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Eat With Your Eyes: North Texas Hot Brown

I ventured over to Trinity Groves this past weekend to photograph newly-opened DiDi’s Tamale Diner. Somewhere between inquiring about their mezcal selection and photographing the most tantalizing torta I’ve ever seen, an insatiable craving for a dark, frothy stout kicked in. Once finished working, I walked over to LUCK, pulled up a stool at the bar and ordered a Community Legion Russian Imperial Stout. It’s a seriously delicious beer. Halfway through my glass I realized that it was 1 p.m. and I hadn’t eaten breakfast, so I ordered the most breakfast-y thing on their menu, the North Texas Hot Brown.

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Chef Sandwich: Malai’s Braden Wages

Chefs in Dallas are known for their ability to make Disney magic using simple ingredients, but we wanted to know what, exactly, makes them tick. What sandwich could they eat over and over again? We asked them to make a sandwich and give us the recipe for it. Here, chef and owner of Malai, Braden Wages, shares a banh mi recipe that makes us wish we could be in our kitchen right now. Check out his submission.

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New York Subs Celebrates Four Decades Next to SMU

Remember earlier this month, when I asked all you smart readers of SideDish if there were any Dallas restaurants with a long, stable history?

Dan Koller of People Newspapers gathered the data and went to work. It helped him write this sweet article about New York Subs’ owner Ken Harkness, who has owned the same sub shop in the same spot (next to SMU) for the last 40 years. Incredible.

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Fourteen Eighteen Coffeehouse in Downtown Plano Has Already Become a Neighborhood Favorite

Downtown Plano is getting quite hip. Gone are the days when stores there used to sell Ty Beanie Babies. Now adorable restaurants and jewelry shops line main street, while happy people stroll about… even when it’s muggy outside. (Saturday weather, you kinda sucked.) Lockhart Smokehouse liked the area so much, it decided to build its […]

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Ruthie’s Rolling Cafe’s Entrepreneurial Appetite

When Ashlee Hunt Kleinert told her father four years ago that she wanted to start a food-truck business, Ray L. Hunt couldn’t believe what he was hearing. At first he thought she was talking about those vehicles that visit construction sites and sell frozen and prepackaged foods. Hunt, heir of oil tycoon H. L. Hunt […]

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The Local Oak to Open in Oak Cliff as a Neighborhood Restaurant and Bar

It’s steaming hot and there’s still no air conditioning inside of the building at 409 North Zang Boulevard, but in about a month, the unfinished space will soon be a hopping neighborhood joint for food and beer. Owners Alycen Cuellar, Felix Garcia, and Paul Delgado plan to open their first restaurant together, the Local Oak, […]

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East Hampton Sandwich Co. Opens Second Location at The Shops at Legacy

D-A-N-G. Is everything opening in Plano these days? Yes. East Hampton Sandwich Co. included. From the press release: East Hampton Sandwich Co., specializing in handcrafted sandwiches and salads, has announced their second location at The Shops at Legacy, set to open this summer. They will occupy the former Au Bon Pain space located on the […]

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Into Shelley’s Belly: Bowl & Barrel at the Shops at Park Lane in Dallas

I began my stroll through the Shops at Park Lane, and without my henchman, I initially felt some lightness in my loafers amidst all the concrete and retail fountain spouts. I approached the new boutique bowling arena, Bowl & Barrel, with a giddy, girlish glee. My fingers were ravenous with nostalgic muscle memories of 12 […]

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