Catching Up With La Reve Consultants in Dallas: Three Sheets Uptown, Villa-O, Sfuzzi, and Beyond

Three Sheets is opening a second location in Uptown. Villa-O has been sold. Will Sfuzzi rise again? It’s a busy time for La Reve Consulting in Dallas.

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SideDish By The Numbers: The Greatest Hits of 2013

Here are the most-popular posts on SideDish in 2013. It’s a surprising list.

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Jack Perkins Needs a Nickname

Jack Perkins of Maple& Motor and The Slow Bone needs a nickname. He is a unique individual and he needs a nickname that represents his idiosyncrasies.

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Bowen’s Café Expresso is Now Peak Restaurant in Dallas

There has been another change in the space formerly known as Café Expresso. Original owner Dieter Paul, perhaps one of the most charming restaurateurs ever in Dallas, relinquished ownership of Café Express in early 2012. The name changed to Bowen’s Café Expresso and Paul showed up from time to time to cook and greet his […]

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I Am Still Sick of the Word: Foodie

Teresa “Gubbshoe” Gubbins posted a funny item yesterday: 12 signs of the new Dallas foodie revolution. Gubbshoe claims “ Dallas has two kinds of foodies”—old and new–and follows her thesis with a list that distinguishes them. Funny stuff. Except for one thing: her use of the term foodie. Wait, make that two: if one is old, they can’t […]

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Into Shelley’s Belly: The Truck Yard Adds Coolness to Greenville Avenue

It’s happening, witches.* However you pipe the pony, there’s good news for all of you. The Truck Yard is now open and it’s so cool that people visiting Austin will start saying, “This feels like Dallas.” Lower Greenville is blossoming like a case of the chilly-willies after a moonlight mushroom dance with Edgar Cayce. Great restaurants […]

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Najat Kaanache Partners with Yaser Khalaf. Souk at Trinity Groves is Their First Project

Former Private Socal (PS) chef Najat Kaanache has joined forces with Yaser Khalaf, owner of Baboush, Farnatchi, Ketchup, and former partner at Medina, to create Azurite Restaurant Concepts. For those of you who don’t watch Jeopardy!, azurite is a deep blue mineral common in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Kaanache, also known as The Pilgrim […]

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The Battle for Pecan Lodge: DF Market Holding Sends in Tanks, I Mean a Food Truck

Café Momentum’s Chad Houser tweeted a picture of the Katy Trail Ice House food truck parked outside of Pecan Lodge on Saturday with the message: “Hey @RobertWilonsky and @NancyNichols, look what’s parked outside Pecan Lodge today. Pretty classless.” ‘Natch Big Bob was “@viva_chato Hunh. Good thing I was l already headed that way to check in […]

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Rusty Taco at Main Street Garden to Close on September 14. Ellen’s Southern Kitchen Will Take Over

Downtown Dallas, Inc. is working on Labor Day Weekend. This morning they confirmed the rumor we posted earlier this week and announced Joe Groves and Chef Russell Mertz, of Ellen’s Southern Kitchen in the West End, as the new operators at Main Street Garden. Rusty Taco, the current vendor, is expected to close on September 14.  A yet unnamed café will expand […]

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New Seat Cushions at Mot Hai Ba in Dallas

Have you been to Mot Hai Ba, the Vietnamese restaurant brought to you by Jeana Johnson and Colleen O’Hare? The Good 2 Go Taco gals are turning out some fine food inspired by their trips to North Vietnam. The intimate restaurant is designed like a typical roadside restaurant: low communal tables and backless stools. Until […]

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DFW Restaurant Week 2013: Servers of the Week From The Grape, Hibiscus, and MesoMaya

Thanks to three SideDish readers we have three servers who worked their butts off last week during DFW Restaurant Week 2013. Give them a hand and a big tip. From JP: Ashley Preuss, Hibiscus She jumped through hoops for us Saturday night at Hibiscus and it didn’t start that way. Our dinner companions weren’t in […]

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Bon Appétit 50 Best New Restaurant Nominees: Spoon and FT33 in Dallas Make the Cut

Bon Appétit’s Restaurant and Drinks Editor, Andrew Knowlton, spent 120-days and traveled over, 26,333-miles through, 22 states to compile his list of the 50 Best New Restaurants in America.  He picked two restaurants from Dallas: FT33 and Spoon. On Spoon he writes: A magazine once labeled Spoon’s John Tesar “the most hated chef in Dallas.” […]

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Into Shelley’s Belly: A Look Inside Boxwood Tap & Grill

Look, I don’t have much time so this will have to be quick. Let’s just say I muttered the wrong version of a spell I learned from a half-rhinoceros demon that lives in a painting under the bridge, and now I only have 3 hours to reverse it or the city will be demolished. I’m […]

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Zoli’s NY Pizza Tavern Opens Today. 5 Things You Should Know Before You Go.

Today’s the day, Zoli’s fans. Hot grandmas are coming to town at 5 p.m. (If you think hot grandmas are actually people, you clearly aren’t one of the 1,439 folks who like the Facebook page for Zoli’s NY Pizza Tavern.) Back in February, we told you that Jay Jerrier was opening a pizza place for “people […]

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