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Eat Me: The Fried Rice at DaLat

FullSizeRender11by Steven Doyle

In an uncertain world there are few things we might find comforting. The snuggles of a cute puppy, a breezy gust of cool Fall air, and certainly the steaming platter of fried rice from DaLat. The dish comes with Chinese pork sausage and shrimp. You may add a fried egg as a topper (highly suggested) and sub out the shrimp for tofu or chicken. How ever you concoct your fried rice, it will arrive at your table steaming with a slight crispness that will send you reeling.

The fried rice is a great dish to share, which opens options and further choices. Of course the pho is delicious, especially late night after a few choice cocktails. But as of late the choice has been Soup 4 The Soul which is a bowl of broth with rice instead of the requisite noodles, meatballs, pico de gallo, and a choice of chicken, beef or tofu. This is a soothing and most comforting bowl that is fantastic year round.

 

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Five Dallas Dishes I Want Today

executive-chefby Steven Doyle

The playing field for delicious dining in Dallas is an ever increasing venture. This is a good thing for all of us who appreciate both fine dining or simply anything that makes us squeal with delight. Today I woke up particularly hungry for a few items, and I want to share those with you.   Continue reading

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The Free Man is Now Serving Weekend Brunch

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When you think of the Free Man in Deep Ellum images of some of the very best in Cajun fare come to mind including their gumbo, jambalaya, red beans and rice and crawfish etouffee. The music is pretty top notch as well, with multiple bands playing each night with absolutely zero cover charge. That leaves more  spending cash for the food and sturdy cocktails.

Last week the Free Man introduced a brunch which is a delightful change of pace from your average Dallas brunch fare.   Continue reading

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Untapped Dallas Saturday, November 7

Untapped Dallas boasts musical acts in addition to over 70 breweries, including the Fancy Lawnmower brew from Texas' oldest brewery, Saint Arnold  at the event in Dallas, Texas on Saturday, September 7, 2013.

Untapped Festival, Texas’ hugely popular craft beer and music festival, returns to Dallas on Saturday, November 7 and officially kicks off NTX Beer Week. Taking place at Dallas’ iconic Fair Park, Untapped Festival expands its footprint with a new location. Presale tickets are available now through July 15.

Tapping a fantastic and diverse music lineup that spans three stages, Untapped Festival Dallas features headliners The Flaming Lips, Dr. Dog, Cloud Nothings, Elle King, The Pharcyde, The Mowgli’s, Lights, Steve Gunn, UME and Dallas local favorites Valise and Birds of Night.   Continue reading

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First Look: Slurp Your Noodle at Wabi House

DSC08048by Steven Doyle

Wabi House was built on Wabi House chef-owner Dien Nguyen’s love for Japanese food and obsession for ramen, inspired by his foodie experiences and culinary training in major cities like NYC, Toronto, Vancouver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle. For the past decade, Chef Nguyen has worked with Piranha Killer Sushi and currently holds the Corporate Head Chef position for Piranha Killer Sushi. He’s lead the opening of the new locations and oversees the seven Piranha locations in Texas.

Wabi comes from the word Wabi-Sabi. Wabi-Sabi is a Japanese world view embracing and accepting the beauty in the imperfection (Wabi) & the beauty that comes with age (Sabi). This Japanese view best describes what to expect of Chef Dien Nguyen’s restaurant location choice, concept and style of cooking.  Continue reading

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Max’s Wine Dive Does A Summer Menu Redo

max4by Steven Doyle  photos by Joey Stewart

The most interesting thing about Max’s Wine Dive, besides the outrageously delicious pairing of champagne and fried chicken, is that each of the handful of restaurants smattering the Texas dining landscape have a talented chef and allow them free reign on half of the menu. In Dallas we have chef Patrick Russell. Russell is originally from Dallas, and attended the New England Culinary Institute in Vermont. He has fantastic culinary peers including Alton Brown, and locally Abraham Salum.    Continue reading

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Lakewood Brewing Co. Offering Discount On Wednesdays In Taproom

lakewoodby Emily Martin

Opening its doors this past April, the Taproom at Lakewood Brewing Company is part of a new 14,000 square foot expansion. Guests can sit back, relax and enjoy a spectacular view of the brewery production area while enjoying a pint of tasty goodness from the 16 taps. This month the Taproom will open up an outdoor, pet-friendly beer garden, equipped with plenty of seating and an outdoor stage where folks will be able to enjoy live music. Other Taproom perks include free Wi-Fi and food trucks just outside on the weekends.  Continue reading

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