The Grape Restaurant: A Classic Urban Bistro

October 21, 2014 1:39 pm

The Grape Restaurant is a Dallas institution that has been open since 1972. Launched by two friends who were inspired by bistros and wine bars in New York City and Europe, The Grape was the first restaurant in Dallas to have a blackboard menu, as well as one of the first to offer wine by the glass.

The atmosphere is cozy and dark with an upscale, urban feel. The restaurant's signature item is the mushroom soup, described as thick and creamy with sizeable chunks of mushroom. Other notable dishes are the braised lamb tartines, which fans describe as rich, smoky, and tender, and the bistro steak frites, tenderloin steak with garlic fries.

Visit The Grape's website to learn more!

The Grape Restaurant
2808 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 828-1981
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The Perot Museum of Nature and Science: Science Fun for the Whole Family

October 14, 2014 2:28 pm

The Perot Museum provides a whole day of fun for everyone in your family: colorful exhibits the kids will love, educational resources that you’ll appreciate, and beautiful downtown Dallas as a backdrop. The museum features 11 permanent exhibit halls dedicated to various realms of science, from sports to outer space, as well as ever-changing traveling exhibits. State-of-the-art simulations, hands-on activities, and interactive games all make learning about science fun for kids of all ages. The Perot also offers the impressive, 298-seat Hoglund Foundation Theater that plays science-themed 3D movies with 4K digital production.

The Perot Museum offers nutritious snacks at its Wolfgang Puck-operated Museum Cafe, and it also has a shop full of scientific souvenirs. Museum hours are Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon until 5 p.m.

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science
2201 N. Field Street
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 428-5555

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Caffeine Hides in These Two Common Foods

October 7, 2014 2:40 pm

Caffeine can give you a great boost of energy in the morning, but it can also cause headaches and annoying jitters when you drink too much. If you already cut out coffee but still feel the side effects of caffeine, you might be getting it from a different source altogether! Here are two surprising sources of caffeine that might surprise you.

  1. Decaf coffee. While you may think that switching to decaf is a solution to your caffeine problems, you still can’t go wild with your coffee intake. A cup of decaf coffee contains about five milligrams of caffeine, which is much less than a normal cup of regular, but it can still cause you to feel some side effects if you drink too much.
  2. Chocolate-flavored foods. Even if you opt for a plain old cup of hot chocolate instead of the espresso flavored truffles, many chocolate flavored foods contain a great deal of caffeine. Instant breakfast drinks can have about nine milligrams of caffeine, while powdered hot chocolate mix can also contain around nine milligrams. Be sure to check the label on any chocolate products that you purchase.

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