Meet & Eat

Meet & Eat

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BY Melissa Sersland
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BY R. Chad Dove
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BY Belinda Lichty Clarke


A Full Course of Delectable Group Dining Options is Served in Dallas and Fort Worth

“The city of Dallas has one of the most rapidly evolving and eclectic food scenes in the nation, anchored by our unique blend of cultural heritages and championed by world-class chefs,” says Linda Gha ari, TryDallas! founder and CEO. “Our food is like Dallas itself: creative, passionate, but never too fussy.”

Privé, Westin Galleria Dallas

Wolfgang Puck Catering Erases Boring Buffet Lines

Are you beginning to suspect guests are tired of standing in a boring buffet line that presents the usual suspects in the same way every time? Check out Wolfgang Puck Catering’s fun twist on a traditional buffet. The company’s new vertical buffet adds an interactive element to event catering that revitalizes serving lines.

Burger Bar Becomes an Austin Favorite

The JW Marriott Austin’s Burger Bar on Congress has received rave reviews since opening with the hotel in February. Locals, visitors— and even group attendees—line up at lunchtime and in the early evening for burgers, shakes and fries. The grab-and-go joint has a walk-up food truck-style window, a nod to the food trucks that occupied the space before the hotel was built.

Decadent gifts that will make employees and clients swoon

Shari’s Berries offers decadently dipped treats, from fresh strawberries and cherries to cake pops and cheesecake bites, which are perfectly portioned, wrapped and delivered. Whether you want to reward one client or an entire office of employees, these fool-proof gifts are always tasteful. Fresh, organic fruit packages and edible gourmet gift collections also are available. The company has a distribution location in Garland, and you can order online at

Great Steakhouses Offer Private Spaces Steeped with Texas Traditions

Whether you are hosting a group of locals for a corporate fete or looking to impress visiting out-of-towners, a great steak always makes a good impression. Beef is big business in Texas, which means myriad restaurant choices for planners. 

“Nothing says Texas pride like a juicy steak. Texans spent $3 billion on beef in restaurants in 2014. That’s 700 million pounds of beef,” says Rachel Chou, Texas Beef Council senior manager, consumer communications.

And where better to treat your guests than a distinct steakhouse with private event space? 

Restaurant Recommendation: Eculent is a Multisensory Dining Experience

Eculent, a new restaurant at Clear Creek Vineyard, Winery and Resort in Kemah, uses all the senses to immerse guests in the dining experience. The restaurant’s transformative environment changes around the specific course being presented, says Executive Chef David Skinner. There are lights that vary in color and intensity, ambient scents that trigger memories, artwork that morphs to emphasize the moment and a soundtrack that harmonizes with targeted senses.


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