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Ten of the Best Wings in Dallas

1a wingby Steven Doyle

Wings are definitely the perennial fiery bar snack that can be shared by the basket, or devoured solo for a quick meal taken with a very cold beer or a soothing pinot noir. Dallas has their share of very good examples, and much more that are flat on flavor. The latter are of the frozen and pre-sauced variety; an abomination unto mankind. However, done well the wing can be spirited, imaginative, and definitely make you yearn for more.

A perfect wing has a delicate balance of tender white meat that oozes its own juices with a fine balance of sauce and very little decor. A bit of crudite and side of house-made blue cheese dressing is perfect. Some have elevated this combination, others take on an interesting ethnic twist. Lets explore the better examples in the Dallas area.  Continue reading

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Happy Pi Day, Ya’ll

piby Steven Doyle

On March 12, 2009 your lawmakers  passed a non-binding resolution (HRES 224) recognizing March 14, 2009 as National Pi Day. It is one of the more legit holidays we discuss here, and it is actually an homage to geeks everywhere who see the date as a reason to celebrate due to its mathematical implications. We say any reason to celebrate anything is just fine by us.

Since we are predominately about food we will suggest a few places to actually enjoy a pi(e) in Dallas.   Continue reading

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Eat More Pie: National Pie Day

by Steven Doyle

Good Morning USA! It is National Pie Day and we want to celebrate with you all day by offering up a slice or two for you to enjoy. There is some confusion as to which national day is the true pie day, so we celebrate both just to be safe. We believe today to be the real deal and saved a few good slices for all to enjoy. Here are some of our favorites in no particular order.    Continue reading

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Eat Me: Quail “Wings” at Bowl and Barrel

quailby Steven Doyle

Chicken wings will always be all the rage in bars because they are so easy to make as they are to eat. Flavor delivered on its own natural stick, if you will. Somewhere there are a ton of quail scurrying about without the use of their legs, and we are all the better for it. These are very meaty and spicy specimens found at Bowl and BarrelContinue reading

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Five Insanely Good Pies From Unlikely Sources In Dallas

pie1by Steven Doyle

Have that special holiday party to check out and need to bring a sweet bite to share? We have a fine line up of freshly made treats from places that you may not have thought of. There are some lovely bakeries in the Dallas area, like Village Baking Company, Tart Bakery on Lovers Lane, Rush Patisserie in Oak Cliff, and the beloved Swiss Pastry Shop in Fort Worth all come quickly to mind. But how about a few alternative spots where you won’t necessarily be busted for bringing something purchased that won’t be recognized, or even duplicated.

Here is our fun list that will keep your poor baking skills on the down low, and make you the type of guest that will be invited back really soon. Notice all of these restaurants require at least a 24-hour notice unless otherwise noted.   Continue reading


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The 2014 Definitive List Of The Best Hot Dogs In Dallas

dogby Steven Doyle

It has been a year since we revised our best hot dog list, and the list changed dramatically. Today we have bigger and better options when it comes to the reliable tube steak. Check out our list of favorites and enjoy all these dogs during National Hot Dog Month:

Luscher’s Post Oak Red Hots:  You might know Brian Luscher; chef, charcuterie maven, owner of The Grape. Just last year he moved into a new arena when he devised the Post Oak Red Hot. This snappy and delicious rendition is part of a full line up of dog related bites that includes an oak smoked hot dog made with locally raised meats. You can also find hand-made accouterments  to devise your own Chi Dog including sport peppers, spicy brown mustard and sweet and hot cucumbers. The dog is sold by the chef at the White Rock Local Market at Green Spot  on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays, 8am to 1pm, and the White Rock Local Market at Lakeside on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 8am to 1pm. For take home goodness try checking out Bolsa Mercado and the Green Grocer.  Luscher’s is the Holy Grail of Dallas dogs. Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Bowl and Barrel

bowl2by Steven Doyle

What do you do when you have a super cool kicked up bowling alley which turns one today? You celebrate with some delicious cocktails. Stop by Bowl and Barrel today for some tasty fun including $1 Franconia Drafts,
$1 Barrel-Aged Manhattans, $1 Hot Dogs, and at 9:30pm they break out the Birthday Cake. What better way to ease back into work mode after a four day holiday turkey romp.


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