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The Chicken That Makes The Coyotes Howl On The Ranch At Las Colinas

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The Ranch at Las Colinas is just that. It is like being invited to dinner at a giant hacienda, and all your friends are there. On a most recent visit I flipped out over the fried chicken, which is the most unusual and flavorful I have tasted ever. The fried chicken at Stampede is pretty remarkable, with its oozing honey pot center, but this is much different. The chicken is first smoked, then fried. If I was some sort of spiritual speaker I would take this opportunity to lean down in front of you and repeat, “smoked… then fried!” Can I get an amen?   Continue reading

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Duro Hospitality, which includes Chas Martin, Benji Homsey, Corbin See, Ross See, and chef-partner J Chastain, and is known best for the beloved Design District hot spot The Charles, is proud to announce their next concept, Sister. Sister marks a new chapter in the location of the famed The Grape, a Dallas icon for over 40 years.

Situated on Lower Greenville, Sister will serve East Dallas and minutes from I-75 and Highland Park. This will mark Duro Hospitality’s first venture outside of the Design District, which has been home to The Charles since 2018. The team looks forward to bringing accessible yet elevated neighborhood fare to Greenville Ave. and to the East Dallas dining scene.

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New Globally Inspired Restaurant – Harper’s – Makes its Highly Anticipated Deep Ellum Debut

Dallasites will experience familiar and worldly fare when Milkshake Concepts’ striking new restaurant – Harper’s – opens its doors for dinner on Aug. 5.

Located at 2525 Elm St. in the new Epic development – nestled between Deep Ellum and Downtown – the 7,655-square-foot restaurant features an alluring atmosphere with dark wood, bold accents and striking light fixtures with a beautifully lit, fully enclosable patio that’s perfect for brunch and makes guests feel like they’re dining in a night garden after dark.

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Marc Cassel Green Room Mussels

Chef Marc Cassel

With the news that 20 Feet has shuttered in East Dallas (for now) we thought it might be helpful to make a batch of Marc Cassel’s Green Room Mussels at home in memoriam of the extremely popular restaurant. These are the same mussels he offered first at the marvelous restaurant in Deep Ellum, the Green Room. In Dallas you can find fresh mussels at TJ’s Seafood Market or Central Market. It’s a kick making these mussels, and will enhance your cheffy skills to boot. Let us know how they come out, these are sure to be a class favorite.

Chef Marc Cassel created this dish decades ago when he was executive chef at the Green Room in Deep Ellum. Those mussels could still be found on the menu several incarnations of the restaurant later, including his own restaurant 20 Feet.

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Catching up with Chef Eric Dreyer

by Alex Gonzalez

Over the years, Dallas-based chef Eric Dreyer has built a rather impressive resume. He’s worked for The Ritz-Carlton, Fearing’s, HALL Arts Hotel, and even had a brief stint as Oprah’s private chef. In his latest endeavor, Dreyer is working as the executive chef at Monarch in downtown Dallas.

The hotly anticipated Monarch opened last week on the 49th floor of The National Building. The restaurant’s high altitude allows for optimal views of Dallas. The menu boasts modern Italian plates of seafood and steaks imagined by two-Michelin star chef Danny Grant. Monarch also offers seven different kinds of pastas, all made in-house.

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Monarch, New Modern Italian Restaurant to Open in Dallas March 10th

Monarch, the highly anticipated wood-fired modern Italian restaurant led by two-time Michelin-starred Chef Danny Grant is slated to open on Wednesday, March 10th. Located at the top of The National and alongside the new Thompson Dallas at 1401 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75202, reservations for Monarch are now open and can be made at monarchrestaurants.com.

“I am incredibly proud of our talented team. They have brought their best design and creativity in making Monarch a reality,” said Chef Danny Grant. “We are now focused on polishing the smallest details and refining our steps of service to open our doors in less than four weeks and show Dallas what we love to do most.”

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