Opening Thursday, October 21 for dinner and drinks, Harwood Hospitality Group’s newest concept, Elephant East offers guests an adventurous and lively escape from the ordinary. With layered and ornate design and a menu that focuses on technique, flavors and signature dishes from Southeastern Asia as well as stylish cocktails, sake and soju, Elephant East promises to be the next new hot spot in The Harwood District.
Located at 2850 N. Harwood St, Suite 120, the new restaurant, bar, and lounge neighbors Harwood Arms. Elephant East is the second concept to debut on La Rue Purdue, the European-inspired alleyway at the base of the office tower Harwood No. 10, and the tenth concept by Harwood Hospitality Group.
Nico’s MX Pizzeria and Cocktail Venue announces the debut of its inaugural North Dallas location. The new concept reflects Nico Ponce and Chef Manny’s deep commitment to bridge food cultures by strategically layering flavorful MexiCan food on top of Italian pizza. The result is known as “street gastronomy.” In addition, locally renowned bartenders Daniel Guillen, Christian Armando, Chris Dempsey, Craig Reeves, Jesse Powell, and Trea Sample have curated their cocktail program.
The term “La Chilanga” influenced most pizzas on the menu and the decorative finishing’s throughout the dining areas. “La Chlianga” means “Person from the city of Mexico,” says Chef Manny. “I always smile when I tell guests, “I am a Chilango.” “It’s delicious because Chef Manny expertly fuses the most traditional taco ingredients with high-quality premium Pizza dough. Chef Manny is quite literally a MexiCan making pizza; hence we have MexiCan pizza,” says Nico Ponce.
Bigger… Better… Badder! That’s how Gas Monkey Garage’s Richard Rawlings describes his new dining and entertainment destination, Gas Monkey Dallas, which is planned for the Mercer Boardwalk development on LBJ Freeway near Luna Road.
Gas Monkey Dallas will offer a whole new live music venue and experience – the evolution of the monkey. Gas Monkey Garage has become a cultural icon in the automotive landscape, and this new iteration appeals to a diverse audience, with family-friendly fun during the day and a rocking live music scene at night.
A cheesesteak is a crusty roll filled with thin slices of sautéed ribeye and melted cheese. The cheese of choice is Cheez Whiz, but provolone is an acceptable substitution. For the perfect cheesesteak there needs to be a balance of flavors, textures and what is often referred to as the “drip” factor. Other toppings may include fried onions, sautéed mushrooms, and jalapenos. Cheesesteaks are fast, portable and make for the perfect meal.
In Philly there are two camps on who makes the best sandwich. Pat’s King of Steaksis the actual decedent of the originator of the cheesesteak. Pat Olivieri invented the steak sandwich in 1930. Since then, Pat’s has grown from a little stand at the southern end of South Philly’s Italian Market to one of the most famous cheesesteak shops in the world, albeit still in the same location (and still the only location).
Another Philly favorite, in Philly, is Geno’s. Geno’s has been making its version from the same location for more than forty years and is a super popular choice. Like Pat’s, Geno’s is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Continue reading →