Last year, I waxed poetic about the romance of cheese as a Valentine—its gooey delights. (And was reminded that this is not the most common thought regarding the pink-and-red, love-themed holiday.) I offer another suggestion this year. The Trinity River Audubon Center’s Lovebird’s Dinner (Feb. 10), the second in its fundraiser dinner series, Dining on the Prairie, plays unexpectedly with the part of romance we associate with love-smitten doves.
Shortly after Top Knot opened in 2016, I named it one of the year’s Best New Restaurants. They had a fine chef in Angela Hernandez, who played a crucial role in developing the opening menu. Since then, she’s moved over to The Statler, where for months now she’s been in full R&D mode for the pan-Asian concept, Fine China, set to open this quarter. Meanwhile, Top Knot continued to be what it was, and served its signature late-night bites and fun, lively brunch.
I thought that in this sickly season, it would be worth resurrecting our Taste Test Thursday post of two years ago entitled “The Best Chicken Noodle Soup in Dallas.” Our goal was to sleuth out the take-out soups you can crawl home with, curl up under a mountain of blankets, and sip shuddering and shaking, but gratefully.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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