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Kanye West Ate At One of Dallas’s Best Restaurants Last Weekend

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— He kept it under wraps for most of the week, but Mot Hai Ba chef Peja Krstic told the world on Thursday that Kanye West visited the beloved East Dallas eatery. The chef posted a selfie of himself with the rapper to Instagram on Thursday, but didn’t disclose what West ordered during his visit. West also reportedly visited the cafe inside Fort Worth’s Modern Art Museum. [D Magazine]

— Also in celebrity-related Dallas dining news, chocolatier Kate Weiser’s Carl the Snowman is officially one of Oprah’s Favorite Things. The media mogul selected Weiser’s adorable, white-flocked snowman that’s intended to dissolve into a pot of warm milk to make hot chocolate, for the December issue of O Magazine’s round-up of Winfrey’s favorite holiday gifts. For folks looking to add Carl to their Christmas lists, this pot of hot chocolate (which serves 4-5 people) will set you back $38. [CultureMap]

— Baldo’s Scoop Shop Cafe, a much-anticipated SMU-area ice cream shop, will officially make its debut on November 26. The shop at 6401 Hillcrest Avenue will scoop a variety of intriguing ice cream flavors, ranging from spiced pear and strawberry cereal milk to olive oil, caramel macchiato, and a vegan Almond Joy option. They’ll also have unique flavors as the holidays approach, including a pine-infused ice cream called “All The Trimmings.” [EaterWire]