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First Look: Sachet

sachet kitchenby Steven Doyle        photos by Joey Stewart

From the restaurateurs who brought our favorite restaurant in Dallas on Henderson, Gemma, comes their long awaited Mediterranean send up, Sachet.  Menu items include lamb, seafood, poultry, house-made pastas, legumes and grains, salads, and more than 20 vegetable-based meze, or starters, sourced from the best seasonal ingredients.

Chef-owner Stephen Rogers suggests that the menu little exotic but still approachable with plenty of vegetables, no butter or cream (olive oil instead), and much like he cooks at home for his own family.  Continue reading

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First Look: Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse in Legacy West (Slideshow)

Bar 1by Steven Doyle   photos by Joey Stewart

Nothing screams Dallas than the opulent steakhouse. These are where big deals are conjured, first dates happen, anniversaries take place, and most importantly where people dine on large slabs of delicious beef. Well, not always the beef, steakhouses often have incredible seafood options. This is the case for all these events and even more at Del Frisco Double Eagle Steakhouse which is a stalwart in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and beyond. Continue reading

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SAKE Cup Class at Tei Tei June 27th

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by Joey Stewart

Tei Tei Robata Bar invites you to meet local ceramic artist and potter James Olney of Oak Cliff Pottery on Tuesday June 27th at 6pm as he demonstrates how to make “Guinomi” sake cups.   Continue reading

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A Fortunate Feast: Lavendou Bistro Provençal

Paschalby Steven Doyle  photos by Joey Stewart

A visit to a French restaurant in Dallas is certainly an experience when you realize how few of them there are in this area. Fortunately, Lavendou Bistro Provençal is one of the very best, owned and operated by one of the most amazing hosts our city has today – Pascal Cayet.

Pascal’s first job was at Tour d’Argent in Paris, overlooking Notre Dame Cathedral and arrived in Dallas in the 1980’s where he was one of the innovators for French cuisine. He was founder and owner of the famous French Country restaurant Chez Gerard on McKinney Avenue, which was one of Stanley Marcus’ favorite restaurants. It was during a period of growth that Pascal moved his restaurant north, and then it was very far north, to his location on Preston near George Bush. Thus the birth of Lavendou, this slice of France located in a cozy shopping center.

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Where to Dine in Lake Highlands – Pt 1

VG Doubleby Joey Stewart

While much of Dallas lies flat, the northeast Dallas collection of subdivisions known as Lake Highlands offers a unexpected setting of hills, valleys, woods and streams. Most of the area is served by the Richardson Independent School District, which makes it an enticing place to live for parents who are looking for an alternative to DISD or would rather not pay to send their little ones to private schools.

However, within the LH borders it can be a challenge to find restaurants offering the variety of choices of the surrounding areas. Sure, one can head a few miles west to Preston Hollow, south to Casa Linda, or directly north of 635 for a plethora of options, but for those who wish to stay within Lake Highlands “proper,” we’ve compiled a short list for you to enjoy. Some of you may already be in the know, but we bet there are a few here you have never thought to try. We will spotlight these a few at a time, and here are today’s picks. Click on the individual photos to expand. Continue reading

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Top Knot Guest Chef Jesse Houston Serves Dallas His Special Style of Ramen

Chef Jesseby Steven Doyle  photos by Joey Stewart

Last evening Top Knot hosted the final segment in its three-part series,0 Uncommon Ramen, event which benefits No Kids Hungry program.  Top Knot is the modern American restaurant with Asian roots that features sharable plates with market ingredients and flavors from Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Japan. The series featured Chef Tyson Cole (January 30th), Austin BBQ magnate Aaron Franklin ((February 27th) and Jesse Houston from Saltine, a beautiful oyster bar in Jackson, Mississippi that has a sexy Asian twist, yesterday.  Continue reading

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The Artist of Dallas Fish Market

Photo one Chefby Joey Stewart        photos by Joey Stewart

We visited Dallas Fish Market recently while producing a few reports about the Dallas seafood scene for the Lenten season. The ten-year-old DRG Concepts restaurant located in downtown has always been a spot that you could count on for high quality seafood and a great menu. I had my first bite of sturgeon there when it first opened and have returned numerous times, although not recently.

As we enjoyed our meal we noticed how beautifully crafted and designed each plate was. “Food as art” can be tricky, though. A pretty plate doesn’t always ensure the flavors won’t fall flat.   Continue reading

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