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Review: Prohibition Chicken

prochickby Steven Doyle

A visit to the very new Prohibition Chicken in Lewisville brought some smiles this past week. This new restaurant serves up a deliciously conceived yard bird in a host of fashions including a nicely roasted version that has been pecan smoked to an inviting dark patina, another that is smoked then fried, yet another simply fried, and then one more that is hot chili fried which has been given a jalapeno ranch dusting. All uniquely devised with a double dipped coating that leaves for a large bite packed with flavor.

But Prohibition Chicken is not necessarily about the bird, there is so much more going on in these walls. When I visited there was talk of a speakeasy, which I am always highly suspicious of when I hear that term. We do have a few legitimate versions in the DFW area, but then we have another slew of these speakeasy’s which are merely backroom bars located down a hallway, hardly qualifying as a spakeasy. I was pleased to see Prohibition did their homework and came up with a whimsical entry via an old phone booth ala Please Don’t Tell (PDT) in New York which requires a waltz through a run down hot doggery. What we find inside Prohibition’s speakeasy, once we dialed in the correct number on the antique telephone (this may eliminate some millennials which have never actually dialed a phone), we were able to enter into the Wonka of cocktail lounges.

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Dallas Tiki Week June 18-22 Save The Dates!

tikiby Steven Doyle

The allure of the tiki is primal. Sweet rum cocktails flowing from interesting vessels, often donning their own faces that stare back unabashed, often with revelry. Tiki bars have made a resurgence after laying dormant hitting their peak in the 70’s that rode on high with class favorites such as Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic’s.

Don the Beachcomber traces back to its Hollywood roots in the 1930’s when Donn Beach (Earnest Gantt) a former bootlegger opened for business and served powerful concoctions with alluring and exotic monikers such as the Zombie, Navy Grog, Samatra Kula and Tahitian Rum Punch. These seemingly Polynesian drinks were complemented by appetizing taste treats. Enter the PuPu Platter with it’s melange of tidbit that could be warmed by patrons under an open flame tableside.   Continue reading

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Happy Happy Hour at Ruth’s Chris Uptown

ruth1by Steven Doyle

Happy Hour might be our favorite time of day. All the good things that make us smile are available during a proper Happy Hour: fine cocktails, beer or wine, a good selection of affordable bites and fun people to share the experience with. This is what we found during the Thursday edition of Ruth’s Chris Happy Hour which runs until 7pm weekdays, but especially fun on Thursday.  Continue reading

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Jeng Chi Adds Full Service Bar

jc1by Steven Doyle  photos by Suzi Migdol

Opening in 1990 Jeng Chi has a flair for Chinese that is rarely found in Dallas. So many Chinese restaurants are geared towards the American sensibility and loses something in the translation, but Jeng Chi stays true and we profit from this ideal.

A recent visit found a new twist to the restaurant which is located in Richardson’s Little China on Greenville Avenue near Main. Jeng Chi is no stranger to change, first opening a few doors down from its current 8,300 square feet of dining room and kitchen. Originally guests had but a few seats to choose from. Now banquets are served handily, and large celebrations are enjoyed at Jeng Chi. The latest addition is their full service bar.   Continue reading

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Savor Dallas 2017 A Screaming Success

DSC00674by Steven Doyle

Another successful year with Savor Dallas, the areas largest food and wine festival as it introduced some amazing event locations, highlighted the area’s best chefs, slurpy good wines and cocktails and some of the best fellowship this city has to offer.

Each of the events laid out for the week replayed a version of Who’s Who of the hospitality industry which always makes it fun. Catching up on the latest restaurant news is certainly a great by-product of these types of events.   Continue reading

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Eat Me: Victor Tango’s Lamb Lollipops

vt lamb lollipopsby Steven Doyle

Victor Tango is located on Henderson Avenue, and has always been synonymous with amazing cocktails. Look no further than the gallon-sized punch bowl that feeds 5 to 10 of your closest friends. You will most likely want to chow on some very good bar bites, and what is better than a humongous plate of extremely meaty lamb lollipops. Set on a parsnip puree and drizzled with a yummy mustard balsamic, the plate is large enough to share, or to make a meal for one.    Continue reading

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Learning to Shake, Not Shimmy at Mudhen Meat and Greens

naf7by Nafeisa Shukair-Farley

Since I mastered the making of the Big Mac, the next logical assignment for this CraveDFW reporter is to learn how to make the Mudhen Meat and Greens signature cocktail, “Squeeze My Lemon.”  Why logical you ask?  Well, I don’t eat Big Macs (that is my son’s expertise) and I am not a drinker (all my friends love to partake of the spirits) so not only am I getting out of my comfort zone (I admit, am a bit nervous), I am learning the fine art of the shaking not stirring concept.  Note, I found out that bringing someone a bottle of beer does not count as making a cocktail.   Continue reading

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