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Celebrate National Margarita Day With A Few Friends

stampedeby Steven Doyle

It is National Margarita Day. These foodie holidays can be a bit wearisome, but this is one day I can circle my wagon around. It also happens to fall on Chili Day, which we have provided handily for you to enjoy. But let’s take a look at some specials going on today and a look at our favorites. Because it is a day to celebrate.

We spoke with Leann Berry last night, she is part of the Dream Team who re-opened Cedars Social recently. Berry is the ace bartendress behind the new concept and has been named repeatedly one of the best bartenders in Texas, and even more specifically one who makes the best margarita. If you are out running the cocktail beat tonight, you will want to stop by for a visit.  Continue reading

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Cedars Social To Re-Open With Modern Mexican Menu

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Sixteen years ago a young chef named Anastacia Quinones approached restaurateur Monica Greene looking to work at the famed Ciudad in Dallas, which at the time was Greene’s premier modern Mexican restaurant located in Dallas. It wasn’t necessarily a good fit then, but fast forward to this week and we find the couple have finally teamed up for something new in the Cedars Social space. The name will remain Cedar Social, but the cuisine will be all about modern Mexican.

“I have put together the dream team which includes Anastacia Quinones and Leann Berry, and business partner Frankie Jimenez,” Greene told us today. Continue reading

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Friday’s Five Fabulous Food Finds

by Steven Doyle

Each week we scour the city in search of the very best Dallas has to offer. We check into restaurants both old and new looking for interesting food to discuss with you so you can make handy decision when dining out.

We do not necessarily write up each item we enjoy, and often have photos that we will save for another week. However, we will share some of the most awe-inspiring dishes on Friday in what we like to call Friday’s Five Fabulous Food Finds.       Continue reading

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Cedars Social Under New Ownership

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Restaurateur and long-time hospitality industry expert Jeffrey Yarbrough took over The Cedars Social alongside Chad Boyle, his former business partner at Liberty Noodle. The two have brought together an all-star team to run and revitalize the bar including restaurant and night club veterans Michael Morris of 2826 and Martini Ranch, Dirk Kelcher and Mark Kelcher of Ron’s Place and General Manager Jeremy Poyo. Original barman Michael Martensen will remain a founding partner.

This team alongside land developer Jack Matthews of Matthews Southwest feels that as a part of the Southside community, it is their duty to keep one of the most highly-rated cocktail bars and restaurants Dallas has ever seen alive. They look forward to bringing The Cedars Social back to its fullest potential.   Continue reading

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There Have Been A Few Moves In Dallas Hospitality

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There have been a few moves recently in the Dallas hospitality world and we are happy to report on a few of these today.

Do you miss Charlie Palmer Maître d’hôtel Enam Chowdhury? I was happy when I saw him working the room at Bistro 31 in Highland Park Village this weekend. Enam is a wonderful host and a perfect addition to the restaurant.

Looking for ex-Oak exec chef Jason Maddy? We spotted him in the Cedars Social kitchen this weekend. No one has confirmed his status as of yet, but it was good to see him none the less.   Continue reading

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Shucking With Michael Martensen

by Steven Doyle

This weekend Brian Williams and Michael Martensen threw a party in the parking lot of The Establishment, their latest restaurant which opens in December 2012. The lot was packed full of people seeking out 14 varieties of oysters, Cane Rosso pizza, and a small variety of beer, champagne and oyster shooters using Aylesbury Duck Vodka.     Continue reading

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Ehlert Chef de Cuisine At Hibiscus

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Chef Michael Ehlert has landed back in a Dallas kitchen after staging briefly at Cedars Social. In the past month Ehlert has been offered more than a few positions in Dallas, but finally accepted the chef de cuisine gig at Hibiscus located on Henderson Avenue.     Continue reading

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