Rania Batrice

If she began explaining her background and heritage to you, your head might explode…so let’s just say that Rania is a native Texan, of Middle Eastern descent, with a love for travel, art (in all forms), food, new adventures, and cross-cultural collaboration. Rania spent almost a decade in the political world, has ventured into publicity and marketing, but might be most well known for her “quotes of the day,” which you can find by following her on Twitter or friending her on Facebook.

Back Home Barbecue Grand Opening TODAY

Back Home Barbecue Grand Opening TODAY

Without further ado, the crack team at Company Café is announcing their next, great culinary venture. Back Home Barbecue offers all the traditional goodness of Texas barbeque with some special twists. They serve the things we know and love about barbecue: brisket, chicken, ribs, pork and sausage along with amazing sides like braised collards, mac [...]

Company Cafe All Day – Learn About What They’re Doing Different this Month

Company Cafe All Day - Learn About What They're Doing Different this Month

If you’ve lived in Dallas for any significant amount of time, you’ve seen the face of Lower Greenville grow and change over the years. From Steel City Pops to the ever-popular Truck Yard, there’s something for just about everyone. For me, Lower Greenville is a frequent stop not only because it’s fun vibe, but also because of all the local establishments up and down the street. One of my very favorite stops in the area is Company Café. I’ve written about this restaurant before, and in the interest of full disclosure, it really is one of my favorite places in Dallas. Many people are familiar with their commitment to supporting local producers, their wide array of gluten-free menu options, and friendly weight staff. But not many are familiar with the history of the team that has kept Company Café growing and thriving.

5 of the Best Places to See Christmas Lights in Dallas

5 of the Best Places to See Christmas Lights in Dallas

I was recently told that I take Christmas obsession to a level that is a cross between adorable and terrifying. Whether you fall under the category of obsessed, or just happy about the time off for the holidays, Christmas lights make it feel like the holidays, even when it's December and 70 degrees outside. The [...]

No More Sugar, No More Spice – 15 Gender-Neutral Holiday Gift Ideas that Make Girls & Boys Play Nice

No More Sugar, No More Spice - 15 Gender-Neutral Holiday Gift Ideas that Make Girls & Boys Play Nice

I have two, four-legged furry children. They are my little rescue miracles and the closest thing I have to my own children (of the human persuasion of course). I love them so much, and I would do anything for them. It's possible that everything they have is gender neutral because I can't stand the color [...]

21 Places & Things I Miss Most About Dallas After Moving

21 Places & Things I Miss Most About Dallas After Moving

I've made a temporary move north...way, way north--like almost Canada. And while I'm always keen for an adventure, there are some very serious things missing from my life on this adventure, and no, it’s not just sunshine in the Spring. I'm counting this as the second part of my "Dallas' Best Kept Secrets" series. Yes, [...]

Not Your Mother’s Oscar Film Review

When I go to see a movie, I expect it to be a mini vacation, an escape from whatever the day may have thrown at me, a time to unplug from reality. Every year, I try to catch all of the Oscar-nominated films for Best Picture and have finally learned, despite my disappointment, that these [...]

Peace, Hope, and Butterflies 2012 Festival Benefitting Children’s Medical Center

Peace, Hope, and Butterflies 2012 Festival Benefitting Children's Medical Center

Sometimes, after a long week of being an adult and dealing with our own issues, the best therapy is to just act like a kid. And what's even better than getting to act like a kid-- acting like a kid for a good cause! The Miracle Players Foundation for its second year is hosting their [...]

Mother’s Day Gifts with Purpose by Dallas Designer and Humanitarian Abi Ferrin

Mother's Day Gifts with Purpose by Dallas Designer and Humanitarian Abi Ferrin

Flowers are nice, a spa visit is sweet, but these Sak Saum for Abi Ferrin pieces are more than just "nice and sweet..." They make Mom feel extra special while also giving to someone else, someone who may not have had a chance at life, the gift of freedom.

Sports, Politics, Freedom, Rock and Roll at the 2012 Dallas International Film Festival

Sports, Politics, Freedom, Rock and Roll at the 2012 Dallas International Film Festival

I'm a little bit peeved because The Other Dream Team has now forced me to change my top 5, all-time favorite sports movies list (thanks a lot Dallas International Film Festival)...I'll get over it thought because this film was so unbelievably amazing and an absolute must-see. This is not just another feel good sports movie [...]

DALLAS INSIDER SECRETS: Random Playlist, Side A

DALLAS INSIDER SECRETS: Random Playlist, Side A

Have you ever wondered what are some of the hidden gems in Dallas that only the insiders or locals know? This article gives five recommendations for new and classic Dallas insider locations for eats, drinks, relaxation, and entertainment. Learn the secrets.