Category Archives: North Dallas

North Haven Garden Tour Yields Fruit

by Steven Doyle

Last Saturday morning as we reported last week, North Haven Gardens invited us along with the chefs from Parigi and a lucky patron of North Haven in to judge their annual pesto making contest.  The thrill of the event was to hopefully use up some of the flourishing basil from the entrants garden and win a gift certificate to not only North Haven, but to Parigi as well.

Fun day, and we found about a dozen entries in the contest, each with their own distinct recipes and flavors. One entry was from a ten year old patron that used all the right ingredients and managed a second place win.  Continue reading

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Sunday Brunch: Marquee Grill

by Joy Jangles

Tre Wilcox is tough.  His fearless attitude in the kitchen has lead him to creating his ultimate masterpiece: Marquee Grill – an innovative twist on Modern American Cuisine.  This week I had the amazing opportunity to interview Chef Wilcox for our Sunday Brunch series.  He’ll be sharing his “Bacon” and Waffles – a house cured pork belly served alongside a stack of buttermilk waffles and drizzled with a huckleberry maple syrup.   Continue reading


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Fruitealicious Hard Serves the Tunes

photo by Nichloas Bostick

by Nicholas Bostick

Last Saturday the best place to beat the summer heat was Frutealicious in Carrolton. They kicked the summer off with an assortment of local bands and cold drinks. Indie hip-hop group, Josephine Versus Black Jesus, played for a surprisingly large crowd of people as more waited outside. Their set suffered a few technical difficulties, but still sounded great and the crowd was more than receptive to their jams.  This night was also the demo-release party for local punk band, Something Social. They did a great job of getting the crowd excited Continue reading

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CFS Challenge: Kel’s Kitchen

by Steven Doyle

We will be seeking out the best chicken fried steak in the DFW area over the coming month and last night we had a chance to check out the first in the series. The classic Texas chicken fried steak takes its roots from the Austrian Wiener Schnitzel and is classic chuck wagon fare.

Ply the dish with a smooth white gravy whisked from the pan drippings along with a side of creamy mashed potatoes and you have an awesome lunch.  Continue reading

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Pizza D’oh!

by Steven Lindsey     Photos by Rod Orta

Is Dallas big enough for another authentic Neapolitan pizza restaurant? Absolutely. But in the old Chocolate Angel space at Preston and Forest that once was home to Il Cane Rosso, one of the most justifiably buzzed-about pizzerias to hit the metroplex? That’s right where San Antonio transplant Dough will soon open. Talk about déjà vu.

Tasked with the delicious assignment of doing a little pizza recon 300 miles away, I headed to the Alamo city to check out Dough mere days before owners Doug and Lisa Horn plan to open their second location. (By the way, it was reading an article in Rachael Ray’s magazine that forced me to realize the genius of the name Dough. Doug H? DougH?) Yeah, took me a minute, too. But in my defense, I was too focused on the amazing spread on my table.  Continue reading


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