Scardello Turns Six

Rich Rogers of Scardellos

Rich Rogers of Scardello

In late October of 2008, Scardello opened it’s doors. They had a crack team of cheese lovers who were ready for anything that came their way. And just like what happens each time they open a new wheel of cheese, they really didn’t know what to expect.

Today Scardello still have an amazing staff of knowledgeable, and enthusiastic cheesemongers, and a case loaded with seriously incredible cheese.  The owners, Rich and Karen Rogers have carefully curated the tiny shop that has flourished into a true Dallas gem offering classes with cheese, wine and even chocolate.  Continue reading

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There’s Something About Mary’s Cafe

by Steven Doyle

As we continue to celebrate Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day we wanted to pay homage to the very best Texas has to offer. To find Mary’s Cafe  you will need to barrel west on I20 to Strawn, Texas. Strawn is about 90 minutes from Dallas, but well worth the drive.  This made our jumbo list of CFS, and once you savor the flavor you will understand why.

One a recent visit we pulled in curbside 30 minutes before Mary opened her doors, but were invited in none the less once she spotted us sitting in our car. Our waitress was busy making her tables ready and offered up a tall glass of iced tea she had just brewed, and that took some of the road dust off our palates as we stared down the menu.          Continue reading

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Peace, Love and Chicken Fried Steak (Video)

by Steven Doyle

There is no greater holiday than Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day on October 26th. Celebrate with us by singing along to the Jimmy Baldwin video below.  Notice this was filmed at Allgood Cafe  in Deep Ellum which is top on our list of chicken fried steaks in Dallas.  Continue reading

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How To Celebrate Chicken Fried Steak Day

by Steven Doyle

God love Jeffrey Yarbrough. Yarborough is one of the strongest supporters of restaurants in Dallas, and when the man decided that there needed to be a holiday that celebrated what should be our state dish, chicken fried steak, he went to Austin to do something about it. This is why every October 26 we celebrate Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day as proclaimed by the Texas Legislature.

For most of us we didn’t need a proclamation, but how fun is it that it is all nice and official like. It sort of mandates the fact that we cannot go the day without sampling at least one platter of gravy soaked fried meat.        Continue reading

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Bijoux Cakebread Wine Dinner Tonight

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Grapevine Craft Brewery Dinner At Knife Nov 3rd

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Chef John Tesar will host a beer pairing dinner with Grapevine Craft Brewery at Knife on Monday, Nov. 3 at 6:30 p.m in honor of North Texas Beer Week. The brewery’s founder and owner, Gary Humble, will be in attendance along with Chef Tesar to take guests on a journey through each of the five courses and pairings planned for the evening. Highlights include the 44 Farms pig in a blanket with Dijon mousse and the award-winning Sir Williams English Brown Ale.   Continue reading

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Andrew Bell Joining Avner Samuel At Lombardi Family Concepts

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After closing his last restaurant Nosh, Avner Samuel has been working with Lombardi Family Concepts. Most recently Samuel revamped the menu at Bistro 31 which is located in Highland Park Village. Samuel is making a move to Houston to open more of the Lombardi restaurants, including Toulouse. Also joining the Lombardi family is chef Andrew Bell who is currently at Bolsa in Oak Cliff.    Continue reading

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