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Nickel and Rye: A Chic Dallas Dining Spot

August 20, 2014 4:02 pm

A self-proclaimed "relaxed, upscale American pub," Nickel and Rye appeals to night owls in search of a swanky after-hours hangout. The dimmed interior lighted sparkles off mirrored accents that hang along exposed brick walls, giving the space a chic appearance. DJ sets can be heard throughout the week, entertaining patrons and keeping the mood lively.

This hip kitchen and bar serves upscale bar fare that includes gourmet sandwiches, salads, and burgers. A lengthy list of appetizer appeals to patrons seeking a light bite to accompany a handcrafted cocktail. Served with pico de gallo, the avocado hummus is a popular starter, as is the artisan cheese board, which arrives with flatbreads and candied walnuts. Along with the extensive menu of late night bites, Nickel and Rye serves a knockout brunch on the weekends until 3 p.m. Patrons can dig into lobster Benedict or chicken and waffles and sip housemade bloody Marys.

Nickel and Rye is open Tuesdays through Sundays. A different special is offered every day, so check out the eatery's website before heading over.

Nickel and Rye
2523 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 389-2120

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Grow Your Own Indoor Herb Garden With These 3 Tips

August 13, 2014 4:00 pm

Nothing can add flavor to a dish quite like fresh herbs, but constantly buying them from the market can become costly. One budget-friendly alternative is to grow your own herbs at home. It's relatively easy to do, even for those of us not exactly blessed with green thumbs! Here are a few pointers for growing an indoor herb garden:

1) Start with the right herbs.
Mint, chives, thyme, rosemary, and oregano are the best herbs for beginners. Not only are they easy to care for, they're diversified enough to add something unique to a range of dishes. If your garden will be perched upon a windowsill, then opt for herbs in four-inch pots.

2) Find a sunny spot.
Herbs need at least six hours of bright sunlight per day, which is why many herb gardeners choose a windowsill to host their garden. If your herbs become "leggy," a term that describes herbs with long stems and few leaves, then your plant needs more light. Be sure to rotate your plants every so often to expose all parts of the herb to sunlight.

3) Don't over-water.
Establishing a watering schedule will require a little bit of trial and error. One fool-proof way to see if your herbs need water is to stick your finger about 1 1/2 inches into the soil. If the soil feels damp, then your plant isn't in need of a drink just yet.

Tips on Starting an Indoor Herb Garden [Style Me Pretty Living]
Grow Herbs Indoors This Winter [Better Homes and Gardens]
How to Grow Your Own Indoor Culinary Herb Garden [Simple Bites]
Tips for Growing Herbs Indoors [The Herb Gardener]

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