We have always been a great fan of Deep Ellum’s cheese factory run by the esteemed Paula Lambert, the Mozzarella Company. Our love for Mozzarella Company dates back to the very early 80’s when Lambert would create a handful of balls of mozzarella selling her products at the Dallas Farmers Market out of an ice chest in Shed 2 where you may now buy tacos. I would visit with Lambert and she would regale me with stories of cheese. Pure heaven. Continue reading →
A good sports bar needs three things: beer on tap, a television on the wall and a menu that offers Buffalo wings. Wings can be found at nearly every Super Bowl party and barbecue outing in the country, and they are the favored excuse of businessmen who want to visit Hooters. Yet the greasy, finger-staining bar-food staple is only 45 years old. The Buffalo wing was invented in 1964, which makes it younger than Demi Moore or Johnny Depp. On Sept. 5, Buffalo, N.Y., will hold its fourth annual National Buffalo Wing Festival, a two-day celebration for all things wing. But how did the spicy snack come about? And why is it served with celery? Continue reading →
Wings are definitely the perennial fiery bar snack that can be shared by the basket, or devoured solo for a quick meal taken with a very cold beer or a soothing pinot noir. Dallas has their share of very good examples, and much more that are flat on flavor. The latter are of the frozen and pre-sauced variety; an abomination unto mankind. However, done well the wing can be spirited, imaginative, and definitely make you yearn for more.
A perfect wing has a delicate balance of tender white meat that oozes its own juices with a fine balance of sauce and very little decor. A bit of crudité and side of house-made blue cheese dressing is perfect. Some have elevated this combination, others take on an interesting ethnic twist. Let’s explore the better examples in the Dallas area. Continue reading →
On Sunday, June 20, Truluck’s will celebrate Dad’s with a special offering for Father’s Day. In addition to their regular menu of steak and seafood selections, Truluck’s will serve a featured dish of Ossobuco – a tender fall-off-the-bone veal shank with a rich pan sauce and truffle aioli (60) available for a limited time.
Service will be from 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM at both the Dallas and Southlake locations. Reservations are highly recommended.
Uchibā’s Uncommon Ramen, the monthly series celebrating innovative collaborations with Uchibā’s Executive Sous Chef Rhonda McCullar and renowned chefs from around the country, features the ingenuity of Chef Hung Huyn for its June release. Since launching in 2017, the Uncommon Ramen series has boasted such celebrated chefs as Tommy Lee, Chris Shepherd, Aaron Franklin and Tyson Cole, among others.
Born in Saigon, Vietnam, Hung Huyn began his craft at an early age, working in his family’s Asian restaurant in Massachusetts at the age of 10. Forgoing culinary school due to the cost, he took a job in Puerto Rico that led to securing a position at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in San Juan which funded his education at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA.)
Flying Fish celebrates Father’s Day all weekend long, June 18-20 with 4 pounds of crawdads for $20 (includes potatoes and corn). On Sunday, Dad gets his choice of a free, icy cold draft beer or a slice of homemade key lime pie (dine-in only).
Harvested from Louisiana, the spicy crustaceans are boiled to order in Flying Fish’ signature seafood seasonings and served ready to “pinch, twist and suck” along with corn and potatoes (add smoked andouille sausage for $2).
For more a list of all Flying Fish restaurant locations, hours of operation and menus go to their web.