Shelby Hall Delays Opening

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It was just a few short weeks ago I had a by-chance cocktail with Lisa Garza-Selcer and discussed in brief about her soon-to-open restaurant Shelby Hall. You know Lisa from her Henderson Avenue restaurant Sissy’s which serves up some very fine fried chicken and biscuits.

We received notice today that Shelby Hall will be a bit delayed. Probably best we allow Lisa to detail the delay herself:   Continue reading

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Daiquiris to Go Now Open on Greenville Avenue

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For a taste of New Orleans Daiquiris to Go has been a mainstay in Dallas for quite a few years with its location on Riverfront. A new location opened today so now you may sip all the cool flavors with naughty names such as  Menage a Trois and Pink Panties.  There is something also naughty about taking a drink on the road that possibly attracts us to these places, whereas in NOLA it is very commonplace.   Continue reading

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San Antonio Cocktail Conference Jan 14, 2016


Officially kicking off on Thursday, Jan. 14, the fifth annual San Antonio Cocktail Conference (SACC) will be held in downtown San Antonio, offering a cocktail experience unlike any other, and tickets are now on sale. Named one of the Best Cocktail Festivals in America by Fodor’s Travel, the unique experience includes parties, seminars, tastings, and this year’s signature cocktail, Beso de Agave—a refreshing mix featuring Milagro Reposado, Montelobos mescal, Ancho Reyes.

All of San Antonio Cocktail Conference events are designed to allow locals and visitors alike to experience the latest in craft cocktails and enjoy knowledge from top industry experts while at the same time, contributing to a great cause this holiday season.   Continue reading

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The First Thanksgiving Menu

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As our day of Thanksgiving fast approaches we wanted to look back and see why and how our Pilgrim ancestors celebrated their feast.

What began in 1620 with a band of 102 religious separatists seeking a new home and the lure of the New World’s prosperity, the Pilgrims settled into their new life style, which proved harsh throughout their first brutal Cape Cod winter.   Continue reading

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Royal 38 Opening on Katy Trail Spring 2016


Royal 38, a new shareable plates restaurant coming to the Katy Trail announced it will open its doors spring 2016 at 3403 N. Fitzhugh. The new concept will combine unforgettable dining, with cocktail and wine pairing experiences all foodies will appreciate. With its idyllic venue on the Katy Trail, Royal 38 will be a great spot for dates and celebrations alike.

The menu will feature sharable plates such as Braised Veal Cheeks with fried polenta cake and veal reduction, and Salt & Pepper Chicken Skins with chili, peanuts, Thai vinaigrette and lime. Chef-driven entrees will include Blue Crab Fettuccine with cherry tomatoes, basil, roasted red pepper, corn, bacon and pecorino Romano and Steak Frites with truffle herb fries. The 38 Burger with Muenster cheese and bacon jam, and Grilled Cheese on Texas toast with Muenster, provolone and American cheeses, Granny Smith apple and thick-cut bacon, provide elevated takes on American classics. Additionally, Royal 38 will feature four Chef’s Toasts served daily with delectable toppings, such as Brie, onion jam and apple, all served on thick cut, grilled sourdough. All menu items will be available for dinner and late night dining.   Continue reading

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The History of Tamales

tamaleBy Katie Warner

Tamales can be traced back to as early as 7000 B.C. in Pre-Columbian history, when the Aztec women were taken along in battle as cooks for the army. There was a need to have a more portable yet sustainable food and the tamales could be made ahead of time, packed and warmed as needed.

Originally, the tamales were cooked by burying them in hot ashes, which made them crispy and brown. However, as time progressed, the Aztecs began to implement new methods for cooking, learned from the Spanish conquistadors. At which point, steaming the tamales in underground pits or in uncovered pots became the practice. When steaming the tamales, the Aztecs believed that the tamal sticking to the bottom of the pot was a sign of good luck, and would protect them of the dangers on the battleground.   Continue reading

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Best Soup to Enjoy This Winter in Dallas

soup1by Steven Doyle

As the temperatures drop this weekend our need for soup rises and we have a few suggestions, a few you may not have been familiar with. We did a similar list last Winter, so check that out as well.

Enjoy our list as much as the soup!   Continue reading

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