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Anonymous racist criticizes Taco Stop’s charitable coat program

After five years of giving away free coats to people in need during winter, Dallas taqueria Taco Stop has received its first piece of hate mail. Texas Monthly taco editor Jose R. Ralat spoke with owner Emilia Flores, who said that she received the type-written letter laden with racial slurs and anti-immigrant vitriol, on December 26. Undeterred, Flores is still collecting free coats to give away to the needy.

Frost Gelato departs Preston Hollow

After three years of serving scoops of gelato in Preston Hollow Village, Frost Gelato has shuttered its sole DFW outpost. According to CultureMap, co-owners Jacqueline and Melvin Landry have no plans to re-open Frost, and have also closed multiple outposts of the gelateria outside of DFW. For serious fans of its frozen hot chocolate and are willing to make a drive, there’s still one location of Frost open in Austin at the Domain.

Pig-obsessed chefs competition hits Dallas in February

Cochon555, the national chef competition that’s totally obsessed with pork, returns to Dallas on February 9. Per a press release, this year’s event will feature five chefs, including Jose’s Anastacia Quinones-Pittman, Andrea Shackelford of Harvest Seasonal Kitchen, and Heritage Table’s Rich Vana, going head-to-head to see who can best utilize an entire pig. Tickets are on sale now, priced at a steep $125 for general admission and $185 for VIP.