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Bunnies And Springtime Refresh The Plate

DSC01110by Steven Doyle

As the Easter holiday approaches we are reminded about renewal of the planet, fresh Spring daisies and bluebonnets, little baby chicks and bouncy bunny rabbits.  It is also a refreshing time for new restaurant menus as they roll out seasonal dishes to reflect the new found bounty. We are now seeing ramps, morels and even fiddlehead ferns gracing our plates. This is a fantastic time of year.

We would love to make a list of our favorite deviled eggs, which are everywhere now and a definite taste we want at Easter.  You will see a new version daily at Parigi on Oak Lawn. We also enjoy the deviled eggs at Nick and Sams where there are three versions on the same platter, but particularly enjoy the caviar topped eggs.  We adore Sissy’s version as well.     Continue reading

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Check Out The Establishment’s Food Porn

Interiorby Steven Doyle   photos by Joey Stewart

For more than two years there was a promise for the space at 4513 Travis, formerly Trece. The Establishment opened just over one month ago, and since there has been mention of a dozen types of oysters, our friend and photographer Joey Stewart happily volunteered to buzz in a few times to check out the new menu. Loosen your belt and live vicariously through Joey’s mouth. Please note that all these beautiful plates are only $10, and the oysters chime in at a low $2 each.  Continue reading

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Texas Wines Take a Leading Role at Savor Dallas This Week

wineby Andrew Chalk

Savor Dallas, the largest food and wine event on the Dallas calendar, rolls into life this week with events every day from Thursday thru Sunday. For the first time in the history of the event, Texas wine plays a big role in the program.

On Thursday, at Savor The Arboretum (at which guests eat, sip and stroll their way around the grounds of the Dallas Arboretum amid the Spring flowering) and at the International Grand Tasting on Saturday night in the Dallas Convention Center there will be a special Taste Of Texas area.   Continue reading

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Rest in Peace Ulysses Galvan

uly1by Steven Doyle

This morning it was announced that Ulysses passes away. We send our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.

Sadly, sweet Ulysses Galvan has lost his battle with leukemia. Our hearts go out to the family of Ulysses & all those who loved and worked with him. Thank you so much for your prayers, your support and immediately pulling together to do what we could. Service & burial information to come.
We love you Uly.
Visitation will be held for Ulysses at Gonzales Funeral Home, 3050 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX  (214) 630-5341 this Saturday 1-5 and Sunday 10-5
photo courtesy of Suzi Migdol

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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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How To Get The Most Out Of Your Crawfish: A Primer

by Jon Alexis

Crawfish boils rock. What’s more fun than bugs, beer and buddies?

We have some useful tips on how to throw your first crawfish boil… without everyone knowing you’re a rookie.  Follow along.  Continue reading

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