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Dallas has more than its fair share of food events. And we go to so many, we’re shocked we ever wake up hungry. Wednesday night, one of our favorite eat-and-drink affairs returns with an exciting twist. Dallas Observer’s Iron Fork 2018 for the first time ever features two female chefs battling it out on stage while the rest of us mingle around with bites and booze. That’s right, Gabriela McCormick (Fearing’s) and Anastacia Quinones (The Cedars Social) will face off to see who’s Dallas’ cooking queen in an Iron Chef-style showdown. Don’t for a second think this isn’t an event with big names at every…

Category is…Futuristic Eleganza Extrvaganza! No, it’s not a repeat of Episode 4 of the current 10th season of RuPaul’s Drag Race. It’s this weekend’s 2018 Miss PSSA, onstage at The Rose Room at S4. That’s right, gay sports league Pegasus Slowpitch Softball Association’s annual pageant has a (Kevinless) spacey theme that we can’t wait to experience. Hosted by Cassie Nova, the fierce competition will feature plenty of out-of-this-world surprises, starting with the minuscule $5 cover charge. Or if you want to splurge a bit, e-mail Thomas Martin at activities@dallaspssa.org to get VIP seating for only $25 Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the…

Do you hear that? Listen closer. Brunch is calling! And in order to answer correctly, you need to make a reservation now for the new brunch at Al Biernat’s North. If you haven’t been to this recently opened location in the former Del Frisco’s space, you won’t see a single Ghost of Steak Houses Past. The restaurant has been completely transformed from the dark, wood-heavy dining rooms of yore and replaced modern decor and large windows for a brighter, more cheerful experience. In other words, perfect for brunch. We went a couple weeks ago and it was one of the most glorious brunch…

We still have PTSD from slow-dancing with girls at our high school prom. What we wouldn’t have given for the chance to embrace another guy on the dance floor, but things weren’t as gay-friendly in our formative years as they are now. That’s why we’re so excited for all the tweens and teens (12-18) who have the amazing opportunity to attend the Pride Ball Prom next Friday, April 27. Presented by Youth First and Cathedral of Hope, the second-annual dance features all the highlights of a traditional prom, but with a full-on LGBT angle. So if you fall into that age group or know someone who…

Located 200 miles from Dallas via Interstate 35 is a hip destination with vibrant arts, live music, culinary and cocktail scenes, an amazing array of outdoor adventures, and an active LGBT community. And no, it’s not Austin. But it sure feels like Austin used to before it got so big it outgrew its infrastructure and stopped being as weird as it is increasingly mainstream. Sure, we still love our capital city, but right now we have all the feels for Oklahoma City. The drive north is easier (with much less traffic) and the energy of a city coming into its own can’t…

Who’s craving Asian this weekend? We know we are, especially with the incredible Margaret Cho in town for five shows Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Addison Improv. Not only is she one of the most hilarious comics ever, she’s a die-hard supporter of the gays and possibly the most gracious celebrity we’ve ever encountered on the streets. (We won’t mention the shock on her bodyguard’s face.) Great seats are still available and tickets are a shockingly low $30 to $40 apiece. Which is practically stealing the Cho. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpqjErGfJ9c Margaret Cho: Fresh Off The Bloat Tour Five shows Friday, April…

We love a good freak show. Even one without Jessica Lange. And next Saturday there’s going to be a real menagerie of misfits (and we mean that in the most adoring way possible) in Fort Worth when Impulse Group Dallas presents Cirque du SoGay. Sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, the spectacular free event features everything we want in a first-rate sideshow: fire breathers, stilt walkers and drag queens! Ringmistress Ivana Tramp will wrangle the acts, which also include the fabulous May May Graves and Mayhem Miller from this season of RuPaul’s Drag Race.  DJ Ryan Tiffin will be spinning and there will be a midway…

We haven’t been to Italy in over a decade. Sad, but true. Yet every once in a while we have a bite of food that immediately transports us back to the streets of Rome. (Or the dark side alleys of Florence, but that’s another story.) This past weekend, we were invited to try out the brunch at Crudo, a new Italian restaurant in Preston Center. Before we even ordered our first dish, they set out hot, fresh focaccia and boom!, we were sitting beside the Trevi Fountain (where we often did the majority of our bread eating). Once our many entrées hit the table, however,…

We have the same goal every swimsuit season: Get a six-pack before we hit the pool. It’s an easy thing to achieve, really, especially when a 12-pack doesn’t cost that much more. Yes, what we lack in abs every summer, we make up for in a well-stocked ice chest. This year, however, we’ve lowered our goal slightly and only wish to attain a solid 4-pack before we flash our bods to our nearest and dearest (and a few unsuspecting people in the general public). That’s why instead of our usual rows and rows of beer, Texas-based Messina Hof wines have taken over…

Samantha Stephens made us love witchcraft. Adulthood made us more fond of, “Which craft?” Yes, it’s no secret. We’re all about enjoying a great beer (or 20) and this weekend we have the opportunity to sample some new brews near the scenic shores of White Rock Lake. In fact, we plan to walk around the lake to get to White Rock Alehouse & Brewery for their big weekend beer launch because the modern brewpub is located right off one of the trails. This Saturday, brewmaster Blake Morrison (pictured) will debut his first four beers, including a Blonde Ale, a Coffee Brown Ale, an…

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