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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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Into Shelley’s Belly: The House-Smoked Turkey Sandwich at Bolsa Mercado

Like a good whisker tickling your ear on a Wednesday night, Bolsa Mercado is that revelatory night when you weren’t planning on being out, but found yourself living more than you ever expected watching fireworks at a dancing parade with a beautiful woman you had no business touching. It’s close to noon and every lousy […]

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East Hampton Sandwich Co. Opens in Snider Plaza on September 12

Hunter Pond, 25, grew up in Dallas a little sandwich-obsessed, but never found a place that served fine sandwiches just the way he liked it, so after a bit of time, he decided to open a shop of his own for handcrafted gourmet sandwiches. East Hampton Sandwich Co., named after the town in New York […]

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Cedars Food Park is a Food Truck Lover’s Heaven

I write to you today as a former food truck skeptic. I’d eat every doubtful word that ever crossed my lips if there were any room left in my stomach after my Saturday night chow-down at the grand opening of the Cedars Food Park at Dallas Heritage Village. Eighteen of the city’s most popular food […]

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Melted Chocolate and Umami Paste Make a Weird Combo, But it Works

Cheese and chocolate make my world go ’round, but the combination of cheese, chocolate, and Taste No. 5’s umami paste (a blend of tomato, garlic, anchovy paste, balsamic vinegar, etc.) inside a toasty little sandwich made my head spin yesterday. For lunch, the Web team ventured to Scardello’s for cheesy sandwiches. This Decadent Chèvre sandwich jumped out […]

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Restaurant Review: The Best Pastrami Sandwich in Dallas at Deli-News

As I opened the menu at Deli-News, the self-proclaimed “New York-style restaurant,” I casually asked my Brooklyn-born-and-raised Jewish friend what qualifies a delicatessen as New York style. Two hours later, I stumbled out of what could have been a long, neurotic Woody Allen movie. “It’s a Russian-Jewish thing,” he snapped. “You see this bagel. You […]

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Sandwich Review: Capriotti’s Sandwiches Get High Fives

After my online musings over whether Capriotti’s would be a good 50-store fit for our beloved DFW, the big boys over at Capriotti’s delivered four ginormous plates of sandwich samples to me and the office mates. D employees gathered ’round the choices yesterday, carefully selecting between the Bobbie (turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and mayo), Homemade Turkey, […]

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