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WTF?! Ascension Coffee Should Nix its Valet Parking

I spent an early lunch on the lovely patio at Ascension Coffee today. The weather was perfect for a good scooter ride to the Design District, so I partook in Ascension’s deliciously balanced chemex pour-over and caprese style sandwich. Both were fantastic and soothing. I like this place. I wrote some pretty words about it […]

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Valet Parking Wars: Jack Boles Out at Crescent Complex

Glenn Hunter has some interesting news over on Frontburner: Ever since it opened in the mid-1980s, Uptown’s swanky Rosewood Crescent Hotel has used Dallas-based Jack Boles Services for its valet parking needs. But starting next month, the venerable Boles company will be booted from its contract parking vehicles for the Crescent hotel as well as for the […]

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Eat This Now: Crab, Mac and Jack Gratin from Victor Tango’s in Dallas

A few years ago, when the whole “elevated comfort food” movement really started to take shape, it seemed like every restaurant in the city was creating their own version of the fancy-fied mac-and-cheese.  I must have tried them all. Various iterations typically called for elegant or exotic cheeses or expensive luxury proteins, each dish doing […]

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Natsumi Gelato and Frozen Yogurt on Henderson in Dallas is Closed

Dang! Where ever shall we find organic pink guava frozen yogurt. A loyal Disher reports a “For Lease” sign in the window of Natsumi, the foodie-friendly fro-yo joint on Henderson. Does anyone think the horrific parking situation on that stretch of Henderson is responsible for the death of this spot? That stretch of road is […]

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Quick Lunch Review: The Chocolate Angel In Dallas

Watch your back, Celebrity Bakery. Here comes The Chocolate Angel. Two sisters, Sherrie McCall and Marcia Clingon, have turned their wholesale fudge operation into four locations of The Chocolate Angel, a bakery, café, and tearoom. I was shocked to open the door of the location in Preston Forest–the room was full of women. The only […]

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Oak Cliff Cellars Inaugural Tasting At Lavendou In Dallas

Andrew Chalk is one of the Dishers who participated in the SideDish Hits the Southwest Food Service Expo at the end of June. He turned in a series of videos that featured some of the unusual items such as coffee made from civet (cat) poop and chocolate-covered crickets he uncovered at the Expo.  It turns […]

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Sevy’s Seafood Adventure: Wolfish From The Boat In Boston To The Table In Dallas

Wolfish in Gloucester, Mass on Tuesday. Tuesday, Jim “Sevy” Severson and I met Scott Swicker, a fisherman in Gloucester, Mass. His boat, the Aaron and Alexa, was full of fish he’d just pulled in from the Georges Bank region of the Gulf of Maine. One species was the wolfish (wolf fish, wolffish, ocean cat, lupe […]

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