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Maggiano’s Offers New Brunch Items

magg1by Trey Moran

I had the pleasure of sampling the upcoming brunch menu at Maggiano’s Little Italy at Northpark this past weekend and from what they presented it should be a hit.  I’m not much for the big chain restaurants but I have always enjoyed Maggiano’s. The food is always on point and there is always an energetic atmosphere.  And it is always a good place to end up after hiking Northpark all day.   Continue reading

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Dugg Burger Featuring Even More Options

dugg2by Constance Hernandez

“Have It Your Way.” That slogan grills up memories of low-def TV commercials and soft cardboard crowns I used to fight over with my little sister. But in the foodie era of 2017, that tactic is obligatory on a menu. Holding down a smidgen of un-decidedly un-prime real estate in a small shopping center at the corner of West Park and Ohio Drive is Dugg Burger. I know; West Plano needed another burger joint. But hold the groans and unroll those eyes, because what West Plano didn’t have was a charming little spot that is just as enticing to the foodie set as it is to families. And that, burger buffs, is where Dugg Burger lets you ‘have it your way.’

I don’t know if it was because I was snapping pics in the parking lot like a crime scene technician, or maybe he just always greets his customers with a hearty “Hello, welcome to Dugg Burger!” but Head of Operations guru Greg Watson immediately put a smile on my face and a twinge in my appetite. His sincere, concentrated southern demeanor almost clashed against the industrial-chic, alt-rock vibe that Dugg Burger emits. Once I got over the predictable let down that he was A Greg, and not The Doug, it wasn’t ‘charred’ to love this place.  Continue reading

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Sweet Treats To Put Finally Put An End To Your Silly New Year’s Resolutions

IMG_5928by Steven Doyle

Admit that you have already blown your New Years resolutions. If everyone behaved themselves we would be out of business, along with most of the city’s restaurants. In keeping with your good nature we wish to explore a few choice desserts in Dallas. Follow along at home and make reservations!   Continue reading

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Jumpin’ on the Ship to Roll

black3by Nafeisa Shukair-Farley

We have all been amazed by the talents of an Itamae (sushi chef) and wonder how they make the beautiful yummy rolls of deliciousness.  My curiosity has been mounting since I first tried sushi years ago especially how the rolls get rolled and look so pretty.  So when Black Ship Little Katana offered the opportunity to make their signature roll “Katana 101,” I said, “はい、お願いします (yes please)!”

When I arrived at Black Ship which is located downtown Dallas at the Omni Hotel, I was promptly greeted by Vice President Kenneth Choe and he presented me with the traditional sushi chef coat (thank goodness it matched my outfit).  Before I had put on the jacket, I was a bit nervous but once the jacket slid on and I tied the sashes, I became empowered and ready to roll.  But first, I had to wash my hands.  Continue reading

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Next Door Ups Their Burger Game

photo-feb-16-4-33-56-pm-1by Steven Doyle

You may have been to the new It spot in Dallas on McKinney, Next Door. We had brunch there recently and we were totally blown away with its uniqueness and power of execution. The evenings in the upper room are also something to brag about with fantastic music and bottle service to boot.   Continue reading

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The 2017 Ultimate Crawfish List and Locator

crawfishby Steven Doyle

February 2017 is seeing a bounty of great crawfish with massive tiny lobster-sized crawfish, the grade A type, in and around Dallas. Some are juked up in spices, some are rather tame, but however you find them, or enjoy the critters, it is a good year to be alive and loving crawfish.

Bit some heads, suck tail and scream a glorious chorus to our pals down on the bayou for sending us the good stuff.   Continue reading

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Gordita is the New Black

gorditaby Steven Doyle

I am stepping out on a culinary limb today and pronouncing the end to all things taco.

Well, not really. The taco is a delicious canvass for enjoying various meats and vegetables, and I think it has had a pretty good run, especially in these parts for the past several years.  Continue reading

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