Restaurateur Alberto Lombardi to Open Eatery In Highland Park Village

Highland Park Village continues to ramp up its restaurant scene. In late August, Bistro 31 will open its doors to those waiting for a table at Marquee, MiCocina, or Café Pacific. Bistro 31 is relatively small—2,100 square feet —but there will be additional seating outdoors around HPV fountain courtyard. Here’s the best news: the chef […]

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Quick Rant: Worst Name for a Restaurant in Dallas

So I’m reading through a zillion press releases and I come across an older one from the new restaurant in Renaissance Hotel, the building near the Dallas Market Center that, to me, resembles an aerosol air freshner. It’s swanky looking place, and its “farm to fire” cuisine may be the best farm to fire cuisine […]

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Sweating Prohibition-Era Bullets At The Cedars Social

In her June review of The Cedars Social, Nancy described house mixologist Michael Martensen as someone who, “has spent the last eight years redefining cocktails as a culinary art, and his thoughtful, exhaustive drink menu at The Cedars Social celebrates almost 100 years of drinking… ‘It’s a cocktail den. It’s all about imbibing. We don’t […]

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Doggies! Central 214 Hosts Pooch Patio Party This Week For Operation Kindness

Roll the press release… Central 214 Celebrates Dog Days of Summer with VIP Pooch Patio Party Benefiting Operation Kindness Head on over with your “Very Important Pet” for this patio party under the stars benefiting Operation Kindness. Walk the paw-printed red carpet for fun “pet-parazzi” photos, enjoy refreshing “dog days of summer” drink specials, and nosh […]

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Dallas Farmers Market Chefs Cooking Classes Announced

This summer marks the 18th year for this wonderful series of cooking classes presented by AIWF and the DFM. They take place on Saturday mornings at the reasonable hour of 11:30AM and end at 1:00PM. It’s a great way to get to know local chefs and another reason to buy from our regional farmers. The […]

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Texas Wines Win Medals at 2011 San Francisco International Wine Competition

The results of this year’s San Francisco International Wine Competition are in and Texas wines did well. Considered one of the largest international competitions, and in its 31st years, this event drew 1,200 submissions from wineries in 29 countries and 20 US states. The medal winners FROM TEXAS:

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Restaurant Review: Komali in Dallas

Dallas, it’s time to wake up and taste the mole. For too many years, you’ve treated any dish served with a mole as if it were an infectious disease. Perhaps poor misunderstood mole needs a Facebook page to get you to like it. Once you’re friends, you can dig deeper into its profile and get […]

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Ate it for $8: El Ranchito in Oak Cliff

Kristy Alpert’s latest report on where you can find great food for less than eight dollars. This week I headed to Oak Cliff to find one of my favorite hole-in-the-wall restaurants. I can’t even remember its name but I knew where to go. I’ve been living out of Dallas for a while but that didn’t […]

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History of Dallas Food: La Tunisia

Last summer, Amy Severson, co-owner of Sevy’s, blogger, and all-around smart person, and I  had what we thought was a great idea. We decided to write a book on the history of Dallas food. We did a zillion searches and couldn’t come up with one book that covered the subject. We began collecting bits and […]

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