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Best Bowls of Cioppino in Dallas

cioppino1by Steven Doyle

There are actually few places that make a hearty bowl of seafood cioppino in Dallas. Cioppino is a fisherman’s soup that that is an amalgam of various Italian seafood stews and soups, but originates from San Francisco using the freshest catch of the day brought in by local sources from the sea. Pair this action up with toasted slices of sourdough and you have this marvelous meal that will certainly satisfy and take the chill off from any evening.

We have searched the Dallas area for the perfect bowl of soothing cioppino for you to enjoy. Check out our favorites.  Continue reading

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Nate’s Seafood and Steakhouse Celebrating 30+ Years

nates6.jpgby Steven Doyle

Nathan Peck, owner of Nate’s Seafood and Steakhouse in Addison, opened his doors in 1988 after working in Houston haunts such as including Landry’s Seafood, Willie G’s and the Magnolia Bar and Grill. Known by many as Seafood Nate, this chef owner is of proud tradition and considers fare as authentic as we might find it in landlocked Dallas.

With a proud Cajun heritage, Nate offers great food at fair prices, and has even been known to say, “If It Ain’t Good, Don’t Pay… But Don’t Ask For Seconds!’”. Well, that may be just a sign at the restaurant, but it is words the chef lives by. It is likely that very few over the past 30-plus years have taken Nate up on this as Nate’s Seafood and Steakhouse is pretty spectacular in its own right and has become somewhat a legend. Continue reading

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Cedar Creek Brewhouse to Host Girl Scout Cookie Beer Pairing Menu Jan 28-30

Conceptualized by the partners behind LUCK at Trinity Groves, Jeff Dietzman and Lance Bodwell and operated in partnership with Jim Elliot, Cedar Creek Brewhouse & Eatery in Farmers Branch is a family-friendly destination for scratch-made food, craft beer and cocktails with an elevated brewpub feel.

The brunch, lunch and dinner menus are designed to pair with the astounding 25 beers available on tap, many from the brand’s partner brewery in nearby Seven Points, Texas. Signature dishes include a slow smoked Pastrami Brisket sandwich, specialty pizzas and Bierocks, a traditional German dish consisting of meat and cheese wrapped in puffed dough.

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Eat Me: Trompo Tacos From Bachman Tacos And Grill

DSC03908by Steven Doyle

Since we are on a trompo taco kick we set sights for one of our favorite spots across from Bachman Lake to Bachman Tacos and Grill set inside the gas station at 3311 Northwest Highway. There you walk to the gas station’s counter to prepay for however many tacos or burritos you might want, then present your ticket to the cooks at the taco grill.

What you will taste is one of the better trompo tacos sliced straight from the spinning grilled meat. These are piping hot and spicy with insanely juicy slivers of pork. Add the tasty salsa verde, and a squirt of fresh lime for the perfect bite of taco goodness that scream “eat me”.  We happen to know this is chef Kent and Tracy Rathbun favorite taco n Dallas, and can be spotted noshing on a few from time to time.   Continue reading

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Colder Weather Means Warmer Food: A Soup Exposé

kingsby Steven Doyle

We have made plenty of lists in the past, and certainly soup has been a big draw for the cold, wintery months such as we are experiencing. One of our favorite soups comes from King’s Noodles (read about that place here). There are plenty of mainstays in Dallas such as Fearing’s tortilla soup, a recipe that will not, and should not ever leave that menu. Other perennials include the marshmallow soup at Rise No. 1 which is actually a rich tomato soup with pillows of roasted goat cheese.

Make a better soup and the world will beat down your door, especially when it is 25 degrees in Dallas.

Today we offer a list of some recent favorites. You will want to check these out in your travels about town this week.    Continue reading

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THE DOGWOOD FORT WORTH to Host January 27 Grand Opening with Roger Creager

The Dogwood Fort Worth, the newest brick and mortar location from Carmack Concepts’ founders Brad and Chad Womack along with Jason Carrier, will be celebrating their official grand opening with Texas Country artist Roger Creager, DJ Aiden Brasher, Ice Luge and Shotski activations, and cocktails from Deep Eddy Vodka. Guests can enjoy libations all night, as well as the premier in-house food menu until 10:00pm.

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