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So&So’s Sneak Preview Weekend April 18-20

soby Steven Doyle

We have been anxiously awaiting the opening of the latest from the minds behind Standard Pour on McKinney. So&So’s is not quite ready to fully swing open the doors, but invite you to stop by this weekend for a look see, and to help celebrate owner Brandon Hays’ birthday in grand fashion, and we have the details.   Continue reading

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Saturday Brunch Starts at Del Frisco’s Grille in Uptown


by Andrew Chalk

It is 11:01 on Saturday morning. As I stare out of the window at Del Frisco’s Grille in Uptown, I feel sorry for the crowd opposite outside Bread Winners. Not only do they have a 30-minute wait to look forward to but, at the end, they will be paying similar prices for similar things in dowdier surroundings as I am here – but without the wait. Crab Benedict is $15.50 vs. $15.99 at Bread Winners. The pork burrito is $14.00 vs $12.99 for a chorizo one (with potatoes). The red velvet waffle is $12.50 vs. $11.98 for a strawberry and cream waffle with 2 strips of bacon. The fresh orange screwdriver, made with Tito’s vodka, is $5 vs. (apparently) N/A at Bread Winners.   Continue reading


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Monday’s Are Perfect For Little Katana

DSC00064by Steven Doyle

Nestled on the corner Travis and Henderson Little Katana quietly serves up sushi and Korean dishes to neighborhood patrons who pack the house all through the week. Monday is the perfect day to acquaint yourself with this little gem as it is half price sushi rolls and bottles of wine and sake. For the uninitiated, you may wish to start your dinner with the sampler platter which includes Crab Tempura, Seared Ahi Tuna, Shrimp and Lump Crab Cake and Coconut Shrimp Tempura served with an Asian Slaw.

Particularly enjoyable on the appetizer side of the men are several hot rocks where the guest becomes the cook, sizzling bits of Kobe steak or thin slices of Maine lobster. Both are served with a spread of delicious sauces.  Other apps you may wish to check out are the Shumai which are steamed and packed with flavor. Often you will find these dumplings rubbery, but Katana’s version are soft and supple.    Continue reading

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First Look: Barter

barter3by Steven Doyle

The latest restaurant to open in Dallas is Barter located in the space previously held by Private Social. Look for the same ownership, except now they have taken on a partner in chef Tim Love. Love of course is the owner of the wildly successful Lonesome Dove in the Fort Worth Stockyards, as well as Queenie’s Steakhouse, The Woodshed and Love Shack. The menu that Love designed is an eclectic mix that only can be described as New American. That is the lovely term we use when we really cannot define a menu. I suppose there is a slight Asian bent to this menu, with many flavors from the East as in the starter dish, the soft shell crab taco that is adorned with a chili sauce but  garnished with cotija in this fun sort of East Meets West mash up. It is a beautiful dish.

Other notable starts include the poutine that is kicked up with a wild turkey gravy and cheddar curds. Poutine is a dish that is popping up on menus everywhere and seems to be the hot new item. These are definitely addictive and the portion is enormous, so definitely count on sharing.    Continue reading

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Origin Kitchen + Bar Opens Today

DSC09255by Steven Doyle

Origin Kitchen + Bar will officially open today, Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at 4438 McKinney Ave, Ste. 150.  The restaurant concept – created and owned by Russell and Jessica Aldredge – features rustic California-inspired cuisine that will serve dinner, with a bistro-style breakfast, lunch and coffee bar.

“During a trip to Portland last year, we had the meal of our lives at a small French restaurant and knew the style and ambiance was what we wanted to recreate in Dallas,” said Jess and Russell. “We want people to have an experience when they dine with us and feel like they are part of the process.”    Continue reading

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What We Are Craving Now: Common Table

grilled cheeseburgerby Steven Doyle

The Common Table has a new menu they just released and it is looking mighty tasty. Check out this Spicy Grilled Cheese Hamburger with Bacon and Jalapeños. We called this a patty melt back in the day, but we never beefed it up with grilled jalapeños. We were young then and didn’t know any better.

You can’t get much better than this on a cooling Thursday evening. Get out now before the Wintery mix hits. If you go today you might be able to tap into some of the remaining DogFish Head leftover from last night’s big event. If you are missing Tait Lifto from Deep Ellum Brewing Company, you can find him at Common Table now – always with the terrific beer advice.


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