Female powerhouse and restaurateur, Dee Lincoln, is opening a second Dee Lincoln Steak & Burger Bar at 4701 West Park Boulevard. It’s in between Preston and Ohio. The menu will have a few more creative burgers added to it, and there’ll be a huge 80-seated dining room, an open kitchen, patio, and outdoor lounge.Full Story
Today I will let the pictures do the talking, but there a few things you need to know: Mokah Coffee, housed inside the Life in Deep Ellum Cultural Center, is awesome. In Dallas, there is no shortage of quality coffee shops. You’re never more than a Frisbee toss away from fresh beans, steamed milk, and sweet pastries. For those of you more in touch than myself—which seems to be everyone—Mokah Coffee is nothing new. It’s been here for years. Even before all the so-hip-it-hurts coffee labs starting springing into action over the last two years, Mokah was already well-established.Full Story
Central Market’s annual two-week themed celebration will spotlight the culinary arts of Italy. Passport Italy takes place from Wednesday, April 30 through Tuesday, May 13 at all Central Market locations in Texas. Here are just a few things you can expect to see and taste.Full Story
Here he comes again. Nick Badovinus will open Town Hearth, a 6,000-square-foot restaurant in the Dallas Design District dedicated to “open-hearth cooking with a heavy seafood influence and steaks with a generous spirit of cut and flavor and a commitment to community with a simple, straightforward approach to eating.” Got that? There’s more.
Town Heart is the largest project in Badovinus’ burgeoning portfolio. Currently his company, Flavor Hook, operates two locationsFull Story
Yim Yam is a new truck in Dallas, owned and operators by business partners Kham Phommahaxay and Daniel Hwi. Chef Kham is a 20-year veteran and originally trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Chicago. Yim Yam calls their menu “Thai inspired with a twist”: lemon grass beef, satay chicken, green curry pork, jasmine rice, Thai slaw, etc.Full Story
A few tasty wine events are happening around Dallas in the next few days. Here are a few not to miss in the upcoming week.Full Story
As you’ve probably figured out, I am a woman in the culinary industry. Is my gender a relevant factor of my experience in the kitchen? Of course. Should it be? That’s debatable.
Every day is spent sweating and getting hot oil splashed onto my face. The tiny hairs on my hands and forearms are nearly nonexistent now because of the blazing hot flames that ascend from our massive gas stoves. I burn myself at least once a week and manage to cut myself about once a month. (It used to happen more frequently, which was super embarrassing, not to mention painful.) These things happen to every line cook, but I apparently seem more badass because I’m of the “fairer” sex.Full Story
After last week’s chef-swap circus—in which we discovered that Ian Tate was no longer manning the ship at Salum and Komali—chef/owner Abraham Salum has moved on and found a replacement, quickly. Julio Peraza is taking the former place of Tate at Komali. He hails from El Salvador, and he was working at American Fish in Las Vegas before he moved to Dallas.Full Story
This series is a semi-irregular feature with Glenn and Carol, two friends/co-workers raised in very different eras. For every post, Glenn picks a food from his childhood, and Carol investigates it. Hesitantly.Full Story
There’s more vegetable-and-fruit love in Dallas, now that Elixir Juice Bar is making fresh-to-order liquids at 8084 Park Lane. This New York-based shop started in 1999 on Hudson Street in West Village, and this past weekend, it opened its first location in Texas. Bottled juices and smoothies are available next to Bowl & Barrel.Full Story
Monkey King Noodle Co., the tiny food stand in Deep Ellum that boasts hand-pulled noodles, is experiencing a slight demand and supply problem these days. Demand has increased, but supply has stayed the same. Owners Michelle Midyette, Andrew Chen, and Michael Chen have toyed with the thought of buying a machine that will increase noodle production, but they’re not sure if this is the best way for the restaurant to grow. After all, it’s their first business together.Full Story
I’m sorry to be the bearer of more bad news, but the North Texas Taco Festival, put on by Rich Vana and José Ralat-Maldonado of Taco Trail, is (for now) terminado. There won’t be another street-wide bash this year. Its first and last year in Deep Ellum proved to be an exciting one, but the whole shebang took way too much time to produce.Full Story
On Saturday afternoon, firefighters got a call out to West Dallas’ mixed-use development site, Sylvan Thirty. A construction welding accident led to a fire that destroyed one building in the 1800 block of Sylvan Avenue.
According to Sylvan Thirty’s spokesperson, Cooper Koch Smith, that building was the future site of Sync Yoga and Teiichi Sakurai’s ramen shop, Ten. Late last year, Sakurai told us he was planning to open his old-school ramen shop in May. The opening day will be delayed now. Luckily, construction inside Sakurai’s noodle-dedicated restaurant hadn’t started yet, prior to the fire.Full Story
After almost four good years being the editor, Rich posted a letter last Friday, February 28, announcing his departure from the food blogging world. He is putting his publication to the side and focusing his energies elsewhere, on a project That-Will-Not-Be-Named-Yet. “It was a fun venture, but it was really, really time consuming,” says the one-man writing show. “It could’ve been a sustainable living, but the amount of work that it required and the potential instability was always in the back of mind.”Full Story
Margarita Ranch in Las Colinas is closed.Full Story
Tomasz Tabor, former chef at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek and the French Room, was killed in a motorcycle accident in Bermuda.Full Story
The Dallas restaurant community is hosting a fundraiser for Ulysses Galvan of Dude, Sweet Chocolate. Galvan is fighting leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant.Full Story
It’s early in the crawfish season, but several Dallas and Fort Worth restaurants are already boiling it up. They can’t seem to wait. Warm weather, sun-bathed patios, cold beers, and great company call for a massive email to all your friends, asking who’s ready to stuff their face. Here’s where you should lead them.Full Story
Last night, I was invited to an event at the Community Brewing Company to sample Two Trucks’ newest addition to its food truck family, Texas Burrito Company. Texas Burrito Company serves burritos, tacos, burrito bowls, and salads, which all scream Mexican with a little bit of Texan on the side. I ordered the Rio Grande, a flour tortilla stuffed with Monterey Jack cheese, brown or white rice, black beans, sweet barbacoa pork, topped with a green chile sauce. Oh man, was this not your average Chipotle burrito. The sweet barbacoa pork paired with the spicy green chile sauce made for the perfect combination of pure burrito goodness. My friend ordered the Amarillo By Morning burrito, which comes with a four tortilla, queso fresco, brown or white rice, black beans, green chili chicken and roasted garlic with tomatillo sauce and a sour cream drizzle. If you’re into the plain-jane chicken burrito thing, then this is the burrito for you. It’s nothing crazy-adventurous yet still delicious.Full Story
So many things to do, so little time. There’s a treasure hunt dinner, an Oscar viewing party, and a couple of ways you can celebrate Texas Independence Day this weekend.Full Story