There’s a whole lot to love right now about Texas beer, especially when some of the most delicious ones are coming from Dallas craft breweries. While I love the refreshment of a light bodied pilsner or Kölsch during the dead heat of summer, nothing generates excitement for me more than a dark and rich winter beer.Full Story
The August 2000 issue of D Magazine pays homage to a hundred of the most notable contributors to the Dallas dining scene. The piece highlights everything from Fogo de Chao’s “costume design,” to deep fried miniature sawagani crabs at Teppo. Nancy Nichols, who wrote the entire twenty-four page piece by herself, won a gold medal from CRMA — the City and Regional Magazine Association — for the story. Nichols was also the mastermind behind the risqué cover, inspired from Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass’ 1965 album, Whipped Cream & Other Delights. However, the model was actually covered in shaving cream for the shoot.
Click the images to enlarge, and take a step back in Dallas dining history.Full Story
Cooler temperatures have finally arrived in Dallas. Time to swap that crop-top for your favorite oversized cashmere sweater, and glass of kale juice for a slice of butter pecan pie. Nothing beats curling up next to a fireplace — or space heater — on a frosty day, with a bowl of something sticky and sweet. Desserts just taste better in the fall. Area restaurants are celebrating the cold front with new, seasonal confections. So, change into your stretchy pants and take a look at what they’re plating up.Full Story
Are you looking for a favorite spot to eat Polar Vortex Cuisine? Are you craving a bowl of chili or a sumptuous beef stew? Did you get out to dine this week? We’d love to read your reviews.Full Story
Anne Holcomb spent some time in Argentina, where she fell in love with the bookstores and coffee shops. “They were very much my touchstones in a foreign land,” she says. When she left Argentina, she moved to Dallas, where she thought she’d be a theater teacher. But she came to Dallas in the middle of a recession, and things didn’t go as planned. She worked at a furniture store, and got into meditation. That’s where she met John Walsh. And that’s when they hatched the idea to start a business together.
On Halloween, Holcomb and Walsh (who haven’t given themselves titles yet, but we’ll call them the owners/managers) opened Serj Books, downtown Dallas’ newest coffee shop/bookstore. The small space, near the Saint Paul DART stop, is quaint. There’s a large bar where Holcomb and Walsh create drinks, a few tables with paper and crayons on top to encourage doodling, wood-paneled walls holding books, and signage with the Joke of the Day listed alongside Soup of the Day (try the chili, Holcomb’s recipe).
When you walk in, you’re immediately greeted by Walsh, who is eager to tell you the joke of the day. (What do you call bears without shoes? Barefoot.) Be prepared to hang out for a minute—it’s a slow bar. Take a look at the books, which is a varied collection, including children’s books, pop culture, cooking books, and a book by local publisher Deep Vellum. Holcomb says the collection is something that will evolve as the shop evolves.Full Story
Don’t let the cooler temperatures keep you in this weekend. Although this week’s freeze affected some vendors around the area, there’s still plenty to choose from. With the winter season in full swing, you’ll find an abundance of greens. With Thanksgiving less than two weeks away, check out what your area farmers market has to offer. Plan ahead and shop early.Full Story
We’re trying a variety of store-bought Thanksgiving sides every week this month in honor of the impending holiday. We kicked things off last Thursday with cranberry sauce. Out of all the gelatinous mounds of crimson berries tasted, Pacific Whole Berry came out on top. This week we dug our forks into heaps of packaged stuffing.Full Story
Leslie Brenner has not only shed her shroud of anonymity, she has crossed the journalistic line she drew in the sand when she moved her almost six years ago. Her review of Proof + Pantry mocks the restaurant and shines the light on herself.Full Story
Juicy and luscious, fragrant and elegant, robust and intense, each set are adjectives to describe one of Spain’s favorite varieties. Lucky for us, it also happens to be a favorite right here in Texas.Full Story
It looks like Avner Samuel’s stint as a menu consultant for Lombardi Family Concepts (Toulouse Cafe and Bar, Taverna Pizzeria and Risotteria, Sangria Mediterranean Tapas and Bar, Penne Pomodoro) has come to an end. He joined the company on September 25, 2014.Full Story
Lower Greenville restaurant and bar, Sundown at Granada, will plate a new (but still non-GMO) dinner menu starting tomorrow.Full Story
The Greater Dallas Restaurant Association is hosting its second annual Student’s Taste of Dallas event at 3015 at Trinity Groves.Full Story
Pleasure reading is a rare thing in today’s fast-paced society. When you’re not working nine to five, you’re probably reaping the benefits of happy hour or binge watching a marathon of Top Chef with a pint of Bluebell in your lap. That’s why when it comes to sitting down with a read, other than the latest “Best of” list, you want it to grab your interest. Through the years, I’ve stumbled upon authors that share my passion for food by showing me different angles of the culinary world. Below you will find my grocery list of books for almost every reader and appetite:Full Story
I popped into the new Neighborhood Services location in Village on the Parkway in North Dallas and discovered a new delicacy on the menu: Cape Cod Native oysters.Full Story
Fast-casual restaurant, Chicken Salad Chick will open its first Texas space with ten franchise locations in the Dallas area.Full Story
VNA Meals on Wheels is raising funds by selling Thanksgiving Day pies. If you have not had the pleasure of volunteering to drive Meals on Wheels, consider signing up. Each year the program provides one million meals to homebound senior citizens who can not provide for themselves. Order your pies today.Full Story
In an effort to share the tradition of a Thanksgiving meal with those who can’t afford one, Jack Perkins of The Slow Bone will serve a full meal with all of the trimmings for zero dollars.Full Story
A handful of D Magazine staffers noticed a sign in the lobby this morning announcing that The Hospitality Sweet is moving into the building. I called over there to gather a few more details.Full Story
DoubleTree by Hilton celebrates Veterans Day by handing out thousands of free chocolate chip cookies today from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Klyde Warren Park.Full Story
Murray Street Coffee posted a Facebook message last Thursday night stating that they needed to come up with $10,000 or they were going to close for good come Monday morning. With the aid of the community and a Tilt campaign, the shop was able to exceed their goal.Full Story