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Project Pie Moving Into Dallas

project-pieby Steven Doyle

It seems the business model for fast casual restaurants are gearing quickly to look like Chipotle. This makes sense for restaurateurs wanting to give plenty fresh and fast options to their clientele who are seeking higher quality than the average fast food chain. Enter the latest in the arena of the Chipotle model, Project Pie, a chain from San Diego. Project Pie customers will find it easy to select from seven different pizzas on the menu for a fast exchange of $7.85, or choose from a myriad of ingredients including sauces, meat, and vegetables, also $7.85 regardless of the amount of toppings.

If this sounds eerily similar to local chain, Pie Five, you are correct. In fact many are looking at getting into the fast casual Chipotle-like pizza restaurants across the country. Be on the look out for such chains as Blaze Pizza (which is also making way to Dallas), PizzaRev and 800 Degrees. Everyone wants to be that next big chain the conquers all.    Continue reading

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Happy Pi Day, Ya’ll

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On March 12, 2009 your lawmakers  passed a non-binding resolution (HRES 224) recognizing March 14, 2009 as National Pi Day. It is one of the more legit holidays we discuss here, and it is actually an homage to geeks everywhere who see the date as a reason to celebrate due to its mathematical implications. We say any reason to celebrate anything is just fine by us.

Since we are predominately about food we will suggest a few places to actually enjoy a pi(e) in Dallas.   Continue reading

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FW Fireside Pies To Be Renamed

DSC09566by Steven Doyle

Fireside Pies has always make a pretty mean pizza. Fireside opened its first pizza restaurant in 2004 and is locally owned by Consilient Restaurant Group, the same group that has assembled a bevy of beautiful restaurants across Dallas and Fort Worth. Think Victor Tango, Hibiscus, the Porch, and more recently, CBD Provisions and A F & B. All quality restaurants run properly.

We stopped in Fireside’s Fort Worth store located on Crockett last evening and was quite surprised how very differently they run that restaurant from the others.    Continue reading

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Help Build The Crave Pizza At Bryan Street Tavern And Win A Party

bryan streetby Steven Doyle

One of of our very favorite pizzas in Dallas comes out of a kitchen in a dive bar in Dallas. Bryan Street Tavern is the home of some fantastic kicked up bar fare, but the pizza is why so many go to this neighborhood tavern. That, and the wall of tasty local craft beers. It is definitely a weekly go to spot for me.

Some time back the owners of Bryan Street Tavern invited me to come up with a pizza combination that they could name craveDFW. Flattered, I started working on a recipe of toppings. I consulted some chef buddies over many Velvet Hammers and shots of Tullamore DEW. We had pie charts, graphs and even a flow chart that detailed how the pizza would be made. In the end I suffered the frustration that I wasn’t happy with any of the ideas that would take on crave’s name.    Continue reading

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Mi Piaci Still Has What It Takes After All These Years

squid-inkby Steven Doyle

Back in late August Mi Piaci opened its location in Preston Center in the former Ocho location, and the response has been overwhelmingly incredible. This is where the neighborhood is looking to dine on fresh pasta according to local buzz. This is what Mi Piaci does best. We sent ace photographer, Robert Bostick, out to nab us a first look and his photos made us so hungry we immediately went out to sample a few of the dishes on our own. A few months have passed and the crowds seem larger, and the food is still what we would expect out of this 25 year old institution in Dallas.

The pasta is still handmade by the chef who arrives as early as 5am to start is handy work. The breads are also all house-made with similar start times. The staff looks remarkably familiar, and that is because they have all been with the restaurant for many years after having been transferred from the location on Montfort just before the August opening.    Continue reading

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First Look: Taverna Rossa

image_1by Melissa Robert

Picture this – you’re a Plano resident that enjoys the terrific school district, Willowbend Mall and pretending that the Dallas North Tollway is somehow less traffic-y than I75 or 635. Yep, you live in the suburbs. When people want to go out to eat you immediately think of Shops at Legacy. While the Shops is lovely, though no less congested than Uptown on a Saturday night, and Jasper’s is delicious, you want a cool, neighborhood gem that’s enjoyable for your whole family. Well, good things came to those who waited. Taverna Rossa is now open off Preston Road between Parker and Spring Creek Parkway.     Continue reading

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