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Village Burger Bar To Open New Location On Inwood In North Dallas

burgerby Steven Doyle

Most likely you have had their burger. They landed on our mega burger list we ran last year, and have multiple locations across the city. Village Burger Bar makes a quality burger, along with some of the better fries around. Now owners Mike and Susan Matta are  announcing their fourth location will open Tuesday, October 22nd in North Dallas.  The new location is across the street from Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas – at 12300 Inwood Road.

Co-owner, Mike Matta says, “ We sought to create a neighborhood burger-centered concept that’s offerings, environment, staff and price point made it appeal to a larger audience.  Our panini sandwiches, salads and starters were not an afterthought.  When we opened in The West Village, we knew that many of the tenants and center employees would be visiting multiple times per week.  With that in mind we were careful to craft a menu that allowed them to enjoy a unique experience each visit.  We have guests that come in multiple times per week because of the variety of menu items we offer.”     Continue reading

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Matching Wine and Food: The Case of Thai and Vietnamese Cuisine

malaithaikitchen--3by Andrew Chalk

I received an email from Malai Thai-Vietnamese Kitchen last week. They explained that they had revamped their wine list to make it more friendly to the Thai-Vietnamese recipes on the menu at their popular Uptown restaurant. Would I like to come and check it out?

I did not need to be asked twice. It is so good to see an Asian restaurant make a conscious effort to match their wine list with their food. So many just let their wine distributor load them up with overpriced jug wines and ‘restaurant only’ mediocrities. That makes me prefer to dine at the Asian restaurants that simply kick the whole issue into the long grass and say BYOB! Now, one of the most creative Asian restaurants in Dallas takes the issue really seriously. Hopefully, it will be the start of a trend.    Continue reading

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Malai Thai-Vietnamese Kitchen Hosts Special Dinner Featuring Chef Paul Singhapong

DSC09941by Steven Doyle

One food event I look forward to each year is a special dinner hosted by Malai Kitchen owners Braden and Yasmin Wages. The talented couple run what Yasmin calls an upscale mom and pop restaurant located in the West Village. For the past three years they have been open they have called upon their mentor Thai chef Paul Singhapong into their kitchen to create a special one of a kind Thai dinner. Do not feel left out that you did not attend this dinner because we gave you plenty of notice to buy seats before they sold out.

Now retired, Singhapong has worked in top kitchens throughout Dallas and San Francisco and serves as consulting chef for Malai. The chef’s name is synonymous for amazing Thai cuisine, and for a handful of guests we were enlightened a bit further into this special style of cookery. For this dinner Singhapong tapped into all the resources available, including a special fishmonger out of Louisiana, and even in the chef’s own garden where he grows his own herbs for just such special occasions.     Continue reading

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Oak Cliff Cellars Dinner at Baboush

baboushpicby Steven Doyle

Oak Cliff Cellars and Baboush are joining forces tomorrow for a beautiful wine dinner. Call 214.599.0707 for a reservation. The dinner begins at 7pm June 4, 2013. Below we list the menu which is wine paired at a cost of $45.   Continue reading

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Union Bear Family Beer Dinner

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The first Tuesday of each month Union Bear hosts a family beer dinner. The inexpensive 3-course dinner is infinitely more pleasant than any Thanksgiving dinner you have ever had with your family as the table is swirled with whimsical conversation about food and beer. There is no bickering about dark family secrets, just dark beer.   Continue reading

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Tu-Lu Gluten-Free Bakery Opens Third Loction

by Steven Doyle

For a majority of human beings that traverse across the planet the thought of a crouton is hardly worth mentioning. The breadstick you enjoy at any red-sauced Italian joint comes second nature, as does the biscotti you dunked earlier today in your morning coffee. However, for the gluten-intolerant these things are avoided and often times missed. For the gluten-intolerant child it can be disheartening not to enjoy a simple cupcake or slice of birthday cake.

When news scrolled across my desk this morning detailing the third location for Tu-Lu’s Bakery which has set up shop in the West Village in Dallas, these images of simple joy crossed my mind.     Continue reading

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