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Best Chef Burgers in Dallas

636252201438108226289887905_Burger_Girl3.jpgby Steven Doyle

This week is all about the burger, and Dallas certainly has no shortage of the delicacy. What makes a perfect burger is the flavor of the beef, and freshness of the bun, and toppings. A burger should develop a nice sear to trap all the juices inside. Pressing a burger releases all of its flavor and makes the burger dry and ends up crumbling. The toppings are just as important as the cooking process. Using fresh lettuce, tomatoes, and onions help bring a crisp texture and flavor depth that makes your burger scream fresh. To add more depth a spread or sauce needs to compliment the other toppings without making the burger too messy or all you have is a excessive use of napkins. Innovative burger toppings just makes the flavor depth more interesting you just need to keep them in check because there is such a thing as “too much of a good thing.” Continue reading

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The 2018 Best Seafood Towers in Dallas

oyster_2by Steven Doyle

The glorious  seafood tower is a dish of raw and cooked shellfish served cold on a platter, usually on a bed of ice. The serving platter is generally held above table level with a stand and sometimes can contain multiple, elaborate tiers. This is both for visual effect, and because the shellfish are often served in the shell, or on the half shell, which causes them to take up a large area while containing only a bite or two of meat.  

We found some very nice versions in Dallas. Although they are not particularly inexpensive, as would be expected when you start adding King Crab and elusive oysters, but typically you may order several levels to feed a varying amount of people you are dining with. However, one might make an entire meal of such platter along with a special bottle of wine.

Enjoy this bit of extravagance which is appropriate for any occasion. See our list, in no particular order. Prices listed, otherwise the tower is market-priced. Continue reading

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A Few Of Our Favorite Eggs In Dallas

eggby Steven Doyle

There has been this terrific trend in past years of adding an egg to most anything to make a more supple and delicious. The burger is a prime target for this unabashed egging, and always a welcome garnish on any style of tartare. The egg, if prepared correctly, provides a silky self-saucing thrill that ups the ante to sandwiches, pasta and salads. Eggs are not just for breakfast. Today we explore a handful of primo examples of how the egg has enhanced many dishes in the Dallas area.    Continue reading

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Dallas! Celebrate The Beignet With Us

cafe du mondeby Steven Doyle

What is made up of butter, flour, water and eggs, piped into several shapes for a variety of uses, and made most famous by our friends at Cafe du Monde in New Orleans? It is, of course, this special dough which brings us delicious pastries, both sweet and savory, such as eclairs, cream puffs,  profiteroles, croquembouches,  French crullers,  and Indonesian kue sus, dumplings. In the case of Cafe du Monde, choux is also responsible for the beignet, that wonderful little bit of fried dough that we typically dump a crazy amount of confectioner’s sugar onto and devour without remorse alongside a steaming cup of coffee.

There are more than a few versions of the beignet in Dallas, and bring you some of the best.     Continue reading

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Ten Great Seafood Towers in Dallas

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Always on the hunt for something overwhelmingly delicious, a stop to study the local seafood tower scene in Dallas is a fantastic assignment that ferreted some pretty marvelous results.

A Plateau de Fruits de Mer, or the tower we are in search of is a seafood dish of raw and cooked shellfish served cold on a platter, usually on a bed of ice. The serving platter is generally held above table level with a stand and sometimes can contain multiple, elaborate tiers. This is both for visual effect, and because the shellfish are often served in the shell, or on the half shell, which causes them to take up a large area while containing only a bite or two of meat.   Continue reading

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Date Night in Dallas: Memorable Evenings For $100 Or Less

couple-holding-hands-sitting2by Mike Marrero

Your next date will be Saturday during the day and starts with brunch at Boulevardier in the Bishop Arts District.  Boulevardier is a French inspired modern bistro with a selection of over 120 bottles of French and American wine, a large liquor selection including signature cocktails, and chef driven menu offering many delicious choices from its wood-fired grill.  This consistently top ranked Oak Cliff gem is open for brunch on the weekends from 11am – 3pm.  Order a round of mimosas for $10, share the Legs and Eggs featuring crisp duck legs confit, sunny side up Texas Farm eggs, homestead stone-ground grits cake, and huckleberry sauce for $16, and the French toast with biscoff, cinnamon toast brittle, Texas pecan maple syrup, and Grand Marnier Chantilly for $10.  Boulevardier is located at 408 North Bishop Avenue in Dallas.   Continue reading

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Scissor-Tails and Cocktails Benefits Trinity River Audubon Center May 8

texas great horned owlsby Steven Doyle Trinity River Audubon Center’s signature event, Scissor-tails & Cocktails, presented by the Omni Dallas, is the party to support outdoor education for North Texas children.  With tasty treats from celebrity chefs, s’mores around the campfire, birds of prey, live music from the Dallas Family Band, a silent auction and so much more, it’s a fun and festive celebration benefiting Trinity River Audubon Center’s outdoor educational programs for kids. Ben Jones, Trinity’s Center Director, says “At Audubon Texas, we’re passionate about connecting kids to nature and building a foundation for conservation stewardship. Kids from Pleasant Grove to Preston Hollow from Lakewood to Lake Highlands and Oak Cliff to East Dallas – kids from every background and stripe; we believe every child deserves a proper introduction to the outdoors – No child left inside!”   Continue reading

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