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Chef Marcus Paslay Opening Piattello Italian Kitchen in Fort Worth


Chef Marcus Paslay’s new restaurant, , will open this holiday season in Fort Worth’s new Waterside development.

The menu will feature from-scratch, seasonal dishes, including selections of antipasti, soups & salads, housemade pastas & pizzas, fresh sides and desserts. Daily specials will be available on a rotating schedule. Appetizers will range from $6-$10, and entrees will range from $15-$28. A full bar menu with craft beer, a curated selection of wines, and local spirits will be available.   Continue reading

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Jerry’s Wood-Fired Dogs Are In-Your-Face Delicious

by Steven Doyle

This new hot dog craze is really catchy. If you are able to make a fantastic and snappy wiener made from an all-natural casing, a fresh baked roll and plenty of interesting topping, you will make a success of this whole doggery thing. Jerry’s Wood-Fired Dogs did just that. This is an unpretentious hot dog Mecca that is light on the wallet and high on truly good flavors.

The menu can be a bit overwhelming, so perhaps it is best to stick to the basics on first pass. Oh, once you have gone there will be multiple laps, your fascination for the wood-fired dog won’t allow anything but just that. Continue reading


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Pollo Regio Much Anyone?

DSC04230by Steven Doyle

When a fast food chain opens up we generally do not give notice, or care for that matter. But Pollo Regio has been invading Dallas, with plenty more on their way, and they deserve at the very least a golf clap. The restaurant is quick, tasty and for many – nearby.

Regio started its restaurant out of something similar to a food truck in Austin, selling a delicious pollo asado that is marinated then grilled for a pretty exquisite flavor. The basics of charro beans, rice and grilled onions gives this Regio a simplistic menu that is hard to beat. The chicken is served with a pack of corn tortillas which makes each meal a feast.   Continue reading

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Turkish Cafe Pera

by Steven Doyle

I stopped into Pera for the luncheon special. Pera is a Turkish restaurant located on Preston Road in Far North Dallas and is the sister restaurant to Istanbul Grill in Arlington owned by Sam Sensel and his brother Habbib. The brothers are from a coastal city in Turkey where they enjoyed a fantastic Mediterranean view and will speak of it fondly by the mere mention.    Continue reading

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El Pollito Loco Makes Damned Good Yard Bird

By Steven Doyle

El Pollito Loco opened their doors this week at their 3068 Forest Lane location which is located across the street from Cinemark 13 Theater. At first glance the new restaurant had the appearance of the national chain El Pollo Loco which sells charred pollo asada family-style and has several locations in the Dallas area. There is a slight difference however.        Continue reading

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Sip And Savor For Plenty Of Flavor

by Steven Doyle

We checked out Sip and Savor, a beautifully quaint Victorian home from the 1890’s turned bistro with a huge emphasis on wine. The business is located in the furthest point of Coit Road in Plano and is owned and operated by John Weeks.

The restaurant has a full capacity of 70 people including outdoor dining, but can accommodate at least 100 people in a reception-style event. And Weeks has hosted plenty of events including baby and bridal showers, birthdays and other events.        Continue reading

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First Look: Amberjax in Trinity Groves

DSC09383by Steven Doyle

Tis the season to open a restaurant in Trinity Groves. If you have not checked out the growing number of restaurants that have recently opened in Trinity Groves, you are missing out on a new treasure in Dallas. The most recent to join that list of openings is Amberjax. Located on the northside of the main building, Amberjax is both a seafood market and restaurant combined into one. Amberjax is owned and operated by Larry Williams and Karen Simmons-Williams. Larry was formerly running the kitchen at Rex’s Seafood Market, and jumped ship to open his own restaurant. Originally he planned to stake claim directly across the street from Rex’s, but that plan was scrubbed and he partnered with Phil Romano and Trinity Groves. 

The restaurant opened this past Saturday to a large reception. The room is long and airy with a genteel southern feel. The interior is bright and inviting, and not overly pretentious much like Larry himself. Amberjax is no doubt occupies the largest space in Trinity Groves so far (sans 3015 the cheffy entertainment venue across the parking lot), and also has the largest and most interesting kitchen which is decked out with every appliance known to chefs.    Continue reading

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