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Adelmo’s Celebrating 25 Years

by Steven Doyle

Tucked neat and tidy on Cole Avenue you might spy Adelmo’s, the cute Tuscan hide-away that is perfectly romantic and sultry.

Adelmo’s has survived the many faces of the Dallas restaurant scene and is pretty much today as it was 25 years ago when Adelmo Banchetti first opened his doors. Here you will find the obligatory Chianti served up with dreamy dishes such as Osso Bucco and a variety of house-made pastas. Each day you will discover a new chef’s menu hand-scrawled outside the front door listing off the day’s specials drawn from fresh ingredients just delivered. There are several choices for dessert included, and we recommend the warm bread pudding with a brandy caramel sauce. Continue reading

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Henry’s Majestic To Open In Acme F&B Location

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Dallas diners and drinkers will soon have a new oasis on McKinney Avenue. Set to open in October, Henry’s Majestic will quench your thirst and satiate your appetite in a comfortable setting where great ideas will be forged, enemies will become friends, bonds will be strengthened and memories will be made. Guests will experience an elevated yet approachable menu of small and large plate offerings featuring charcuterie from Meat Parlour. Two large bars will provide patrons with a comfortable place to enjoy an array of elixirs, an eclectic wine list or beers from near and far served from 24 taps in an approachable environment.    Continue reading

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Brian Zenner’s New Menu At Oak

 zennerby Andrew Chalk

Whither Oak? Consider the moves since its opening in December 2011 under execuchef Jason Maddy (culled from The Mansion) and sous chef Brian Zenner (also from The Mansion) . When the couple behind Oak, Richard and Tiffanee Ellman, decided to open the quirkily-named Belly and Trumpet in February 2013, Zenner was their man to be execuchef. However, for some reason he remained as sous at Oak until April. Then Thomas Gray took that position. At that point in time things sped up. Just a month later Maddy left Oak for unexplained health reasons. Gray improvised until July when Richard Gras was hired as the permanent replacement. Gras, whose background had mainly been at large luxury hotels, lasted a year at the relatively small Oak before moving back to Pier A in New York City. The Ellman’s immediately moved Zenner back as execuchef at Oak.

In addition, over the same period (August 2013), the Ellmans opened a modern Thai restaurant, Pakpao Thai, and suffered a split with the inaugural chef at that venture just six months later.   Continue reading

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What’s Eating Your Phone?

phoneby Steven Doyle

Each week we beg the question, “What’s Eating Your Phone”? This is where we all can join in on the foodie fun by sending in your latest dining photo that has you all jazzed. These are not necessarily limited to dining out, it can be from that last dinner party. And don’t think we discriminate against libations. Send in your favorite cocktail photo, too.

To be included in a future edition of What’s Eating Your Phone, send those photos to me at steven@cravedfw.com. A brief description and location would be super helpful. Here are this week’s selections:   Continue reading

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The So&So Brunch Is Ready For Action This Weekend

Chilaquiles - IPA braised porkby Steven Doyle  photos by Steve Bither

So&So’s, which just opened recently (find our first look article here) will launch Sunday brunch service this weekend, and not a moment too soon. We have been anxiously awaiting chef Nick Amoriello’s brunch menu since he mentioned he had a special blueberry pancake ready for us. Thank you, chef.

The brunch menu offers items like the Mother Child Reunion, is chicken fried chicken, poached eggs, strongbow bacon gravy and honey butter grits. Those promised Blueberry Pancakes include 3 flapjacks, fresh blueberries, lemon cured and Fernet maple syrup.   Continue reading

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Lolita’s New Menu Happily More Refined, But Not Expensive

DSC03470by Steven Doyle

Interestingly enough, I had never stopped into the Lemmon Avenue Mexican restaurant Lolita’s in the past. It is the restaurant in the location that has changed names many times in the past, and it becomes more of a night club later in the evenings, drawing a predominately Hispanic crowd. There have been mixed reviews in the past, but was recently tipped off that Lolita’s is doing a more refined plate with new ownership, and would be well worth my time to stop in for a visit. So I did.

Gone are the promised enchiladas, now replaced with a beautiful chile relleno (14). But not of the fried variety, instead this is poblano is roasted and stuffed zucchini, chorizo and Oaxacan cheese, and served with a side of cilantro-lime rice. And a perfectly grilled skin-on chicken breast, tender and juicy to the core.   Continue reading

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What’s Eating Your Phone?

phoneby Steven Doyle

Each week we ask the question, “What’s Eating Your Phone”? This is where we all can join in on the foodie fun and send in your latest dining photo that has you all jazzed. These are not necessarily limited to dining out, it can be from that last dinner party. And don’t think we discriminate against libations. Send in your favorite cocktail photo, too.

To be included in a future edition of What’s Eating Your Phone, send those photos to me at steven@cravedfw.com. A brief description and location would be super helpful. Here are this week’s selections:    Continue reading

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