Alamo Club – an upscale neighborhood restaurant and bar serving American classics in an old-school comfortable setting will open for dinner only on Wednesday, February 20.
Located at 1919 Lowest Greenville Avenue, restaurant veteran and owner, Austin Rodgers set out to create a restaurant that feels like a classic neighborhood favorite that’s been around for years. This is Rodgers’ first concept on his own after an impressive career with Nick & Sam’s and Nick Badovinus’ Flavor Hook restaurant group (Offsite Kitchen, Neighborhood Services, Town Hearth). Continue reading
Off The Cuff, a new neighborhood bar coming to Deep Ellum is scheduled to open its doors in March. Dallas restaurant veterans Alex Hines and Tan Mai have a simple goal for their new bar concept – an upbeat environment where everyone feels comfortable and welcome. With an emphasis on a neighborhood feel, this isn’t your typical bar – Off The Cuff will be customer-oriented and adaptable, tailoring itself to what each customer wants, in an atmosphere that is vibrant and engaging.
The phrase “off the cuff” originated in the United States during the Great Depression Era, meaning spontaneous or without prior preparation – and that’s exactly what you’ll find here- a neighborhood bar as eclectic as the neighborhood it’s joining. “Our goal is to create a comfortable and energetic environment for everyone and really emphasize the word “service” in customer service,” said Off The Cuff co-owner Tan Mai. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Shuffling in and finding one of the few remaining seats at the bar, a popular spot for the regulars, you grab a menu and peruse knowing that you will order the chicken fried steak. But you scan the menu with the thought you may discover a new Texas favorite, but alas you do not. Nothing new has been invented in the past hundred years that might exceed the perfection of a slab of tasty beef pounded thick and hand breaded and deep fried. The craggy crisp layers are an exciting place for unctuous creamed gravy to lay rest in anticipation of your first bite. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Just over a mile from the airport outside San Salvador you will find a tiny village ripe with what many would call the national snack of the Central American country, El Salvador–the pupusa. In the village of Olocuilta little shops sell these masa harina cakes, which are filled with any combination of beans, cheese, pork, yucca, shrimp, loroco, or squash.
There are so many shops selling the pupusa in San Salvador, “the competition is great so the prices are very low,” explains, Eduardo Ventura, the manager of Pupusas Mama Tia in East Dallas on Buckingham, which is owned by his family. “You can find pupusas for 25 cents a piece.” Continue reading
Crockett Row at West 7th announced today the recent and upcoming openings of several new restaurants and specialty service providers at the property this year. Four eateries, a day spa, a sunless tanning studio and a bank will open their first Fort Worth locations, adding to Crockett Row’s prominence as a destination in Dallas-Fort Worth for shopping, dining and entertainment. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
This week marked a beautiful dinner from the people at Cooper’s Meat Market located at Sylvan-30 near Oak Cliff. The wine dinner was prepared by the very capable hands of chef Kelly Hightower who has a huge following, and also featured one of our very favorite sommeliers Selena Dodge who was pouring wines from Halter Ranch at Paseo Robles, California.
Historic Halter Ranch is a vineyard and winery located in the heart of the Paso Robles’ Westside Adelaida District. California’s Central Coast Wine Country has ideal conditions for growing superior wine grapes and producing world-class wines. The 100% estate-grown wines are sustainably farmed on westside limestone soils. Tradition and innovation mix at Halter Ranch to produce Bordeaux and Rhône-style wines of the highest quality. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
We are still enjoying the seafood season as the crawfish continue to grow larger, and the crabs are ever so sweet. Boiling Crab in Dallas near Garland seems to always be busy with lines starting at least thirty minutes before opening, and on super nice days as much as an hour with guests toting lawn chairs and sipping mystery drinks as they eagerly await a mess of crawfish, a myriad of crabs, shrimp and even lobster steamed in a bag packed full of seasoning.
Here the phrase is “The Whole Shabang” which means all the spices in the house mixed with butter. This is the holy grail of boils in Dallas. Continue reading