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All Change at The Second Floor

Executive Chef at The Second Floor, Andrea Maricich

by Andrew Chalk

Make careful note of this name: Andrea Maricich. She is the person Scott Gottlich chose to be executive chef at The Second Floor by Scott Gottlich at the Westin Galleria Dallas. She started in June and has had a ‘soft introduction’ in 2014. However, I predict that 2015 could be ‘The Year of The Andrea’ if she continues on her current trajectory. She trained in New York and San Francisco before she and her husband ran a restaurant in Boise, Idaho, for 17 years. The economic downturn prompted the move to Dallas to take the position of chef de cuisine at Hotel ZaZa. From there she came to The Second Floor. Continue reading

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Sunday Supper at Stampede 66

pyles2by Andrew Chalk

Stephan Pyles Stampede 66 has already created a lot of interest among Dallas diners. There is going to be even more now that the restaurant has introduced “Sunday Supper” where we were invited media. I predict that this seating is going to prove as popular with Dallas as Sunday brunch. The basic idea is that there is a set menu, live music, and a fixed price for food (a regular bar menu is also available) of $35 for adults and $20 for children.

The helpings are large enough that you are actually getting two meals for the price of one (we took Monday lunch and dinner home!) so this is an undiscovered bargain – even without considering the complimentary valet parking. When you add in the fact that there is no traffic to contend with on Sunday nights, I see Stampede Sundays becoming a favorite with Uptown, Downtown and Victory Park residents very soon.        Continue reading

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Effin-Good FNO Eats

by Farah Fleurima

Come this Thursday night, it’ll be nigh impossible not to find a party associated with Fashion’s Night Out, that evening of soirees that kicks off New York Fashion Week. Dallas happens to go all out for it, with every shopping establishment worth its salt throwing a cocktail-soaked mini-fete in honor of, well … shopping. But you need energy for the hours on end of high-heeled revelry, so here’s a little guide to where to feast (or nibble) pre-FNO, depending on your circumstance (call ahead, as most of these spots require reservations). Aimed at ladies, ’cause, let’s face it … you kind of own the night.          Continue reading

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Nora Is A Sweet Afghan Surprise

by Steven Doyle

It’s been about a single month since Nora opened its doors and we had a first look at the opening festivities which included dancing, plenty of music and great food. One month later the music is a bit muted but the food is rolling strong in this beefed up outpost for the dearly loved North Dallas Afghan Grill.

Located on lowest Greenville Avenue in what is fast becoming a freshly revitalized area of Dallas, Nora is a little gem that is all nice and shiny. The same chef is working the grill as the North Dallas haunt, and they are using the same techniques. Giant flames from the largish gas grill kiss the lamb kabobs just as the grill does at Afghan. The flavors are very similar because the recipes are the same.      Continue reading


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Friday’s Five Fabulous Food Finds

by Steven Doyle

Each week we traverse throughout the city to find special dishes, cocktails or unique nibbles. Today we have a list of five really wonderful bites you can try for yourself. If you have a find drop us an email and let us know, or better yet – send a photo.                 Continue reading

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GRIP Opening Soon On Luther Lane

by Steven Doyle

The Chanaa brothers, the creative partners behind Ali Baba Mediterranean Grill and Terra Mediterranean Grill restaurants, are introducing their newest fast-casual concept to the Dallas-area called GRIP. GRIP will feature pita wraps (the GRIP) and salads showcasing all of the traditional Mediterranean cuisine their customers have come to enjoy. ”             Continue reading

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