When I think of the tavern on Henderson, Vickery Park, I think about this marvelous craft beer selection and late night tacos. The tacos are stored steaming in an ice chest behind the bar, and are always pretty damned good. They will also have burritos and a grilled cheese sandwich made with jalapeño havarti, smoked gouda and cheddar cheeses, melted in between toasted Texas toast. You may add bacon, jalapenos or avocado for a bit more cash, but otherwise this a great late night option. Continue reading
Tag Archives: Brunch
Eureka!, the new modern American restaurant located in the heart of West Village on the corner of Blackburn and McKinney, announces the addition of weekend brunch. The relatively new Uptown restaurant offers brunch from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Guests are invited to come in for contemporary classic breakfast entrées, Bloody Marys and Mimosas, selection of more than 40 craft beers, and to take advantage of the outdoor patio for a breezy al-fresco dining experience. Continue reading
Class is almost in session at the West Village’s newest gastropub, Public School 214, which will be opening doors to the public on Thursday, January 29th at 11 AM. In additional this opening news, they have announced Public School 972, which is headed to the Addison area in fall 2015. This past weekend we had a chance to sample much of the fare at PS 214 at a pre-opening dining event hich gave us some perspective in what you have waiting for you when you come in to try the new restaurant, and you will want to come in for a tasting.
The menu at Public School exploits only the hottest trends in food and booze. So you can be sure to find a crazy good version of chicken and waffles, with their tower high plateful secured by several waffles made in house using a cornbread batter, with bits of corn, cheese and green chiles. This was served with a side of red-eye gravy for an extra kick. Continue reading
There are chefs that go on quietly about their business, executing great menus and revealing their talents, passion and a certain playfulness in their kitchens. Rodman Shields is such a chef. Recently, Shields accepted the position as executive chef and general manager of The Common Table in Uptown Dallas. This is the hot spot that serves up an superior selection of beer from around the world, and has always offered an excellent meal as a supplement.
Originally from Orlando, Executive Chef Rodman Shields was lured into the culinary world when his passion for this industry and for food was recognized at an early age watching his grandmother, a great cook of southern cuisine. Prior to college, Shields apprenticed at Interlachen under William Wolf, member of the 1994 Gold Medal winning Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg. Shields went on to study the culinary arts at Johnson & Wales University in Charleston, South Carolina, one of the more respected halls for learned chefs. Continue reading
Settling into brunch at Henry’s Majestic yesterday, I sat down thinking of a traditional eggy dish offered such as the tantalizing sounding al pastor Benedict (a concoction made of crisped arepas, lime crema,a pair of poached eggs, avocado and a generous sprinkling of cotija cheese), or perhaps the offering of peppered pastrami hash served up with Vital Farms eggs. This did not happen.
Instead I was enticed by my sly waitress, Brittany, to check out the burger. Let me interject that she is one of my very favorite servers in Dallas, and she has this uncanny ability to read what I might want to devour on any particular day. I ordered the burger. Henry’s chef, Roe DiLeo described the burger to me recently, and I was taken back with the very thought of her particular version. Continue reading
Brunch this past weekend netted some pretty terrific finds. Check out the beautiful Knuckle Sandwich from Parigi. This is a cheesy mix of chunky lobster, bacon and scallions atop perfect golden brown and buttery toast. The first bite sends the juicy center down your cheek, and delivers a quick crunchy flavor bomb with the mix of bacon and lobster.
The sidecar of tomato-avocado salad is a perfect accompaniment to this meal, especially if you add a Bloody Mary to the brunch. This Mary comes with her own salad, and is crowned with a crab claw for good measure. Continue reading
The Continental Avenue Pedestrian Bridge adjacent to Trinity Groves should be on all of your to-do lists. Much progress has been made with the Trinity River Corridor Project. This celebratory day included a 5K run, Wild Flower Driving Range, Bike Ride and Rolling Ribbon Cutting, among other activities. The highlight of the day for me was The Long-Table Gospel Brunch.
With the increasingly gorgeous downtown Dallas skyline and the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge as the backdrop, approximately 400 diners sat together at a very long table on the new Continental Avenue Pedestrian Bridge. For a mid June outdoor event, the weather could not have been better, but the menu was the star of the show. Chef and Chair of the brunch Sharon Van Meter did a great job. Many students from El Centro Community College and Le Cordon Bleu helped in every arena. Chef Van Meter created the menu, and as a group they cooked at 3015 in Trinity Groves on Saturday and plated on Sunday. Continue reading