Category Archives: Design District

A Visit To Oak For Lunch

by Steven Doyle

Mid-December we checked out the just opened Oak  in the Dallas Design District, and we have been back several times since and enjoyed dinner and on separate occasions fantastic cocktails. It has fast become the hottest ticket in town where reservations are definitely required if you are not interested in dining before six or after ten.     Continue reading

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Peticolas Brewing Company Opens in Design District

by Steven Doyle

There will be yet another addition to the growing list of local breweries in the DFW area. Peticolas Brewing Company is officially off and running with their new facility tucked away in the Design District. The very first batch of beer is being brewed today and will be ready in two weeks. The beer will premiere at the Meddlesome Moth, so watch out for that announcement.

We spoke with owner Michael Peticolas on this auspicious occasion of his first batch and he explained a bit of the history of how yet another attorney went into the brew business.    Continue reading


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5 Dallas Food Trends We Enjoyed in 2011

by Steven Doyle

There were many advances in the Dallas restaurant scene in 2011, and we are looking for many more in the coming new year. We would like to take a moment to bring attention to several exciting trends that took place. Later in the week we will focus on some trends we would like to see spring up in Dallas.     Continue reading

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First Look: Oak

by Steven Doyle

All the beautiful pieces are in place. Oak has this pretty fantastic location on Oak Lawn in the Design District across from the Meddlesome Moth and was designed by Royce Ring and Alex Urrunaga of Plan B who did the recent Bolsa Mercado, the Candle Room, Whiskey Cake and Cedars Social. Add in the owners who are these amazing hospitality specialists, Tommy DeAlano and Richard Ellman. Then hire on chef Jason Maddy as your exec chef who was formerly at the Mansion. You would have a huge pot of success just waiting to happen. This is what the restaurant Oak is all about.

We had an opportunity to stop in Oak for a quick preview this past weekend and chatted with DeAlano, who enjoys nothing more than to speak about the new restaurant.   Continue reading


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Cocktail of the Week: The Heirloom At Asador

by Steven Doyle

“The Heirloom” which is a variation of the Bloody Mary, was recently added to the cocktail menu at Asador at the Renaissance Hotel next to Market Hall. What makes this cocktail so unique is that it is deconstructed in  the sense that a traditional Bloody Mary has the ingredients all blended together, this cocktail separates the flavor profiles and presents them on their own. For example, with a traditional Bloody Mary the tomatoes are pureed, but in this version they leave them whole, which still lends the flavor and allows them to be seen in their entirety.     Continue reading

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Off-Site Preps For Opening

by Steven Doyle

With just a few weeks away from opening his latest concept, Off-Site Kitchen, Neighborhood Services chef/ owner Nick Badovinus has been busily prepping the borderline Design District restaurant at a steady pace.

We ran into Badovinus last night and he seemed dutifully excited about the new restaurant that will indeed serve as an off-site kitchen for his Neighborhood Services restaurants.  Continue reading


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