Preview: True Food Kitchen Brings Healthy Eating to the Plaza at Preston Center

A vegetarian , a vegan, a gluten-free person, and a meat eater all walk into a bar. The bartender asks, “Hey! Where y’all going for dinner later? I want to join.” The four friends respond in unison. “True Food Kitchen, bruh. It opens today in Preston Center.”

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Belly & Trumpet Explores the Pacific Northwest With an Unforgettable Dinner Experience

Over the last decade, Portland, Oregon has established its presence amongst eaters, embracing the “farm-to-fork” movement, where utilizing local, in-season and ethically produced ingredients is a requisite.  After spending eight years in Portland’s demanding culinary climate, chef Brian Zenner elected to return to Texas. Do not be mistaken. This has been cause for the people […]

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First Look: Tanoshii Ramen in Deep Ellum

Tanoshii, Tanoshii, Tanoshii. It’s all that’s on everybody’s lips these days. Okay, maybe just mine. But you have to admit that Dallas’ first ramen shop is a pretty exciting event. Pizza (meh), burgers (meh), but a brand new place for noodles? Yeahhh. Yesterday, as soon as the clock hit 4:30 p.m., I raced out of […]

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Leslie Brenner Discovers the Best Brunch in Dallas. But I’ve Got to Ask…

Leslie Brenner admits that, until recently, she wasn’t a fan of brunching in Dallas. I can dig that; I hate brunch. But Brenner has changed her mind. In fact, she says:  “I’m now feeling very sunny-side-up about the whole brunch thing, and after months of brunching my way around Dallas and environs, I’ve come up […]

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Restaurant Review: Kenny’s Italian Kitchen in North Dallas

You’d be surprised to learn how hard it can be for dining critics to find volunteers to join them on a review. So imagine my joy when, after inviting friends and family to join me at Kenny’s Italian Kitchen, I was flooded with gushing replies. “Oh, please,” my sister-in-law said. “I’m dying to go there.” […]

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Look What I Made: Chicken Tikka Masala Pizza

This is a gratuitous combination of stuff. A mashup. Everybody loves a good mashup. Maybe even a little too much. The existence of the KFC “famous bowl” and people who put bacon on everything prove that. This mashup is way less, frankly, bonkers than those. Masala is tomato based, so using it as a pizza […]

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Restaurant Review: Woodshed Smokehouse in Fort Worth

This month, Teresa Gubbins reviews Tim Love’s newest restaurant, Woodshed Smokehouse. Lulled by the scent of smoke, a circle of people huddles around a hunk of charred meat, agog. It’s a mighty beef shin, the bone jutting up amid blackened chunks of flesh, a carnivore’s feast heaped on a slab of wood. A maiden steps […]

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Central 214: Chef Graham Dodds is Nuts for Eggs

Graham Dodds, execuchef at Central 214, is doing some crazy stuff with eggs. He serves a Poached Farm Egg: an egg atop a Lyonnais salad of chopped greens, lardons and crumbled Caprino Royale goat cheese ($10 at lunch and pictured below the jump). Cut the floppy egg with your knife and the viscous yolk flows […]

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Asador at Dallas Renaissance Hotel: Better Than Ever. Why Don’t Locals Eat There?

It’s been  a year since I wrote about the opening of Asador, the restaurant in the Dallas Renaissance Hotel. The report announced the arrival of chef/proprietor Dean  Max and, a young, talented and energetic chef with a focus on farm-to-table (or “farm-to-fire” as Asador would rather term it) principles. Ditto for onsite chef David Trubenbach. […]

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Fort Worth’s Reata Restaurant Revisited

I was living in Fort Worth when Reata moved to Sundance Square in 2002, taking over the old Caravan of Dreams space. Not long in Texas, I experienced every day as a Lone Star adventure, and in Fort Worth those adventures were often accompanied by cattle and cowboys, boots and a biker boyfriend. Things aren’t […]

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Eat This Now: Tamale Tart at Stephan Pyles in Dallas

Imagine for one second that you happened to forget that it was Valentine’s Day next week.  Maybe you were busy at work, maybe you were simply swamped with World of Warcraft, who cares.  You forgot and now your wife  is giving you the what for. I know how you feel, I’ve been there before.  There’s […]

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Sneak Peek: The Chesterfield Opens Ever So Softly on Main Street in Dallas

The Chesterfield, the tony new bar backed by Ed Bailey and manned by Ed “Lucky ” Campbell,  opened somewhat softly on Friday night. It is in the old Doc Bell’s BBQ place on Main Street in downtown Dallas.  Sumptuous old couches have been moved in and the well-stocked bar ready to “celebrate the golden age […]

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Report: Beaujolais and Beyond at the Omni Dallas

Friday was the night to be French in Dallas! The French American Chamber of Commerce threw their annual Beaujolais and Beyond Festival at the new Omni Dallas Convention Center Hotel. This festival started in Dallas over 20 years ago and it celebrates the arrival of the first bottles of Beaujolais Nouveau wine which is ceremoniously […]

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Perrier-Jouët Champagne Celebrates 200th Anniversary at NOSH Euro Bistro

Last night, contributor Brooklynne Peters attended the Perrier-Jouët 200th anniversary celebration dinner at NOSH. Here’s her report: Last night, an eclectic mix of Dallasites crowded into NOSH euro bistro to escape the record-breaking heat and to celebrate the 200th anniversary of boutique champagne house Perrier-Jouët. jump for food porn and to read more…

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