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Peace, Love and Chicken Fried Steak (Video)

by Steven Doyle

There is no greater holiday than Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day on October 26th. Celebrate with us by singing along to the Jimmy Baldwin video below.  Notice this was filmed at Allgood Cafe  in Deep Ellum which is top on our list of chicken fried steaks in Dallas.  Continue reading

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The History of Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day

DSC09328by Steven Doyle

Recently I met with Jeffrey Yarbrough, the driving force behind Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day, at one of our favorite spots in Dallas for the dish – Allgood Café which is located in Deep Ellum. Joining us for the luncheon was Allgood owner Mike Snider who regaled us with beautiful stories of music, Deep Ellum, Terlingua, and of course Chicken Fried Steak It was a historic Texas day. It is easy to see why so many flock to the tiny café for their fried steak fix when in Texas, and many have over the years.

Of course we took a tour of the kitchen and found part of the secret to the delight of the Allgood CFS. Snider uses beef tenderloin for make his thick slab. It is well seasoned, and battered before deep frying, which always makes for great dining.  Continue reading


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Cody Sharp Guest Chefs at Braindead

codyby Jennifer Thomas

Braindead will be putting on the second in a series of Chef Collaboration Dinners September 21st at 7pm. Tickets are $80 and must be secured by following this link  to guarantee your seat. This round the Collaboration Chef will be Cody Sharp, formally of Standard Pour and more recently as Matt McAllister’s right-hand man at Filament which will soon open in Deep Ellum restaurant directly across from Braindead on Main Street. Continue reading

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Luscher’s Announces “Rush Hour” Deals


Luscher’s Red Hots announces “Rush Hour” Monday through Friday from 5pm-7pm. Enjoy $4 Post Oak Red Hots, Depression Dogs and Kraut Dogs, $10 Goose Island draft beer pitchers and $2.50 local canned brews, drafts and wines by the glass while rocking out to the legendary band Rush.

Chicagoland native Brian C. Luscher, whose desire for the perfect dog was so great that he took matters, and meat, into his own hands and launched Luscher’s Red Hot’s in 2015. The ultimate take on the Chicago dog, smoked with oak and made by hand with all-natural, locally raised meats, breads and produce has garnered attention all over Dallas – Fort Worth. Everything is made from scratch or comes from someone who does.  Continue reading

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Braindead Brewing Hosting Chef’s Beer Dinner Monday, Aug 17th

braindeadby Steven Doyle

Braindead Brewing is  hosting a special collaboration dinner Monday, August 17th featuring Braindead’s chef David Pena and Lucia exec sous Justin Holt. The chefs plan on six courses, each uniquely paired with superior brews all from a 200 mile radius of Dallas.

Large format offerings from Jester King Brewery and Prairie Artisanal Ales coupled with the premiere of two Braindead Brewing’s own Brettanomyces Fermentation will make this a special evening to remember.

Braindead is a community bar and brewery, that focuses on housemade beer and completely from scratch cooking in a relaxed Deep Ellum vibe. In craft brewing culture, Collaborations between breweries is commonplace.  Continue reading

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Mama Fayes BBQ in Deep Ellum Closed and Relocating

mama1by Steven Doyle

I recall my first Mama Faye experience in Deep Ellum. The family had a smoker set up in front of what is now Twenty-Seven on Elm Street. It was late at night and there were ribs and sausages to be had.  Continue reading


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The Free Man is Now Serving Weekend Brunch

DSC08233by Steven Doyle

When you think of the Free Man in Deep Ellum images of some of the very best in Cajun fare come to mind including their gumbo, jambalaya, red beans and rice and crawfish etouffee. The music is pretty top notch as well, with multiple bands playing each night with absolutely zero cover charge. That leaves more  spending cash for the food and sturdy cocktails.

Last week the Free Man introduced a brunch which is a delightful change of pace from your average Dallas brunch fare.   Continue reading

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