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Copeland’s in the Southlake Hilton

By Judy Chamberlain

Copeland’s of New Orleans has long been a Southlake go to for business meetings, breakfast, brunch, lunch and evening get-togethers. Reasonably priced fine hotel dining rooms that offer quality along with value, service and a welcoming environment are a rarity these days, especially in the Mid-Cities.

Copeland’s is a chain, but this location — there are only two in Texas — feels like a one-off, largely due to the Copeland family’s quarter-century dedication to serving an authentic, New Orleans blend of flavors. Everything is made from scratch, including the fluffy biscuits that come with your meal. Continue reading

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Pasta la Vista Opens In Southlake, Baby. Free Tonight

by Steven Doyle

It’s kind of fast foodie, and it’s not.  Think of Pasta la Vista as a chicky Italian Which Wich. I say this only because you fill out a card that gives you combinations, which for some is really cool.  Well, cool if you have never worked in a restaurant.  But for those that have it may seem like you are doing all of the work.  Why not let us in the kitchen and make our own sauce, too?     Continue reading


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Dinner With Spain’s Chef Arolo

by David Donalson

photos by Jackee Donalson

One of the more interesting aspects of Central Market is their cooking school. They have a kitchen set up in a room where chefs and staff can come in and do demos for customers. This is the area where Chef Arolo set up as part of his Passport Spain dinner last evening in Southlake.

Chef Arolo and his two Michelin stars may look intimidating but he was gracious with his time and has a great sense of humor. He started by saying how his “English may not be very good but it is easy to speak in the language of taste, of gastronomy.” Arolo described his cuisine as traditional, local cuisine with a focus on what is seasonally ready to eat. Sure he can dabble in the molecular but the focus is on tradition. He demonstrated this with a traditional fried potato dish served with a spicy red sauce and aioli called patatas bravas.  Continue reading

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Butterfly in Southlake Opens Soon

by Steven Doyle

While in Southlake this week we spotted a restaurant that is about to open and stopped in for a look-see. Butterfly Restaurant is the brain-child of TJ and Brandee Sharp with executive chef John Gulluscio running the back of the house. Gulliscio is formerly of the senior residency, The Legacy at Brookhollow and Northwood Country Club, the chef has also worked hotel kitchens back east. Continue reading

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Red Dog Right Does No Wrong

by Steven Doyle

When first walking into Red Dog Right  you will notice a few things. Sure, it’s a sports bar and they have more than a plethora of televisions, almost 40 of the buggers – some lining a bank of booths to the right flank, others in the men’s locker room so you never miss a play.  Continue reading

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