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The Hunt For A Bowl Of Red: Tolbert’s Restaurant

tolbertsby Steven Doyle

Last week we began a short series that explored chili in the DFW area. We began with Jack’s Southern Comfort Food located on lowest Greenville Avenue where we found some pretty tremendous chili. We are hoping to uncover more bowls as we continue our search. We have had many really interesting suggestions, and we plan to hit them all up to see if Dallas is really a chili town.

That being said, we loaded up the crave wagon and aimed it towards Grapevine where the legacy of chili resides. Tolbert’s Restaurant is now owned by Frank X. Tolbert’s daughter, Kathleen Tolbert Ryan who also runs the big chili festival in Terlingua, which I am mighty happy to make that pilgrimage each year in November. Continue reading

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Grab A Grimaldi’s Pizza: Contest!

by Steven Doyle

Patsy Grimaldi is a purest when it comes to pizza. Grimaldi learned the trade from his Uncle Lancieri, who trained with the man credited with opening the first pizzeria in America in 1905. Lancieri opened his own pizzeria in East Harlem in 1931, where Grimaldi started learning the art of coal brick oven pizza at the tender age of 10.

In time, Grimaldi was ready to open the first of his two pizzerias in New York. Soon the smoky taste of his coal fired brick oven pizza became a “must have” for numerous pizza lovers and celebrities alike including Frank Sinatra and former NYC Mayor Giuliani.    Continue reading

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Mia Dia For Bright And Fresh Mex-Mex

by Steven Doyle

Hunkered down in the mess of construction rests a simple village of restaurants that includes a Bob’s Steakhouse outpost, a Fireside Pies, and something fairly tasty called Winewood Grill, all tucked away just off the bow of that nightmarish road rework alongside Grapevine, Texas. Also joining in the square is a newish anchor that has been running strong since October 2011, Mia Dia From Scratch.

Mia Dia is cheffed by Gabriel DeLeon sho you may remember from La Margarita in Irving, and  Masaryk Modern Mexican Kitchen in Addison which no longer exists. The chef might have been a foreshadowing of the scene to come and joins well executed Mex-Mex in the area like Abraham Salum’s Komali in Uptown and Mesa Veracruz in Oak Cliff as prime examples of how technique, use of fresh imaginative ingredients and the love for proper Mexican cookery should be plated.                Continue reading

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In-N-Out Coming To Grapevine

by Steven Doyle

Look for a new In-N-Out Burger in Grapevine at the northeast corner of William D. Tate Avenue and Highway 114 where the California-based burger chain purchased a 38,201-square-foot pad site. Neighboring retailers include P.F. Chang’s Bistro, Outback Steakhouse, Classic
Chevrolet, and Cost Plus World Market.

If you crave this fast food burger, your wait will soon end.

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