Category Archives: Downtown

Wachu Tacobot Willis: Fuel City

by Danielle Leahy     photos by Jacque Manaugh

If Dallas street taco lover’s had a Mecca, Fuel City  would be it. Even for all the naysayer’s at trip, at the least, is a requirement to judge the state of taco affairs in our City. Fuel City has long been called Dallas Best Street Tacos and, for the most part, started the gas station taco trend in Dallas as we know it. But what’s beyond the hype? Are the tacos really that good? Well with the all new covered patio  in place that seats 70 the Tacobots decided to invade the parking-lot and find out the truth for themselves.

First, you should know about Fuel City is it is cash only so don’t get in line (and yes there is ALWAYS a line) before you visit the ATM located just a few feet down from the outside window.     Continue reading


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Hey Grandpa, What’s for Supper?

by Steven Doyle

I was on the hunt  this week for something that contained neither turkey nor cranberry sauce as I am assured plenty of that in the coming days because I am making it myself. To satisfy that desire I have been hitting various restaurants across Dallas to share with you.

Last Saturday I enjoy some of my favorite dishes at Samar by Stephan Pyles on Ross Avenue. I didn’t snap any photos, but the Moutabal which is part of the trio of spreads served with fresh naan was pretty amazing. Consider it a kicked up baba ghanouj that is very smoky and creamy. The Tiger Prawns “Bombay Style” with Crispy Okra and Spiced Pear Chutney is always a winner.

Here are a few other favorites you might enjoy.    Continue reading


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Blankenship Promoted to Chef de Cuisine at Charlie Palmer

by Steven Doyle

As we heard from the press release this week, the Joule is adding on (was the construction for the past six months a huge hint?)  The boutique hotel is undergoing a 78 million dollar renovation that will includea new restaurant and playground facilities for adults. Here is a piece from that press release:   Continue reading

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Fairmont’s Art Immersion Experience Tastes Wonderful

by Steven Doyle

This weekend we were invited to check out the new Art Immersion Learning Experience at the Dallas Fairmont Hotel. The hotel has put together an art package that includes one night of their luxury accommodations, a one hour session with Ross Akard Gallery owner Bryan Embry, a walking tour of the Dallas Arts District, an hour session with the current Artist-in-Residence, and a specially prepared art dinner created by the Pyramid’s chef, Andre Natera.    Continue reading

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Rising To The Surfacetension

 Rising Gallery presents Surfacetension on Friday, an evolution revealed by Bonny Leibowitz…

These evocative new works, which seem to break open allow the viewer to see deeper into an interior life through precise hints of light, powerful depth of color and variant physical surfaces which speak to a timeless energy. Many of these pieces incorporate encaustic wax, oil pigment and elements such as silk and twine. Photographic elements used in bold new ways, including a collaborative piece with Dallas photographer, Dylan Hollingsworth challenge and intrigue in conceptually and visually dynamic ways as trees, oceans and figures seem to float and rush into being.

Friday, September 30th, 2011 6-9pm

RISING Gallery
800 Jackson
Downtown Dallas

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One Art in Commissary Opens Tonight

by Steven Doyle

Today marks the opening of The Commissary’s  restaurant-within-a-restaurant One Art. We were fortunate to be part of the few to preview some of the offerings that the new restaurant will offer and will share the photos below.

It is interesting to note that unlike the One Art predecessor, The Table, there will be a few changes. One notable change is price. Chef-owner John Tesar noted last evening that the all night multi-course room wasn’t as successful due to the economy, and scaled the menu back by lowering price points, offering an ala carte menu, and sticking to more basic ingredients rather than the foie and caviar heavy approach he had before.    Continue reading


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Jason Weaver Named Exec Chef at New Dallas Omni

by Steven Doyle

The Omni Dallas Hotel at the Dallas Convention Center is scheduled to open its doors early November. Already a success with over a quarter million reservations booked for the yet-to-be-open hotel, the hotel just recently named their executive chef, Jason Weaver.

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