by Steven Doyle
Few things rock my world as much as xiao long bao. The mighty dumpling power-packed with a meatball, (beef, pork, crab, the usual round up) supplied with a generous amount of broth and pleated into a package of steamed love.
Most agree that the xiao long bao’s story begins in the Shanghai suburb of Nanxiang over nearly 150 years ago. It is believed that Huang Mingxian wanted to create a dumpling that would surprise and delight the guests of his restaurant, Ri Hua Xuan. The elegant pleated dumpling was made by adding aspic – or a jellified meat stock – to pork mince, so that once steamed the aspic would melt, thereby filling the inside of the dumpling with a flavorsome broth. Continue reading
The Dallas Mavericks, American Airlines and Nick & Sam’s are proud to partner again for the 15th annual Seats for Soldiers, a one-of-a-kind experience to honor our nation’s heroes. More than 100 wounded service members from Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio will join reservists from the Texas Army National Guard to enjoy dinner at Nick & Sam’s Park Cities, as well as courtside seats at the Dallas Mavericks vs. Orlando Magic game on Nov. 6 at American Airlines Center. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
There is little to make a sandwich wonderful other than fantastic bread, well thought out seasonings and spreads, and a filling that should be unsurpassed. When deciding a list of our favorites, it seemed a more daunting task than originally thought. So much more came to mind as the list was settled.
With all the heartache of selecting which can stand alone as the very best, we humbly submit in no particular order sandwiches that we enjoy. Tell us your favorites and we will run out today and sample one. The big day is November 3rd, but we wanted you to try a few for lunch starting today. Continue reading
This is the season of giving, and a city full of chefs and bakers are donating pies to benefit Meals of Wheels.
Pumpkin pies, pecan pies and pumpkin bread are donated by Dallas’ best bakers and are purchased by the community for $25 per pie and $12 per loaf. All proceeds benefit VNA’s programs and services. For those who don’t like pie or who will be out of town for the holiday, the website offers the option to purchase a “zero calorie pie” for $25; that’s a $25 donation, no pie. Continue reading
The Italian Job will open its first location on Friday, November 1st in Legacy Hall, located at 7800 Windrose Ave. in Plano. The scratch-made pasta kitchen will focus on bringing old-world tradition to the modern, “fast-casual” market through artisanal, fresh pasta, made in-house daily using high quality ingredients.
The Italian Job offers 8 bold pasta options featuring a base of Spaghetti, Casarecce, and Tagliatelle – made in-house daily – with health-conscious Zucchini noodles available to substitute. Continue reading
Restaurant veterans and Irish Pub owners Cheryl and Peter Kenny are set to debut Lochland’s Food and Spirits in Lake Highlands this coming January. On the heels of the exciting news, it is with heavy hearts they also announce that Capitol Pub will close at the end of 2019. Continue reading