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Our favorite dishes from North Italia’s new Fall/Winter Menu

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North Italia has just rolled out their new fall/winter menu, and we thought we’d share the standouts with our readers. The spot is known for their house-made pastas and a modern approach to Italian dining. The new dishes center on seasonal ingredients such as butternut squash, fuji apple, figs, rainbow cauliflower and hazelnut, while also offering elevated versions of year-round staples.

“The new menu rollout was one of the largest we have seen since the brand began. The idea was to capture the most beautiful winter vegetables and present them in ways that are memorable for our guests,” said Executive Chef Austin Brown.

Here are five new dishes that we felt held their own against any of the best Italian dishes in the city.

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Hopdoddy Rolls Out Their Ultimate Cheeseburger for National Cheeseburger Day

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September 18th is National Cheeseburger Day, and Hopdoddy Burger Bar is featuring an “Ultimate Cheeseburger” in celebration of the event.

This massive burger uses one ingredient from all thirteen burgers on the menu. 

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Fort Worth Food and Wine Festival a Damn Fine Time!

photos and story by Joey Stewart

After a two-year hiatus, the Forth Food & Wine Festival triumphantly returned last weekend, welcoming excited foodies to gorgeous weather, top chefs from near and far, delicious exotic dishes, stellar wines, craft beers and creative cocktails.

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A Look at Postino in Deep Ellum

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Located in the historic district of Deep Ellum, at 2647 Main Street, Dallas, TX 75226 and sharing a stand-alone building with local favorite Merit Coffee, the new restaurant and bar features a carefully selected wine program as well as an approachable yet sophisticated food menu. 

With a motto of “drinking wine at lunch is not a crime”, the vibrant and passionate co-founder, Lauren Bailey explains, “Deep Ellum instantly caught our attention with its deep-rooted history, incredible buildings and lively community. We quickly fell in love with the art, the other businesses and most of all the people who make it such a special place. I had goosebumps when I first stepped into the building and knew in my gut that was the one.”

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Terry Black’s Means Texas

TB47by Steven Doyle    photos by Joey Stewart

With roots hailing from Texas BBQ mecca, Lockhart, Texas, Terry Black’s has this amazing history in smoked meats which scream Texas.

We had the fortune to speak to the Black twins recently, giving us some insight into what is being served in the fairly new 10,000 square feet digs located in Deep Ellum, in the heart of Dallas. Twin pit-master brothers Mark and Michael Black run operations will skills that transcend generations. 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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