‘Siren Rocktoberfest’ in Downtown Rockwall to feature Dachshund races, keg roll contest, and German food

‘Siren Rocktoberfest’ in Downtown Rockwall to feature Dachshund races, keg roll contest, and German food

ROCKWALL, TX (Sept. 16, 2021) An inaugural Siren Rocktoberfest is set for noon Saturday, Oct. 2 at Downtown Rockwall’s new Siren Rock Brewing Company, located at 310 S. Goliad St. The beer garden will tap its new Oktoberfest bier, and special German-themed dishes will be available, including Siren Rock beer braised bratwursts and German potato […]

New foods announced for State Fair of Texas

New foods announced for State Fair of Texas

DALLAS, TX (Sept. 14, 2021) The State Fair of Texas is known for taking culinary creativity to new heights, and 2021 is no exception. Fairgoers have the opportunity to taste all of the finalists of the Big Tex Choice Awards and decide if they agree with the judges’ selections for “Best Taste – Savory,” “Best […]

Two Rockwall ISD Culinary students land exclusive summer internships

Two Rockwall ISD Culinary students land exclusive summer internships

ROCKWALL,T X (August 30, 2021) Recent Rockwall HS graduates, Jada Ayers and Bailey Starr, were chosen to participate in an Internship program over the summer with Medical City Dallas and the Texas Restaurant Association called “Kids Fit Menu.” They were the only two students from the entire DFW area to be chosen to participate. This […]

Free meals for Rockwall ISD students to continue in school year 2021-2022

Free meals for Rockwall ISD students to continue in school year 2021-2022

ROCKWALL, TX (July 28, 2021) Rockwall ISD announces its policy today that this school year, healthy meals will be offered every school day to all students at no cost. Typically, a student’s household must meet income eligibility requirements to qualify for free or reduced-price meals. However, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued guidance […]

State Fair announces 2021 Big Tex Choice Awards Food Competition Semi-Finalists

State Fair announces 2021 Big Tex Choice Awards Food Competition Semi-Finalists

DALLAS, TX (July 15, 2021) State Fair of Texas concessionaires are officially off to the races with a new lineup of incredible, edible innovations for the public to taste at the Fair this fall. The 17th Annual Big Tex® Choice Awards offers another year of exciting bites for all appetites. The 2021 lineup is bursting […]

DFW Restaurant Week returns benefiting North Texas Food Bank, Lena Pope

DFW Restaurant Week returns benefiting North Texas Food Bank, Lena Pope

Restaurant Week runs August 9 through September 5, 2021 Participating Restaurants Revealed on “Reservation Day” July 12 Dallas | Fort Worth – June 30, 2021 – North Texas’ largest culinary event, DFW Restaurant Week presented by your Metroplex Cadillac Dealers, returns again this summer, supporting local restaurants and charity partners the North Texas Food Bank […]

Cooking With Ease: Texas Pie Fest

Cooking With Ease: Texas Pie Fest

ROCKWALL, TX (June 23, 2021) Something very special happened a few weeks ago here in Rockwall County. The Texas House of Representatives recognized June 12, 2021 as the official Texas Pie Fest Day. Brittany Hardin of Bonafide Betties Pie Co. and I, Melissa Tate of Tate Farms, started Texas Pie Fest in 2019. That first year, […]

Time to get cooking! State Fair of Texas announces 2021 cooking contests

Time to get cooking! State Fair of Texas announces 2021 cooking contests

DALLAS, TX (June 16, 2021) The State Fair is excited to put home chefs who have been honing their skills during the COVID-19 pandemic to the test with the 2021 Cooking Contests. We all spent more time at home in 2020 than we had ever anticipated, which led to a lot of folks picking up […]

Cooking with Ease by Melissa Tate: Easy Chocolate Pudding for Mother’s Day

Cooking with Ease by Melissa Tate: Easy Chocolate Pudding for Mother’s Day

ROCKWALL, TX (May 5, 2021) As Mother’s Day approaches, I always think of my mom’s favorite things. What can I get her? What can I make her? How can I show her that I have been paying attention to what she likes all these years? As children, no matter how old we are, our natural […]

Neighbors hatch idea for Hawk’s Nest Sandwich Co., now open in Heath

Neighbors hatch idea for Hawk’s Nest Sandwich Co., now open in Heath

ROCKWALL, TX (May 4, 2021) Folks are flocking to the Hawk’s Nest – a family-owned artisan sandwich shop that recently opened at 207 Laurence Drive in Heath (near City Hall and the fire station). “We are so excited about being a new spot for sandwiches, coffee, breakfast and frozen custard,” said Heath resident Ronda Land, who […]

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