillo spiced sea salt.

Accompaniments include warm BBQ potato salad; cole slaw; grilled baby romaine; and corn and black bean salad.

Finish up the evening with pumpkin pie in a jar; cherry cobblers; bourbon flamed baked Alaska; banana pudding; warm cookies; baked brown sugar caramel apples; and liquid nitro ice cream.

The event is $65 per person and a cash bar is available for libations. Reservations are highly recommended. Call 972 717 2525 to reserve a spot.

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