Anybody remember the name of the Italian restaurant in the gone, but not forgotten, Olla Podrida Mall in North Dallas?Full Story
New York startup, Minibar Delivery, quietly began testing their brand throughout Dallas in October.Full Story
It’s the weekend before Thanksgiving and the only way to properly prepare for your impending turkey hangover is by stuffing your face one festival, prix fixe dinner, and brewery birthday at a time. Ready your forks and napkins Dallas, winter menus and events are coming.Full Story
Menu changes are exciting. Items that have passed their prime are removed, lending space to tantalizing new dishes. That restaurant you once loved, but now only frequent because it’s conveniently located next to the dry cleaners becomes new again. But what happens when your all-time favorite dish is removed? Truth is, that can be a devastating thing to find out.Full Story
There’s now an Irish food truck in town. Kierion Go Bragh , which is owned and operated by Christine Finnegan and her two sons Tristan and Keegan, rolled out in October. The menu includes traditional Irish fare like corned beef, cabbage and shepherd’s pie.Full Story
On Saturday, November 15 a hundred and twenty guests ascended an ivory-lit Bank of America Plaza, to dine at the top of the Dallas skyline. The Blade Runner-esque dinner party, put on by Cafe Momentum and House of Plates, tantalized the imagination with a playful blend of visual art and cuisine.Full Story
Chef Brian Zenner debuted his lunch menu at Oak in early September, standout dishes include the smoked salmon deviled eggs and my personal favorite, the ham and cheese sandwich with dijon and cornichons (more specifically, tiny pickles). The Dallas Design District restaurant is now adding a prix fixe menu to the mix.Full Story
On Saturday, the day before Meat Fight, an email was sent to everyone who’d bought a ticket. It read: “Just a reminder that the event is in a warehouse, and we will not have heat inside it. The temperature outside will be cold. We want to encourage you to wear coats, gloves and meat hats to stay warm.” It was indeed chilly yesterday in the big green warehouse in Trinity Groves where Meat Fight 2014 went down. You know what, though? Chilly is exactly how you want it when you’re stuffing your face with delicious smoked meats and Knob Creek. And once all 750 carnivores in attendance got their jaws moving, anyone wearing a meat hat would have put his head in jeopardy.Full Story
Mesero Miguel, the swanky Mexican-American restaurant on Henderson is closed for four days. Mico Rodriguez, one of the owners and the principal voice behind the restaurant, says he will reopen the space as Mesero on November 20 at 5PM. “Mesero Miguel never found its audience,” Rodriguez says.Full Story
The JCBC is one of several new additions to the revamped menu at Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House. It’s chicken stuffed with freshly diced jalapeños and cheddar cheese that is then wrapped in bacon and deep fried. It comes with house-made ranch dressing, but I recommend asking for the ghost chili ranch instead. Sure, it’s not the healthiest snack, but it’s fun. Like gorging at the State Fair. Or binge-watching reality TV.Full Story
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