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Mexican Sugar’s Cocktails are a Sweet, Thirst-Quenching Treat

Let’s start with the haute, traditional cocktails, 16 of which derive from a tap. For you stalwart margarita enthusiasts, they’ve got you covered. That’s not to say, however, that you will not suffer severe “order envy” when neighbors sample delicious, colorful concoctions crafted by beverage guru, Ivan Rimach. On the husky end of the spectrum is El Arrogante, which will satisfy any cigar-lounging scotch lover. El Arrogante’s base is Sombra Mescal—the agave-derived older brother of tequila—which exhibits a smoky profile from the agave having roasted in an earthen pit prior to fermentation. Rimach cuts the mescal’s intensity with pineapple juice, and adds layers of complexity by way of cilantro, lime juice, and serrano-infused tequila.

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Chef Nico Sanchez Boldens and Revamps Meso Maya’s Menu

Utilizing culinary techniques steeped in Mexican and Mayan culture, Meso Maya is known for flavors that are fresh, bold and robust. From the hand-crafted tortillas to the chocolate mole sauce, everything is made in-house, ground by hand, and finalized with care. Recently, executive chef Nico Sanchez expanded the restaurant’s menu with new traditional dishes, and further refined its current offerings. The result is astounding flavor, and a window to a culinary experience that many never knew existed.

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Mexican Sugar Opens in The Shops at Legacy Early Next Week

Plano, apparently, is the place to be these days. With several hotter-than-hot restaurants opening their second locations above 635 (Lockhart Smokehouse and East Hampton Sandwich Co. included), it looks like happy suburb life isn’t just the stuff of dreams anymore. Mexican Sugar, described as a Mexican hacienda-meets-tequila lab, is a feels-like-it-should-be-in-Dallas restaurant opening inside The […]

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Mexican Sugar, a Cocina y Cantina by the Creators of Whiskey Cake, Will Open at The Shops at Legacy in Early November

Oh sheesh, I just wrote about Genaro’s Mexican Cuisine opening next week, and now another little Latin baby is on the way. Fork It Over Restaurants, the same brain group behind Whiskey Cake and Velvet Taco, is now opening Mexican Sugar inside Plano’s hottest hotspot, The Shops at Legacy. The Dallas Business Journal‘s Danielle Abril […]

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Genaro’s Mexican Cuisine Opens Friday, October 18

For  Mexican food fans, Genaro Silva is a name you need to know. Starting on Friday, October 18, Genaro’s Mexican Cuisine will bring its elevated Mexican cuisine to 6465 E. Mockingbird Lane, Suite 200. According to the press release, “Silva’s brand of what he calls cool, sophisticated and fun Mix-Mex cuisine is a combination of […]

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El Corazon’s Tex-Mex Fare Captures the Hearts of Oak Cliff Residents

Someone’s been tinkering with classic Tex-Mex. No need to panic, though; it’s the Cuellars. After all, their role in defining the cuisine began when a young couple named Macario and Adelaida Cuellar emigrated to the cotton farms of North Texas from Nuevo Leon, Mexico in 1893. The couple had 12 children and—after opening a few cafes […]

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Where You Can Get 5 of the Tastiest Tamales in Dallas

Not a lot of people share my last name. Dablo is technically Filipino, but I am half-Hispanic (dad) and half-white (mom). I grew up in Dallas, but I’ve made many family trips down to Galveston in the past, where my dad grew up and spoke Spanish in his house. Unfortunately, I never learned to speak […]

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Genaro’s Mexican Cuisine to Open at Mockingbird and Abrams in Late Summer 2013

Genaro Silva – the same man who brought you Genaro’s Tropical, Moctezuma’s, and Garmo’s – is back in the restaurant business. And this time, he’s bringing his Mexican food to 6465 E. Mockingbird Lane, Ste. 200. Back in the day, Silva’s restaurants were hotspots for Mexican fine dining cuisine. Today, a press release says that […]

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Ocho Kitchen and Bar Celebrates Spring With New Dishes and Cocktails

If you are in the mood for a healthy (yes, healthy) take on Mexican/Tex-Mex inspired fare, Ocho Kitchen and Bar may be the spot for you. Chef Joel Harloff tweaks typical Mexican favorites to create a lively menu filled with fresh flavors that are both heart healthy and many, gluten free, like his Cilantro-Caper Salmon […]

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Peak & Elm Cocina and Bar Hosts a Preview Tasting

The incredibly charming, precious, kind, devoted, and talented owner/chef of Peak & Elm Cocina and Bar, Jesse Moreno,  hosted a small gathering to preview some of their gourmet offerings on Friday evening. Peak & Elm Cocina is the family owned Mexican restaurant that has taken an old trolley street car stop and converted it into […]

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Meso Maya and Taqueria La Ventana Open Downtown Locations Today

Good news. Remember the old Luna Tortilla Factory building downtown? About a block from the Perot Museum? Mike Karns, who also owns the El Fenix chain, has moved into the Factory at 1611 McKinney Ave. and turned it into the second location of Meso Maya. He’s kept the original floors and archways, but the place […]

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Mesa’s New Fall Menu is Spectacular

Mesa needs more love. At the media dinner I was invited to last night, there wasn’t a single breathing soul in the restaurant besides the bloggers and writers tasting the new menu by Raul Reyes, owner and chef extraordinaire of Mesa Veracruz Coastal Cuisine. Sure, it was a Wednesday evening, but it was still surprisingly […]

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Let’s Put a Washburne, I Mean a Mi Cocina, in the White House!

The M Crowd has announced an agreement with The Chevy Chase Land Company to open a Mi Cocina restaurant at The Collection at Chevy Chase, a luxury shopping destination located just ten minutes from downtown Washington, D.C. I’m sure former President George W. Bush wonders why his good buddy Ray Washburne, founder and part owner […]

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Komali’s Abraham Salum and Anastacia Visit Mexico City, Part 1

Abraham Salum, owner of Komali, was surprised when he found out that his execuchef, Anastacia Quinoñes, had never been to Mexico City. The city is Salum’s birthplace and, he knew, the gastronomical battlestar of Mexico, so he took her! The two spent three days visiting restaurants, markets, producers and a few historical sites. We will […]

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Maximo Goes To The Dogs!

Greyhounds that is. Yesterday evening the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas (GALT) took over the patio at Maximo Cocina Mexicana and Margarita Lounge in Addison for a fundraiser based around a premium Tequila tasting. Humans sipped on three tequilas from Hornitos and one from Sauza Blue. Greyhounds, and other breeds brought in by their owners, […]

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Monica Greene is Making Some Changes: She’s Leaving Monica’s Aca Y Alla to Open Monica’s Nueva Cocina and ME Lounge

Monica Greene has never been afraid of change. Moments ago she told me she is leaving the business of Monica’s Aca Y Alla in Deep Ellum to her partners who will close the restaurant at 2914 Main Street, remodel the space, and reopen as a yet-to-be-named Mexican restaurant. Monica is moving all of her energy […]

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Restaurant Review: Mr. Mesero in Dallas

Veteran Tex-Mex restaurateur Mico Rodriguez is back doing what he does best: turning out high-quality food and providing stellar service. The co-founder of Mi Cocina, Taco Diner, and The Mercury bottomed out in 2008 when he lost control of his company, M Crowd. He is no longer involved in the popular Tex-Mex chain, but he […]

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