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A Trip To Zaguan Bakery and Cafe

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Zaguan Bakery and Cafe is located at 2604 Oak Lawn and serves some extremely delicious and authentic South American dishes such as Ropa Vieja (beef stew and vegetables wrapped in empanada), Chachapa (a savory sweet corn turnover filled with choice of meat), Arroz con Pollo (the quintessential chicken and rice dish), tequenos (cheese sticks) and so much more. Enjoy these savory dishes from Venezuela and Argentina along with plenty of fantastic pastries with a beautiful French influence.  Continue reading


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We Need a Chocolate Souffle Fix

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Dallas has so many wonderful hot spots that can supply your secret stash of chocolate. We would certainly recommend Dude, Sweet Chocolate with three locations in the DFW area (with a fourth about to open in McKinney), CocoAndre in Oak Cliff, and Kate Weiser in Trinity Groves (soon to open another location) for starters. Don’t forget Katy Priore’s bark Chocolate that she sells at Carbone’s and other Dallas locations such a Bolsa Mercado who is also about to open her own shop at the Dallas Farmers Market.

We do love our chocolate. We also also enjoy it in souffle form, and we have found some of the best places to drop a few dollars on the light and airy dessert that makes a meal more special.  Continue reading

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Wayward Sons Opens Dec 7th


Brandon Hays & Phil Schanbaum (So & So’s High Fives, Standard Pour, soon-to-open Whippersnapper) with chef/partner Graham Dodds will open Wayward Sons on Monday, December 7th at 4:30pm. Located at 3525 Greenville Avenue (Lower Greenville Avenue), the restaurant will prove to be a progression of chef Dodd’s hyper focus on local, seasonal and Texas cuisine. His sincere approach and continued ethos of serving the highest level of ingredients will shine through in the authentic form that Dallas diners have come to expect from Dodds.

This collaboration between Hays, Schanbaum and chef Dodds will bring a warm, inviting environment brimming with plant life and a mix of raw materials creating the perfect setting to complement the cuisine. The restaurant will serve dinner only, with weekend brunch added in the spring. Seating for 200+ including patio and bar, Wayward Sons will also offer dining in an outdoor garden, a carefully created cocktail list and a 100 bottle wine list with 30 by the glass aiming to accomplish food-friendliness, sustainability and a focus on terroir.   Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Calzone at Greenville Avenue Pizza Company


Back in August, Greenville Avenue Pizza Company launched brunch, and with it, their brunch calzones. A lineup of sweet, savory and all around delicious items that made weekend midmornings better for everyone. And now, after some tinkering in the kitchen, they’re ready to unleash their latest creation: the Thanksgiving Calzone.

This tasty idea includes mashed potatoes, homemade stuffing and turkey, plus cranberry sauce and gravy on the side. Yet somehow, it gets ever better, because they have also introduced a new delicious Apple Cider Mimosa and will be offering both items daily. It’s the best calzone-and-mimosa in town.  Continue reading

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Shuttered: Sfuzzi Dallas and Le Taco

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Sfuzzi in Uptown and Le Taco are both closed.

Sfuzzi seemed to have a difficult time reinventing itself and blew through a handful of chefs quickly, including Avner Samuels. Le Taco, which was once Scotch and Sausage, also had an identity crisis. Oddly enough  Scotch and Sausage was a fantastic concept and put out a great product, as did Le Taco.  No doubt it was a matter of finding its audience that took down the taco restaurant.  Continue reading

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Shelby Hall Delays Opening

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It was just a few short weeks ago I had a by-chance cocktail with Lisa Garza-Selcer and discussed in brief about her soon-to-open restaurant Shelby Hall. You know Lisa from her Henderson Avenue restaurant Sissy’s which serves up some very fine fried chicken and biscuits.

We received notice today that Shelby Hall will be a bit delayed. Probably best we allow Lisa to detail the delay herself:   Continue reading

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Daiquiris to Go Now Open on Greenville Avenue

daiq1by Steven Doyle

For a taste of New Orleans Daiquiris to Go has been a mainstay in Dallas for quite a few years with its location on Riverfront. A new location opened today so now you may sip all the cool flavors with naughty names such as  Menage a Trois and Pink Panties.  There is something also naughty about taking a drink on the road that possibly attracts us to these places, whereas in NOLA it is very commonplace.   Continue reading

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