The Best Fried Chicken in Dallas

A good friend of mine called yesterday with a suggestion for a story. “Hey, why don’t you rate the best fried chicken in Dallas?” As many of you who actually read D Magazine already know, our cover story for the September issue is “The 53 Best Homestyle Restaurants in Dallas” with a banner that reads: […]

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Scott Romano Appointed Executive Chef at The Frisco Gun Club

Scott Romano, who has worked alongside Wolfgang Puck and Charlie Palmer, is now the executive chef at The Frisco Gun Club. Romano left his post at Charlie Palmer at the Joule last year and bounced around to Spread Eagle Saloon and Nick & Sam’s Grill in Park Cities. What is The Frisco Gun Club? The […]

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Pre-Order Your Copy for D: The Cookbook. Café Momentum Will Thank You.

Earlier this year, we hooked up with Café Momentum’s director Chad Houser. We wanted to do a project with them that would not only benefit the magnificent program operated by Café Momentum, but also involve some local chefs. We decided to compile a cookbook full of recipes from area chefs. What seemed like a daunting […]

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Eat This Now: Filet Mignon Pizza at Battuto Italian Kitchen in North Dallas

The other night I popped into Battuto Italian Kitchen in North Dallas. This casual restaurant is owned by radio personalities Gene & Julie Gates. The menu boasts handmade pastas, pizzas, clean vegetable puree soups, and fresh seafood and Italian specialites. They are devoted to  fresh, local, and seasonal products and offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. […]

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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Opening Thursday in Richardson

North Texans have plenty of eat-in movie theater chains but Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, an Austin-based franchise, is about to blow them all out of the water when it opens this Thursday with robot themed movies all day and the premiere of Elysium and We Are the Millers at night. Though it’s the theater’s programming that draws in movie fanatics and casual […]

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Mesa to Open Second Location in Southlake

Mesa Veracruz Coastal Cuisine, the tiny little restaurant in Oak Cliff that has struggled for life, is opening a second location in Southlake. According to Jaret Reyes, daughter of co-owners Raul and Olga Reyes, the restaurant will go into the space formally known as Buffalo Cantina (2801 E Southlake Blvd).  ”We are keeping the same menu […]

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A Grocery Store in Deep Ellum? Postal and Grocer Opens Next Week

My cube mate, Krista Nightengale, is a downtown dweller. She bitches about the lack of amenities available in her neighborhood. The possibilities for food and drink are available by day, but most shut down by 6pm and are closed on the weekends. My colleague, Teresa “Gubbshoe” Gubbins is also an urban dweller. Like Krista, she likes […]

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Alamo Drafthouse Richardson Hosts The World’s End Preview Screening, Special Guests

A pre-opening event is taking place inside the new Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Richardson on Thursday, July 25. At 7PM, they will host a free advance screening of The World’s End, the final film in the Blood and Ice Cream trilogy directed by Edgar Wright who will be in attendance. Wright and two of the film’s stars, Simon Pegg and Nick […]

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Drink This Now: Sol-A-Rita at Lazaranda Modern Kitchen & Tequila

A couple of weeks ago, I had dinner at Lazaranda Modern Kitchen & Tequila on Beltline. For kicks and potential good copy, I ordered a Sol-A-Rita, a gimmicky goblet of a frozen margarita with a mini-bottle of Sol beer inverted in the slush. The drink was a pleasant surprise. The lime juice is freshly squeezed, […]

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Uchi Chef/Owner Tyson Cole Reveals Plans To Open Uchi Restaurant In Dallas

Okay Uchi fans, the wait is over. Uchi is headed to Dallas.  This afternoon comes word: The owners of Uchi announced the long-awaited location of their fourth restaurant, and the third location of Uchi, to open late 2014 or early 2015. The restaurant will be located in the ArtsCenter on the corner of Maple Avenue and […]

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First Look: Haystack Burgers & Barley in Richardson Heights Shopping Center

Last week I drove around my high school stopping grounds Richardson Heights Shopping Center. In the 70s it was rocking and I’m happy to report the old gal is getting a second chance at life. We are all anxiously awaiting the opening of the Austin-based Alamo Drafthouse in (hopefully) August. If you can’t wait, Alamo […]

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Bolsa and Bolsa Mercado in Dallas Are Making Some Changes

Don’t try to eat at Bolsa on Monday because the restaurant will be closed. They will reopen on Tuesday as Bolsa, but they will no longer serve lunch, just dinner and  weekend brunch only (starting at 10AM). I repeat: No more lunch at Bolsa. For lunch, pass go, and head next door to Bolsa Mercado. […]

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Sunday Brunch in the Garden With Urbano Café and Tom Spicer

I’m calling this event the We’re All Bozos on this Bus Brunch. Tom “Nick, You’re Suck a Tool” Spicer and his FM1410 neighbors, Kristen and Mitch Kauffman of Urbano Café, have put together a rocking Sunday buffet brunch. It takes place from noon until 2PM on April 28 in Spicer’s garden, It’s BYOB and I’ve […]

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Chef Jon Stevens to Leave Nosh Euro Bistro to Open Stock and Barrel. He Will Contribute to Mico Rodriguez’s New Concept, Mesero Miguel

Nosh Euro Bisto’s executive chef Jon Stevens’ last day at the popular Park Cities and Plano restaurant is Saturday, April 27. He’s leaving Avner Samuel’s kitchen with Samuel’s blessing. Stevens was hired by Samuel in September, 2010 and together they created two locations of Nosh. “We are parting as friends,” Stevens says. Avner and his wife,Celeste, […]

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The Collin County Farmers Market @ Fairview Farms in Plano Opens April 20

Fairview Farms was one of the original suburban markets in North Texas and has been a home to a few vendors since 1989. But starting Saturday, April 20 at 8AM, The Collin County Farmers Market will take over the property (3314 North Central Expressway in Plano) and host a full-blown market day. They expect 25 […]

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