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People We Love: Chef David Anthony Temple

You’ve heard of Chef DAT. He’s the mysterious fella who sends out equally mysterious emails every Tuesday about underground dinners in weird, secretive places. Sometimes they rhyme, sometimes they make absolutely no sense at all. But more often than not, they’re entertaining, and people always have a ball-of-a-good-time at his dinners. This good ‘ole Southern […]

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The Best Chicken Fried Steak in Dallas

When did life get so freaking crazy? Everybody is running around in a panic. Food trucks are invading Pecan Lodge. A hysterical reader emailed me this morning. She went to Peggy Sue Barbecue last night and they were closed. She thought forever. She said, “Say it ain’t so.” “It ain’t so.” It was Labor Day […]

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Pack Bento-Inspired Lunch Boxes For Your Kiddos This Year

It’s the first week of school, and every parent out there is clogging up my Facebook feed with cute photos of their adorable offsprings wearing their adorable backpacks. Thanks, moms and dads. My productivity level has gone way down. Thanks. Bento boxes, which have been trending for quite some time, are a pretty good way […]

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Twisted Root is Now Open Inside Downtown Carrollton

Hey, Carrolltoners! There’s a new bad boy in downtown Carrollton and his name is Twisted Root. The local burger chain joins the small square of shops and eateries, which also hosts a Babe’s, Agave Azul, and Amici. There’s not much exciting food in this area (let’s be honest), so Twisted Root’s arrival is like the […]

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Sissy’s Fried Chicken Makes You Feel Right at Home

It’s no secret that I avoid fried chicken like a bad disease. Something about fried chicken makes me want to look, sniff, and throw it back inside the KFC container it came in. Yet Sissy’s fried chicken is something else entirely. Paired with a fresh housemade Sriracha sauce, this Lisa Garza special has that hard-to-find balance […]

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Jack Perkins’ ocaTaco is Finally Open

The Palindrome (pronounced oh-ka-taco) by Maple and Motor’s Jack Perkins officially opened last Thursday for lunch. Even though the menu is short, it’s good for people like me who can’t really decide what to order. Three meat options – tender brisket, pulled pork, and chicken – are plenty enough, thank you. And, of course, I’ll take […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day: Off-Site Kitchen in Dallas is Open for Business

Nick Badovinus and chef Dan Riley have been hunkered down for over a year developing the menu and creating all kinds of delicious roasted meats for Off-Site Kitchen. Today he is finally opening the doors! Now, hold your horses. The dining room is tiny. Off-Site Kitchen is basically a take-out restaurant with a few stools […]

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Capital Grille Gets You In and Out of Lunch in 45 Minutes Flat

Capital Grille rolled out a new lunch option earlier this month – serve customers a high quality, multi-course, customizable meal in 45 minutes flat, allowing those of us who watch a lunch hour clock the ability to have a delicious meal and still meet time constraints.  A friend and I were invited guests of The […]

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Report on Private Social in Dallas: Lunch at Tiffany’s

Private Social, where former Top Chef cheftestant Tiffany Derry hangs her toque, has just started lunch service. To publicize the new menu, they held a media event and I was among the invited guests. There is a tony ambiance to this place located on McKinney, one of the busiest blocks in Uptown (valet parking recommended). […]

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Stuff the Catering Van and Get a Free Appetizer at Desperados’ “Say Adios to Hunger” Food Drive

Wondering what’s going on with the Desperados’ Greenville Avenue renovation? Looks like we’ll see some action there in the coming week.  In the meantime, let’s talk about the fact that September 1 marks Desperados’ 35th anniversary. In honor of the date, Desperados will launch their  Say Adios To Hunger campaign with the North Texas Food […]

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Who Says There’s No Free Lunch? Not Cafe Brazil in Bishop Arts

In honor of the third anniversary of their Bishop Arts location, Cafe Brazil‘s filling bellies fo’ free. Just stop by this Wednesday (17th) between 6:30 am and 6:30 pm for a free order of chicken crepes, pasta de tigre (rowwwrrr), pumpkin pancakes, or the wine country salad. Save room for the free slice of red […]

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Alma on Henderson Ave. Opens for Lunch Today (And There Was Much Rejoicing)

I’ve had some pretty sweet meals at Alma—the enchiladas rojo, the cochinita pibil, the chile rellenos. So the news that, as of 11 am today, Alma will start serving lunch has literally made my week. Recently-promoted exec chef AQ (Anastacia Quiñones) has put together a lunch menu rich with regional faves. Items she’s excited about: […]

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