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Orno Brings Life To Cedar Springs

DSC03231by Steven Doyle

Once every so often, the stars align and the food gods shine upon us and we discover a beautiful little restaurant in an oasis all to its own where the wine pours magnificently, the cocktails are superb and the food will make your heart skip a bit with passion. Orno on Cedar Springs seems to be one of these restaurants.

Located in the Gayborhood which is oddly filled with burger options, sans the marvelous Peasant Pizzeria which just opened months ago. The finer dining options seem to have crept away from an area which should be an obvious choice for those with discriminating tastes.  Orno does fit this bill. It is not a place to shoot bad whiskey, but instead a slice of another place in another land.  Continue reading

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Taqueria La Ventana Opening on Cedar Springs

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Taqueria La Ventana – the popular fast-casual taqueria known for its authentic Mexico City street food – has just broken ground on its fifth Dallas location.

The new restaurant is set to open in early April at 3847 Cedar Springs Road. Guests of the taqueria will be transported to the bustling, vibrant streets of Mexico City through a culinary and cultural experience. Continue reading

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Tacos y Mas Opening on Cedar Springs

tacos y masby Steven Doyle

The Gayborhood is about to get another late night taco haunt as Tacos y Mas is preparing to move into a space at 4123 Cedar Springs. This will make location number five for the local taco chain. The other locations span Greenville Avenue, Ross, Forest Lane, and Plano Road.

Tacos y Mas is known for their full slate of street tacos, but especially good are the fish tacos and breakfast taco selection.   Continue reading

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We Checked Out Primebar’s $5 Burger Wednesday

by Steven Doyle

The love affair in Dallas continues with one of its favorite mistresses, the burger. Sure, Dallas is still seeing others like the taco. But Dallas dismissed FroYo and that little sweetheart, cupcake. Fickle and faddish sure, but Dallas’ main squeeze is still the gorgeous burger.

There are plenty of burger options rolling through Dallas. Some of our favorites can cost just a few dollars, and  some of the best are in excess of ten bucks. Last week we heard about a special burger at Primebar and we promised to investigate. But the story was not just that Primebar had a delicious burger, but that on Wednesdays the burger cost just five dollars all day. This past Wednesday we ate every one they had to offer.        Continue reading

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Ai Sushi Sake Grill To Open In Ilume

DSC08670by Steven Doyle

Some buildings are perhaps best suited for sushi. This might be the case at 41243 Cedar Springs in Dallas, formerly home to Axiom Sushi. This is where Monica Green opened for a few months with her unique concept of Mexican food on one side and late night sushi on the other.          Continue reading

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One On One With Monica Greene

by Steven Doyle

Monica Greene has been busier than ever. On the heels of opening up her fast and casual BEE (Best Enchilada Ever) in Bishop Arts and walking away from her name sake Monica’s Aca y Alla in Deep Ellum (now Maracas Mexican Restaurant), she is days away from opening up her latest concept, Monica’s Nueva Cocina and ME Lounge at Illume on Cedar Springs.

The new Nueva Cocina is all about her latest take on the fresh flavors of Mexico City with authentic house-made moles, fresh tortillas from stone ground corn and seasonal dishes that she plans to change with the seasons. This all originated after a sabbatical in Aspen where she ran a vegetarian restaurant and looked after her health, often walking miles each day in the mountains and losing 30 pounds.

Monica told us yesterday that she had to make a decision to come back to Dallas to be with her grandchild and take care of her house which had been empty for the past three years. And to open Nueva Cocina which she feels is a proper concept for these times.             Continue reading

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