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Boy Scout Hill Has Been Saved By East Dallas Residents

boy scoutby Steven Doyle

For residents of East Dallas the thought of developing Boy Scout Hill near White Rock Lake seemed sacrilegious. In a meeting back in December of 2013 members of the White Rock Lake Task Force were presented plans to develop the 12 square mile area. Architect Lyle Burgin and attorney Richard Kopf relayed information that they plan to build a restaurant on a patch of Boy Scout Hill. Neighbors of the park were none too pleased.

Although Mayor Mike Rawlins did not express an opinion of support at that time, it has been evident that he has been eager to develop White Rock for many years.    Continue reading

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Genaro’s Offers Excellent Mix Of Yucatan-Style Seafood

genaro1by Steven Doyle

On our adventure to fined excellent seafood in Dallas during this time of Lent, we found a restaurant that is steeped up in seafood.  Although not a traditional seafood restaurant, Genaro’s opened for business in November of 2013 and serves up a healthy amount of seafood with traditional Yucatan and Tex Mex-style offerings. The restaurant is owned and operated by Chef Genaro Silva. You may know Silva from such restaurants as Genaro’s Tropical, Moctezuma’s, Garmo’s which he operated as far back as the 1980’s. They also had the bent towards fresh seafood.

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Updated Menu At Goodfriend

schnitzengruebenby Steven Doyle

Many of you have experienced the amazing patio offerings at Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House. They have been open just over a year in their East Dallas digs, and have been crazy busy selling their amazing selection of brews and those killer burgers made by the crew next door at Good 2 Go Taco. There is a little pass through that enables Goodfriend to take all the credit for those burgers, but they are really being cranked out by chefs Jeana Johnson and Colleen O’Hare.

We just received word that there are a few new menu items at Goodfriend, and we will be heading over there this evening to graze through the offerings.      Continue reading

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The Lake House To Open In Old Dallas Bicycle Cafe Location

DSC05357by Steven Doyle

Meet John Schmitz and Eric Paulsen. Actually you may know these guys already; they have been serving you in several capacities for many years in a whole host of Dallas area restaurants and bars. Now the guys are about to open their own entry into the pub scene with their own new concept located in the old Dallas Bicycle Café location at 7510 E Northwest Hwy called The Lake House.

The Lake House will feature cocktails, craft beer and what they hope to be delicious bar food in an area bereft of this sort of talent. The pub hangs just off the White Rock Creek Trail and in the shares an enormous parking lot with Dallas Bike Works. The pair of new owners plan to work with the bike shop to gear events that will cater to riders who enjoy the trail, and liken the new spot to the Katy Trail.  Continue reading

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Peak And Elm Update: Opens Feb 8

peak1by Steven Doyle

Tonight I will be checking out the menu at Peak and Elm Cocina, the new restaurant which is about to open in East Dallas. We broke the story many months ago so perhaps you do not recall all the fun details, you can read that story here. Basically, it is Jesse Moreno Jr opening his first restaurant outside the La Popular concept which is also in east Dallas and sports an outpost in the Dallas Farmers Market.      Continue reading

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Hypnotic Donuts Invites Cheese-Beer Maven To Create A Special Chicken Biscuit

DSC04799by Steven Doyle

Ali Kay Hammer is back on our radar again, this time the Scardello cheese monger is getting her biscuit on at Hypnotic Donuts on Garland Road in East Dallas. If you recall, just a week ago Ali was rocking the Peticolas house during their first anniversary with her wedding to the beer Velvet Hammer.

Beginning tomorrow and at least through the end of the month of January, you can experience what it is like in Ali’s mouth by ordering her version of the chicken biscuit. This is an ongoing program at Hypnotic and there have been more than a few fun versions of the chef driven biscuit since owner James St. Peter decided to invite chefs to play in his wacky kitchen once a month. Last month we all enjoyed The Grape owner Brian Luscher’s homemade sausages in a bun, this month we see what Ali has to offer.     Continue reading

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