Just in case you missed it in our current issue, we took a couple pages to declare our love for all things Ethiopian in Dallas. BBQ expert, Daniel Vaughn, wrote to me just now with the following tip:
I was looking through the recent CO’s for the City of Dallas and found that a new Ethiopian place has received their certificate of occupancy. Not sure if they’re open yet.
Sheba’s Ethiopian Kitchen
8989 Forest Ln. (NW Corner of Forest and Greenville)
Now Dallas has 13…
I feel a drive-by sleuthing coming on.4 Comments »
This week, Kristy Alpert, our cheap-eats reporter eats a torta and lives to tell about it. Let’s give her a hand.
This week my husband and I ventured over towards Love Field for tortas at La Hechizera on Maple Avenue. We are both huge fans of sandwiches and we love Mexican food, so it seemed like a perfect fit.
Even though this small restaurant has two other locations in Dallas and one in Fort Worth, stepping into the Maple Avenue location was like opening the door to a tiny restaurant in Mexico. Most of the clientele are Hispanic and Spanish it the predominant language. You can watch Spanish soap operas on their 32-inch TV and you can’t miss the pulsating Latin music blasting from the speakers. And the place was packed.
Jump for an amazing sandwich.2 Comments »
It would seem that there is a day for everything…National Margarita Day…National Vodka Day…National Tequila Day…earlier this week it was even National Running Day, which I celebrate as I run to get my glass for National Champagne Day. June 4th celebrates the beauty of Cognac.
Just in time there are a few new products available in the market. CAMUS Cognac is the 5th largest Cognac brand in the world, and the last independently owned Cognac house now run by the 40 year old Cyril Camus, bringing innovation to the brand with the launch of Borderies XO. A premium Cognac filled with flavors of violets, hazelnuts and wildflowers with a smooth, silky texture and lengthy finish reminiscent of a good single malt scotch, and retailing around $150.
If that price point is a bit steep try the new Rose from Courvoisier blending Cognac with premium French red wine grapes. Aromas of blackberry, vanilla and honey lift from the bottle when opened followed by ripe peach and cherry flavors. A well rounded, velvety liqueur best served chilled on its own, or mixed with your favorite Champagne or sparkling wine, and retailing for about $25 a bottle.
Both are just hitting the Dallas market this month, just in time for their special day.1 Comment »
No forks. Use this as an excuse to get more familiar with your brisket on a primal level rather than a reason to struggle with spoons and knives as many diners insist on doing. The restaurant doesn’t offer barbecue sauce either. The folks here claim it’s an homage to the sacred smoked meat temples of Central Texas, and although the owners have offered blanket amnesty to those who insist on smuggling in their own bottles, there’s no need. Tender and smoky Black Angus brisket slices with a layer of beautifully rendered fat cap demand to be consumed, salty fat and all, without forks or sauce. Unfamiliar to Dallasites is the beef clod, which is a shoulder cut rich in intramuscular fat.
Hey, Dishers. Where did you eat this week? Did you find something fabulous? Did you find something foul? We’d love to hear your thoughts on your latest restaurant experiences. Here’s what you reported last week.17 Comments »
They’ve been Dirked! Dallas is about to host a few fans from Miami Heat fans. Shall we tell them where to go eat?11 Comments »