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First Look: Sissy’s Southern Kitchen and Bar

by Steven Doyle

We were invited to a media luncheon to get a first look at the soon-to-be-open Sissy’s Southern Kitchen and bar located at 2929 Henderson. This is the Lisa Garza concept that she has been working on with exec chef Jeffrey Hobbes. You might recall both of the chefs  from Suze restaurant that is still being operated by Gilbert Garza off northwest Highway and Midway.

Lisa Garza grew up in Memphis and spent summers on grandparents Iowa farm and recalls gardening and canning at an early age. In 2008 Garza was featured on The Next Food Network Star program and since opened her own catering and design company.              Continue reading

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Half Price Velvet Taco Chicken

by Steven Doyle

Each Monday  you can slide past the front door at Velvet Taco On Henderson in Dallas and grab a hot deal on their rotisserie chicken which includes a whole rotisserie locally sourced chicken, a side of elotes, gremolata potatoes, six handmade corn tortillas, a large side of rotisserie corn pico de gallo, and two sides of Korean BBQ Sauce all for ten dollars. This is half the regular price.

To get the deal go to the back door, knock as loud as you can, and one of the line cooks will open the door. Hand him ten in cash and he will pass off the hot food for you. Pretty cool thing. Think of it as a speakeasy for lunch.

The deal is for the entire day from open to close.


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Saganaki Tacos on Tonight’s Menu

by Steven Doyle

Just to keep things for the weekend extra spicy we wanted to share this taco we tried a few days ago. It is the Taco of the Week at Velvet Taco on Henderson called the Saginaki.

Saganaki is a Greek dish, typically a kefalograviera or sheep’s milk feta that is seared and often set to flames table side.   Continue reading


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Velvet Taco Plies Us With Taco Of The Week

by Steven Doyle

Damn we love tacos. We just saw the Taco of the Week over at Velvet Taco on Henderson in Dallas. Taste this: The Spicy Chicken Tikka Taco is crispy chicken strips coated in a spicy tikka sauce placed on a bed of buttery cilantro basmati rice and finished with raita sauce and thai basil.

I know what’s for lunch today.


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2011 Dallas NYE Suggestions

by Crave Staff

Holiday time is here when we think about ribbons and packages, good friends and wine. Well, more about wine than anything else.  Best make your plans for New Year’s Eve as soon as possible and we have a few suggestions. The list appears in the order we received the information. When making your plans you might also wish to check out proper transportation or lodging.

We started with dining options and ended with clubs and parties. If we missed your party or dinner, let us know and we will include you on the big list.             Continue reading

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McCallister Does Cafe Momentum

by David Donalson               photos by Robert Bostick

Sunday night was the sixth installment of Cafe Momentum, a Dallas-based restaurant and culinary training program working in conjunction with the Youth Village Resources of Dallas (YVRD) to train students in all aspects of working in a restaurant. These students would be our waiters, platers, dish-washers and other such jobs that are crucial for a restaurant, giving them valuable experience that can help them get a job in the industry. In fact, several of the students present now have jobs due to their experience of working with such chefs so kudos to all who are supporting the program.

Our chef for Sunday night is a very busy man, Chef Matt McCallister, who was gracious enough to mentor these students just hours before the official opening of Campo Modern in Oak Cliff. I am sure it has been a hectic few weeks for Chef McCallister but I was glad he made time to cook for all 120 people at Hibiscus on Henderson.    Continue reading

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Tacos and World Series at Veritas Tonight

Cody is the chef in the middle

by Steven Doyle

Cody Sharp, formerly of Stephan Pyles will be serving up Kobe Brisket Tacos and Pulled Pork Tacos at Veritas tonight. Cody shared the menu of tacos served with Elotes, Salsa and Avocado Cream and says that with each plate purchased you receive a glass of wine or a beer half price.     Continue reading

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