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5 Food Trends We Enjoyed In 2012

tiffany_derryby Steven Doyle

Trends are difficult to predict, at best. Soon we will publish a list of food trends that we might expect to see in Dallas for 2013, but today we honor several we enjoyed in 2012. It seems odd at times that many chefs and restaurateurs grab onto the same ideas, but many of the trends we see in Dallas were perhaps hot numbers on either coast several years ago. I suppose we like to play it safe on the third coast.

Oysters! This year we stared down the happy end of many shells in the Dallas area. Recently Jon Alexis opened his second seafood market, the TJ’s located on Oak Lawn, and has since brought on a growing crowd Sunday’s where he offers dollar oysters. These aren’t week old bivalves; Alexis ships in oysters daily along with all of his seafood selections. Instead he likes the idea of throwing a Sunday night industry party that celebrates with half priced fish tacos and a growing selection of really awesome oysters for a buck each.  Continue reading

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Q&A With Bowl and Barrel’s Owner Kyle Noonan

DSC04336by Steven Doyle

Bowl and Barrel opened wide this past week and has already enjoyed a bit of success. The new restaurant implements a small bowling alley to combine the owners love for food and recreation. This fantastic concept is tucked away in a massive space to the rear of The Shops at Park Lane in North Dallas. Conceived and operated by Josh Sepkowitz and Kyle Noonan, both SMU grads, they decided to leave their steady 9 to 5’s to venture into the world of restaurant management.

The team has already experienced some success with many corporate holiday parties booked, the future for Bowl and Barrel seems bright. The pair have also taken duties at the newly re-opened Sunset Lounge on ross Avenue in Dallas as operating managers. Look for a few new concepts that they have rolling around in their heads, but for now enjoy the 15 world class lanes and the restaurant chef-imagined by Sharon Hage.

For more a more in-depth look at Bowl and Barrel jump further for this week’s Q&A where we sat with Kyle Noonan over a few pretty special hot dogs and cold beer.    Continue reading

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Bowl and Barrel Opens Today at the Shops at Park Lane

by Steven Doyle

The Dude would be so proud to hear the news of Bowl and Barrel’s opening today at the Shop at Park Lane. Kyle Noonan and Josh Sepkowitz of Free Range are the owners of the 15 lane concept that will offer a unique experience in Dallas as the city’s first centrally-located, boutique bowling alley with an adjoining restaurant, impressive beer selection and, of course, bowling.

Bowl & Barrel offers a one-of-a-kind The 15,000 square-foot bowling space is complete with the latest QuibcaAMF bowling equipment and technology, leather banquette bowler lounges for the ultimate comfort during a game, and a beautiful private event space.   Continue reading

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