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Drink of the Week: Nova

by Steven Doyle

Last evening a small group of us were on the hunt for a crazy good cocktail. Seems like a fairly simple task since there are so many good cocktail programs sprouting up across the city, but we were wanting something a little different last night and we would know what it was when we tasted it. We made our way from saloon to pub until we settled onto one of the comfy stools at Nova.

Nova is my late-night spot in Oak Cliff. They stay open later than most and when the regular kitchen closes you can still grab a really good pizza until midnight (later if the oven is hot and you perform circus tricks for whoever is working the bar).  Continue reading

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Hey Grandpa, What’s For Supper?

by Steven Doyle

On the town this week hunting for the perfect bite we ran across more than a few. From First Chinese BBQ (always a favorite) to sushi at Shinsei with Elvis, this was a pretty awesome culinary week.  Stay with us on this, you are going to love this week’s choices.  Continue reading

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Original Gloria’s Demolished

gloriasby Steven Doyle

Rob Shearer, Mr. Oak Cliff, sends a photo of the original Gloria’s in Dallas as it is being razed. The original location closed last year and moved about a quarter mile down Davis Street on the edge of Bishop Arts.

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Midnight Ramen Redux At Ten Bells This Saturday

ramen1by Steven Doyle

Ramen is the hot new topic on the lips of local food types. It is the perfect food with house-made noodles, a rich steamy broth, meaty pork belly and hopefully a wonderful poached egg. Just a few weeks back local chef from Lucia, Justin Holt, hosted two nights of ramen at  a few Oak Cliff night spots. I just received a text from the chef saying he is pumped about another night of ramen at Ten Bells Tavern this Saturday night, March 9, 2013.   Continue reading


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2013 Mardi Gras In Oak Cliff

DSC05597by Steven Doyle

I am still suffering from the Oak Cliff Mardi Gras celebration yesterday, and especially thrilled by the ginormous parade as it tooled its way down Davis aiming eastward towards Bishop Arts. The sidewalks were brimming with cheering hoards as they were on the receiving end of beads, baubles and tiny treats.   Continue reading


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Cocktails At Lockhart In Bishop Arts Just Got Better

by Steven Doyle

Kenneth Gonzaba is shaking things up at Lockhart Smokehouse which is located in the Bishop Arts District just across the bridge in Oak Cliff. While Will Fleischman is busy stoking the fires and knocking out some of the best ribs and brisket in North Texas, the demand for a great beer and an even better cocktail is high in demand.

Known as Kenny G to his regulars, he is keeping Lockhart competitive with the area which is known for cocktails and good food.   Continue reading

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