Admittedly, we miss Samar and that glorious, glorious naan served with three different dipping mechanisms. (Still dream about it, sometimes.) Stephan Pyles, though, has already moved on with his newest restaurant venture, San Salvaje, at 2100 Ross Avenue. He says it’ll be open sometime next week. Probably Thursday, May 1. The interior’s not finished yet, but that didn’t stop the Southwestern chef from hosting a media lunch today, which we were invited to join.Full Story
Kenny Bowers and his partners Bob Stegall and Mike Hutchinson opened the first Kenny’s Burger Joint in Frisco five years ago. Today, they announce a second location of the popular joint will debut in Plano’s LakeSide Market in August.Full Story
It seems like everyone is becoming diary-free, gluten-free, and everything else that sounds remotely healthy. Is it a trend? Will it fade? Who knows. I, for one, have recently become lactose-intolerant. But before I mourned my dairy days, I decided to adjust old, familiar recipes to match my needs. Slowly, I’ve succumbed to my body’s peer pressure and have made a few dairy and gluten-free recipes lately.
I wanted to start off this series with the most original flavor: chocolate chip. (I had to add a twist, though. Cue the vegan caramel syrup.) This recipe, derived from Minimalist Baker, is made with coconut milk which makes the recipe not as heavy as normal ice cream flavors are typically. If you are looking for a light, sweet snack that won’t leave you feeling gross before you hit the sheets, then this recipe is exactly that.
Hamilton spent his early years on a farm in rural Oklahoma growing peanuts and cotton. Similar to most local food producers, he got his start selling grass fed and finished beef at McKinney’s downtown farmers market, however he quickly learned that selling products to the public a mere four hours a week, six months a year in ideal weather was not a sustainable business model. When the opportunity to purchase a nearby storefront arose, he and his wife jumped at the opportunity. Beyond the beef selection, you can find Village Baking Company brioche buns, pasture raised chicken and eggs, locally made chocolate, and Texas olive oil.Full Story
Take a break, sip on a glass of wine and enjoy this beautiful weather. Why? Because you deserve it.Full Story
Samson’s Gourmet Hot Dogs is open! The dog-friendly spot is now serving breakfast and, according to their publicist, ” nine inches of fun on a bun.”Full Story
If we’re honest, Dallas isn’t the optimal food city when it comes to nuanced Chinese regional cuisines. The gentle umami of Fujian stews and the roasted meats of Xinjiang barbecue aren’t commonly found in the gastronomic landscape of a metroplex boasting 25 Pei Wei locations. But over the years, I’ve come across some truly satisfying representations of classic Sichuanese dishes that I believe every Chinese food fan should have the pleasure of experiencing. Sichuan food is famous for its bold flavors, aggressive heat, salt, and pungent aromatics. Great Sichuanese dishes possess intense flavors that compound to create unique profiles that can leave you thirsty, sweaty, and hungry for more.Full Story
Every workday as a line cook starts with the same ritual. We unpack our knives. Like a samurai unsheathes his sword with great reverence, a cook withdraws his chef’s knife. There is a history, an oath, and a respect for what the blade does for us, and what we do with the blade.Full Story
Happy Earth Day! This annual holiday, that started in 1970 and is now celebrated in over 190 countries around the world, is the day to stop, take note of your surroundings and honor Mother Earth, as, similar to life, we only have one.Full Story
The space formerly occupied by Purple Cow in Preston Royal Shopping Center will soon become a updated version TJ’s Fresh Seafood Market in Preston Forest.Full Story
The 3rd annual Texas Food Truckn’ Fest will take place at the Ballpark this weekend on Friday and Saturday. There are a lot of food trucks and trailers from outside of this area and a few fan favorites. Although I’m not a fan of vast expanses of concrete, this event has been a fan winner the last two years.Full Story
Friends, it’s happening.
That corner of Park and Preston is turning into a bustling center for good steaks and burgers, starting this Friday, April 25. Executive chef Andrew Powers is guiding his team to make a “land and sea” burger, jumbo sea scallops, and an eggplant parmesan burger for vegetarians. Nice.Full Story
A gal with a taste for grapes just asked me if I know of any Dallas restaurants with a nice list of Texas wines.Full Story
The April issue of D Magazine is a food lover’s paradise. One feature included information on local ethnic markets. In an effort to help you decipher the guide, here is a run-down of some foods that were included in the feature. I’ll start with the Asian markets.Full Story
The once popular Dallas restaurant Mi Piaci has certainly been through some changes. Last summer, owner Brian Black closed the Addison location and moved to Preston Center. They closed Friday.Full Story
I’m a big fan of Jessica Jones, the managing editor of D Home/D Weddings. What a crafty lady. She made these beautiful edible Easter egg nests (pictured above) that are surprisingly easy to accomplish. Just five ingredients (including chow mein noodles) and BOOM, you’re done.
You’ve got holiday ready gifts for all the cool people you love.Full Story
What a glorious Friday. Please tell us where you ate this week and where you plan to feast this weekend.Full Story
Thanks for always reading, thanks for keeping us on our toes, and thank goodness it’s the weekend.
We’re off today, but we hope you’ll have some fantastic time off to spend with your friends and family. Soak in your Sunday.Full Story
With it being Easter weekend, I’m sure most of you are looking for fun activities to do with your friends and family. Thankfully, there’s never a dull moment in Dallas. We’ve got you covered.Full Story
I once watched a Freaky Eaters episode of a 20-something man addicted to pizza. Bread, cheese, and tomato sauce was all he’d eat. No veggies, no nothing. His health suffered, his personal life went down the drain, and he was throwing up some weird gunk every morning.
I finished watching that episode and wanted to eat pizza immediately.
Here’s the thing: You can’t hate pizza. There are all sorts of pizzas, so it’s impossible to dislike. Hate Cane Rosso’s? Go to Zoli’s. Want to dine in? No. Fine. Do take out. Or better yet, sit on your couch and watch the Mavs lose by one point and drop to the eighth seed, while you order a 16-incher and swallow your woes with gobfuls of cheese.
That’s the way we do it here in the Big D. We order for delivery.Full Story