Dodie’s at The Harbor voted ‘BEST PATIO’ in Rockwall

(ROCKWALL, TX – Aug. 2, 2016) Dodie’s Cajun Diner at The Harbor is thrilled to announce that thanks to your votes, Rockwall’s favorite dining destination has been named “BEST PATIO” in Lakeside Living’s 2016 Readers Choice Contest. Rain or shine, Dodie’s covered patio overlooking Lake Ray Hubbard is the perfect place to soak up the […]

Local author Shelley Garrett releases new cookbook for charity

(ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – May 7, 2016) Rockwall resident and sixth-generation Texan Shelley Garrett has been collecting beloved recipes from family, friends, church ladies and co-workers for more than 30 years. After years of copying the 100+ recipes into 3-ring binders for friends and newlyweds, Garrett decided to publish the collection and give all the proceeds […]

More brunch for your bunch at Dodie’s at Rockwall Harbor

Expanded Brunch Menu begins Easter Weekend (Rockwall, TX – March 16, 2016) By popular demand, Dodie’s Cajun Diner at The Harbor is expanding its Sunday Brunch menu, and offering brunch on Saturdays as well. Beginning Easter weekend, Dodie’s will add Chicken Fried Chicken with Jalapeño Gravy & Jalapeño  Scrambled Eggs (not too spicy, just good!), […]

19th Annual DFW Restaurant Week unveils new look, new dates

2015 Star Restaurants recognized for charity contributions (DALLAS/FORT WORTH, March 7, 2016) DFW Restaurant Week is launching its 19th year with a fresh new logo and celebration of nearly $740,000 in 2015 donations to charity partners the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) and Lena Pope. Known as “summer’s hottest dining event,” DFW Restaurant Week will return […]

Rockwall chef has what it takes to make holidays sweet

Rockwall chef has what it takes to make holidays sweet

Chocolate? Check! Mint? Check! Walnuts? Check!  (ROCKWALL, TX – Dec. 15, 2015) Many around the Rockwall area know Vicki Hoarty as a professional artist and former art curator at the Hilton. But Vicki went back to school to earn a degree in the culinary arts field to become a chef, baker, blogger, and instructor of […]

Rockwall residents may receive free pizza for properly functioning smoke alarms

Rockwall Dominos, NFPA partner with Rockwall Fire Dept to promote fire safety (ROCKWALL, TX – September 28, 2015) Rockwall Domino’s, located at 2330 Greencrest, and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are teaming up with the Rockwall Fire Department to promote fire safety during Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 4 – 10). On Tuesday, Oct. 6 […]

Rockwall Wine Club to host open meeting at San Jacinto Plaza

(ROCKWALL, TX – September 25, 2015) The American Wine Society –  Rockwall Chapter is having an open meeting in downtown Rockwall’s newest public space, the San Jacinto Plaza, from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, September 25. Café style tables and chairs as well as seat walls fill the space. The scheduled live music is the band […]

Senior Rockwall resident chronicles her life, recipes and helpful hints

Senior Rockwall resident chronicles her life, recipes and helpful hints

Maynell Munson might be 91 years old, but she definitely isn’t letting that slow her down. Maynell is a resident at Rockwall’s Orion Senior Apartments. She cooks and entertains regularly, and never misses a game of bridge at theSeniorCenter. Maynell single-handedly created the phone directory for the Orion residents. When new residents move in, Maynell […]

Restaurants unveiled, reservations open for DFW Restaurant Week

DALLAS, TX (July 13, 2015) The official list of participating restaurants has been unveiled and reservations are now open for the summer’s hottest dining event, the 18th annual DFW Restaurant Week presented by Central Market. Dine out to enjoy delicious three-course prix fixe dinners ($35 or $45) and two course lunches ($20), discover more than 125 […]

Pickles and peppers from Pumpkin Patch recipes are still available

ROCKWALL, TEXAS (July 10, 2015) Fans of the famous Pumpkin Patch pickles and jalapeño peppers will still be able to get these popular delicacies, but orders must be placed no later than August 1st.  They will be available in September thanks to the efforts of Carolyn Duckworth and crew who are making them over the […]