Almost everybody has heard the one about the woman lunching at the Neiman Marcus Cafe in Dallas, who enjoyed the chocolate chip cookies so much that she asked for the recipe For "only two-fifty," the waitress said, it was hers But when the credit card bill arrived, the woman found the total near $300

Almost everybody has heard the one about the woman lunching at the Neiman Marcus Cafe in Dallas, who enjoyed the chocolate chip cookies so much that she asked for the recipe For "only two-fifty," the waitress said, it was hers But when the credit card bill arrived, the woman found the total near $300

Chanel inspecting a hat on a visit to the Dallas outpost of luxury retailer Neiman Marcus, 1957

Chanel inspecting a hat on a visit to the Dallas outpost of luxury retailer Neiman Marcus, 1957

Neiman Marcus Mandarin Orange Souffle - This sassy molded gelatin salad with Mandarin orange slices, created by Helen Corbitt, has been served at the Zodiac Room at Neiman Marcus since the late 1950s.

Neiman Marcus Mandarin Orange Souffle - This sassy molded gelatin salad with Mandarin orange slices, created by Helen Corbitt, has been served at the Zodiac Room at Neiman Marcus since the late 1950s.

Neiman Marcus Spiced Tea on BigOven: I got this recipe from the folks who run the cafe at Neiman's original store in Dallas.  It's very tasty and refreshing for a Summertime drink.

Neiman Marcus Spiced Tea on BigOven: I got this recipe from the folks who run the cafe at Neiman's original store in Dallas. It's very tasty and refreshing for a Summertime drink.

NEIMAN MARCUS CHEDDAR CHEESE BISCUITS.  Dallas's Neiman Marcus department store dining room served these rich, fluffy biscuits gratis with every meal. Retaining the original Neiman Marcus recipe, here is an updated version incorporating current trends of ginger, bacon, and apricots.

NEIMAN MARCUS CHEDDAR CHEESE BISCUITS. Dallas's Neiman Marcus department store dining room served these rich, fluffy biscuits gratis with every meal. Retaining the original Neiman Marcus recipe, here is an updated version incorporating current trends of ginger, bacon, and apricots.

Neiman Marcus at Christmas in Downtown Dallas. One of the first stops for those that want to consume the best, while taking in breathtaking displays. This photo does the joint no justice.

Neiman Marcus at Christmas in Downtown Dallas. One of the first stops for those that want to consume the best, while taking in breathtaking displays. This photo does the joint no justice.

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