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Eat Me: The Cheeseburger at Remedy

20150301_154237_1by Steven Doyle

The hunt for the best burger is never ending, and most usually pleasurable. The latest burger sampling was this past weekend at Remedy, that wonderful new restaurant on lower  Greenville Avenue, next to its sister restaurant, HG Sply.  Besides having a fantastic cocktail program, Remedy makes one of the best renditions of fried chicken in this city. Seriously, Confit Amish Fried Chicken? Yes, it is spectacular. Yesterday was our first chance to taste the burger, which I have been hearing so much about. The taste definitely lived up to the hype.  Continue reading

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Amsterdam Bar Closes Tonight

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Amsterdam Bar, located at 831 Exposition near air Park will shutter after tonight. The much beloved bar featured Monday night jazz sessions and was listed a one of the top 200 beer bars in the U.S. by Draft Magazine. The1 8 year old bar leaves Dallas with one less venue that features jazz. Look for music by Bobby Sparks tonight blowing out the last hurrah.

Owner Mike Scheel will be venturing off to make cider.

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Restaurant Openings This Week

luscherby Steven Doyle

There are a few key restaurant openings this week that you should take note about. There are several.

Luscher’s Red Hots is located in Deep Ellum at 2653 Commerce, and will, of course, feature those amazing dogs hand crafted by Brian Luscher, owner of The Grape on Greenville. This long awaited hot spot also serves up shaved Wagyu beef Italian sandwiches (the latest rage in Dallas), Greek gyros, roasted pork and gairdinera sandwiches served with natural gravy, and the beloved “Uncle Jimmy” which is a creation of Luscher’s made with roasted pork and sweet and hot Italian sausage.    Continue reading

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North Texas Food Bank’s Empty Bowls March 6

bowlby Jennifer Thomas

The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is proud to announce a signature event, the 16th annual Empty Bowls, will be held on March 6, 2014 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.

Guests will enjoy a European-themed lunch featuring soup and other delicacies from 18 of North Texas’ finest restaurants. Attendees can select a handcrafted bowl featuring the talents of Texas artists and potters as a memento of the day. Continue reading

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Ten Best Pancakes in Dallas

pancake1by Steven Doyle

There is nothing more satisfying in the morning than a few slabs of terrific pancakes and a perfect cup of steaming hot black coffee to set your day in motion. Go for an entire stack and a pot of coffee for a more extreme perpetual motion. We have been scoping out some of the top spots in the Dallas area for pancakes, and hope you enjoy them as much as we have.  We know there are many more that we enjoy, but we had to limit this list to ten. What are your favorites?

In no particular order, our top pancakes for Dallas:   Continue reading

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Hot Pots, Shrimp Balls and Mary at Caravelle

by Steven Doyle

We drove through Chinatown in Richardson this week in search of something particular, but the restaurant we were looking for was a mob scene. So we carefully summoned past memories of all the many choices of restaurants in the plaza and decided on Caravelle which has a focus on Vietnamese and Chinese dishes.

You can certainly find a worthy bowl of pho on the menu, but was looking for something a bit different. For a soup we ordered a combination hot pot which would encompass many of the seafood items they offer, but we were being waited on by the most entertaining Mary, who is also a manager at the restaurant, and she directed us to the catfish hot pot.  She said it was much more authentic, and we are a sucker for that phrase.   Continue reading

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Seafood Shack For Lent

seafood-shack1by Steven Doyle

I am not Catholic or Lutheran so I do not fully grasp the whole Lent concept. I know from an outsider’s point of view that there is some fasting and penance going on, so that would pretty much leave me out of that whole business. There is also  something called Joyous Saturday, but aren’t all Saturdays joyous? Mine certainly are.

Then we have all these pre-Lenten activities which is an opportunity for excess. This makes the whole season seem much more appetizing for those of us on the outside of things. Mardi Gras could create converts, to be sure.

Catholics over the age of 14 are required to abstain from meat and from food made with meat. With that, this is the busiest time of year for our local fishmongers.    Continue reading

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