by Steven Doyle
Zaguan Bakery and Cafe is located at 2604 Oak Lawn and serves some extremely delicious and authentic South American dishes such as Ropa Vieja (beef stew and vegetables wrapped in empanada), Chachapa (a savory sweet corn turnover filled with choice of meat), Arroz con Pollo (the quintessential chicken and rice dish), tequenos (cheese sticks) and so much more. Enjoy these savory dishes from Venezuela and Argentina along with plenty of fantastic pastries with a beautiful French influence. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Dallas has so many wonderful hot spots that can supply your secret stash of chocolate. We would certainly recommend Dude, Sweet Chocolate with three locations in the DFW area (with a fourth about to open in McKinney), CocoAndre in Oak Cliff, and Kate Weiser in Trinity Groves (soon to open another location) for starters. Don’t forget Katy Priore’s bark Chocolate that she sells at Carbone’s and other Dallas locations such a Bolsa Mercado who is also about to open her own shop at the Dallas Farmers Market.
We do love our chocolate. We also also enjoy it in souffle form, and we have found some of the best places to drop a few dollars on the light and airy dessert that makes a meal more special. Continue reading
Brandon Hays & Phil Schanbaum (So & So’s High Fives, Standard Pour, soon-to-open Whippersnapper) with chef/partner Graham Dodds will open Wayward Sons on Monday, December 7th at 4:30pm. Located at 3525 Greenville Avenue (Lower Greenville Avenue), the restaurant will prove to be a progression of chef Dodd’s hyper focus on local, seasonal and Texas cuisine. His sincere approach and continued ethos of serving the highest level of ingredients will shine through in the authentic form that Dallas diners have come to expect from Dodds.
This collaboration between Hays, Schanbaum and chef Dodds will bring a warm, inviting environment brimming with plant life and a mix of raw materials creating the perfect setting to complement the cuisine. The restaurant will serve dinner only, with weekend brunch added in the spring. Seating for 200+ including patio and bar, Wayward Sons will also offer dining in an outdoor garden, a carefully created cocktail list and a 100 bottle wine list with 30 by the glass aiming to accomplish food-friendliness, sustainability and a focus on terroir. Continue reading
Back in August, Greenville Avenue Pizza Company launched brunch, and with it, their brunch calzones. A lineup of sweet, savory and all around delicious items that made weekend midmornings better for everyone. And now, after some tinkering in the kitchen, they’re ready to unleash their latest creation: the Thanksgiving Calzone.
This tasty idea includes mashed potatoes, homemade stuffing and turkey, plus cranberry sauce and gravy on the side. Yet somehow, it gets ever better, because they have also introduced a new delicious Apple Cider Mimosa and will be offering both items daily. It’s the best calzone-and-mimosa in town. Continue reading
Today, the Kin Kin Urban Thai location at 3211 Oak Lawn has closed its doors. Owners plan to reopen the site on Wednesday, December 9 as BITE. Chef Eddy Thretipthuangsin is excited about the opportunity to broaden the menu served in Oak Lawn.
“BITE allows me to cook a wide variety of cuisine, not just Thai food,” Chef Eddy explains. “We feel that BITE better serves our clientele locally.” Continue reading
Join Chef Blaine Staniford on Tuesday, December 15th as Grace celebrates the holidays with a traditional Italian celebration of Christmas Eve with a seven-course meal in honor of the “Feast of Seven Fishes.” Originating in Southern Italy, the feast typically consists of seven different seafood dishes.
Guests will taste seven different seafood dishes such as Crudo of Spanish Mackerel with Castelvetrano Olives, Celery Leaves, Egg Yolk Bottarga & Pumpkin Seeds; Chatham Bay Cod Croquettes with Celery Root Remoulade & Meyer Lemon and Mascarpone Panna Cotta with Macerated Huckleberries, Limoncello Sorbet & Almond Crumble.
Hand-selected wine pairings by Grace sommelier, Jenny Kornblum, will be available with each course. Reception will begin at 6:30PM followed promptly by dinner at 7PM. Reception at 6:30pm. Call 817-877-3388 for reservations. Cost is $150 per person plus tax and gratuity. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Sfuzzi in Uptown and Le Taco are both closed.
Sfuzzi seemed to have a difficult time reinventing itself and blew through a handful of chefs quickly, including Avner Samuels. Le Taco, which was once Scotch and Sausage, also had an identity crisis. Oddly enough Scotch and Sausage was a fantastic concept and put out a great product, as did Le Taco. No doubt it was a matter of finding its audience that took down the taco restaurant. Continue reading