Burger enthusiasts came to enjoy burgers and sliders this weekend during BurgerFest 2013 held at the Deep Ellum Outdoor Market and promoted by The Taco Trail, and Entrée: Dallas food blogs. Burgers were enjoyed from the likes of the Metroplex’s best burger joints this past Saturday.
Twisted Root presented an alternative to the traditional with a goat slider. Haystack perfectly executed a melt-in-your-mouth chicken fried steak burger. Stack House threw down their aptly dubbed “Classic Double Double” and Max’s Wine Dive delivered their Max’s Signature Blend. Continue reading →
The Alligator Café is one of the best Cajun food restaurants in Dallas and the only place I know of to get good gator. Well now they’re coming to Deep Ellum. The original Alligator Café closed and moved to Casa Linda nearly two years ago. Far away fans of the Café will be pleased to know that they will now have a choice of locations very soon. The new location is in the Rosemont’s old spot next to Rudolph’s meat market, one of the Café’s purveyors, at 2912 Elm. Continue reading →
Condos and consignment stores dot the stretch of Highway 26 that swings into Colleyville, a bucolic town not far from DFW Airport, where cows graze in pastures in front of houses both grand and modest. I know Highway 26 well, especially on the side where it winds into Southlake Boulevard. Long before I moved to Dallas, I shopped by phone at Neiman Marcus Last Call in Grapevine Mills, the best location in the chain. I love, love, love that store and all the folks who work there.
To get to Colleyville from the Bass Pro Rd. exit on 635, one cuts across in Southlake at Kimball. The construction near the airport is nerve-wracking. Continue reading →
The Quarter Bar in Uptown on McKinney has a classy atmosphere but still retains a casual feel. Inspired by the owners love for French Quarter of New Orleans, this massive bar is filled with antique couches and lamp shades, restored tables and chandeliers. The walls are lined with old paintings and memories of nights past. Every room in The Quarter inspires feelings of the decadent saloons of New Orleans in the 19th century with a red felt pool table up stairs and an enclosed patio downstairs, while still being modern with giant connect four and touch screen juke boxes. Even the new cocktail list is reminiscent of New Orleans’s; from the Voodoo Queen to bar manager Stacy Taylor’s favorite the Frozen Cherry Limeade, all the new cocktails are great for summer. Continue reading →