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Date Night In Dallas, Memorable Evenings For $100 Or Less

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by Mike Marrero

This week’s date night is on a Thursday, and starts off at Max’s Wine Dive to participate in Battle of the Grapes.  Max’s Wine Dive excels in serving gourmet comfort food paired with your choice of spectacular wines and champagnes from around the world.  If you’re craving “Chicken and Champagne” then you need to visit Max’s.

Executive Chef Patrick Russell prepares unique edibles using fresh, seasonal ingredients. The spread is comprised of two sections: on one side you have traditional Wine Dive Classics, with the other side being creative and seasonal specialties. This gourmet comfort food entices customers with unique flavor pairings that seduce the palate.   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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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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Fat Rabbit Opening In Former Uptown Sfuzzi Location

Fat Rabbitby Steven Doyle

Driving through Uptown last evening we finally spotted progress at 2533 McKinney Avenue, or the former home to Sfuzzi. The new restaurant and bar  will be called Fat Rabbit. This name was no doubt generated by the same machine that thought up Velvet Taco. Stay tuned for more information.

 

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Nyotaimori Night at SISU

nyotaimori_sushi1by Steven Doyle

There is plenty going on at SISU, including the fairly new cordoned off area for food trucks that appear daily, the lux pool and cabanas, a decent line up on the menu of some relaxed spa type items and pizzas, and of course the hot Texas nights which includes electrifying DJ’s and bottle service.

Last night we received a photo from a reader with a message that SISU now had “naked sushi” or nyotaimori as it is labeled in Japan. This is the practice of service sushi and sashimi directly off the body parts of a naked woman, which has been banned for health and moral reasons in some parts of the world, including China.  Continue reading

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So&So’s Big Surprise: The Food Is Insanely Good

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The latest party venue in Uptown has a bit of a surprise. So&So’s, which opened just a few short months go is a great place in the Dallas Uptown area for a good cocktail, cool bands and kicked up people watching patio, but it is fast becoming a hot spot for good food as well.

With executive chef  Nick Amoriello at the helm the kitchen has taken a turn for the delicious, far exceeding what you might consider for a venue of this type. He is making a very good burger, and one of the better pizzas in the area. But did you expect hamachi crudo or one of the best beef tartares in Dallas? I did not see this coming, and what an amazing surprise it was to sample through the menu created by the former chef at Mot Hai Ba.   Continue reading

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Eat Me: Deconstructed Pastor at So&So’s

so&soby Steven Doyle

The place with the funny name on McKinney Ave in Uptown Dallas has some pretty tasty food. We popped into So&So’s last night for a cold beer and found the pizza to be terrifically thin and crispy, just the way we prefer in case you are keeping tabs at home.  Be we also tasted the deconstructed pastor, which is a fancy way of saying pork belly nachos.    Continue reading

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