Dallas is famous for a lot of things, but one you may not be aware of is its claim to fame as the home of the frozen margarita! In 1971, Dallas inventor, entrepreneur and restaurateur Mariano Martinez invented the frozen margarita machine, adapting it from a soft-service ice cream machine. That first machine now sits in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.
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The iconic Hotel Crescent Court—situated in the heart of Dallas’ vibrant Uptown— recently celebrated the completion of the $33 million overhaul to its lobby, guest rooms, lavish suites, corridors, and spa and fitness center. To celebrate the momentous occasion, Hotel Crescent Court invited VIP guests to a special unveiling. As a Lone Star landmark, Hotel Crescent Court’s 186 rooms and 40 lavish suites reflect gracious Texas hos - pitality including a private bar, custom bath products and thoughtful touches.
The Adolphus’ Storied Restaurant Makes Short Work of Milestone Moments
Treats with a Kick
Mix and mingle with traditional Mexican food.
If you're an avid food network fan, you’ve probably noticed a steady increase in the number and types of cooking competitions over the last few years. Cooking is not only cool, it’s competitive and allows amateur chefs a chance to make it big.
And while the rest of us may not be destined for a spot on TV shows such as “Top Chef” or “Chopped,” preparing great food is defi nitely fun. For planners, off ering groups the chance to participate in culinary events adds a creative and educational component to meetings. And it’s catching on in a big way.
Looking for a fun group event? Set up a tequila tasting at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas. The hotel’s newly unveiled Tequila Vault features a cache of rare spirits, including a prized Patrón en Lalique valued at more than $8,000. Only 100 bottles of Patrón en Lalique were ever produced.
The Tequila Vault was custom designed and crafted, and showcases agave-based spirits including the Tequila Patrón collection, Fearing’s signature Barrel Select Tequila and a wide array of mezcals, which are derived from agave.
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Obed Morales was recently hired as general manager of Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Fort Worth North.
1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role as General Manager?
M&M Event Rentals has acquired the Chicago and Dallas (Ducky Bob's) locations of Classic Party Rentals, which is based in Los Angeles. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. This acquisition is M&M's fifth since it partnered with Dubin & Clark Company, Inc. in February 2016.
“By combining the talents, products and resources of these companies, we can offer our customers a wide variety of event rental products and services, while continuing to raise the level of customer service that our customers have come to expect and deserve,” says Mark Murphy, CEO of M&M.