by Steven Doyle
Hanukkah is upon us and Christmas is drawing near. We all have our cherished family traditions, but perhaps it might be time for a fresh beginning on how you celebrate. At least when it comes to the family dining plans. We have a few suggestions. We will bring you more holiday ideas including tips for Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. Send us your suggestions! Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
A cheesesteak is a crusty roll filled with thin slices of sautéed ribeye and melted cheese. The cheese of choice is Cheez Whiz, but provolone is an acceptable substitution. For the perfect cheesesteak there needs to be a balance of flavors, textures and what is often referred to as the “drip” factor. Other toppings may include fried onions, sautéed mushrooms, and jalapenos. Cheesesteaks are fast, portable and make for the perfect meal.
In Philly there are two camps on who makes the best sandwich. Pat’s King of Steaks is the actual decedent of the originator of the cheesesteak. Pat Olivieri invented the steak sandwich in 1930. Since then, Pat’s has grown from a little stand at the southern end of South Philly’s Italian Market to one of the most famous cheesesteak shops in the world, albeit still in the same location (and still the only location). Another Philly favorite, in Philly, is Geno’s. Geno’s has been making its version from the same location for more than forty years and is a super popular choice. Like Pat’s, Geno’s is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Continue reading
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by Steven Doyle
Holiday season is in full swing with parties abound. You will want to serve up some fine libations to set the mood and lift the spirits, making your holiday cheery and bright. We have collected three classic recipes, and we suggest that the egg nog would make a delicious gift for most everyone on your Christmas list. This weekend would make for an excellent test platform to get the recipes down just right for gift giving. Continue reading
Tacodeli, the Austin-born taqueria by chef/founder Roberto Espinosa and partner Eric Wilkerson, will open its second Dallas location on Monday, December 11 at The Hill Shopping Center (corner of Walnut Hill Lane and Central Expressway).
The fast-casual neighborhood restaurant is open daily for breakfast and lunch, offering a menu of more than 40 made-from-scratch tacos with fresh ingredients – many of which are organic and locally sourced. Sourcing top-notch ingredients has been at the core of the brand since the beginning. Continue reading
It seems the only time “fishes” is an acceptable word is on Christmas Eve, when Italians honor the tradition of the Feast of the Seven Fishes, or as they say in the old country, “Esta dei Sette Pesci.” Seafood lovers go crazy for the fish bonanza, but how did it all start, and why?
Legend has it that the tradition started in southern regions like Naples and Sicily but is little known in northern Italy. Though many facts surrounding the feast are unknown, there are two definite truths: It’s about seafood and family. Continue reading
The Hill, a modern mixed-use development located in a historic shopping center at North Central Expressway and Walnut Hill Lane in Dallas, brings a multitude of unique restaurants and eclectic retail to North Dallas.
The Hill offers a creative enclave of distinctive restaurants, shops and gathering spaces in an unparalleled ambiance. The Hill’s authentic, funky, and preservation-minded design is attributed to the developers maintaining the integrity of the unique 1970s architecture, and transforming the historic space into a walkable sequence of proprietor-driven shops and restaurants with a decidedly “un-mall” feel.