Kitchen Aid: Two Local Men Help Ukrainian Refugees

Wade Nicolas, a Highland Park grad and dad of two Highland Park grads, likes to fish, bird hunt, and travel. The semi-retired tech guy had been preparing for a nine-day solo backpacking trip in Patagonia. Then Russia invaded Ukraine.

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Things My Mother Taught Me

Over the years I’ve interviewed many chefs and restauranteurs and there’s a theme that keeps popping up – mothers, grandmothers, and mother figures being the inspiration, teacher, cheerleader, and guiding light in their culinary journeys. For Mother’s Day, I asked local culinarians to tell me the things their mothers taught them.

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Chef Nikky Wants to Take Over Your Kitchen

Nikky Phinyawatana, Chef/Owner of Asian Mint, is on a mission to Thai-ify kitchens throughout Preston Hollow and the Park Cities. The Hockaday grad launched a line of Thai seasonings and sauces and is using them as tools to broaden the culinary horizons of home cooks.

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Let Them Eat Pancakes!

I was chatting with two young moms last night about how frequently their friend circle orders Saturday morning breakfast via delivery service. It’s a lot, and now I’m happy to introduce you all to Pancakes With Benefits, a t-shirt slogan that became a full-fledged breakfast delivery company that has been making weekends better since it launched in October 2020.

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Malai Kitchen Improves, Diversifies Preston Center Dining

As an occasional user of Malai Kitchen’s West Village location, I was already familiar with the Vietnamese/Thai cuisine that arrived in Preston Center back in November. I’ve long been a fan of the crispy Thai tacos stuffed with shredded pork, the sweet and spicy green papaya salad, and the mango sweet rice dessert.
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