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Urbano Adds Wine and Beer in Addition to Their Famous BYOB Policy


Urbano Cafe in East Dallas (at 1410 N. Fitzhugh) is now serving beer and wine, though also BYOB as well. Nothing changes for those who want to bring their wine, but Urbabo will also have craft and local beers on tap, plus a great, well-priced list of wines. There is a PDF of the list below.

Urbano is kicking off their new list this week, and holding a Merry Edwards wine tasting next Monday, Nov. 9, from 6:30-8 p.m. Cost is $15 per person, and light bites will be provided. Below is a list of the wines they’ll be sampling, and bottles will be available for purchase. RSVP at 214-823-8550.   Continue reading

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An Interesting Indian Restaurant Survives In Irving


by Andrew Chalk

Irving is one of the two top destinations in the Dallas area for Indian food (the other being Plano). However, most establishments are content to survive on a combination of a lunchtime steam table and an à la carte evening menu constructed around stereotypical Indian dishes (much as hoards of Italian neighborhood restaurants turn out an endless repertoire of “me-too” red sauce dishes).

As much as I love the bargain that is the Indian lunch buffet and the favorites on the stereotypical Indian menu, my greatest excitement is engendered by the discovery of a restaurant doing something new, even bordering on ambitious.     Continue reading

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Beaujolais Soirée Thursday Nov 21

ryan barnettby Steven Doyle

According to French law, a year’s wine vintage cannot be released until the 3rd Thursday in November. We are happy to announce a dinner to celebrate the release of the 2013 French wine vintages with a Beaujolais Soirée on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 7:00 pm prepared by local underground chef Chef Ryan.  Ryan, a Dallas native, is a classically trained chef whose passion and focus is the French Culinary technique.  His career began in Mississippi and he has since been fortunate enough to travel across the country and work with many acclaimed chefs.

The prix fixe dinner is a seasonal, 4 course menu of French classics with a Texas twist for $65.00. Menu highlights include a salad made of local greens, heritage chicken from East TX as a main course, and a special treat from the chef to take home at the end of the night.    Continue reading

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DAT Goes All Crazy White Truffle On Us This Weekend

datby Steven Doyle

You know Chef DAT, he is the wild and woolly underground maniac that roams the country with his culinary sideshow. This weekend DAT is hosting yet another edition of his underground dinners at a secret hide-a-way in Dallas, cooking up the season’s very best. Think White Alba Truffles, Amber Ostera Caviar, lobster and beautiful, fresh rainbow trout. This will be a dinner of excesses and you are invited.

Join Chef DAT this Friday  Saturday (Friday sold out) for his White Alba Truffle dinner which begins at 7:30pm with a complimentary cocktail. The BYOB dinner costs $75 per person and you can make your reservations swiftly by emailing the chef at info@chefdat.com. We have the menu below:    Continue reading

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First Look: Asian Delights Cafe

Sambal Belachanby Andrew Chalk

We checked in at Asian Delights Cafe last night, the Malaysian Restaurant that opened in Plano just the day before. Consistent with the orient being mysterious the place was almost impossible to find. Having not, no sign, but somebody else’s above the door! Fortunately, the plastic “Grand Opening” banner steered us in. The marquee recognition and sign arrive next week and then the good news will be plentiful parking just a few doors down from Kroger.  Continue reading

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