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Author Archive | Danny Fulgencio

You Should Know: Misti Norris

The chef is winning accolades for her unique cooking style

Misti Norris not only wields a knife with ease, she’s also at ease in front of an easel. Her artwork, including “Ticking Time Bomb” (right), is part of Petra and the Beast’s eccentric decor.
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LOCAL SPIRITS: CHANNELING SPRING SPIRITS

With Brian McCullough, The Standard Pour

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Photography by Danny Fulgencio

Behind The Standard Pour’s wooden, elbow-worn bartop, mixologist Brian McCullough muses about the weather as he whips up two crafty cocktails using local ingredients. We agree that Texas has two dominant seasons— a Dante-esque ninth ring of summer and polar vortex winters.…

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BACK OF THE HOUSE: DINING IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND GREAT

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in the Fairmont Hotel’s terrace garden

PHOTOGRAPHY BY DANNY FULGENCIO

All streams flow to the sea because it is lower
than they are. Humility gives it its power.

— Excerpt from the Tao Te Ching by Lao-tzu,
Translated by Stephen Mitchell

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ost of us don’t usually think of being smack in the middle of downtown Dallas as a way to escape the rigors of urban living, but such is the case in the Arts District, high above traffic in the Fairmont Hotel’s 3,000-square-foot herb and vegetable garden.…

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EDIBLE ENTERPRISES: BOLSA MERCADO – A NOVEL CONCEPT

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Jesse Gray stocks the deli case.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY DANNY FULGENCIO

It’s a Monday, 11:30 am and the morning shift suddenly spins into a hustle as a couple of dozen patrons filter past Bolsa Mercado’s heavy red door. Much of the food at Oak Cliff’s new gourmet market is about as hyperlocal as a person can get without foraging in their neighbor’s yard.…

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A DRINK FOR THE SEASON: SEASONAL DRINKING AT BOLSA

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Photo by Danny Fulgencio

It’s sunset, a Thursday, and the happy hour roar is in full swing. Eddie “Lucky” Campbell has been a Bolsa drink-slinger for two years. With a fedora on his head and sweat on his brow, Lucky wields a shaker in each hand, rocking the cocktails with all the ferocity of a zealous maraca player.…

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