ATX Brands announced today the official plans for Gino’s East’s expansion across Texas with five locations expected to open within the coming year. ATX Brands Founder and CEO Doug Guller will bring the Chicago pizzeria’s signature dishes to all 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 iconic 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
Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group announced today it will open its fourth Del Frisco’s Grille in North Texas at The Shops at Legacy in Plano, Texas, in summer 2015. The company also announced it will relocate its Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House from North Dallas to McKinney & Olive in Dallas’ Uptown, as part of the luxury, 20-story, 530,000-square-foot office and retail tower designed by famed architect Cesar Pelli, next to The Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Residences, in 2016.
“Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House is the perfect fit for McKinney & Olive because it has a stellar reputation, amazing service and terrific food,” said John Zogg, managing director for Crescent Real Estate Equities, LLC. “This flagship restaurant – featuring a two-story design with spacious patios and huge glass windows overlooking the plaza – will be in keeping with Uptown’s energetic, street-friendly vibe.” Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Wednesday, November 5, Malai Kitchen will host a special “Thai Me Up” dinner as part of North Texas Beer Week. The evening will highlight Malai’s portfolio of house-brewed, Asian-style beers inspired by owners Braden and Yasmin Wages’ travels through Southeast Asia. Chef Paul Singhapong of CrushCraft Thai will join Wages to create a six-course dinner with beer pairings. This is actually what has been an annual event, and the most authentic Thai-inspired meal you can have in Dallas. Continue reading
by Andrew Chalk
When Lazaranda threw open its doors in 2011 I remember the sense of anticipation about the prospect of an established Monterrey restaurant spreading its wings north of the border helmed by a Mexican chef who graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris.
Partners Mario Letayf and Antonio Marquez said ‘At Lazaranda, we offer the real food of modern Mexico, a combination of Mexican heritage and modern techniques and ingredients.” The early tastings bore that out. Recently, I revisited Lazaranda as part of a media event to see how the latest menu stood out. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Pintxo is a small snack, typically eaten in bars, traditional in northern Spain and especially popular in the Basque country. They are usually eaten as a small snack while hanging out with friends; thus, they have a strong socializing component, and in the Basque country and Navarre they are usually regarded as a cornerstone of local culture and society. They are related to tapas, the main difference being that pintxo are usually ‘spiked’ with a skewer or toothpick, often to a piece of bread. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
If you keep your eyes focused on the pages of craveDFW we will show you the way to many enticing events, dinners, and otherwise tasty treats that are “can’t miss” opportunities. Last week we chatted about several off the radar occasions such as this, and the Cakebread dinner at Bijoux was certainly one of them. The event sold out, so it was a hot ticket to be sure, but for those that attended it was a beautiful evening.
Interesting enough when owners of Bijoux, Scott and Gina Gottlich prepare a menu they begin with the wine first. That must be the joys of being a talent husband and wife chef-sommelier duo. Both talented in their own right, both tops in their game. We were delighted to be invited guests. Continue reading
Goodfriend Beer Garden & Burger House (they like all lower case, actually) the East Dallas restaurant/bar owned by Matt Tobin and Josh Yingling of Blind Butcher has launched a new menu going into its 3rd year of business.
Tobin and Yingling spent a lot of time listening to their very best customers over the past year and came to one conclusion…the menu needed a refresh. Chef Eric Salome, formerly of the Omni Hotel Dallas and a graduate of DCT International Hotel and Business Management School in Vitznau, Switzerland, was originally hired as a line cook and very quickly showed he had the skills to do much more.
Co-owner Tobin tell us, “During the past several months Eric has worked closely with myself and Josh on developing a new menu, making sure we didn’t depart from what the Goodfriend menu is all about: high quality meat, bread and fresh ingredients put together in a creative way and prepared with an attention to detail.” Continue reading