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Saturday Brunch Starts at Del Frisco’s Grille in Uptown

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by Andrew Chalk

It is 11:01 on Saturday morning. As I stare out of the window at Del Frisco’s Grille in Uptown, I feel sorry for the crowd opposite outside Bread Winners. Not only do they have a 30-minute wait to look forward to but, at the end, they will be paying similar prices for similar things in dowdier surroundings as I am here – but without the wait. Crab Benedict is $15.50 vs. $15.99 at Bread Winners. The pork burrito is $14.00 vs $12.99 for a chorizo one (with potatoes). The red velvet waffle is $12.50 vs. $11.98 for a strawberry and cream waffle with 2 strips of bacon. The fresh orange screwdriver, made with Tito’s vodka, is $5 vs. (apparently) N/A at Bread Winners.   Continue reading

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Eat Me: Short Rib Benedict At Little Red Wasp

Short Rib Benedictby Steven Doyle

The brunch menu as the Little Red Wasp in Fort Worth is pretty crave worthy. The cheddar chicken biscuit is tops in its game with a huge plateful sized slab of chicken sandwiched between that ethereal biscuit that is near lighter than air. It gives us all reason to make the drive to the downtown Fort Worth restaurant. The chilaquiles are also tops in their game. But what makes us truly lose control is the Benedict.    Continue reading

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Experience Liberty Bar In San Antonio

DSC09862by Steven Doyle

This past weekend a large contingent of Dallas industry folks made their way south to San Antonio for the 3rd annual San Antonio Cocktail Conference. We will explore the various aspects of that adventure in next few days, and also share some of our extraneous treks off the River Walk, and deeper into the local’s eye view of what can make a glorious weekend in the Alamo City.

One of our favorite dining experiences was a superb brunch with the very delightful Katie McKee, the manager of a King William neighborhood restaurant, Liberty Bar. Ms. McKee was brimming with incredible tales of San Antonio history, especially when it came to the restaurant which is owned by Dwight Hobart. The first incarnation of Liberty bar was set in the historic Pearl District in a building owned by brewmaster Fritz Boehler, and built over 120 years ago. There, Boehler lived with his family on the second floor, and sold groceries below next to his bar, Liberty Schooner Saloon.    Continue reading

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Boulevardier Now Open Saturday and Sunday For Brunch

boulevardier1by Steven Doyle

One of our very favorite brunch spots is in Bishop Arts. Now you can enjoy Boulevardier’s brunch on Saturday, too. It is difficult finding a decent Saturday brunch in Dallas, one that is not just a lunch menu with mimosas.

The brunch menu includes popular items such as Legs and Eggs (crisp duck leg confit, sunny side-up duck eggs, Homestead stone-ground grits cake, huckleberry sauce), Steak Frites and Eggs (wood grilled hanger steak, two eggs your way, hand-cut French fries, sauce béarnaise), Tate Farms burger (house bacon, fried farm egg, gruyere, caramelized onion, house pickles, pain au lait bun) and more.     Continue reading

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Brunching At Le Bilboquet

DSC08423by Steven Doyle

Dangling below a beautiful Matisse at le Bilboquet, the latest entry in French cuisine in Dallas, you will find immaculate starched table cloths, doting waiters and plates of foie gras terrine, apple tarte tatin and this crazy good Cajun chicken dish.

The restaurant itself is a New York transplant which has been in service for nearly 30 years at its original location which actually shuttered back in January with plans of relocation on the Upper East Side.    Continue reading

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Review: Belly and Trumpet Brunch

DSC07335by Steven Doyle

If brunch had a season it would certainly look to May as its host. The cool breezes have yet to submit to the warmer mask of Summer, and patios beckon while you satiate on plated eggs and rashers that may be washed down with tall, cool glasses of cold champagne. This is something your mother would approve of this very weekend, and do we have a selection of dishes that might make her proud.

Belly and Trumpet is a quagmire in a string of restaurant incidents that line McKinney Avenue. Surely restaurateurs have discovered that the formula for Uptown lies in sprawling patios, a quick fix for dining that is simple on the wallet, and plenty of liquor to appease the see and be seen crowd that swarm the decks. Belly and Trumpet defies these laws with a vengeance.  Continue reading

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