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This isn’t simply a story about best patios in Dallas. This is a story about primo patios for eating and drinking. What good is a patio if you don’t want to sit, sip, snack and stay awhile?

VisitDallas is pleased to announce a new partnership with local Chef Julian Rodarte of Beto & Son, who recently had a showdown with celebrity chef Bobby Flay on his Food Network program “Beat Bobby Flay.” Rodarte will serve as the Official Ambassador of the Margarita Mile, showcasing Dallas’ unique place in the history of American mixology.

Neiman Marcus took the big reveal of its Christmas Book on the road this year, using the annual holiday tradition to call attention to its store under construction in New York City’s glitzy Hudson Yards development.

Tonight, Dallas restaurateurs Beto Rodarte and Julian Rodarte will appear on an episode of Beat Bobby Flay. The father-son duo of chefs behind Beto & Son at Trinity Groves will take on Flay, and Julian will compete against the Iron Chef solo in the show’s first challenge. The episode airs at 9 p.m. on Food Network.

So, um, apparently, this chocolate snowman named Carl is a big deal. At least a big enough deal to secure his place in Neiman Marcus’s legendary Christmas Book holiday gift guide.

Artful innovation is all well and good. But sometimes you just want to cozy up to a red-and-white checkered tablecloth, lit by a candle stuffed in an empty Chianti bottle, and dig into a mound of shrimp scampi and a basket of garlic bread. Humming “Volare, oh oh, cantare, oh oh oh oh” is up to you. Here are our top picks, including a couple that are lighter on the sauce and heavier on the class.

When a Mexican restaurant called Beto & Son opened in Trinity Groves, its owners were confident. Trinity Groves’ youngest restaurateur ever, Julian Rodarte, had just graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New York City and had come home to work with his dad, Beto Rodarte, who had cooked for investor and restaurateur Phil Romano for many years.

Slide 15 – There’s a wait list every night for a table at Beto and Son, where the father-and-son owners, both chefs, elevate classic Tex-Mex dishes while remaining true to their humble roots.

Specialty chocolate company Kate Weiser Chocolate has opened its third location, and first in Fort Worth at the Shops at Clearfork. The company’s first Fort Worth location joins a Northpark counter that opened in late 2016, and the original shop located in West Dallas’ Trinity Groves.

Specialty chocolate company Kate Weiser Chocolate has opened a new location, this one in Fort Worth at the Shops at Clearfork. According to a release, the store opened on October 8.