The North Texas Now television show, produced by University of North Texas TV-radio-film students, rivals many things we see on mainstream TV news shows these days. And the best part is, they focus on things we really like around here: food, arts and entertainment in the Dallas area. In fact, episode 20 is set at White Rock’s Arboretum and entitled “A Summer Day in Dallas”.

In it, co-hosts UNT students Adam Hasley and Kristin Diaz interview Advocate food blogger Candace Tharp, who also has her own blog at She shares about her current favorite (for-culinary-purposes) neighborhood (hint it’s initials are O.C.), her favorite restaurant (also in O.C.) and her least favorite Dallas dining experience (hint: Greenville Ave.). Her segment begins at about minute 13 of the video below.

Oh, before I forget: Candace is giving away a $50 dining certificate to one of her blog readers when she hits 100 followers.

Also in the episode, Clay Barton of Dallas Comedy House talks improv (2:00) and right after that, Studio Movie Grill’s Ted Low talks about SMG with a Twist. There’s also a package about Highland Park Pharmacy (20:00) and JD’s Chippery (22:40) – mmm!