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Gracious Dining At Hotel St Germain

Hotel-St_-Germainby Robyn Folmar

Chef  Chad Martin unveiled his spring menu at the luxe Hotel St. Germain and it’s as elegant and tasteful as you would expect from this intimate restaurant. White-gloved waiters delivered a seven-course meal starting with an ahi tuna on Champagne granita amuse bouche and ending just as beautifully with a praline mousseline and hazelnut semifreddo.  Continue reading

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Back Away From The Tex-Mex At Lazaranda

lazarandaby Robyn Folmar

I’ve stated before that Texans like their Tex-Mex two ways, orange & brown. We will eat a slab of beef for breakfast and wrap anything in a tortilla and call it a meal. However, this leads to some problems when you are a bona fide Mexican restaurant and want to serve… seafood.

People get confused, agitated. “Where are the fajitas?” “I don’t understand why this rice is white.” “Can you fry this?”  Continue reading

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Red Caboose Wine Dinner At Bolsa Mercado

Gary,andrew,evanby Robyn Folmar

Red Caboose winery showcased their award-winning wines at a merry Bolsa Mercado 5-course dinner Thursday night. Winemakers Gary and Evan McKibben were on hand to talk about growing excellent grapes with old-world, natural techniques in the harsh Texas heat. Chefs Jeff Harris and Andrew Bell supplied great dishes, such as Roasted and Braised Cabrito to pair with these great local wines.      Continue reading

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Robyn Checks Out The New Meso Maya

pibilby Robyn Folmar

One of the perks of climate change in Texas is dining outdoors on a ridiculously sunny winter’s day. Thankfully, Dallas has another stellar patio to enjoy a margarita this toasty February.

Steps away from the new Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Meso Maya aims to break through the Tex-Mex clutter by offering its take on authentic interior Mexican food. If you haven’t already eaten at their other location on Preston & Forest, the restaurant pays homage to the expansive Latin American culture by focusing on roasted chiles, tomatillos, white cheese and moles. They steer clear of the ubiquitous “brown & orange” palette we know and love in Texas.   Continue reading

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Bonefish Grill Opens In Southlake

BajaFishTacosby Robyn  Folmar

On only the second day of operations the new Bonefish Grill in Southlake was packed.  This is the first Bonefish Grill to open in DFW and just the third in Texas, with the others located down south in Houston.  Started by two Florida fishing buddies in 2000, the chain has grown to have more than 150 restaurants throughout the United States. The restaurant focuses on fresh seafood flown in daily from around the world, but there are plenty of non-seafood items to complete the menu. Continue reading

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The Cheap Bastard Put Up A Good Meat Fight

by Robyn Folmar            photos by Nicholas McWhirter

Peoples of the world…! Hear me when I tell you that Meat Fight was one giant pile of awesome. The music was loud, the chefs cut loose and the attendees knew they were lucky as hell to be there. Tickets sold out in about an hour when they went on sale a few months ago and I’m not ashamed to admit that I sat at my computer like a dipstick refreshing the page until I got my tickets.

The Sons of Hermann Hall was the perfect venue for such a ridiculously fun celebration of all things animal meat. Local celeb-o-chefs including Tiffany Derry (recently stranded in NYC for a few days due to Hurricane Sandy), Brian Luscher, Matt McCallister, Jeff Bekavac, Jack Perkins and Omar Flores competed to win some super sophisticated gold pig and beer can trophies and Burger King crowns.            Continue reading

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