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Restaurant Review: Proof + Pantry in Dallas

I’m sure you know more about the politics of Proof + Pantry than you do about the food. Co-owners Michael Martensen and Sal Jafar II are the proprietors who exercised their right to express their feelings about what they consider to be a flawed star-rating system in place at the Dallas Morning News. Eve Hill-Agnus takes a serious look at the food coming out of the kitchen.

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New Contributor to D Magazine Restaurant Coverage: Eve Hill-Agnus

I’d like to introduce freelance writer Eve Hill-Angus as a new contributor to D Magazine’s restaurant coverage. She’s not a stranger to the publication. In December 2013, she profiled Tim Love. Late last year she spent ten days shadowing executive chef Bruno Davaillon in the kitchen of the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek and filed this report. Eve will be writing the lead reviews for the next few issues so that I can concentrate on getting the second edition of D:The Cookbook to press.

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Feast from the Middle East: Cedars Mediterranean

Margaux Anbouba has spent a lifetime of summers living in Syria and traveling the Middle East. She’s tried almost everything that Arabic food has to offer – including the Middle Eastern versions of Kentucky Fried Chicken, something that claimed to be “Chinese food,” and one hundred and one types of hummus. When she once asked her dad if she had eaten camel before, he laughed and pleaded the fifth.

When your weekly “family dinner” includes 17 guests (with 5 of them under the age of 5), finding a restaurant that everybody can agree on can be difficult. Thankfully, the Anbouba family has it lucky—we always fall back on our default favorite, Arabic food. Alas, we all have different opinions on where the best Arabic food in Dallas is (D Magazine recently named Ali Baba the Best of Big D, but more on that another time). So we’ve worked out a schedule on who’s calling the dinner shots. Recently, it was my dad’s turn to select where we dined—he chose Cedars Mediterranean Mezza & Grill.

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Gonzalez Restaurant: Still Making Some of the Best Tex-Mex in Dallas

When someone tosses around words like “The Best,” I tend to roll my eyes. We all have different preferences as to what constitutes the best. More so, when someone claims they know the best Mexican restaurant, I just can’t take it seriously. In a city where you can find more shacks dishing out breakfast tacos […]

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Restaurant Review: Souk Moroccan Bistro & Bazaar in Dallas

Rarely does a new restaurant get a second chance to impress. Souk is one that managed to turn there rocky start into a laid-back Middle Eastern spot with some fine food.

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New Menu at Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson Needs Recasting

Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson has a unique presence. They show quality films of nostalgic fervor as well as first run features while housing an excellent rotation of mostly local craft beer. In addition to watching such awesome films as Big Trouble in Little China, you can order food and drinks from your theater seat. Thumbs down to the new menu.

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Restaurant Review: The Standard Pour in Dallas

Technically, The Standard Pour is located on the corner of McKinney & Allen but, if you live in Uptown Dallas, you might as well consider it Main & Main. Center of the Universe. With the closing of Sfuzzi Uptown, TSP has formally established dominance as the perennial powerhouse for all things haute-cocktails and gourmet fare.

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