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Popsicles Are The Latest Rage, Here’s Where To Find the Good Ones

popsicleby Steven Doyle

Far removed from the hot Texas days when we would bust out the sprinkler, or walk to the local creek-side watering hole to cool off, which usually ended with a cold Popsicle treat. Sometimes these were homemade versions on a stick, other times they were purchased. Today you can get back that loving feeling and reminisce with flavors that are a bit kicked up, and sometimes meant strictly for adult palates.  The Popsicle is definitely the latest rage. We found a few in Dallas that you will want to sample.   Continue reading

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Dollar Oysters and Absinthe at Driftwood

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What is the best oyster deal in town? There are some really good prices this season at a variety of restaurants, but so far the dollar blue points at Driftwood beats them all. The deal is only available at the new bar, and not valid on weekends, but for a dollar this is something truly wonderful to holler about.

While you are at the bar, check out Michael Martensen’s new set up with his absinthe drip stations. Oh, you recall absinthe, the mysterious liquor that was banned for so long in this country for its evil and suspicoius hallucinogenic prowess.  Absinthe is an anise-flavored spirit derived from botanicals, including the flowers and leaves of wormwood.    Continue reading

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How To Enjoy The Kessler Theater

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Built in 1942, The Kessler Theater survived a tornado, fire, and being vacant for over 30 years to become one of the premier small music venues in the US. Originally built as a small movie theater, owner Edwin Cabaniss bought and renovated the property in 2009/2010. Artistic director Jeff Liles books an eclectic mix of bands, many of which rarely perform in a venue as intimate as The Kessler. The Kessler has a reputation among musicians and patrons for amazing sound, thanks to the work of sound engineer Paul Quigg.    Continue reading

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Bottega Italia Announces They Will Open In Sylvan| Thirty

Daniele Puleo in front of buildingby Jennifer Thomas

As Sylvan | Thirty gets closer to opening I get more excited.  There is promise of so many more new restaurants and shops without the tomfoolery of the chains that smite the dining landscape in Dallas. The news is trickling and today we learned about Bottega Italia which is set to open in December, just in time for that holiday dinner you wanted to invite me to.

Local chef Daniele Puleo has signed a lease to open Bottega Italia, a cafe, market and coffee and wine bar, at Sylvan | Thirty, the much-anticipated mixed-use development at the crossroads of West Dallas and North Oak Cliff. Construction on the 4,400-square foot market, which will also feature a 2,200-square foot patio, will begin in the coming weeks, with an anticipated opening date of December 2014.    Continue reading

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What I Had For Dinner Last Night At Stock & Barrel

SONY DSCby Steven Doyle

Last week I interviewed Jon Stevens at the newly opened Stock & Barrel in the Bishop Arts District in Oak Cliff. The beautiful new restaurant is impeccably designed, with the gorgeous build-out. But besides sleek lines and smart looks, the restaurant offers really good food. In a last minute decision last night I stopped in with a few friends and we proceeded to devour half the menu. Here are a few highlights:   Continue reading

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Nova Offers New Menu Full Of Flavor

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Oak Cliff is home to many fine restaurants, and we understand that is a trend that has no intentions of slowing down. Nova is one of the more interesting and funky restaurants located in the Kessler X+ district, and has always offered an ambitious menu, along with sturdy cocktails and a fine beer list. The talent of Chef Eric Spigner, who has major ties to southern cuisine, shines brightly in his latest menu that offers plenty of springtime, and a heavy dose of local.   Continue reading

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