The Local Oak Makes Spam Sliders a Signature Comfort Food

At The Local Oak, a new neighborhood hangout, you can get Texas Surfers—these sliders made with grilled Spam, house-made pineapple relish, and slaw. It’s gutsy for a chef to bring Spam into Oak Cliff, but The Local Oak has some pros in the house. Chef Aaron Courtney just came from Nick and Sam’s Steakhouse, and […]

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Into Shelley’s Belly: Outpost American Tavern’s New Brunch Offerings

Hello out there. Today is Tuesday, and here we are. I’m sending you internet kisses, so grab those bootstraps and pucker up. At any rate, you all know Outpost American Tavern. I’ve even written about it before, remember? It’s cool and now it’s  offering a small, yet creative brunch menu outfitted with cocktails and gravy. The […]

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Former Cafe Lago Space Will Become Urban Vines Wine Bistro

The Lakewood Advocate reports the Café Lago space, which closed last week, has already been snapped up by attorney Jennifer Rodriguez. She plans to open Urban Vines Wine Bistro open an attorney with longtime aspirations to open a wine garden, signed the lease last weekend and plans to open Urban Vines Wine Bistro in May. […]

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Marc Cassel’s Fish Story: Why it Took Him 25 Years to Open 20 Feet Seafood Joint

Tim “Pied Piper of Peavy” Rogers lives in East Dallas. He loves East Dallas. He is a frequent customer at Goodfriend. In this month’s D Magazine, Timmy writes a nice piece on Marc Cassel and the special camaraderie that exists between the chefs, cooks, beer folks, and restaurateurs of East Dallas. Some of the history goes way […]

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Good 2 Go Gals Colleen O’Hare and Jeana Johnson Now Occupy Former York Street/Watel’s Building

Teresa “Gubbshoe” Gubbins reports Colleen O”Hare and Jeana Johnson of Good 2 Go Tacos took over the former York  Street space just days after Rene Peeters,who operated Bistro Watel’s in the space for nearly two years, closed the doors. The couple has been searching for another space since they severed ties with Acme F& B […]

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Restaurant Review: Driftwood in Oak Cliff

Dallas is octopus crazy. It’s the exotic protein of the moment, popping up on menus all over the city. Chefs love it. Foodies brazenly order it, as if the photogenic cephalopod is some culinary badge of courage. But many local diners are still skeptical. At least that was my take when the waiter delivered my […]

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Stoney’s Wine Lounge Opens in East Dallas

Score another win for East Dallas. This just in from Diane Savage of Stoney’s Wine Shop: We are offering wine by the glass and by the bottle, cheese, charcuterie, and antipasto in a warm, contemporary, comfortable ambiance. Our new décor enhances the dynamic architectural elements of this historic wine venue (which began as Grailey’s by Lee […]

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Another Reason Why We Love Tom Spicer

Deep in a forest beyond the douchiness of Dallas lives free spirit, forager, and my fellow Firesign Theater fan, Tom Spicer. He’s the head fiddlehead over at Spiceman’s FM 1410. Today he sends this gorgeous photo and a note. I quote: Do you… verjus? Harvested early this morning at Spiceman’s FM 1410 garden, Cabernet Sauvignon […]

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White Rock Local Market in East Dallas Needs Chefs for Chili Cookoff

White Rock Local Market at Green Spot Market and Fuels kicks off its fourth season of markets on Saturday March 24 (8AM 1PM). White Rock Local Market is a non-profit 501(c)(3), independent farmers market offering a venue for local farmers, ranchers and artisans to bring what they grow or make and sell directly to the […]

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Desiree + Camera: Photo Essay of Hypnotic Donuts in East Dallas

SideDish photographer Desiree Espada roams the roads with her camera looking for good things to eat and shoot. Check out her photo essay of Bolsa Mercado. Then feast your eyes on what to expect when the Jerry Garcia of donut making, James St. Peter, opens Hypnotic Donuts on Sunday, January 29. Glory be to the […]

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