It seems like the tables are starting to turn. The early frontrunners are losing steam while those who started in the middle of the pack are starting to pull ahead. Most of the chefs were shaken up my Alpha Male’s early departure, yet they didn’t step up their game at all. Most of the dishes were uninspired and lacked creativity – except for our girl Tiffany’s dishes, of course. Last night proved she’s in it to win it.1 Comment »
How did we execute the shot for our breakfasts cover? Glad you asked. Check it out.2 Comments »
Since the PR firm that Dimples hired has had absolutely no interest in keeping me updated on the problematic opening of the cupcake shop’s One Arts Plaza location, I had to resort to Facebook stalking. And here it is, the moment is upon us, according to FB: the permit has been granted and the doors will be flung wide on Friday at 4 p.m. There will be free cupcakes and free cocktails, so you can start your weekend off in a sugar coma. (Also the company reports that construction will begin next week on a Dimples store in West Plano. Isn’t that just the icing on the cake?)9 Comments »
Folks, just a reminder to send in your nominations (complete name with a photo if you can) of a server who performed above the call of duty. E-mail details of your experience to me (firstname.lastname@example.org. Winner of Best Server of Restaurant Week Number One will be announced on Monday morning. Go. Eat. Report.2 Comments »
Egg and cheese arepa. Everyone has their favorite hangover food. As long as it’s hearty with an appropriate grease factor to soak up any remaining cheap tequila lurking in the stomach, it’ll do. Me? I always crave breakfast, and the arepas at Zaguan are just filling enough to get the job done. Tasty too: baked cornmeal patties stuffed with fluffy eggs and gooey cheese. Simple and satisfying. Any other favorite hangover cures, SideDishers? (Photography by Kevin Marple)
Not everyone has a job that allows one — nay, pays one — to go have a beer at 4:30 on a Tuesday afternoon. I sometimes forget this, and when I pushed through the door at the new Molly Maguire’s (5815 Live Oak St., 469-248-3080), I was taken aback at first by the lack of bar hubbub. It was quiet — almost too quiet. The Celtic music played low. I was outnumbered by the staff 5-to-1. As I say, though, it was early. Inside an hour, the place accommodated a dozen or so thirsty souls, and the buzz was welcome.
Here’s the thing about Molly Maguire’s: it’s in the old Tipperary space. The Tipperary was the most beautiful pub in Dallas. When Molly Maguire’s moved in, they didn’t change much. So it’s still the most beautiful pub in Dallas. The wooden snugs (the semi-private booths imported from Ireland) are still there. All the dark wood and stained glass are still there.
A few things have changed, though, and for the better. The Tipp had a reputation for getting a bit stuffy in the summer. Co-owner Hallie Clayton read a bunch of online reviews of the old place and took measures to correct problems that several people mentioned. He and his partners (Ricky Woolfolk and Joey Burzynski) installed a new 15-ton AC unit on the roof. You can feel the difference.
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Snap a photo of your daily breakfasts, between now and the end of September. Then e-mail that shot to email@example.com. Make the subject line of the e-mail the title of your photo, and write a description of the attached photo (plus your name) in the body of the message.
Through the magic of the Internet, you picture will soon appear here ,where you can compare and contrast your early morning choices with those of your friends and neighbors. This is important sociological research, and you can play your part. Whether breakfast is coffee and a cigarette on your kitchen counter or a bologna sandwich or a short stack of peanut butter banana pancakes made without eggs or milk and topped with sliced strawberries and blueberries (pictured above), we want to see what you’ve got.11 Comments »