Molly Wolchansky

Molly Wolchansky is a published children's book author, professional copy editor, and writer who has had articles published for D Magazine, Dallas Observer, Eater Dallas, D CEO, and Texasliving. Her book, "The Cactus and the Balloon" was published when she was just 18-years-old. She has copyedited three novels titled "My Pet Serial Killer" by Michael J. Seidlinger, "The Megarothke" by Robert Ashcroft, and "Hug Chickenpenny" by S. Craig Zahler. Her short stories have been published in literary journals, and her plays have been produced around the Dallas area. She has her bachelor's degree in English from The University of Texas. She is also the owner of the successful marketing company, The Agent Nest. 

A Different Kind of Coffee Break: Dallas Welcomes Its First Cat Cafe

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Where to Eat Kosher this Hanukkah in Dallas

If you’re wanting to eat kosher this Hanukkah, a variety of great spots in the Dallas area are Dallas Kosher certified. DK is the oldest kosher certification agency in the Southwest, and the following restaurants have all been approved by the prestigious organization. From sushi to challah to pizza to latkes, there’s bound to be a place you’ll want to take the family to eat and celebrate this holiday. Here are eight places to go for each day of Hanukkah that will hopefully make you say “Mazel To

Channel White Lotus at These Dallas Hotel Restaurants

If you have a subscription to HBO — or a friend willing to share their login — chances are you’ve watched an episode ofor binged an entire season in one sitting. One of the many captivating aspects of Season 2 is the setting: the San Domenico Palace in Taormina, Sicily. Hugging the sea, this Four Seasons property (in real life) has stunning vistas, numerous restaurants and bars, plus a large circular drive that is perfect for taking a Vespa around in wobbly circles.While Dallas doesn’t have any

Bake Your Way Through the Holiday With These Festive Baking Classes

December is a month filled with holiday decor, gifts and, best of all, sweets and treats. Take a break from all that shopping and spend some time with friends and family baking your way through the holiday. From gingerbread houses to hot cocoa bombs, there’s bound to be an eye-catching, mouth-watering class to take. The best part? No flour all over the counter, dishes to wash or sprinkles garnishing the home kitchen. Young Chefs Academy teaches kids culinary skills with a multitude of classes co

Cheers to Sobriety: Dallas' Go-To Bars and Restaurants for Mocktails

In some cities — like Portland, Seattle and Denver — people spend their time hiking, biking and enjoying the outdoors. Dallas is not one of those cities. Dallas eats and Dallas drinks.And, boy, do we mean drink. In October alone, Happiest Hour logged $1,144,420 in alcohol sales . Bottled Blonde trailed behind with $1,139,643 in alcohol sales. That’s just two of the thousands of restaurant and bar options in Dallas.But times are changing. Across the U.S., adults are increasingly saying no to booz

Soul Food Sunday at Mother's Basket in DeSoto

When Jackie Johnson was just 12 years old, her mother, Jackie Mitchell, started teaching her how to cook all different types of soul food. Mitchell was taught by “Mother” Vernie Brown, who is the namesake of Mother's Basket, a restaurant in DeSoto. Johnson passed these dishes onto her husband, son and daughter, who run the restaurant with her, making this a true generational establishment.The best day to try Mother's Basket is Soul Food Sunday, when people come from all around North Texas to get