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Drink of the Week: Nova

by Steven Doyle

Last evening a small group of us were on the hunt for a crazy good cocktail. Seems like a fairly simple task since there are so many good cocktail programs sprouting up across the city, but we were wanting something a little different last night and we would know what it was when we tasted it. We made our way from saloon to pub until we settled onto one of the comfy stools at Nova.

Nova is my late-night spot in Oak Cliff. They stay open later than most and when the regular kitchen closes you can still grab a really good pizza until midnight (later if the oven is hot and you perform circus tricks for whoever is working the bar).  Continue reading

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Tsunami of Beer Kills Nine

by Steven Doyle

A few years back we discussed the tragic and curious Boston Molasses Flood  that killed 21 and injured over 150, demolishing buildings and drowning livestock, causing millions of dollars in damages. There was another industrial accident that wreaked havoc on a city, killing many and causing damage that is equally as curious.

Like all tragic stories such as these a certain element of hubris rides high, not too unlike the massive container of molasses that exploded in Boston all those years ago, or even the supposedly unsinkable Titanic.    Continue reading

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Dallas Enchilada All Star Line Up

by Steven Doyle

Growing up in Dallas it would be difficult to avoid the enchilada. The Tex-Mex beauties delicately filled, rolled and sauced for your dining pleasure. And what great memories most Texans have as children growing up noshing on the humble enchilada each Wednesday in our public schools, the same day that El Fenix  offers their inexpensive deal on enchiladas. Perhaps some lay in puddles of grease, but we know how to sop that up with a tortillas for an extra side-car treat.

This past week we craved enchiladas and sought them out with vengeance. This began as our five favorites, but as we started in on them the list grew. Enjoy these enchiladas are in no particular order because Cinco de Mayo and all.

By the way, the list does not include marvelous Mexican restaurants such as Jose. We certainly do not consider them in the same category as Tex Mex.

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Hey Grandpa, What’s for Supper?

by Steven Doyle

We invite our readers to send in photos and descriptions of their latest dinner conquest.  We put out this on occasion for everyone to see.

Here are a few favorites you might enjoy.    Continue reading

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How To Get The Most Out Of Your Crawfish: A Primer

by Jon Alexis

Crawfish boils rock. What’s more fun than bugs, beer and buddies?

We have some useful tips on how to throw your first crawfish boil… without everyone knowing you’re a rookie.  Follow along.  Continue reading

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So Many Ways to Celebrate National Sandwich Day in Dallas

by Steven Doyle

There is little to make a sandwich wonderful other than  fantastic bread, well thought out seasonings and spreads, and a filling that should be unsurpassed. When deciding a list of our favorites, it seemed a more daunting task than originally thought. So much more came to mind as the list was settled.

With all the heartache of selecting which can stand alone as the very best, we humbly submit in no particular order sandwiches that we enjoy. Tell us your favorites and we will run out today and sample one.  Continue reading

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