A Burger We Miss: Prince of Hamburgers


In the early 1920’s few people knew what a hamburger was. This is when Doug Prince discovered the hamburger for himself at the State Fair of Texas and decided to make it his life. He opened a small little “drive in” on Lemmon Avenue in Dallas. A virtual one man show. He would come out to the car, take your order, return to the kitchen, prepare the food and deliver it back out to the car.

In 1932 he took a trip to Houston and decided that it was there that he would build his empire. He purchased a small Weber’s Root Beer stand on Main Street and quickly changed the Houston restaurant scene for years to come.   Continue reading


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Gino’s East Opens Thursday, November 19th in Dallas


The Gino’s East’s expansion across Texas is on schedule with five locations expected opening this yea. Dallas opens officially Thursday, November 19 at 2pm. ATX Brands Founder and CEO Doug Guller is bringing all the Chicago pizzeria’s signature dishes to the Texas locations, along with menu items created with a Texas spin. Guller, an Austin resident, owns the rights to all Texas locations of Gino’s East as well as venues such as Parish, Historic Scoot Inn, Güller Hall, and Schroeder Hall, among many other properties.

“Gino’s East is an icon in the Chicago pizza scene and we’re excited to bring the classic deep dish style to Texas,” says Guller. “As soon as I tasted Gino’s East, I knew it was a concept that would work great here. I am so excited that this is a dream that turned into a reality.”    Continue reading

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Texas Ale Project Announces Cans and Launch Party


Texas Ale Project announced that their ales are now available in cans and sold at local retail outlets. The canning effort is three months ahead of schedule and will initially offer two of the Dallas brewery’s best-selling beers.

Texas Ale Project launched Fire Ant Funeral Amber Ale and 50 FT Jackrabbit IPA, both in cans. The canned beers are available for purchase in Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, and Denton counties through local retailers including Corner Stop, Goody Goody, Kroger, Market Street, Lakewood Medallion, Parkit Market, Payless Convenience (located across from the brewery), PK’s, Po-Go’s, Sigels Specs, Total Wine,Whole Foods and more. Check their website for drink for a map of locations.  Continue reading

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Mike Shares His Neighborhood Favorites

yobellyby Mike Marrero

Tired of the noise and traffic in Uptown? Maybe you should move.

Here is my list of areas to live 10-15 minutes away from Downtown Dallas.

Neighborhoods that “Get It”  Continue reading

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Meat Fight Rescue: 7 Meaty Alternatives

funny-gif-Popeye-meat-marketby Steven Doyle

Meat Fight is upon us, and it would seem every decent barbecue Generalísimo will be either working or judging the event this Sunday. You know you didn’t get a ticket, we didn’t either. Our fingers are just not fast enough to score a ticket as they sell out extremely fast. Regardless, it is a fantastic event that started as a small backyard brouhaha to raise a few bucks for National MS Society by the Observer James Beard award winning writer and Cheap Bastard, Alice Laussade. The event has raised $170,ooo since its grass roots inception for this cause. What makes Meat Fight even better is that 100% of funds raised goes to the MS research to eradicate the disease.

We know you are kicking yourself for not securing a ticket in a timely manner. Who wants to miss out on all that meatiness? We have some resolve for you. We have a list of what to do if you didn’t score a Meat Fight ticket.   Continue reading

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Untapped Rocked Dallas

Entering Untappedby Maria Mejia

We were excited to attend Untapped Fest’s first foray into Fair Park November 5th – a beautiful fall day perfectly suited for festival fun. The location was ample enough to comfortably host over a hundred breweries and the throngs of “hoppy” attendees!

With over 200 beer choices we were pleased to find the Metroplex well represented by more than 20 local breweries. In addition there were delicious food options from the likes of Common Table, Meddlesome Moth, and the particularly popular Urban Crust.  Continue reading

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Eat Me: Kelly’s Reuben At Plano’s Kelly’s Eastside

reubenby Steven Doyle

There are some pretty tasty dining options in downtown Plano as I found out last night, beboppin’ in an out of more than a few last night. One such choice landed us at a spot called Kelly’s Eastside for one of the tastiest sandwiches we have sample in a some time. Perusing the menu, and after sampling the extremely rich crab artichoke dip, we left the selection to our bartender. We were up in the air about a burger or a sandwich. We are always on the hunt for the next best burger, so there is always that bent. And when ordering a burger we generally get it as close to plain as possible for two reasons. First, it just looks better in a photo. And second, you are able to actually taste the burger with out the addition of giant shards of avocado, or spilling in chili.  Continue reading

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