Be Raw Food & Juice: Living Food Filled With Flavor

July 22, 2014 1:35 pm

The pad Thai at Be Raw Food & Juice is a favorite among customers despite a preparation that sharply departs from tradition. Noodles crafted from zucchini, a sweet-spicy sauce of almond butter and chili, and a crowning pile of crisp, fresh veggies make up this all-raw dish, just one of the many 100% organic, vegan, and living food options at University Park's Be Raw.

Another favorite entree that never sees the inside of an oven is the plate of coconut kale enchiladas, which are coconut tortillas stuffed with nacho cheese, pico, salsa verde, marinated kale, and sour cream made from cashews. The enchiladas leave all the nutrients in superfood kale untouched since the ingredients aren't treated with vitamin-sapping heat, and yet they're still tasty, according to regulars.

The same claims could be made for the Green smoothie, just one of six sweet blends packed with nutritious plant-based substances. It consists of kale, along with avocado and spinach, walnuts and coconut water, and either dates or agave for a kick of natural sugar. Be Raw also serves raw pizzas, sandwiches, and desserts that are free of sugar, gluten &/or dairy products.

Be Raw Food & Juice
6005 Berkshire Lane
Dallas, TX 75225
(214) 234-0106

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Hopdoddy Burger Bar: Burgers and Beer in Dallas

July 15, 2014 2:37 pm

Hopdoddy’s name comes from a combination of the hops used to create beer and a "doddy," the nickname for a native cow in Scotland. This moniker alludes to the restaurant's offerings: cold, handcrafted beers and fresh Angus beef burgers served in a casual restaurant with a stylish, fun aesthetic. The interior dining room is furnished with high-top tables and bright pops of color, with a clean, modern bar lined with beer taps.

Hopdoddy’s menu is packed full of creative burgers that may satisfy just about any palate, each with clever names like the Magic Shroom, the Llano Poblano, and the Buffalo Bill. They also throw in a ton of personalized features as well, from the type of bread to the cheese to extra toppings like farm fried eggs and sliced avocado. You can even top off your meal with a side of Hopdoddy’s famous truffle fries!

6030 Luther Lane
Dallas, TX 75225
(214) 363-2337

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Kid-Friendly Attractions in Dallas, Texas

July 8, 2014 1:51 pm

Take the kids for a break from the fast pace of Dallas at one of these peaceful and awe-inspiring museums. Both are just minutes away from the city, so the kids won't complain about a long car ride, and a visit will open their eyes to the wonderful world of nature!

Dallas World Aquarium
Immerse yourself and your children in an underwater world at Dallas World Aquarium. Located in the West End Historic District of downtown, this facility is home to some of the most unique and endangered species on the planet. Get up close to a wattled jacana, or visit a spectacled owl in the eight-story Mundo Maya exhibit. Be sure to take part in one of the aquarium's fun and educational tours or workshops. Not limited to creatures of the water, the Dallas World Aquarium doubles as a zoo where the kids can learn a thing or two about amazing animals from around the world.

Dallas Arboretum
The beautiful Dallas Arboretum is truly a treat for the eyes. The museum's gardens cover 66 acres of land, and every inch is dedicated to sharing a view of trees and plants from around the world. One of the largest exhibits includes the DeGolyer estate, a gorgeous Spanish-style home and its surrounding flowerbeds. Kids will love the Rory Meyer's Children's Adventure Garden, where they'll learn about plant science in a very fun way. Take advantage of several dining options provided by the arboretum and this scenic getaway will prove to be a great escape from city life, without actually leaving the city.

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