The 24th annual Taste of Dallas is at Fair Park July 9-11, and along with Sara Moulton from the olden days of Food Network, several East Dallas chefs will make appearances.

Daniel Nemec of Woodfire Kirby’s, Shawn Horne of Horne & Dekker, Jason Boso of Cowboy Chow and Twisted Root, Matt Mortimer of Aw Shucks and the Blue Goose and Jeanette Prasifka of Crosby Catering & Coffee all have cooking demonstrations. And amid the lineup of chefs, interludes from the Mavs Maniacs. Because what would a food festival be without fat guys dancing?

There will also be live music from the Old 97s and Cas Haley, among others. Tickets are $5.

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