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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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Secret Fall Menu Preview at Horne and Dekker

by Steven Doyle

We just received word from the guys at Horne and Dekker, the kitschy restaurant on Henderson next to Veritas that features a really great cure for a slow moving Sunday with their Hangover Brunch featured here some months ago. This is the limitless drinks and eats that is followed later in the day with the same idea on a Sunday dinner.   Continue reading

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Alma Closes

by Steven Doyle

As reported this weekend by Uncle Nancy at D’s SideDish, Alma on Henderson has closed its doors. Not wishing to repeat news, we simply want to give credit to noted DJ Bryan Coonrod who predicted the demise of the restaurant over a month ago, noting a rapid decline of people on the patio and patrons in general.  Continue reading


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Vegan Girl Gets an Exclusive Look at VSPOT Cafe

by Melissa Brenner

Anyone trafficking the strip of restaurants and bars on Henderson has noticed the increasing activity in the space next to The Pearl Cup. VSPOT Café is now clearly marked on the windows, but not much more about the much anticipated restaurant was known until now.

I sat down with the Chef Toria Villareal to get the real story on what VSPOT Café is all about. VSPOT Café has a projected opening date of October 17th. The menu will be all vegan, but the emphasis will be on health. Sadly, we know a lot of the vegan fare in Dallas is not all that healthy. VSPOT plans to change that and give us all the tasty yet healthy vegan eats we can handle.    Continue reading


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First Look: Swig

by Danielle Leahy

Opening up in the old Park space  on Henderson, Swig bills itself as a Beer-garden and Speakeasy in combination with its bar the Gin Mill, located in the former Bar Celine spot in back. With much of the interior remaining the same Henderson Ave residents will feel right at home in the space now owned by the guys behind Capital Pub.

Swig boasts an impressive beer menu divided by country of origin as well as a very nice selection of Gins, Scotches, Whiskeys, and Bourbons in addition to its completely revamped menu.   Continue reading

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