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Quesa: Mexican Street Food

20150324_210414_1by Steven Doyle

With just weeks under their belt, the owners of the newly opened Quesa is enjoying a good crowd from the neighborhood at their 3900 Cedar Springs location in Dallas.  Actually the full name is Quesa: Mexican Street Food, and that is as about an accurate description as you will find. Owned by Patricia and Francisco Cabrera, both new to the restaurant world, moved to the States five years ago. Patricia’s sister owns Taco Stop on Irving Blvd just south of the Design District. The recipes used at Quesa are actually old family guard.   Continue reading

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Meet Bartending Luchador Jesse Powell

20150303_202515_1by Steven Doyle

I have been checking in at Scotch and Sausage as of late and enjoy how chef Joey Allette has kicked up the menu with his fresh take, and of course always into a good scotch or whiskey. But as we reported a few weeks past, the front of Scotch and Sausage has been converted into S&S Tequileria, preparing some tasty tacos and serving up, of course heady tequila cocktails. The cocktails were of particular interest due to their unusual flavor combinations, and lack of that cloying sweetness that so many margaritas seem to take on. These are instead smooth, creamy and extremely well balanced. To find out more we went to the source, barmen Jesse Powell.

Before working at Scotch and Sausage, and Powell has been with the restaurant from the very beginning, he was working at an Addison sports bar. Prior to working in Dallas he had been in Wichita Falls. We chatted up Powell to find out more of his background and the thought behind some of these delicious drinks he is now serving up at S&S.    Continue reading

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Scotch & Sausage Adding a Taqueria to the Mix

DSC06793by Steven Doyle

Soon you will be able to not only have scotch, sausages and some pretty terrific Scotch eggs at Scotch and Sausage, located on Oak Lawn in Dallas, but you will also have a selection of great tequilas and tacos. The owners of Scotch and Sausage invited some of the craveDFW staff in to sample what will be part of the new addition called S&S Taqueria which has taken over the front of the house at Scotch and Sausage.

The tacos will be made by Scotch and Sausage executive chef Joey Allette, sharing the same kitchen, but ordering is completely separate.  Continue reading

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Taqueria Cristina Surprises The Hell Out Of Me

by Steven Doyle

I had to stop in Taqueria Cristina this week if for no other reason than to sample their black bean dip served with the complimentary chips and salsa. The chips are forgettable, but they are more than redeemed once you sample the very spicy and very smoky salsa; but oh that black bean dip. It is not thick or chunky, but instead smooth and velvety with a huge power punch of flavor.    Continue reading

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Fuel City Opening In Mesquite

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Fuel City will soon add a third location of the popular travel center aka “The Ranch in downtown Dallas” to Mesquite. With seventeen acres, Fuel City Mesquite is more than twice the size of the original Dallas location. It is scheduled to open Summer of 2015.

Fuel City Mesquite will be open 24/7 and the amenities are to include Fuel City’s famous homemade tacos, The Original Fried Pie Shop, twenty four gas fueling positions, eight truck diesel fueling positions, large bathrooms, and more.   Continue reading

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Eat Me: Trompo Tacos From Bachman Tacos And Grill

DSC03908by Steven Doyle

Since we are on a trompo taco kick we set sights for one of our favorite spots across from Bachman Lake to Bachman Tacos and Grill set inside the gas station at 3311 Northwest Highway. There you walk to the gas station’s counter to prepay for however many tacos or burritos you might want, then present your ticket to the cooks at the taco grill.

What you will taste is on of the better trompo tacos sliced straight from the spinning grilled meat. These are piping hot and spicy with insanely juicy slivers of pork. Add the tasty salsa verde, and a squirt of fresh lime for the perfect bite of taco goodness that scream “eat me”.  We happen to know this is chef Kent and Tracy Rathbun favorite taco n Dallas, and can be spotted noshing on a few from time to time.    Continue reading

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The Moose Report – Eating Competition At Taco Joint July 4

jointby Alex “Moose” Perez

The Taco Joint which is located just off Mockingbird Ln. in Dallas will be hosting its 3rd Annual Taco Eating Competition.  This  is always a spectacle to watch as competitors were given the opportunity to chomp down on as many of Taco Joint tacos as they could get down their gullet in a specified time.  Last year as soon as the winner was crowned he was quick to lean over the guard rail and release the winning tacos, much to the crowd’s dismay.  For sure nothing anyone wants to witness, but it is part of what makes these competitions so entertaining to witness.

We shall see what other lovely surprises the competition has waiting for us this year.   Continue reading

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