by Steven Doyle
Just a few months after opening his latest venture, Stephan Pyles is already tweaking Stampede 66. The homage to his hometown roots integrates cuisine from across the great state of Texas. Now Pyles is rethinking the idea of so much in one menu.
“My initial intent was to give diners a sampling of Texas foods cut from a broad cloth. In retrospect, I have come to realize the menu is perhaps too broad and tries to encompass too much. Streamlining the menu a bit will help the kitchen focus more intently on each of the items that remain,” said Pyles. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
When they aren’t uber-designing a new restaurant around Dallas or Fort Worth, the dynamic team of John Paul Valverde and Miguel Vicens are making a go at restaurateur life at the funky digs in Oak Cliff in what was once a single family dwelling, then their first born Campo Modern Country Bistro. Campo never really hit her stride despite all the fantastical elements you could possibly afford a restaurant, including a star consulting chef like Matt McCallister and finishing with one of the best kept secret chefs in Dallas, Michael Ehlert. By the way for those keeping score at home, Ehlert is in the kitchen at Hibiscus on Henderson.
A few months later and some serious hammer and nailing, the tiny house has been drawn into yet another hip and cozy dwelling for those seeking out a fresh take on classic food finds. Enter Outpost American Tavern. Now deep up in its first week with the doors wide open, the unique looking taproom is once again creating a buzz throughout the food loving community. Continue reading
by Robyn Folmar
Monday was the official opening of Tacos & Avocados in Roanoke. It was only a week ago that Cowboy Chow shut the doors for renovations in preparation for the new culinary direction of T&A. As expected, the team behind Chef Jason Boso created a restaurant heavy on atmosphere, perfect for local families during the day and folks wanting a good time at night. Continue reading
by Alex Perez
Taqueria Pinocho is located conveniently off Abram and Carroll Ave in a small shopping center, known as one of Dallas’s ‘authentic’ taco shops. Taqueria Pinocho was my first introduction to taquerias in the Dallas area thanks to a good friend of mine. So I found it fit of course to do my first taco visit for craveDFW. Pinocho has been open for years now and is owned by Francisco Gomez. Although, the location is not in one of Dallas’s best neighborhoods, do not let that deter you from enjoying the tacos from Pinocho.
As you walk in, you can’t help but to start salivating from the smell of meat and tortillas. Walk up to the counter, you’ll see all the meats stewing in their own juices which a technique called Guiso – the fat from its own meat stewing in the broth and making all the ingredients come together. The setup is very clear and simple when ordering tacos: you chose from a selection of 15 different proteins for your tacos, the staff quickly chops the meat and yet another guy places the meat onto a corn or flour tortilla and plates. The next guy hands you the tacos and 3 different types of salsas – green jalapeno, pico de gallo and red guajillo chili sauce. Tacos range in price anywhere from $1.10 to $1.35 depending on your tortilla. Continue reading
by Alex Perez
I can remember growing up as a child and watching my grandma stuff shredded beef and pork into a delightful and delicious hand-made and fresh corn tortilla. A very fond memory into what has become quite the popular food item for many these days – the taco. As for me, looking for the quintessential taco these days has become a challenge. I grew up loving tacos. Being that I was raised eating Mexican food, I held very high standards when it came to tacos. My grandma always used the word ‘Sazon’ when it came to her preparation of tacos. People always complimented her tacos and always said it was her ‘Sazon’ that made her tacos so delicious. Continue reading